Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

June 1 to 6, 2009 - A Walk based on The Dales Way

0901titleI'm not doing a detailed index for this trip.  To view all the postings, scroll down the page from here, clicking on 'Older Posts' at the bottom right of each page, until you get to 'Windermere to Manchester - A Plan' - an entry posted on 30 May.  Work upwards from there, clicking on 'Newer Posts' at the bottom left of the page when you reach the top of the page (if you see what I mean).

I've uploaded some images from the trip here.  Click on the slideshow button to view the show, the parameters for which are easy adjusted by placing the cursor near the bottom of the screen.
I hope you enjoy them.

Here are the statistics for the trip:
Day 1 - Windermere to Potter Tarn - 19 km, 650 metres ascent - 6.2 hours including 0.8 hours breaks
Day 2 - Potter Tarn to Dent - 44 km, 1240 metres ascent - 12.6 hours including 2.3 hours breaks
Day 3 - Dent to Kettlewell - 46 km, 1300 metres ascent - 11.9 hours including 2.3 hours breaks
Day 4 - Kettlewell to White Wells - 40 km, 950 metres ascent - 11.9 hours including 2.4 hours breaks
Day 5 - White Wells to Jerusalem Farm - 36 km, 940 metres ascent - 11.5 hours including 2.0 hours breaks
Day 6 - Jerusalem Farm to Ripponden  - 10 km, 350 metres ascent - 2.6 hours including no breaks
TOTAL: 195 km (122 miles) with 5430 metres ascent

My detailed route plan, which I stuck to up to Ripponden with only very minor deviations, is here.

Gayle's excellent report on the Denholme to Ripponden section is here.

My kit list is similar to that for the TGO Challenge (here), plus the Phreerunner tent and a few other items - I was probably carrying an acceptable average of about 15 kilos.  I may comment on specific items in a separate posting.

4 comments:

Alan Sloman said...

Big mileages there Nartin. And still time to blog in the evening!

Very impressive!

John J said...

Wonderful photographs Nartin (?), you really captured the essence of the route.

Interesting that your route appears to be completely different to the same route I did last year - but in reverse. Well I suppose it would.

Louise said...

Superb photographs Martin, brought back some memories of happy summer holidays in the Dales when I was much, much younger. Beautiful, thank you!

Phreerunner said...

Thanks folks. Your comments make all the effort worthwhile.
Alan, now I've got my bus pass I don't think I'll be up to such long days with a 15 kilo pack for many more years, so I sacrificed evenings in the pub (can do that any time) for early starts and 12 hour days. It was great, especially those first few hours, getting miles under the belt in the cool of the morning whilst everyone else was still in bed. I actually moved pretty slowly - probably the fastest section was with Mike and Bruno.