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If things had gone according to plan we would now be over at Keswick setting up for the Mountain Festival this weekend. As with many events this one has now been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. As in previous years I was asked to be a guest speaker at the…

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Remembering…..

Great Gable summit

Following the launch of my idea to frame up the pages of the faulty copies of The Wainwrights in Colour books (see here) to help raise funds for Mountain Rescue, I have been busy this week mounting the pages and dispatching them out to customers. The fells chosen by customers…

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A page from my book

Wainwrights in Colour mounted pages

Tucked away in the corner of my workshop are two boxes of The Wainwrights in Colour books. These are only about 16 or 17 in number and they are (or were) never again to see the light of day, this was due to the fact that they were either slightly…

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Another great weekend

Andy Beck Keswick Mountain Festival

I am just back from another great weekend promoting and selling The Wainwrights in Colour book. This was the third time that we had been at Keswick Mountain Festival and amazingly this was the best so far. The weather was better than expected, the rain that was forecast for the…

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Keswick Mountain Festival 2019

Andy Beck at Keswick Mountain Festival

This morning I have just a few moments to write a short blog as I grab a quick coffee. Today is all about preparing for my next event- the Keswick Mountain Festival 2019. This will be the third year that we have attended and it is always hard work but…

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A date for your diary

As busy as 2018 was for me it seems that 2019 is following hot on it’s heels. The end of March already, where has the time gone. Behind the scenes my days are taken up with painting and going out gathering references for a new exhibition for the summer. More…

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My hand has been forced

The power of the big boys. Any one who has been following the progress of The Wainwrights in Colour book or may even have kindly purchased a copy from the website here or even attended one of the many talks that I have given around the country on the subject,…

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Imitation……the follow up.

Wainwright Society Challenge Book

A recap. Readers of this blog may recall a post that I made back in May regarding the Wainwright Society’s Challenge this year “Imitation, the highest form of flattery” which generated a deal of conversation (and support) on social media and via emails and I thank all of you who got…

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