Ascent of Silbury Hill in 1995
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||187 m / 614 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportSilbury 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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