Alfred Wainwright


Born
in Blackburn, The United Kingdom
January 17, 1907

Died
January 20, 1991

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Alfred Wainwright was born in Blackburn, Lancashire to Thomas Wainwright and Elizabeth Nixon.[citation needed] His family was relatively poor, mostly due to his stonemason father's alcoholism. He did very well at school (first in nearly every subject)[1] although he left at the age of 13. While most of his classmates were obliged to find employment in the local mills, Wainwright started work as an office boy in Blackburn Borough Engineer's Department. He spent several further years studying at night school, gaining qualifications in accountancy which enabled him to further his career at Blackburn Borough Council. Even when a child Wainwright walked a great deal, up to 20 miles at a time; he also showed a great interest in drawing and cartog ...more

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A Coast to Coast Walk

4.49 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 1973 — 8 editions
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The Eastern Fells

4.76 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 2003 — 7 editions
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Wainwright Anniversary Boxe...

4.73 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2005
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The North Western Fells

4.72 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1964 — 5 editions
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The Northern Fells

4.73 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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The Far Eastern Fells

4.79 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 1900 — 6 editions
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The Central Fells

4.68 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 1958 — 4 editions
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The Southern Fells

4.76 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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The Western Fells

4.76 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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Memoirs of a Fellwanderer

4.11 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1993 — 5 editions
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“There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.”
Alfred Wainwright, A Coast to Coast Walk

“The fleeting hour of life of those who love the hills is quickly spent, but the hills are eternal. Always there will be the lonely ridge, the dancing beck, the silent forest; always there will be the exhilaration of the summits. These are for the seeking, and those who seek and find while there is still time will be blessed both in mind and body.”
Alfred Wainwright, The Western Fells

“You were made to soar, to crash to earth, then to rise and soar again.”
Alfred Wainwright

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