Thursday, 31 December 2009

Nearly There!

Well it is now New Years Eve and the challenge starts tomorrow! I am yet to decide where I am going yet. Will get the maps out later and have a look! It looks like there is going to be plenty of snow about, so I will get to take out the axe and crampons for the first time this year!

Santa kindly brought me a new rucksack. It is a Gregory Z55, and I will be reviewing it after a few trips out.

Well hopefully those that read this will enjoy my ramblings of my trips out and hopefully following my progress in completing all 214 tops!

Now all there is to do is pack my bag and pick a route.

Friday, 18 September 2009


Welcome to by 214 in 2010 challenge blog. Whilst out with some friends on a recent walk I realised that I lived in such a wonderful place and wasn’t really making the most of it. I didn’t some motivation to get off my arse and out into the fells. So what better way than to explore all the Wainwright Fells in 12 months. It should get out a lot more than I currently manage and also ensure that I get to see parts of the Lakes I haven’t yet explored.

I know that there are those that say it would go against AW himself to try and tick off his fells in such a short space of time, but rest assured I will not be ticking off the list and then saying that it. I will still explore different routes and walk up the same fells over and over again in the coming years. I am just using this as a way of motivation to get out in such a wonderful part of England (and hopefully get a little fitter in the process!).

So come January the 1st I will need to be completing about 4 fells a week. I will be using this blog to chart my progress and hopefully see the wonderful views you can get when the weather is nice!

For the rest of the year I will be putting in some training walks to get my fitness levels up and testing gear (you can’t have enough shiny new gear now can you?)!