September 18,2022: The 24-year-old Anna Taylor, from Windermere in the Lake District completed one of the ultimate goals for any British mountaineer by climbing all 100 multi-pitch trad climbs listed in the UK reference guidebook Mountain Rock.

Anna Taylor tackled most of the ascents without ropes. 24-year-old linked the routes over a period of 53 days by human power, which meant that she cycled, ran and hiked from one climb to the next. In total, Ms Taylor climbed more than 12,000m (39,000ft), cycled more than 1,000 miles (1,600km) and ran or walked almost 200 miles (340km).

She told to BBC “Being the first person to complete a human-powered link-up of Mountain Rock is something that I’m really proud of, and I certainly hope that I won’t be the last to do it. It’s been a long, hard, and – at times – scary journey, but it’s allowed me to travel to parts of the UK that I never would have otherwise seen, and challenges like this always remind me just how much of an adventure you can have on our little island, without having to fly off overseas.”

Mathew Wright, Taylor’s partner, accompanied her on all her climbs and provided logistical support with his van.

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Image Source: ANNA TAYLOR
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Image Source: ANNA TAYLOR