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Fisher's Favourite - Jeff Ford

Written by George Fisher

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Today's Fisher's Favourite is Jeff Ford.

Jeff lives amongst the Lake DIstrict Northern Fells, and is the Chairman at the Mountain Heritage Trust. He is a keen collector of mountaineering literature and ephemera as well as being a avid cyclist and walker.
He has completed three rounds of the 214 Wainwrights, and all the Nuttalls (the 444 mountains of England and Wales over 2000 feet).
Further afield he was a member of the British Nanda Devi Expedition in 2000, led by John Shipton in the footsteps of his father, Eric Shipton. Two years later in 2002 Jeff trekked to Kangchenjunga and again in 2005 trekked with George Band and others to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Joe Brown and George Band’s first ascent of the mountain. In 2003 he visited Peru on an expedition that re-discovered the lost Inca city of Llactapata that was first discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1913.

"I first visited the Lake District and George Fisher’s 25 years ago. Over the years I became involved with British mountaineering and climbing heritage. I am fascinated that the Keswick shop was originally the Abrahams’ photography studio and the vintage ice axe display inspired me to build my own collection, which is now well over 100.
Living in the Northern Fells, I have a great affinity for Blencathra and one of my favourite scrambles is over Sharp Edge and Hall’s Fell ridge, culminating in a pint at the Horse and Farrier in Threlkeld.
It also gives me great pleasure in guiding friends over Sharp Edge for their first time ( - Friends Kirsten and Lucy enjoying their first time on Sharp Edge, as pictured).
Recently, we were delighted to relocate the Mountain Heritage Trust office and archive to its fantastic new home at the Blencathra Field Studies Centre."

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