I’ve set myself the challenge of completing all the 214 Wainwright Fells during my 50s since reaching my half century earlier this year. In the past 10 years or so I’ve completed 59 of the 214 fells so will have to get a move on to complete the rest! Will be using colour images to record my progress.
The fell pictured is Blencathra, one of the most famous and popular fells in the Lake District. I’ve not yet summoned up the courage to venture to its summit via the notorious Sharp Edge. This route passes what is known as the ‘Usual Gully’ where a number of walkers have sadly come to grief. (Named by Keswick Mountain Rescue Team because if someone falls that’s generally where it occurs).
Would like to attempt an Everest base camp trek before I turn 60, so that’s the next decade in my life thoroughly mapped out!
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