Hi, if anyone's doing this climb I'd love to hear from you, also if anyone fancies any training climbs, again, get in touch, cheers
Great, Leeds is just up the road from here - I'm based in Manchester. A friend of mine is also doing the climb, we've done a website for it - www.memoriesformemories.co.uk - we're doing the climb for Alzeimer's research (well we signed up to do it and then decided to choose Alzeimers) - are you doing the climb for a charity?. We're hoping to do Scafel Pike soon...probably the first weekend in July (6/7th) so how are you fixed for that? Cheers Phil
Im at a wedding that weekend! We could try and sort something out for August I'm pretty free all month. Scafel Pike is a great walk, hope you have a lovely time. Thats a fantastic website it looks very professional! I'm a biochemist and do Alzheimers research for a living, its a fantastic cause. I was planning on doing it for a charity but havent finally decided which yet..
I'm so excited getting all my kit together, I think I've got everything except the sleeping bag sorted..
I've booked this trip at the last min and really looking forward to it.
Im just in Altrincham south Manchester, would be happy to tag along on any training climbs you've got planned - I think I'll need it
Hi everyone! Dont think I'll be able to make that weekend either I'm on a work training thing for the whole weekend (including sunday!) which isnt ideal.. if we cant get together for a hike perhaps we could meet up for a meal or soemthing in Manchester? Its only an hour from Leeds so could do a weekday evening or something?
Hows everyones kit purchasing/ training going? I think I'm sorted except the sleeping bag.. have any of you found good one to buy/hiring one?
Hiya, yea I'd be up for some kind of get together.
Training wise I've not been doing anything specific yet, I run and cycle a couple of times a week anyway - but I could do with getting some hill walking in.... try and get used to the boots and carrying a pack again.
I think ive got most of my kit together now, I still need a decent jacket for the top and sleeping bag. I'm thinking of just getting a bag liner and hiring from Exodus, the kit list talks about needing a season 4/5 bag....how often Im I going to be needing one of those after this.
Is anyone bothering with walking poles? seem a bit unnecessary to me - but what do I know.
Then its just jabs and visa - what the norm with the visa, can you get one there when we arrive? Im a bit wary of sending of for one before as you have to send in you passport too - my luck they'll lose the thing.
Hi Becky, Andy
Yes definately up for meeting in Manchester...training climbs are getting difficult to sort out because of the time of year I guess. Like you Andy I've been cycling in to work etc but could really do with goijng up and down few hills. As for kit I've not really started but I'm probably going to hire the sleeping bag too...like you say Andy, I'm not sure how many times I'll need it! Had my yellow fever jab last week and it was completely painless. In terms of visa, I sent mine off to the company that Exodus recommend (Travcour)...although they did return it saying I need to resend closer the time. They kept the cheque so I suspect I'll stick with them but I did see some blogs on Exodus from people saying that you can get the visa in the airport.
I bought some poles for two reasons really - a few kit lists that I saw said they werte part of the 'essential' kit but to be honest I've had four knee ops and I think I'll probably need the extra support especially coming down.
How is everyone getting down there? I booked BA flights from Manchester a few weeks ago and they were far cheaper than the rail fare....gets me in fairly early too so I can grab my bags and check them in again.
Thinking about it, it's not that long until we go really!!
Agree on hiring the sleeping bag as it won't get much use afterwards, I will be taking poles but only because I haven't used them before and they may help. I asked Exodus about the visa situation and they said do it at the airport/border so thats what I thought of doing......I had my Yellow fever jab and yeah it was ok and certainly not as bad as the Rabies jab I had last year !!!
I've got my yellow fever jab in a few weeks, glad to hear its painless! Had the rest of them a week or so ago.. Is anyone getting the rabies jab? The travel nurse said it was just totally up to me! So far am leaning against it but havent decided..
I might go with hiring the sleeping bag then, as you say how often will you use it! I'm taking poles, although I dont usually use them everyone who has been seems to highly recommend them. With the visa I was planning on getting it at the airport, didnt even realise you could get it in advance!
Im catching the train from Leeds to Heathrow, trains are pretty regular and the flights are at nice sensible times!
cool well that clears up the visa. Im going to be picking up some more bits and pieces for the trip this weekend so I'll take alook at the poles then.
I haven't looked at how Im getting down there yet , just assumed I'd take the train - but sounds like fights are worth a look see too then.
Im planning on heading over to Hayfield on Sunday 21st and taking a walk up Kinder and having abit of a wander around....ease myself in
i done this trip last year,wow you guys are in for a treat,they say that you would ever only want to do this trip once,i would do it again tomorrow,enjoy every piece of each day cos it goes so quick,Snowy.
Hi guys, it was much cheaper getting a private prescription from my doctor - in all just over £50, Nomad quoted much more.
Andy, I did Kinder about a month ago (our last decent spell of weather), really enjoyed it.
Thanks for that Phill! Is anyone getting any anti-altitude sickess meds?
Also does anyone fancy meeting up in Manchester one evening for a meal? Would be great to meet before we go! How about sometime week after next (w/c 29th july)? Although if its a weeknight I'm super flexible can do any night but a Wednesday usually
I could be up for that, any particular dates you were thinking of?
Has anyone got any ideas for power during the walk? I want to take my garmin gps, camera etc and have been looking at these solar chargers, the reviews aren't great but I dont see any other options.
Camera isn't too bad as I could just pack spare battery but the gps requires charging and only has about 8 hours of running time.
I asked a friend of mine who climbed it a couple of years ago (he's also in IT) and he suggested getting a charger. I got this one off Amazon - it's on offer...
Just in case the link doesn't work, it's a
The higher the mAh the more it'll store. Hope this helps
I'll get on to it today - I'm guessing that the healthy option is preferred?? How about Carluccios in Spinningfields? It's only a mile across town but I can pick you up from the station Becky...
Table's booked for 7, that's Andy, Paul, Becky and me. Becky I'll pick you up at 6.20. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, if you drop me a line I'll give you my mobile number so that if you have any delays you can get hold of me.
It's booked in the name of Rogerson by the way
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