This article first appeared on Explorersweb.com. The original can be read here.
After 10 years in a dead-end job, James Forrest left to pursue a career as a full-time explorer. He has since become the UK’s “Mountain Man”. Last year he climbed all 446 mountains in England and Wales in just six months. And he has just completed a record-breaking climb of Ireland’s 273 mountains, also known as the Vandeleur Lynams, traversing 1,000km in two months.