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Ascent of Silbury Hill in 1995

Climber: Peter Stone

Date:1995
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Silbury Hill
    Location:UK-England
    Elevation:187 m / 614 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Silbury Hill is the largest man-made mound in Europe, it compares in height and volume to the roughly contemporary Egyptian pyramids. Probably completed in around 2400 BC, this chalk hill is part of the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ascent is illegal and frowned upon by anyone who treasures our pre-historic heritage. Nevertheless I did climb it in about 1995 while still an irresponsible youth; easy enough to ascend once you've climbed over the surrounding barbed-wire fences but you're highly visible from all directions while you do it.
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Silbury Hill, the largest man-made mound in Europe and part of the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites UNESCO World Heritage Site (1995). Photo by Peter Stone.
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