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The Wainwrights! We joined our digital director for one leg of his walking challenge to complete the Lakeland fells in 2022…

You may have seen last month we all got our pro­fes­sion­al cam­era equip­ment out (that’s an iPhone to most of us) and took on Elaine’s cam­era club chal­lenge. If you didn’t see what we got up to you can catch up on our Insta­gram page or in our last blog post.

Well, this month, as part of the Foundry Does… series, we swapped our cam­eras for cagoules in sup­port of Ian, our founder and keen hik­er. He’s set him­self the chal­lenge of com­plet­ing all 214 Wain­wrights this year, so we decid­ed to tag along on one of his walks.

These peaks all lie with­in the bound­ary of the Lake Dis­trict Nation­al Park in Cum­bria, and cov­er a wide range of heights, from major moun­tains such Scafell Pike at 978metres (3,209 ft), to Cas­tle Crag, the small­est Wain­wright at 290metres (951 ft). We all donned our walk­ing boots and water­proofs, which we were very thank­ful for as the mist descend­ed, and off we set! With Ian already com­plet­ing 160 of the Wain­wrights, Angle­tarn Pikes was to be the 161st to get ticked off his list. 

We couldn’t have picked a wet­ter day to take on this chal­lenge. But, stocked up with ener­gy foods and the end goal of refresh­ments in the local pub, we stomped through the marsh, rocks, and water. Get­ting to the top of the fell was a great achieve­ment and with the stun­ning views we instant­ly under­stood why Ian gets out onto the fells each week­end. Even though it was a lit­tle fog­gy, it was still a beau­ti­ful sight.

What an absolute plea­sure it was shar­ing the day with such a great group of peo­ple. Although we did get a lit­tle damp!” — Ian

After a quick rest and some snacks, we all ven­tured back down the fell to end up back at the local pub to enjoy a well-deserved drink.

The Foundry Does…series will be post­ed reg­u­lar­ly on our Insta­gram and LinkedIn chan­nels. So, make sure you keep an eye on our feeds to see who and what will fea­ture next!