Our 2016 UK Mountain Odyssey

Your recommended starting point is to read this article published in the Autumn 2016 edition of the AAC(UK) Newsletter and study the Meet Sheet. Should you wish to follow in our footsteps, the following additional mapping information is provided in pdf format for downloading and printing:

Day 1. The first Lakeland excursion was from Wastwater, taking in Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Symond’s Knott and Scafell.

Day 2. The second Lakeland excursion was from Swirls carpark, to climb Helvellyn and Lower Man, followed by the third and final Lakeland excursion from Underscar carpark, to climb Skiddaw, thus completing the eight 3,000ft summits in England.

Day 3. A very long day took in the 4,000ft summits in the Cairngorms

Day 4. This took in the 4,000ft summits in the Nevis Area , carefully timing our departure from the summit of Ben Nevis, since it was the first summit in our bid to complete the National Three Peaks in 24 hours.

Day 5. This required a quick nip up and down Scafell Pike followed by another quick ascent of Snowdon, reaching it in time to catch our 24 hour deadline. We could now relax, so descended over Crib y Ddysgl (Carnedd Ugain) and Crib Goch at a more relaxed pace.

Day 6. This took us over the Glyders group between Llanberis Pass and the Ogwen Valley.

Day 7. Our final day took over the Carneddau, completing our odyssey. (This final overlay has been augmented to show how the walk can be carried out as a round trip without any road walking.)

Note: The overlays were created by the GPS Data Logger I always carry with me. Occasionally, I forget to switch in on before I set out on foot, or forget to switch it off again after completing.

Return to the top of this page, or to the complete Website Index, or to this section’s Index.