April 23, 2011

Unfortunately I haven’t been able to do a walk over Easter, for various reasons, and now I’m out of the country until the end of May. So there’ll be no fells following Shipman Knotts (#110) for two months. 3rd or 4th June will be the next walk, most likely.

Here’s a nice picture instead, taken on walk 30 (18th January 2011).

View over misty valleys

View from the walk to Sergeant Man: misty valleys, hills, that kind of thing

Haweswater, with the Pennines behind

Haweswater, with the Pennines behind, seen from Harter Fell

Walk 35 saw me reach fell number 107 – thus, the halfway point of the 214 Wainwrights, a milestone reached on the summit of Mardale Ill Bell. It has taken me 1 year, 8 months and 2 weeks to reach this point. This was a very good walk with fine views and lots of different terrain, but also a very long one – at 17.8 miles (just over 28 km), the longest one yet in fact.

As of today then I have bagged 110 of the 214 Wainwrights, so hav 104 to go. I have walked an approximate total of 336.12 miles and ascended 99,946 feet – another milestone approaches (although the way Memory Map usually underestimates altitudes, I may well have already reached it).

Next walk is due around the Easter weekend, although after that I have to take a month off due to going away for work. I’m trying to set up arrangements for sponsorship now.