Fog, Bog and Slog – The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Hike

Coming off Whernside - Yorkshire 3 Peaks

Well, the Yorkshire 3 peaks was a game of 2 halves for  sure. The morning, starting at Horton in Ribblesdale at 6.30 a.m (actually, starting at 3.30 a.m at home) was shrouded in misty fog (one above mist but just below thick fog if you know what I mean) and drizzle. Which continued up and over Pen-Y-Ghent and up to … Keep reading >

Back on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge for @simonotstreets

I’m going to be doing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge later this year – raising money for Simon On The Streets and this post isn’t so much about fund-raising .. I’ll be on that soon enough 🙂 .. but more a prompt for me to get fitter (e.g now I’ve publicly committed to it!). Saturday 8th September. That’s the day. As this isn’t an ‘official’ event … Keep reading >

Traversing the Rum Cuillin .. soon (ish)

I’ve got two big walking dates in my diary for this year (so far) and I’m just beginning to fact-find about the first of them – a trip to Rum (Rùm) and a traverse of the Rum Cuillin. This will be in early May and I can’t wait. I’m excited for a few reasons, one is the obvious thing of … Keep reading >

Out on a walk – the geek edition

So, I’ve decided that before I attempt the national 3 peaks I need to make sure I can find my way up and down them. Obviously paper maps are a must – actually, learning to read one properly is a must also – but I’m a geek so I also want to try out a GPS system. I’ve looked at … Keep reading >

Just signed up to the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge

I must be mad. Or driven by fear that I really need to get in shape. So my solution? Train for the National 3 peaks challenge by doing the Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge. On 16th July to be exact. Which is not long now. So less typing and more planning for that I think! If you want to support me … Keep reading >

Starting this blog..

I’ve agreed to do the (UK) 3 Peaks Challenge. I want that statement to sit there for a second before I add to it. Gulp, okay on with the typing. The 3 Peaks challenge is probably difficult enough if you are a regular mountaineer, a seasoned hiker or hills runner – but I’m none of those things. I do take … Keep reading >