352 pages, 360 colour photos, 190 illustrations, 35 maps
The Wainwright Companion is a fully illustrated collection of fascinating facts, statistics, trivia and opinion based on A Wainwright's legendary guidebooks to the English Lake District. Which fell has most waterfalls? The longest ridges? The roughest ascent? The best views? The wettest path? The only ascent description that starts with a descent? And what did AW ever do for the Romans? All these questions and hundreds more are answered in this book.
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Clive Hutchby climbed his very first Lakeland fell just two years afterthe publication of the last of the legendary fellwalker and guidebook writer Alfred Wainwright's seven Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, and a full six years before the author relented to 'pressure' from his fans and produced his final guide to the mountains of the Lake District, The Outlying Fells of Lakeland.
The stunning photographs in this book were taken by Cumbria-born Sean McMahon who, at the time of publication, has completed his fourth ascent of all 214 fells featured in Alfred Wainwright's first seven guidebooks. He is well-known among walkers for his excellent illustrated Lake District blog www.stridingedge.net. Sean and his wife own the gift shops Love The Lakes in Windermere and Keswick. They live on the edge of the National Park.