46 @ 46

In 2021 I decided to climb 45 new Wainwrights for my 45th year. This idea came from completing a round of 43@43 (Bob Graham Round with addition of Skiddaw Little Man) in 2019. After completing this task the next year became 46 @ 46. Progress has been steady throughout the year with some nice runs intermingled with the disappointment of missed tops and awful weather. I’ve pushed past 46 to 54 leaving 50 to complete next year.

What are Wainwrights?

Alfred Wainwright (1907-1991) was an English walker who compiled a seven volume guide to the Lakeland Fells between 1955 and 1966. Wainwright was a frequent visitor to the Lake District and explored the area throughout his life. The peaks were selected by Wainwright without using any set criteria. They are the most popular way of visiting the main peaks with thousands of people every year bagging Wainwrights and collecting peaks with the aim of climbing all 214.

46 @ 46 diary

New tops in 2022-23

April 2022 2 new tops

26 Apr 2022 Haycock, Middle Fell

May 2022 4 new tops

28 May 2022 Caw Fell, Crag Fell, Grike, Lank Rigg,

July 2022 11 new tops

24 Jul 2022 Sheffield Pike, Birks, Glenridding Dodd, Arnison Crag

31 Jul 2022 Blake Fell, Gravel Fell, Mellbreak, Hen Comb, Brubank Fell, Low Fell, Fellbarrow

August 2022 8 new tops

06 Aug 2022 Banstree, Tarn Crag, Selside Pike, Grey Crag

29 Aug 2022 Place Fell, Angletarn Pikes, Steel Knotts, Halin Fell

September 2022 2 new tops

03 Sept 2022 Buckbarrow

19 Sept 2022 Souter Fell

October 2022 4 new tops

23 Oct Middle Dodd, Little Heart Crag, Hartsop Above Howe, High Hartsop Dodd

November 2022 11 new tops

05 Nov 2022 Lord’s Seat, Winlatter, Broom Fell, Barf, Greystones, Ling Fell, Sale Fell

12 Nov 2022 Bannerdale Crags, Great Mell Fell, Little Mell Fell, Gowbarrow

January 2023 6 new tops

02 Jan 2023 High Seat, Bleaberry Fell, High Tove, Raven Crag, Walla Crag,

03 Jan 2023 High Rigg

April 2023 6 new tops

16 April 2023 Wandope, Hopegill Head, Whiteside, Ard Crags, Rannerdale Knotts, Knott Rigg

Total 54 new tops

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