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    Cumbrian Traverse

    Im looking at doing the Cumbrian Traverse tomorrow.
    Has anyone done it and got a schedule that they could share

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    Re: Cumbrian Traverse

    This is what we did earlier this year.

    CUMBRIAN TRAVERSE 29th MARCH 2009CHECK POINTTIMEBroughton Mills8.19Great Stickle8.40Stickle Pike8.55Caw9.28White Maiden10.03Brown Pike10.16Dow Crag10.30Old Man of Coniston10.52Swirl How11.17Great Carrs11.23Wrynose11.43 to 11.51Cold Pike12.24Crinkle Crags12.57Bowfell1.34Esk Pike1.55Great End2.19Sty Head5 minsGreat Gable3.24Green Gable3.38Brandtreth3.52Grey Knotts4.00Honister4.13 to 4.22High Spy5.04Maiden Moor5.24Cat Bells5.43Keswick Moot Hall6.35Total10.16

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    Re: Cumbrian Traverse

    Were you unsupported?

    I'm wondering if a North to South would be a better option so I can set off about 6.30 and get the road done in the first light whats your thoughts?

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    Re: Cumbrian Traverse

    Did you have a go Insider?
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    Re: Cumbrian Traverse

    Yup but a bit of a disaster.
    Got to Broughton Mills at 6.00am so decided to set off in the dark at 6.30
    Thought I knew where I was going but stumbling around in the dark I found myself in a walled enclosure.
    I climbed a wall, thinking this aint right then the next field I had to crawl through a sheep slot in the wall....surely this is wrong.
    Panic starting to set in as it starts to get light, I eventually climb first hill......Yipppee.
    Oh s*** Ive only come up the wrong hill
    I then try to cut across country battling through bracken, stumbling and cursing.....( why did I get up at 4am)
    Disaster I decide to carry onto Caw completely demoralised, but think at least I have got out.
    I then enjoyed the walk back to my car.
    Anyway Ive vowed to return after doing a proper recce of the "easy" bits.
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    Never mind at least you'll have an idea of where to go next time

    You've just convinced me I need to recce this to Caw before I have a go
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    Re: Cumbrian Traverse

    Quote Originally Posted by Baggins View Post
    You've just convinced me I need to recce this to Caw before I have a go
    I know it's ridiculous, I just thought the first section would be no problem in the dark( message to self: carry a head torch even if you think you know where your going)

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    Re: Cumbrian Traverse

    Bad luck. I knew the first section from doing Dunnerdale race and other parts from other races. Duddon, Langdale, Borrowdale, Anniversary Waltz and the BG. Just a question of linking them together. We had good viz and did not need to use a map. Even the bits we were unsure of went well like the descent from Great End.
    We were unsupported. We left a car in Keswick the night before. But don't forget the keys.

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    Re: Cumbrian Traverse

    Better luck next time II.

    Whats the round-about distance/climb for this - no, im not think of having a go next weekend.

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    Re: Cumbrian Traverse

    Quote Originally Posted by Al Fowler View Post
    Better luck next time II.

    Whats the round-about distance/climb for this - no, im not think of having a go next weekend.

    HERE

    Unless you do my route then its 10 miles numerous hills that arent listed and a couple of walled enclosures and sheep pens.....But must be done in the dark

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