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Well I have now finished the 3 peaks  it took me 11 hours  whith the helpof 2 friends  JohnYoung and Rob Skellhorn.It was Hard going for me and at one point I did not think I would make it. but wiht the help of rob and me finding reserves I did not know I had  I managed it

Rob, john and me On the top of Pen-Y-ghent DSCF2319

the weather at the time was not bad  but the forcast for the day was rain.As we got towards whenside the rain came and as wgained height and went in to the low clouds the visibility  went down.So out cam the wet gear.I was using Army surplus Gortex pants and they did keep my legs dry.My jacket was from Cranetrail that kept me dry but I did sweat alot ant it just trapped the moisture inside so my top was soaked wiht Im going to be looking for a better  base layer and a different Jacket


But at the end of the day I did it and I am well proud of my self and thanks again to John and Rob .Im still a bit sore and my knee still herts a little  but wihtin a few days i will be back to adnormal  again

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In a couple of weeks Im going to be doing the yorkshire 3 peaks challenge

I will be posting a few pics

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I recently bought myself a Swedish Army Trangia to go in my daysack.I was so impressed with it I bought 2 more one is for my lad.I got mine from Ronnie Sunshines on ebay he does new and used ones  both are very good value for money

if you want to know how to use one have a look here

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