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J0J0

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Re: Your first Wainwright?
« Reply #45 on: 07:27:02, 01/08/16 »
I started off small - very small it was Orrest Head  :P  I'm not sure its officially a Wainwright in its own right, but I know it gets a mention by him in the relevant book, failing that then the next was Helm Crag.....I started at the bottom and continue working up  :D !!!

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Re: Your first Wainwright?
« Reply #46 on: 10:19:07, 01/08/16 »
Can't remember dates of the many earlier ones but the ascent that I logged as the first of my Wainwright-bagging round was Scafell Pike from Brackenclose (via the tourist route).
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Re: Your first Wainwright?
« Reply #47 on: 20:29:07, 01/08/16 »
My first one was Catbells and my most recent one was High Rigg.  My highest one was Blencathra and the one I liked the least was Latrigg.
 
The only ones that I have earmarked for bagging are Helvellyn (cos I like the name) and Scafell Pike (cos it's the highest in England).
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Re: Your first Wainwright?
« Reply #48 on: 18:19:35, 22/08/16 »
My first was Gowbarrow Fell on a walk around the Aira Force waterfall.

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Re: Your first Wainwright?
« Reply #49 on: 17:02:02, 11/09/16 »
I didn't start walking in the Lake District until my big trip from mid April to mid June in 2012. My first Wainwright I suppose would have been Catbells, and carried on over Maiden Moor and High Spy. Knocked a few off during those two months though.


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Re: Your first Wainwright?
« Reply #50 on: 12:36:16, 28/09/16 »
I was thinking Orrest Head would be, but as it doesn't appear to be listed, it would have to be Scafell Pike. Most recent is Binsey (done in the rain and fog this morning)

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Re: Your first Wainwright?
« Reply #51 on: 23:29:43, 24/06/17 »
Bowfell my very first at the tender age of 16 (nearly 36 years ago), most recently Blencathra and soon to be added Skiddaw and Little Man.
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Re: Your first Wainwright?
« Reply #52 on: 13:54:03, 25/06/17 »
My first was Low Fell, fantastic views and my last was Blencathra a few weeks ago. Went up on Monday afternoon and saw hardly a soul - bliss!

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Re: Your first Wainwright?
« Reply #53 on: 10:02:54, 08/12/17 »
From when I started recording my first Wainwright was Pavey Ark in Great Langdale.
(although I am aware I went up Loughrigg Fell when I was about 7 years old...)
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Re: Your first Wainwright?
« Reply #54 on: 10:10:31, 08/12/17 »
From when I started recording my first Wainwright was Pavey Ark in Great Langdale.
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Did you go up by Jacks Rake?

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Re: Your first Wainwright?
« Reply #55 on: 10:45:45, 08/12/17 »
Mine too, snap.
Did you go up by Jacks Rake?


I didn't Ridge no, went up North Rake but have been up Jacks Rake a few times now  :)
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Re: Your first Wainwright?
« Reply #56 on: 20:02:06, 30/12/17 »
Fairfield on a School fellwalk trip in 1973 when I was 14.


Do Schools still do weekend fellwalks?

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Re: Your first Wainwright?
« Reply #57 on: 08:26:34, 21/06/18 »

I have no idea what a 'Wainwright' is in hill terms, but the first hill that I remember was Helm Crag above Grasmere, at the age of 7 with my father - it seemed like a mountain to me at the time!


Edit - ah; now I understand. And lowly Helm Crag is number 201 on the list.


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Re: Your first Wainwright?
« Reply #58 on: 00:40:15, 22/06/18 »
I have no idea what a 'Wainwright' is in hill terms, but the first hill that I remember was Helm Crag above Grasmere, at the age of 7 with my father - it seemed like a mountain to me at the time!


Edit - ah; now I understand. And lowly Helm Crag is number 201 on the list.


Never was a fan of his books, by the way (/heresy)
Well, Helm Crag was my first Lake District Fell and also my first Wainwright.  Oh, and I've never opened a Wainwright book.  (Even greater heresy?)

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Re: Your first Wainwright?
« Reply #59 on: 07:28:45, 22/06/18 »

Well, Helm Crag was my first Lake District Fell and also my first Wainwright.  Oh, and I've never opened a Wainwright book.  (Even greater heresy?)
Quite a coincidence.  :)

My mother was very keen on Wainwright's books, and I believe still has the full set.
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