A Dip into the Club Journals – 1923 – Eustace Thomas: A Long Circuit of the Fells

Welcome to November’s dip into the journals.
And there’s much to consider in the 1923 journal. 

This journal celebrated the coming of age the club, A E Burns (Hon. Sec.) provides an interesting summary, this shows, inter alia, that the club has always undertaken a range of diverse activities.

There are articles about solo trips through Dartmoor, Scotland and the Alps, and similar group excursions, new routes at Stanage End and High Neb, and on Ben Eighe.

But this month’s pick is again an article by Eustace Thomas.  At this stage in his early fifties, his Long Circuit of the Fells describes an attempt on the Lake District Fell Record, supported by club members, which he extended within the allowed 24 hours in covering 66 1/2 miles and 25,000 feet of ascent.  Typically he kept going and achieved 30,000 feet of ascent (a personal Everest?).  This was not bettered until 1932 when Bob Graham completed his eponymous round.

Read his article here, and more from the 1923 journal here.

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