And the view from the top. It was quite steep, but our legs felt fresh and we reached the summit just over an hour into our challenge.
Two hours into the walk and looking back, we can see how far we've come with Pen-y-ghent now in the distance behind us.
And here's more of the landscape before us. With sheep cheering us on of course.
Several miles later and we reached the Ribblehead railway viaduct with the second peak, Whernside off to the right. This is part of the famous Settle to Carlisle route.
And down again and towards Ingleborough. The viaduct can now been seen from the other side through a lovely field of buttercups.
Here are a couple of tips if you are contemplating doing this yourself.
1. Take lots of water!!!! We carried nearly six litres between the two of us and drank almost all of it as it was so hot out. The ambulance passed us at one point - it had been called out to rescue two men on Whernside who had suffered heat exhaustion.
2. Be prepared for the open. There is very little cover on the entire walk so if it's sunny out, make sure you have plenty of sunscreen and a hat. Alternatively, if it's raining, make sure you have all the waterproof gear.
3. It's always good to have a proper ordinance map and compass with you, but if you are doing it in the summer and especially on the weekend, you won't have to worry about getting lost - just follow the crowd. The paths are quite visible and they've added some new ones over the worst of the boggy bits. Erosion is an ongoing concern, so try to keep to the proper paths.
4. Lots of people and open countryside equals very few places for private bodily functions. Take them when you see them, particularly if you are female. There are the odd bits of broken down walls that you can crouch behind but they are few and far between. The cafe between Whernside and Ingleborough does have a public toilet which is free if you buy a drink from them, or you can pay them 50 pence.
5. There are pros and cons for doing it in each direction. If you did it clockwise, you'd get two peaks out of the way fairly early and you'd be going against the crowd. However, it would be fairly daunting to see the huge distance between Whernside and Pen-y-ghent at the end of your walk. Also, the ascent to Whernside going clockwise is very, very steep.
6. Be extra careful if it's wet out. Quite a bit of the ascents and descents are over limestone which can get quite slippery in the rain. To be honest, I don't think I'd have wanted to do this walk in bad weather.
And that's another tick off the list. . .