The holiday from fell #WhereIsSimon? 

Mission accomplished! He did it!

On the evening of Friday 2nd June, Simon arrived back in Keswick after walking all 214 Wainwrights in one very long walk lasting a fortnight. We stuck a GPS tracker on him during the challenge so you can see how he did it:


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He walked a staggering 326 miles, with over 35,000 metres of ascent across challenging and rocky terrain.Whilst many spend a lifetime ‘peak bagging’ the Wainwrights, Simon’s round of the fells in one go was like completing over 12 marathons in a fortnight, and he climbed nearly four times the height of Everest!

You can download a .gpx file of Simon's route here.

But why did he do it?

For the love of the outdoors! Simon said:

'I care passionately about walkers’ rights and believe strongly in the joys and benefits of walking to all - whether you're taking a short stroll or climbing mountains. This challenge is my holiday, but along the way I want raise awareness to the issues facing walkers and hopefully I can inspire a few people to take on their own personal Everest.'

Simon is fundraising through JustGiving.

His kit has been kindly provided by our partner, Cotswold OutdoorCotswold Outdoor has dedicated the last 40 years to sourcing cutting-edge technology, providing expert service and bringing you an unrivalled range of top quality brands, helping you to get the most out of your time outdoors (http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/).

   
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Burnbank fell for blog

I have a few problems – but they're not what you might think

30 May 2017 by Simon Barnett

Imagine the scene: you’ve walked for nearly 200 miles, climbed fell after fell and your body is tired. Oh so tired. And then you hit a problem...

Mount Everest

What’s your personal Everest?

18 May 2017 by Simon Barnett

What makes us take on crazy challenges? I'm about to climb 214 fells in a fortnight or so - what's your personal Everest?

Steve's route

A history of the Wainwrights & some 214 record-breakers

08 May 2017 by Simon Barnett

Simon - who is attempting to climb all 214 Wainwrights in 15 days - runs through how the Wainwrights got their name and some of the record attempts in the Lakes.

Simon in a valley

Why I’ve decided to walk 214 fells in 15 days

26 April 2017 by Simon Barnett

This spring, I’m going to attempt to climb all the 214 Wainwright fells in one continuous route - as a holiday.

The holiday from fell #WhereIsSimon?