In 1923, George Mallory was asked by a reporter "Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?" and Mallory's response was "Because it's there". There is an overwhelming sense of achievement when you walk over that last crest and realise there is no more mountain to climb. The views from the top are spectacular. Looking out across the tops of other mountains, down through the glacial valleys and possibly out to sea. Head back to work after a long weekend in the mountains with a thirst for more, stories to tell and pictures to flaunt.
THE LAKE DISTRICT
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From the rolling grassy peak of Skiddaw to the rock strewn summit of Scafell Pike, the Lakes is a beautiful landscape with a wide variety of summits for all types of aspiring mountaineers. Steeped in mountaineering history and the inspiration for Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, join me in the lakes and lets create your own personal story from this remarkable place. And you can't mention the mountains of the Lake District without referring to the list of Wainwrights! 214 summits as documented by Alfred Wainwright in his beautiful pictorial guidebooks.
Click HERE to go to the Lake District National Park tourist information website to learn more about the area.
Some of the more popular summits include: