Edale, Derbyshire, UK. 10th September 2016. Competitors race in the annual Great Kinder Beer Barrel Challenge. Begun in 1998 as a result of a bet when local Shepherd Geoff Townsend complained to the landlord of the Old Nag's Head that they had run out of his favourite beer and jokingly agreed to fetch a barrel from the Snake Pass Inn, over the incredibly steep summit of Kinder Scout in the Peak District. The landlord said if he managed it he could keep the barrel, so Geoff roped in 12 willing assistants and borrowed a mountain rescue stretcher. Credit: Richard Bradley/Alamy Live News

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Edale, Derbyshire, UK. 10th September 2016. Competitors race in the annual Great Kinder Beer Barrel Challenge. Begun in 1998 as a result of a bet when local Shepherd Geoff Townsend complained to the landlord of the Old Nag's Head that they had run out of his favourite beer and jokingly agreed to fetch a barrel from the Snake Pass Inn, over the incredibly steep summit of Kinder Scout in the Peak District. The landlord said if he managed it he could keep the barrel, so Geoff roped in 12 willing assistants and borrowed a mountain rescue stretcher. Credit: Richard Bradley/Alamy Live News
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Edale, Derbyshire, UK. 10th September 2016. Competitors race in the annual Great Kinder Beer Barrel Challenge. Begun in 1998 as a result of a bet when local Shepherd Geoff Townsend complained to the landlord of the Old Nag's Head that they had run out of his favourite beer and jokingly agreed to fetch a barrel from the Snake Pass Inn, 3 miles away as the crow flies but over the incredibly steep summit of Kinder Scout in the Peak District. The landlord said if he managed it he could keep the barrel, so Geoff roped in 12 willing assistants and borrowed a mountain rescue stretcher. Thus an annual custom was born. Now eleven teams of eight runners race from the Snake to the Nag's Head over Kinder with their hand-constructed carrying devices to convey a 9 gallon barrel (full of water, not beer).
Location: Kinder Scout, Edale, Derbyshire, UK

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