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    Re: BG anticlockwise 22nd June

    Quote Originally Posted by Stolly View Post
    The Helvellyn ridgeline was so exposed to the weather and so socked in with clag that we just found it impossible to travel fast enough
    This is an interesting point too. Leg 2 clock-wise must be the best running on the whole round and going ACW you're taking it later on in your outing
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    Re: BG anticlockwise 22nd June

    Quote Originally Posted by Derby Tup View Post
    This is an interesting point too. Leg 2 clock-wise must be the best running on the whole round and going ACW you're taking it later on in your outing
    I'd definitely agree with that DT. The thought of Halls Fell n'all on the last leg wasn't worrying me (i'd felt strong on the climbs all day and if anything my feet were feeling tender for the downhills) but not being able to scoot along that ridge line was the clincher.

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    Re: BG anticlockwise 22nd June

    Quote Originally Posted by Stolly View Post
    I'd definitely agree with that DT. The thought of Halls Fell n'all on the last leg wasn't worrying me (i'd felt strong on the climbs all day and if anything my feet were feeling tender for the downhills) but not being able to scoot along that ridge line was the clincher.
    Watching the tracker you were not so bad at Dunmail, how much time did you loose between there and threlkeld?
    Did you pass that lady on the CW round somewhere on your leg 4?

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    Re: BG anticlockwise 22nd June

    Quote Originally Posted by Derby Tup View Post
    If you have any doubt as to which way to go make your first recce a CW run out from Threlkeld. Stop at the top of Clough Head and look back over towards Blencathra and imagine climbing Halls Fell after God's knows how long on your feet. Then get on with planning a CW attempt :closed:
    ...that's one way of looking at it, but another is to recognise Halls Fell as one of the best routes in the Lakes, bringing you up right onto the summit. Who wouldn't want to "enjoy" it at the end of a round?
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    Re: BG anticlockwise 22nd June

    Quote Originally Posted by DrPatrickBarry View Post
    Watching the tracker you were not so bad at Dunmail, how much time did you loose between there and threlkeld?
    Did you pass that lady on the CW round somewhere on your leg 4?
    Lost about 80 minutes I think, although perhaps 15 minutes of that was after we'd decided to knock it on the head and take it steady coming down Clough Head. We did pass a group going the other way coming down Dollywaggon as we were going up. Couldn't tell the sex of any of them though as it was dark and pissing with rain

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    Re: BG anticlockwise 22nd June

    Quote Originally Posted by Stolly View Post
    We did pass a group going the other way coming down Dollywaggon
    From watching the two trackers we were guessing you would cross on helvellyn. She had a right cockup in threlkeld, and cut it very tight at the end, seven minutes to spare.

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    Re: BG anticlockwise 22nd June

    Quote Originally Posted by simon cox View Post
    FMA,

    You make the point extremely well about AC being much harder, if for no other reason than the last section being dramatically harder, I think there is a similar argument for the Ramsay, with the end of an AC round having some shocking ascent and descent: onto Aonach Beag, off Aonach Mor then up Carn Mor Derag, then along the arete and up the Ben, then down the Ben biting the bullet and going direct most of the way... arrghh!
    yes I did that AC too! another tough finish, but nice in a way to finish on the ben, or it would be if it weren't for the descent.

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    Re: BG anticlockwise 22nd June

    Cracking write-up Stolly. Look forward to the next one...
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