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Fred Hoyle and Donald Clayton ascending Helvellyn, the highest mountain in The Lake District (about 3100 feet) on August 17, 1974. After Hoyle's resignation of the Plumian professorship in Cambridge in 1972, he purchased a historic farmhouse at 1400 feet on the northern slopes of Helvellyn, where they descend into Dockray on Ullswater. On this day Hoyle led a long hike back to his home from the top.



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