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Day 1

Today we walked from Edale to Crowden which was 27km with 700m of climbing. This is one of our easiest days as dad frequently reminded us whenever Will and I got tired.

We left Edale at 9am after eating a extensive vegetarian breakfast that included a wide range of homemade jams served on delicious homemade bread. Our host kindly provided a pack lunch because there would be no refreshment stops along the path.

As we left Edale, we took a quick photo of the starting plaque by means of an official date stamp for the start of the walk.

Our high spirits were somewhat dampened as we were hit by the steepness of the climb approaching us. It is known as Jacobs Ladder and is also famous for being a staircase that goes directly up to heaven. It looked very daunting from the bottom but we eventually made it to the celebratory cairn at the top where we were glad to see a flat ridge which we could walk along for a couple of kilometers.