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    Re: Kinder Dozen

    So what sort of time are you aiming for on the OCT then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by macc ladd View Post
    So what sort of time are you aiming for on the OCT then?
    With a different partner we did it in 9hrs 30mins last year, but we weren't really racing - just having a good day out in the hills. It'll probably be about the same this year. My partner - Dan - isn't really a racer, we're both just using it as BG preparation.

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    Are you doing it with Dan 'The Man' Riley?

    So who came up with the 'Kinder Dozen' then?

    Have you seen the routes on this internet relic:

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/a.pryor/wpfr/routes.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Winskill View Post
    Are you doing it with Dan 'The Man' Riley?

    So who came up with the 'Kinder Dozen' then?

    Have you seen the routes on this internet relic:

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/a.pryor/wpfr/routes.htm
    Yep - it's me and Dan on Saturday, and for the BG (by the way, are you up for it? Do you fancy joining DD on leg 3?)

    The 'Kinder Dozen' was instigated by Ken Jones. Does he have Dark Peak connections?

    Some interesting looking routes on there - especially the North-South traverse. That could be a good day out.

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    Re: Kinder Dozen

    Inspired by this a couple of us gave it a go today, start/finish at Snake. Slower than hoped but finished in 7:46. Not too hot, but needed lots of water, carried some and picked up much more. A great day out, saw vert few people apart from the usual hot spots around Edale.
    Great BG training but not to b e underestimated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanDarkpeak View Post
    Hi Bigfella

    The usual start is at Nags head in Edale but I live north of Kinder so I prefer starting at the Snake(that way you can have a beer in the Nags Head half way round or stock up in one of the shops in the village)

    Kinder Dozen- 24 miles-10,000+ft in 12 hours

    Includes 12 ascents-descents of the Kinder and is it's ulitimate Challenge

    Start Nags Head 123 860
    Grindslow Knoll 110 868
    Crowden Bank Stream/fence 102 861
    Crowden Tower 094 871
    Footbridge Jacobs Ladder 088 861
    Edale Cross 077 861
    Harry Moor Ford 065 863
    Kinder Low Trig 079 871
    River Kinder Stream/fence 073 884
    Sandy Heys Trig 077 893
    Footbridge River Ashop 091 906
    Fairbrook Naize 096 897
    Footbridge Snake inn 114 901
    Seal Stones 116 888
    Blackden Brook Stream/fence 129 890
    Kinder East Trig 129 878
    Upper Ashop Farm 143 891
    Crookstone Knoll 145 883
    Jaggers Clough Gate/Ford 154 873
    Nether Moor 146 874
    Edale YHA Stile/Stream 140 866
    Druids Stone 135 875
    Ollerbrook Clough Stile/Stream 129 867
    Ringing Roger Cairn 127 875
    Finally climb the steps of the Nags Head You deserve that pint.

    Checkout the Kinder Killer in an other thread much more fun and not as hard if a little longer.

    Geoff- Excellent performance, you must have been flying.

    ian
    completed this today in that fierce wind with andy b
    what a great day out with a great companion , in fact its one of the best days out ive had in the dark peak.
    learned a lot today about eating enough and thanks andy for the bar of goodness that you gave me as i bonked just before going up to ringing roger.
    great views of the downfall blowing back on itself and finally saw the mermaids pool but sadly no mermaid
    what an ankle grinder of a route, certainly pays to know the area but navigation was fine and i even managed to use the compass a fair bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffB View Post
    I suppose one of the reasons that I was fairly quick was that I didn't have to waste much time with navigation as I know Kinder pretty well. Also, I'd written down a few key bearings, so it was just a matter of setting the compass and going for it!

    As for the descents - a few of them are a bit rough (especially down through Cluther Rocks after Kinder Low), but others are really fast, enjoyable running - probably none more so than the descent from Fairbrook Naze to the footbridge below the Snake Inn. This is supposed to be the half-way point. I got there in about 2hrs 40min, so I must have slowed slightly for the second half (not surprisingly!) In fact, the last 2 climbs seemed to take an eternity!
    I agree with the bit about the rough bit down from Kinder Low - twisted my ankle there! The run down from Fairbrook Naze was fast except for the boggy sections, but a lot of the route was very rough - long tussocky grass, hidden rocks, and slow going.

    It was a grand day out. Thanks Daz. We visited huge areas of Kinder I'd never seen before, and completed it in about 8 hours, just as the light was fading. Even so, as we were coming down from Ringing Roger, there were two walkers going up!

    The whole day out was definitely an education in navigating, eating and drinking enough.

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    Re: Kinder Dozen

    well back to normality
    still thinking of yesterday as i tidy up after my son and 3 of his mates had a sleepover last night.
    i passed out about midnight and ive just cleared away four giant pizza boxes, frankie and bennys ice cream boxes and so on
    andy i will be intrested so see where we went after madwomans stones, did we get that bit correct ??? do you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daz h View Post
    well back to normality
    still thinking of yesterday as i tidy up after my son and 3 of his mates had a sleepover last night.
    i passed out about midnight and ive just cleared away four giant pizza boxes, frankie and bennys ice cream boxes and so on
    andy i will be intrested so see where we went after madwomans stones, did we get that bit correct ??? do you think.
    No, we went too far down towards Crookstone Knoll. I'll email our track to you.

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    Re: Kinder Dozen

    Quote Originally Posted by daz h View Post
    completed this today in that fierce wind with andy b
    what a great day out with a great companion , in fact its one of the best days out ive had in the dark peak.
    learned a lot today about eating enough and thanks andy for the bar of goodness that you gave me as i bonked just before going up to ringing roger.
    great views of the downfall blowing back on itself and finally saw the mermaids pool but sadly no mermaid
    what an ankle grinder of a route, certainly pays to know the area but navigation was fine and i even managed to use the compass a fair bit
    Excellent effort boys. It must have been tough in that wind.

    What's next? The Kinder Killer? longer but more runnable.

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