: What's It All About, Tony?
16th April 2008
is slowly spreading!
folk have contacted me in the last week. Steve,
an exiled Lancastrian in Northampton, read the BB0812
Wet Wet Wet report about ten seconds after I had uploaded
it and sent me some interesting information about Sleddale
Hall being used as Monty's Holiday Home. To find
out more see Sleddale
was able to provide another Big Josie story:
Up, Roll Up, Come and see the Fat Girl!
also reminded me of the delights of Uncle
Joe's Mint Balls. Further research
revealed that Uncle
Joe now has his own dedicated
website, complete with lyrics.
you all aglow!
Ann from Keswick contacted me, not in connection with
but in relation to an article on Natland.info
accept the Wainwright Challenge to which
had put a link on her website Mad
About Mountains following her ascent
Fell. I sent her the links to the
blogs of Potter Fell, BB0510
website contains many splendid photos and an admirably
catalogued cross reference of her Wainwright walks and
much, much more. This motivated me to cross
reference the Ws on our Wainwrights
spreadsheet to the BOOTboys
outings, a process which I started and then managed
to lose all my input! I
have now completed it for the 214 peaks in the main
listings (being utterly confused in the process by Wansfell
having been listed under its other name of Baystones)
and will, in due course, cross reference our other outings.
can now announce that
the total number of Wainwrights not yet visited by BOOTboys
the name of the BOOTboys
most visited peak.
In joint second place, with four
visits each are:
Fairfield, Hart Crag, Harter
Fell and Thornthwaite Crag.
But the clear
winner, with six visits is.......
Click to find out!
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Avoiding the Graupel;
Lyth in the Old Dogs; 22 January
: That's Lyth;
: Tony's Memory Lane;
: Fell's Belles! Thank You Mells?
: The Langdale Skyline and a Fell Race!
An Outbreak of Common Sense;
Askham Fell and the Lowther Estate;
: Thanks to the MWIS
19th March 2008
: High Street and Kidsty Pike but no Fairy
: Prelude to Spring
2nd April 2008
: Spring in Lakeland
6th April 2008
Wet, Wet Sleddale to Mosedale Cottage
10th April 2008
: What's It All About, Tony?
17th April 2008
: The Hidden Mountain
22nd April 2008
: The Bowland CROW
1st May 2008
: High Cup Nick:
The Gurt La'al Canyon
7th May 2008
: Travelling Light
14th May 2008
BskiB08 : Bootski Boys in the Sella Ronda
23rd February - 1st March
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has kindly produced a log of which Wainwrights have
been done by which BOOTboy
in the "modern" era, i.e. since the advent
download the Excel file click on Wainwrights.
anyone wants to claim other peaks, please let me know
and I will submit them to the adjudication committee!
This page describes an adventure of BOOTboys, a loose group of friends of mature
years who enjoy defying the aging process by getting out into the hills as
often as possible!
As most live in South Lakeland, it is no surprise that
our focus is on the Lakeland fells and the Yorkshire Dales.
As for the name, BOOTboys, it does not primarily derive from an
item of footwear but is in memory of Big
Josie, the erstwhile landlady of
the erstwhile Burnmoor Inn at Boot in Eskdale, who enlivened Saint Patrick's Day
1973 and other odd evenings many years ago!
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