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Dog climbs all the Wainwright fells
5:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014 in News
TOPSIE the Bedlington Terrier has climbed all 214 Wainwrights – and she is only five years old.
Don and Pam Morris’s four-legged friend was taken on her first walk up Raven Crag on Christmas Day 2008 after being born in August.
Mr Morris, from Ings, said: “We always go out to Raven Crag on Christmas Day so we just took Topsie with us.
“I’ve been obsessed with doing the Wainwrights for a long time, and I’ve done them more than once.”
Last week Topsie scaled her final Wainwright – Castle Crag in the Borrowdale Valley near Keswick – with the retired couple.
Mr Morris said the most challenging climb for Topsie was Scafell Pike - England’s highest mountain.
“She enjoys them and never complains but the first time she did Scafell Pike, towards the top she was most unhappy and when it rained she went into a mini cave and retracted into the feotal position,” he said.
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Topsie was recently found to be wheat intolerant which has led the couple to source a new hill-top snack.
“Now we go to a shop in Kendal and buy dried fish skins to take with us,” said Mr Morris.
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