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Autumn 2009 event - Facts and figures

These tables show how many teams made it to each of the activity bases and other controls.

Friday Control Points
Number of Visits
F21Wall corner.3013
F22Against wall.1047
F23Small hut.8020
F24North of bunker.608
F25Small pit.20115
F26North of green.3090
F27North of tee.5017
F28Car park. North end.707
F29Path over ditch.7051
F30Below crag.8040


Friday Apex Intense Map

Event Map


Saturday Main Activity Bases
Number of Visits
AThe Ascent (Cow and Calf Quarry.)5020
BDown and Out (Ilkley Crags.)5016
CDrowning Ducks (Water shoot, valley bottom.)5011
DDry Slope Kayaking (Open ground, South of road bend.)5016
ETwelve Apostles (Stone circle.)5049
FDam-age (High Lanshaw Dam.)5045
GG-Force (Lower Lanshaw Dam.)5035
HFacepaint (Wall/path crossing.)5035
JAcid Marsh Of Doom (Wall, North of footpath.)5037
KWheely Wet (Horncliffe Beck, walled river.)5042
LCrazy Camp (Forest, North-East corner.)5019
MLock Out (Where stream passes through wall.)5039
NTile Pile (Moorland, North-West of road.)5049
PMegaslide (Spy Hill Quarry)5028

N.B. There was no base I to avoid confusion with number 1 or base O to avoid confusion with letter D.

Other Control Points
Number of Visits
01Easterly tip of woodland, up tree.2515
02River bed3013
03Forest, South-East corner, up tree.3012
04Beneath rocky outcrop.209
05Among rocks.204
06Beneath Stead Crag.255
07Small embankment.203
08Boulders North of footpath.2516
09Valley bottom by stream.1513
10Against wall.2512
11Ashlar Chair.2516
12Skirtful Spring.256
13East of where path cross stream bend.1514
14Stream junction.206
15Boundary stone.1030
16Old quarry workings.1520
17Small pond, North end.252
18Field corner, by path junction.537
19Where path crosses stream, up tree.545
20By wall, under power lines.1519
21Wall corner.524


Saturday Main Event Map

Event Map

On Sunday teams had to spot 10 incongruous items on their way to Reva Reservoir:

Number of Visits
O02Dr Who book1056
O03Meccano (small)1028
O06Baseball cap1063
O07Plastic bottle1033
O08Meccano (large)1060
O09Hard drive1051
O10Computer cable1060

On Sunday teams had a series of activity bases to complete at Reva Reservoir for extra points:

Number of Visits
SSABouncy Castle3068
SSBSeptic Tank3057
SSDRowing Boats 13052
SSERowing Boats 23054
SSHTyre Pull3053
SSJRope Thread3037
SSKBarrel Travel3031

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