542in2016 Challenge – Job Done!


We are really happy to report on Saturday 29th October Bill completed the  542in2016 Challenge for Cancer Research UK

Bill Honeywell 542in2016 Challenge for Cancer Research UK Map  bill-honeywell-twitter

A glance on the map published by Bill on Facebook shows the scale of the challenge.

Big smiles on Twitter last night with Bill Burkett and Mark Richards

Congratulations Bill.

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The Story

Bill Honeywell’s epic 542in2016 Challenge for Cancer Research UK has now reached the final stage.

“The last day of the Challenge, which will be on Carron Crag, from the Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre this Saturday, 29 October, meeting at 10 am. More details are on the website at www.542in2016.org.uk/join-in/ I hope you’re able to come – please let me know if you can” – Bill Honeywell

Having set himself the target of climbing all 542 ‘Birketts’ and ‘Wainwrights’ – basically every significant summit in the Lake District over 1,000’ – in one year, Bill, (64), has reached the top of 484 fells and has ‘only’ 58 to go. So far that’s 670 miles walking and over 200,000 ft of ascent! He’s also close to receiving total pledges, many at 10p per summit, of £30,000 for vital cancer research.

A double cancer ‘thriver’, as he likes to put it, Bill has endured indifferent weather since the start of June, including a monsoon on Scafell Pike, and needed to take two weeks off while a nasty boil right on his waist/rucksack line healed. Some of the ground is now so boggy, he’s taken to walking in wellies, which he declares to be far better than boots in the saturated conditions!

Bill’s website at www.542in2016.org.uk is constantly updated with progress of the walks and some enjoyable photography, and includes links for pledges and donations – please support him with a donation, however large or small. Bill will also welcome supporters on the last nine or ten days’ walks and details of these are also on the website.

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Follow Bill’s progress as he aims to climb 542 Lake District summits in 2016 for Cancer Research UK at www.542in2016.org.uk/

Bill’s Challenge Rohantime Update: 542 Lakeland Hills, Fells and Mountains


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