Snow drifted gently down as we climbed Ingleborough but despite grim forecasts, the weather was generally kinder than expected. Underfoot it was very wet, reminiscent of the Dark Peak's best bogs in some places, with some people managing to go thigh-deep in Fleet Moss.
Roger Baumeister, always one to savour the wilderness experience, was spotted on Great Knoutberry Hill with headphones clamped on listening to the FA Cup Final en route.
Steady pacing and regular eating seem to be the key to the Fellsman, as indeed they are to any long event. A thin Dark Peak turn out this year was rather disappointing. If you fancy a good long day on the hills next May, at 61 miles and 11,000' this event with its thorough organisation and excellent route is well worth a try.
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