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FP3Peaks Expedition Hill-Walking Training – 27 June 2013

There’s now just over a week to go until the start of our Three Peaks weekend. Next Friday, approximately 40 Year 12s (including myself) will head up to Yorkshire in school minibuses. Then, on the Saturday (6 July), we’ll set off on the mammoth trek itself.

Said to be 26 miles long, including roughly 10,000 ft of ascent, we’re looking to complete the course in under ten hours.

REACH THE TOP: Miss MacAngus, Mr Zair, and Mr Taylor, with Pete Watt at the top of Winter Hill. (IMG_6557)

Having missed last week’s training hike to participate in my church’s Music Festival, I joined four others for a hill-walking session after-school today.

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Midnight Walk – 23 June 2012

THE CRACK OF DAWN: We walked through the few hours of darkness, eventually arriving in Cookham for this sunrise. (Photo: Phil Bray)

I joined my friend Phil Bray and a few members of the Parkside Christian Fellowship group, for a walk from 12:00am to 5:00am on Saturday, 23 June 2012.

After a lack of information – causing me to doubt whether the event was even going ahead until twenty minutes before the scheduled start time, we met at Phil’s house at midnight then drove to Winter Hill to begin our nighttime trek. There, it transpired that I was in fact the only member of the party with a torch or map, but no matter – once we were out of the muddy, slippy woodlands and onto the more easily-navigable roads and footpaths, it wasn’t long before the sun began to rise.

A Few Ramblings...

We managed to muster five people out for our first Overnight Walk in two years, after the 2011 walk proved to be a victim of the weather.

Following a slightly chaotic lack of organisation on my part, Andrew Burdett was able to join myself, Robert, Ruth and Sean as we gathered at midnight before setting off in two cars.

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