AN ULVERSTON man is currently aiming to set a record for doing all 214 of the Wainwrights in the Lake District in winter.

Dom Ainsley started out from Keswick on Sunday at around 7.15am.

His mammoth journey will see him run more than 300 miles and ascend around 36,000 metres.

Later this year, he is also planning to break the summer (and overall) record for the challenge.

This is currently held by Paul Tierney, a Windermere running coach who covered all 214 peaks in six days and six hours in June 2019, shattering Steve Birkinshaw's six days 13 hours record from 2014.

According to Mr Ainsley, posting on his Instagram account, the winter record has not been attempted before and is a bit of an “unknown quantity”.

The 23-year-old, a climber and mountaineer who has spent months training in the Alps for the epic double challenge, added: "I understand the magnitude of doing this twice in six months and will be fully prepared no questions asked."

You can track Mr Ainsley's progress here.