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Lakeland valleys and passes (and 1 hill)

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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Silver How
Date walked: 22/01/2022
Distance: 28.8km
Ascent: 1792m
Views: 4


Longridge Fell, Hurst Green and Stonyhurst

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 18/01/2022
Distance: 22.2km
Ascent: 808m
Views: 8


Murton Pike

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 16/01/2022
Distance: 5.41km
Ascent: 357m
Views: 8


Bowscale Fell and Tarn

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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Bowscale Fell
Hewitts: Bowscale Fell
Date walked: 15/01/2022
Distance: 9.1km
Ascent: 590m
Views: 8


Scorton to Grisedale Head

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 11/01/2022
Distance: 17.9km
Ascent: 824m
Views: 10


Great Hill and Darwen Moor from Brinscall

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 05/01/2022
Distance: 21.5km
Ascent: 773m
Views: 14


Nicky Nook

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 03/01/2022
Distance: 10.9km
Ascent: 459m
Views: 14


Round 3 Complete - Black and Holme Fell

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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Black Fell, Holme Fell
Date walked: 30/12/2021
Distance: 12.4km
Ascent: 730m
Views: 17


Snowy Boxing Day morning on Hazelhurst and Bleasdale

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 26/12/2021
Distance: 13.5km
Ascent: 625m
Views: 21

Magical morning on Helvellyn

Wainwrights: Catstyecam, Helvellyn
Hewitts: Catstyecam, Helvellyn, High Spying How (Striding Edge)

Date walked: 21/12/2021

Time taken: 3.2 hours

Distance: 13.5km

Ascent: 1054m


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A wonderful and magical hike above the clouds with the lads for our Christmas walk - I had to be back for a meal in the afternoon so we decided on classic Helvellyn using the Patterdale approach there and back.

Only the real highest tops where above the inversion today as the cloud level had risen.

Cold at valley level but warm on the top. Both edges free of snow but some icy sections needing care.

A day to remember!

2 approaching striding.JPG
Approaching Striding Edge and already above the cloud


3 Over to St Sunday Crag.JPG
St Sunday Crag and Fairfield just poking above the cloud


4 SE.JPG
Classic Striding Edge


5 SE.JPG
Striding Edge


6 back along SE.JPG
Looking back along the edge


7 And again.JPG
And again


8 Inversion again.JPG
Spectacular weather


9 Summit ahead.JPG
Final climb now ahead


10 C sticking out.JPG
Catstyecam sticking out


11 Last climb.JPG
On the final scramble to the plateau - don't let the angle he's taken this photograph fool you....it's not that steep


12 Back along.JPG
Looking back along the edge


13 Oh my.JPG
Conditions were even better as we reached the plateau


15 Heaven.JPG
Must be like this in heaven


16 Over Dolly.JPG
Looking over towards Nethermost Pike and Dollywagon


17 Catsycam.JPG
Catstyecam and beyond


18 SEfrom summit.JPG
Striding Edge from the summit - now slowly being engulfed too


19 clouds.JPG
Just magical


20 H Plateau.JPG
The summit plateau - not many people about here and warm in the sun


21 Pike.JPG
Only the real highest tops were sticking out today - here's Scafell Pike


22 Swirral.JPG
Swirral Edge to Catstyecam


23 On C Summt.JPG
Anton and Will on Catstyecam


24 On C summit.JPG
Andy, Rob and Dan on Catstyecam - it's rare for us all to get together for a walk so even better to get the weather we did


25 back to Helvellyn.JPG
Looking back at Helvellyn


26 Last look befor dropping out.JPG
One last look at heaven before we drop back into the fog

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Activity: Mountain Walker
Mountain: Tryfan
Place: Isle of Arran
Ideal day out: Long, remote walk in a wild area (Cairngorms, North Pennines) but also ridge walks with scrambling.
Ambition: Visit more Mountain areas

Munros: 93
Corbetts: 18
Grahams: 4
Donalds: 12
Wainwrights: 214
Hewitts: 271
Sub 2000: 4
Islands: 1



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Statistics

2022

Trips: 7
Distance: 115.81 km
Ascent: 5603m
Hewitts: 1
Wainwrights 2

2021

Trips: 101
Distance: 1515.68 km
Ascent: 78128m
Munros: 8
Corbetts: 3
Donalds: 2
Hewitts: 70
Wainwrights 109

2020

Trips: 94
Distance: 1472.88 km
Ascent: 66084m
Munros: 1
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 3
Hewitts: 56
Wainwrights 104

2019

Trips: 68
Distance: 1186.03 km
Ascent: 68499m
Munros: 7
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 1
Hewitts: 81
Wainwrights 132

2018

Trips: 69
Distance: 1292.2 km
Ascent: 72153m
Munros: 12
Corbetts: 1
Hewitts: 86
Wainwrights 101

2017

Trips: 72
Distance: 1296.69 km
Ascent: 73988m
Munros: 10
Corbetts: 1
Hewitts: 90
Wainwrights 105

2016

Trips: 76
Distance: 1298.26 km
Ascent: 70491m
Munros: 11
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 1
Hewitts: 97
Wainwrights 87

2015

Trips: 80
Distance: 1270.95 km
Ascent: 67159m
Munros: 14
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 1
Hewitts: 84
Wainwrights 47

2014

Trips: 67
Distance: 946.2 km
Ascent: 51879m
Munros: 12
Corbetts: 3
Donalds: 5
Hewitts: 78
Wainwrights 38

2013

Trips: 35
Distance: 451.54 km
Ascent: 31414m
Munros: 6
Hewitts: 58
Wainwrights 63

2012

Trips: 32
Distance: 379.47 km
Ascent: 27135m
Munros: 8
Hewitts: 45
Wainwrights 54

2011

Trips: 27
Distance: 337.46 km
Ascent: 22563m
Munros: 4
Hewitts: 41
Wainwrights 32

2010

Trips: 27
Distance: 389.18 km
Ascent: 27766m
Corbetts: 1
Donalds: 1
Hewitts: 52
Wainwrights 108

2009

Trips: 17
Distance: 192.23 km
Ascent: 13235m
Sub2000s: 1
Hewitts: 21
Wainwrights 46

2008

Trips: 4
Distance: 45.74 km
Ascent: 3915m
Hewitts: 11
Wainwrights 21

2007

Trips: 3
Distance: 39.62 km
Ascent: 3090m
Hewitts: 5
Wainwrights 9


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