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ARCHIVE: Man climbs 273 Irish mountains after quitting job and selling home

Three years ago, a trip around the world changed James Forrest’s life.

He realised the life he’d lived before his travels – a full-time office job and a mortgage in a busy city – wasn’t the stuff of his dreams.

So he sold his house and moved to the verdant Lake District in England, close to the mountains to develop his passing for hiking. He kissed goodbye to the steady life of an €35,000 salary and headed for the peaks and troughs of a freelance mountain life.

For more photos of James' travels see: www.instagram.com/jamesmichaelforrest

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