YOUNG Cumbrian adventurer Anna Taylor is the primary to finish a continuing spherical of 100 mountain climbs featured in a guidebook.
For the duration of simply 53 days, Anna, 24 and from Windermere, cycled, ran and walked virtually 2,000 kilometres to achieve the routes described within the e book ‘Mountain Rock’, all positioned in Scotland, England and Wales. She climbed 12,402 metres, tackling many of the routes with out ropes (unfastened solo hiking).
Written by means of climber and creator Steve Broadbent, Mountain Rock used to be printed in 2020. The guidebook selects and describes intimately 100 of the most efficient climbs in the United Kingdom’s mountain spaces, all within the Scottish Highlands, England’s Lake District and Snowdonia in Wales, and at grades which can be manageable for lots of aspiring climbers
Remaining 12 months, Anna finished a spherical of the 83 routes that characteristic in Ken Wilson’s 1978 e book Vintage Rock. In spite of the difficulties of her first enjoy of mixing motorbike traveling with hiking, the journey gave Anna an urge for food for extra and he or she devised her Mountain Rock plan over the iciness. All the way through her excursion, Anna cycled over 1,600km, with over 12,000m of elevation, and ran or walked virtually 340km.
Anna is an skilled climber and even though tackling most of the routes with out ropes added possibility, it additionally lowered the time that she spent on every of them, permitting her to make fast growth.
Anna’s fiancé Mathew Wright supplied make stronger alongside the way in which, assembly her at more than a few issues and shooting photographs and photographs to record the go back and forth. Anna began her Mountain Rock excursion on July 24 on Beinn Eighe within the Scottish Highlands, and crowned out on her ultimate path on Cadair Idris in Wales on September 14.
Anna stated: “Being the primary particular person to finish a human-powered link-up of Mountain Rock is one thing that I’m in reality happy with, and I indubitably hope that I received’t be the ultimate to do it.
“It’s been a protracted, arduous, and every now and then horrifying adventure, but it surely’s allowed me to trip to portions of the United Kingdom that I by no means would have differently noticed, and demanding situations like this at all times ring a bell in me simply how a lot of an journey you’ll be able to have on our little island, with no need to fly off in another country.”
Anna used to be in a position to finish the problem as a result of sponsorship from Berghaus. She shared her growth on each the Berghaus and her personal Instagram.