I was very surprised to see our car (the Toyota). I assumed that Bev would have soon given up and come back to collect the car in time to drive to the agreed pub for refreshments later. The injury incidentally is what happened when I slipped on the loose rocks on the way down.
I found out that Bev had in fact climbed it and was making her way down the other side with Eileen and Denise. I was so amazed that I walked back up to give her some support. I'm glad I did. She had pulled a muscle and was hobbling at a painfully slow pace. We freed Eileen and Denise to walk at normal speed and hobbled the last few miles through rain and hailstones. Time...6 hours 15 minutes.
We were both cold and very, very wet.
I may have failed in the challenge, but Bev was a startling success.
Martin, who completed the three peaks with David and John said it was harder than the London Marathon of last year which made me feel very fortunate not to have carried on.
Was it worth it? Yes!
Will I do it again? No, but I might be tempted just for the views.