Turning 40 in 2022, I decided to set myself the challenge of climbing forty peaks in 12 months.
This is a record of my progress.
13 September • Peak 8 of 40
Canisp and a Covid write-off
A plan to bag 16 peaks during a two-week holiday, soon went south.
30 July • Peak 7 of 40
Monte Pez and Rifugio Bolzano
After a slow start to peak bagging, I jumped at the opportunity to climb a mountain on holiday in Italy. And a mountain with the promise of lunch at the top is a big win!
12 May • Peaks 3 - 6 of 40
A last minute trip to the Lake District gave us the opportunity to check out the Fairfield Horseshoe.
9 April • Peak 2 of 40
Loch Long and Arrochar
A wild camp in the woods around Loch Long followed by a walk up The Cobbler on a beautifully clear day.
19 March • Peak 1 of 40
Beinn Each Wild Camp
I kicked off the year-long challenge with an 'easy' climb in the Trossachs. To make it more memorable we set up our first wild camp near the top and watched the sun setting behind Stob Binnein and Ben More.