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#87082 - 26/04/13 09:24 PM Re: Offa's Dyke Path - Signs / route markers.. [Re: johnny8b]
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I plotted it out on SATMAP and came to 31,984' of ascent so I guess that it shouldn't be too bad as it is only 3,000' above the height of Everest!
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#87449 - 27/04/13 10:47 AM Re: Offa's Dyke Path - Signs / route markers.. [Re: Harland]
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A good deal more than the C2C suffice to say! At least it is reasonably spread out and I don't do GPS; would only depress me. Looking forward to it nonetheless. Looks like we start as another finishes, so will try to post en-route. Lets hope May is decent weather wise. Has been pretty dry up here for the last 5/6 weeks...quite dusty underfoot.

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#87661 - 27/04/13 06:53 PM Re: Offa's Dyke Path - Signs / route markers.. [Re: johnny8b]
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There are no severe ascents on any of the route apart from a short sharp one after Clanyminech (Spelling?) The route is however extremely undulating with some long slightly more than gradual ups and downs. It is not as hard as the Pennine Way or as easy as the Coast to Coast. I got the total ascent to just over 20,000ft.
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#88108 - 28/04/13 12:46 PM Re: Offa's Dyke Path - Signs / route markers.. [Re: Harland]
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My plot of Offa's Dyke gives 23,435 ft - for C2C comparison, my previous (2010) route gives 20,404 ft both via GRG which uses Google mapping. You'll not be needing the oxygen then smile
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#88110 - 28/04/13 12:51 PM Re: Offa's Dyke Path - Signs / route markers.. [Re: lightweightmick]
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You might not need oxygen but I'm not as fit as you! If you saw me at the top of some "climbs" (bumps) you would call out the air ambulance!
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#88512 - 28/04/13 06:53 PM Re: Offa's Dyke Path - Signs / route markers.. [Re: johnny8b]
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I like that.."long slightly more than gradual ups and downs". I will reflect on that thought in about 5 weeks time!
Interesting that it is harder than the C2C

John

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#88787 - 28/04/13 11:30 PM Re: Offa's Dyke Path - Signs / route markers.. [Re: Harland]
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Sorry Harland - I take it you didn't take a look at the video link I posted in response to Dave's in 'other walks' then - re Everest an the oxygen - gripping stuff, if not a bit gruesome finding George Mallory face down like that. Mallory realised they had no chance of the summit without oxygen. I'd watched the vid that Dave linked to and clicked on that one afterward - I never did get that work done...
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#89475 - 29/04/13 10:07 AM Re: Offa's Dyke Path - Signs / route markers.. [Re: lightweightmick]
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No offense taken, my idea of light hearted humour!

I also looked at the Everest video, some people do make you look at yourself as I am amazed at their inner strength. I am not sure (yes I am) that I would take a son of mine at that age up Everest even assuming I could do it.
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#90025 - 29/04/13 06:25 PM Re: Offa's Dyke Path - Signs / route markers.. [Re: Harland]
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Hikeview reckons 32670 feet (9900 metres); although my stone age IT capabilities give me no way of checking. That is some serious altitude but it is well spread out... I actually have asked the association to give me a weather update, so we will see if they are consistent.
It remains dry up here but the wind is still biting on the tops considering it is nearly May..enough to make the dodgy knee ache in unison with the perennial Achilles tendons..hey ho

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#91716 - 30/04/13 07:25 PM Re: Offa's Dyke Path - Signs / route markers.. [Re: john57r]
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The Association say the path is drying out after last years inundations. They mention also that the Wye valley lower route is still a problem and to go over St Briavels Common. Got my passport!

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