Called into the Co-op garage and store in Ingleton this morning for some diesel on my way to Sedbergh for a day’s walking. The man behind the counter was giving a masterclass in pure Yorkshire tyke upmanship, regaling a young couple with tales of his Three Peaks‘ exploits .
Not only had he climbed Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent just last weekend, breaking off to bring a friend back who’d come down with sunstroke, he told them, but he was planning to do the route back-to-back, a double three peaker, towards the end of September.
The couple left, expressing their amazement at his prowess, while I was left pondering how – if the other three had turned up – they’d have told how they completed the whole thing half an hour before they’d set off…

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