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#407118 - 28/06/16 11:22 AM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: lightweightmick]
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Registered: 18/11/04
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On for another attempt E-W 3rd week in July - I'll post a tracker link nearer date
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#407122 - 05/07/16 10:00 AM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: Slogger]
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will watch with interest !

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#407123 - 06/07/16 02:04 AM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: Slogger]
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Registered: 29/09/05
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Loc: Langley, BC, Canada
Yes, definitely will watch. Go for it!

Just for my interest, LWM, what is your time record, and how many attempts have you made? Just curious...

Ken

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#407125 - 11/07/16 12:38 PM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: K]
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If I forget to post tracker link - memory like a sieve these days - I'm sure Dave or Les will share from my FB page (which I've also set to 'public' as some sponsors may wish to follow progress.
Ken, my attempts haven't been anything like as successful as Dave's. My best for the Wainwright line still stands at 7days (to St Bees Head) 7.5 into St Bees (2006) - my next attempt failed miserably at Lordstones after just 40m in 2008 I think...to be honest I'm starting to lose track! - 2010 attempt more of less a Wainwright, came unstuck at Grisdale Tarn with badly swollen feet with just 40m to go - 2013 was a sub 5day success to my own line more to the south in places (see 'St Bees or Bust' link) Last year's 1st attempt W-E ended with injured ankle at Richmond.
This yr's attempt is to a similar line to 2013 with last yr's 1st day in reverse (ie. Wrynose and Hardnott Passes and Eskdale)- the idea for the more direct lines - which I think I now prefer to W/Wright's came about in disussion on this forum re. the shortest poss. route with least climb which sounds good until you factor in the stretches of Open Country - both Crookdale and Bretherdale on last yr's attempt were a nightmare! Very tiring and slow going, which put me down on schedule and 9m behind at end of Day2 at Keld.
There always seems to be some kind of daft problem that puts me behind! 2006 - bad weather at E end; 2008 bad planning before start didn't help and 2 nights of poor sleep and very hot day1 and complication with food stop at Lion Inn - by Lordstones it was apparent that it just wasn't coming together at all! - 2010's plans to have a slap up meal in Reeth before a tarp camp at Cringley Bottom didn't materialise due to Reeth being rammed on a Saturday night...
2013 wasn't without it mishaps - resulting in being 7m down on Day1... then leg injury sustained on open moor on Day3 put paid to a sub 4 dayer...
Based on the 2013 attempt, provided I can remain injury free, I should be on for a sub 4 day. Last yr I reccied extensively to 'tune up' my line so we can only see how it pans out this year - the advantage going E-W is that the main climbs (LW Walk, Birkdale/Mallerstang and Ancrow Brow) are more steadily graded this way, though Garburn Pass does come at end of Day3 but it's just a stony plod, (though I'll need to be careful on that steep tussocky descent to Limefitt Park) - Last thing you want I realised after last yr's ankle injury is a steep tussocky climb nr. the end of the day over open moorland...
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#407127 - 14/07/16 11:29 PM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: lightweightmick]
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#407128 - 15/07/16 10:36 AM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: Slogger]
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its working from the back garden !!
Good luck for the weekend Mick

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#407129 - 15/07/16 11:42 AM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: Slogger]
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Registered: 29/04/05
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Loc: North Yorkshire
Yes good luck, any idea roughly what time/day you are likely to start.
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#407130 - 15/07/16 07:39 PM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: Slogger]
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From the tracker it looks like you're at RHB now--all the best!

Ken

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#407131 - 16/07/16 10:03 AM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: Slogger]
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He set off at 04.45 this morning and seems to be making good time.
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#407132 - 16/07/16 11:08 AM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: Slogger]
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Registered: 12/06/05
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Loc: West Lancs.
It looks like Mick started this morning from his camp site rather the Bay, however that could just be that his tracker did not transmit the first at the start, as it can take 10 minutes or more for it to find sufficient satellites.
He is certainly making good and steady progress. He did stop for around 30 minutes at Wheedale Beck, maybe for some adjustments or breakfast. Ive got withdrawal symptoms now!
Dave.

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