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200 Wainwrights Completed

My challenge to take 'Selfies' on every Wainwright passes the 200 barrier!


This is a further update to an earlier Blogs regarding my challenge to take 'Selfies' on every one of the 214 Wainwrights. I have continued to make good progress and have now passed the 200 barrier, so nearly there!


My 200th Wainwright was a cold and windy Sallows (below) in southeastern Lake District.

Sallows

The hikes continue to be a mix of solo ventures together with hikes with family and friends, and typically involve longer journeys to reach the fells further from my home in the northwest. Yet another thank you to my hiking buddy Mike who has been a regular on many of the walks over the last few months and has taken many of the photos (a budding photographer now!), and also to my wife Helen who has now also picked up the Wainwright bagging bug.


The advantage of having to travel more to bag the Wainwrights means I am seeing parts of the Lake District I wouldn't normally see, and the variety of landscapes and scenery continues to impress. I always take good quality camera gear with me, and I am continuing to add landscape photos to the Lake District galleries on my website. I have, of course, also been taking 'Selfies', a few of which are shown below:

Harter Fell (Eskdale)

Bowfell in Langdale

Red Pike (Wasdale)

Mardale Ill Bell, near Haweswater


So after a quiet period during the summer I am now picking up the pace to complete all 214 Wainwrights, perhaps by Christmas 2022, depending on the weateher? The highest Lake District fell, Scafell Pike, will be the last one I will complete. Currently I am on 201, so not far to go!

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