Feet in the Clouds
A Tale of Fell-Running and Obsession
In this evocative account of a season on the fells, Richard Askwith explores fell-running – the practise of running up and down trackless mountains in all weathers- in the most authentic way: by putting on his studded boots and running as many of the great races as possible, from Borrowdale to Ben Nevis.
In the process, he not only endures the stamina-sapping agonies of going up and the bone-breaking terrors of hurtling back down but also encounters the sport’s all-time greats: athletes of astounding endurance and tenacity. Ultimately his own obsession drives him to the toughest challenge: the Bob Graham Round – a non-stop circuit of 42 of the Lake District’s highest peaks, to be completed within 24 hours.
b&w photographs. Map.