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Doing the Wainwrights

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180 pages
Know The Score 2007

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: 214 Fells, Four Seasons and A Caravan...ONLY 1 COPY NOW AVAILABLE!!!

What on earth is a sixty-three year old man with a recent history of heart disease and cancer together with a marked tendency to wimpishness doing out on the Lake District fells alone in all seasons of the year? Answer: attempting to climb the 214 fells over 1,000 feet as described by Alfred Wainwright in his Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells and to do so within twelve months, raising money for charity in the process. “Doing The Wainwrights” offers a personal account of the author’s experiences in tackling this challenge – the highs and lows, the triumphs and the cock-ups, the heart-stopping moments, the sheer fatigue and the breath-taking beauty of it all. It is a challenge which takes him not only to every corner of the Lake District, but also on a journey of self-discovery as he learns to confront his demons (or not, as the case may be) and to come to terms with his limitations. Starting in the spring of 2005, the book gives a snapshot of one year in the Lake District, charting Steve’s progress against a backdrop of changing seasons. While not a how-to manual, it does illustrate the point that just about anybody can aspire to do the Wainwrights. An appendix gives a description of all routes taken, together with total time, distance and ascent, so those readers who wish to can try out some ready-made excursions. As we celebrate the centenary of Wainwright’s birth, “Doing The Wainwrights” testifies to his enduring legacy. The book will be enjoyed by the thousands who walk in Cumbria every year and also by those who prefer to imagine themselves atop Scafell Pike whilst supping a hot mug of cocoa in front of a roaring fire!…..Ref: 960

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