Author Topic: Your first Wainwright?  (Read 21147 times)

Telluric

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Re: Your first Wainwright?
« Reply #60 on: 13:22:23, 10/11/18 »
Mine was Skiddaw around 8 years ago with my best mate who is sadly no longer with us, a very memorable few days. We also took in Blencathra and Cat Bells / High Spy. A fantastic trip that has kept me coming back for more.

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Re: Your first Wainwright?
« Reply #61 on: 13:52:58, 10/11/18 »
Dollywaggon Pike back in 1969 on the way up to Helvellyn.  Not sure we even had Wainwrights then, I think they were just hills in those days but I am ready to be corrected.
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Re: Your first Wainwright?
« Reply #62 on: 11:55:07, 22/11/18 »
My first was Wansfell in June 1968, but, unfortunately, as I was only coming up to 5 at the time, I hitched a ride on my dad's shoulders for the last pull to the summit, so I didn't count that ascent as being all mine. 


As a result I made Wansfell my last one when completing the round - almost exactly 50 years to the day later - seemed appropriate.

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Re: Your first Wainwright?
« Reply #63 on: 13:49:13, 22/11/18 »
My first was Wansfell in June 1968, but, unfortunately, as I was only coming up to 5 at the time, I hitched a ride on my dad's shoulders for the last pull to the summit, so I didn't count that ascent as being all mine. 


As a result I made Wansfell my last one when completing the round - almost exactly 50 years to the day later - seemed appropriate.
That's interesting pdstsp, my son's first Wainwright was Dodd but he did that entirely on my shoulders as he was only 3 months old. He has decided to make it his last one.
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pdstsp

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Re: Your first Wainwright?
« Reply #64 on: 13:56:00, 22/11/18 »
Great minds think alike!  I bet that will be a great experience - I take it you'll be accompanying him? 


Unfortunately, my dad passed away some years ago, before I'd even come back to walking as a pastime, after many years of competitive sport and cycle touring, so he wasn't able to see the influence he had.

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Re: Your first Wainwright?
« Reply #65 on: 14:03:55, 22/11/18 »
Great minds think alike!  I bet that will be a great experience - I take it you'll be accompanying him? 
I'll be there with him.
If all goes to plan it should be next summer which will be 21 years after the first ascent.
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Re: Your first Wainwright?
« Reply #66 on: 16:29:56, 22/11/18 »
I'm sure that'll be a very memorable day.