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    Attempt on 21st July...

    ...which will be a far cry from Kilian's. Nonetheless my brother and I will be having a stab at this this Saturday 21st July. Leaving at 9am going clockwise. Anyone who would like to join a couple of amateurs for some of the legs would be very welcome. Thanks, Lucian

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    Good luck Lucian

    To help any prospective helpers what sort of schedule are you following? And have you done much training / supports in the past?

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    Thank you for your message Derby.

    We are following the schedule below. We are fit runners and have done a bit of fell running but none of the BG route specifically. Given this navigation support would be most helpful in the difficult sections and during the night session. We have two friends who will be supporting us with a vehicle.

    Any other questions or points of clarification please let me know.

    Thanks,

    Lucian

    Leg Start - Finish Point Summit Height NY- Grid Split Scheduled
    ft Reference Time Time
    1 Keswick - Moot Hall 267 234 09:00
    1 Skiddaw 3,054 267 234 01:25 10:25
    2 Great Calva 2,265 260 291 00:45 11:10
    3 Blencathra 2,847 323 277 01:10 12:20
    Threlkeld - arrive 324 255 00:35 12:55
    Rest 00:05
    2 Threlkeld - depart 13:00
    4 Clough Head 2,382 334 225 00:50 13:50
    5 Great Dodd 2,807 342 206 00:30 14:20
    6 Watson's Dodd 2,584 336 196 00:10 14:30
    7 Stybarrow Dodd 2,756 343 189 00:10 14:40
    8 Raise 2,889 343 174 00:18 14:58
    9 White Side 2,832 338 167 00:10 15:08
    10 Helvellyn Lower Man 3,033 337 155 00:13 15:21
    11 Helvellyn 3,116 342 151 00:08 15:29
    12 Nethermost Pike 2,910 344 142 00:10 15:39
    13 Dollywaggon Pike 2,810 346 131 00:12 15:51
    14 Fairfield 2,864 359 118 00:45 16:36
    15 Seat Sandal 2,863 344 115 00:30 17:06
    Dunmail Raise – arrive 327 117 00:25 17:31
    Rest 00:15
    3 Dunmail Raise - depart 17:46
    16 Steel Fell 1,811 319 111 00:25 18:11
    17 Calf Crag 1,762 302 104 00:20 18:31
    18 Sergeant Man 2,414 286 089 00:35 19:06
    19 High Raise 2,500 281 095 00:08 19:14
    20 Thunacar Knott 2,351 279 080 00:15 19:29
    21 Harrison Stickle 2,415 282 074 00:08 19:37
    22 Pike O'Stickle 2,323 274 074 00:12 19:49
    23 Rosset Pike 2,106 249 076 00:45 20:34
    24 Bow Fell 2,960 245 064 00:35 21:09
    25 Esk Pike 2,903 237 075 00:25 21:34
    26 Great End 2,984 227 084 00:25 21:59
    27 Ill Crag 3,025 223 073 00:15 22:14
    28 Broad Crag 3,054 219 075 00:10 22:24
    29 Scafell Pike 3,205 215 072 00:12 22:36
    30 Scafell 3,162 207 065 00:32 23:08
    Wasdale Head – arrive 182 075 00:35 23:43
    Rest 00:20
    4 Wasdale Head- depart 00:03
    31 Yewbarrow 2,058 173 085 00:50 00:53
    32 Red Pike 2,629 165 106 00:50 01:43
    33 Steeple 2,687 157 117 00:24 02:07
    34 Pillar 2,927 171 121 00:33 02:40
    35 Kirk Fell 2,630 195 105 00:50 03:30
    36 Great Gable 2,949 215 107 00:42 04:12
    37 Green Gable 2,628 215 107 00:15 04:27
    38 Brandreth 2,344 215 119 00:16 04:43
    39 Grey Knotts 2,287 217 126 00:08 04:51
    Honister Pass - arrive 226 135 00:13 05:04
    Rest 00:15
    5 Honister Pass - depart 05:19
    40 Dalehead 2,473 223 153 00:33 05:52
    41 Hindscarth 2,385 216 165 00:20 06:12
    42 Robinson 2,417 202 169 00:25 06:37
    Keswick - Moot Hall 267 234 01:38 08:15

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    Seriously? Good luck!

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    Lads, do you realize you are going agains all conventions with that start time? Scafell and the more difficult first part of Leg 4 in the dark, is making a difficult task even more challanging.

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    Skiddaw was bad enough at night in poor conditions. Wouldnt want to be on Lords Rake or scrambling up Kirk Fell in the dark.
    Dan Wilkinson - Ilkley Harriers

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    Quote Originally Posted by djglover View Post
    Skiddaw was bad enough at night in poor conditions. Wouldnt want to be on Lords Rake or scrambling up Kirk Fell in the dark.
    Skiddaw in clag in the dark and strong wind was like a living hell Dan.

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    Just finding/following that trod up Yewbarrow and then finding that bypass after Yewbarrow will be a challange.

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    I've had most trouble on the Helvellyn section in the dark and mist. "Follow the obvious path", well it's not chuffin' obvious when it's the same shade of grey as the rest of the fellside!

    Sunrise as you get to Great Dodd is nice though
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    I did a mid-winter Leg 1 and my particular issue in the dark was finding the initial drop from Blencathra onto Doddick Fell. I'm sure it's plain sailing in daylight.

    Was worth it though, to be on Blencathra as night fell, with the ice forming on all the rocks, and the lights below.

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