Category Archives: Hiking

Gold, day 4, completion.

12°C, sunny but rain at the end A day to wait, cleanup and packing the minibuses carried on against a background of sun and a cloud inversion.​ A cold front drew over us as the day finished bringing rain, heavy … Continue reading

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Gold, day 3

12°C, rain of the drizzly variety. Sun later. Our assessor gave them a low level route which was mostly the Trans Pennine Trail. The tops were shrouded in hill fog and rain fell heavily at times. We decided to walk the … Continue reading

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Gold, day 2

12°C, some sun, some drizzle. Second day for my Gold groups, and it’s quite a long one. One had to be withdrawn by the first checkpoint, she had a knee injury. I tried lending a neoprene support but it didn’t … Continue reading

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Gold expedition, day 1.

12C, dry and mostly sunny. After a sharp climb, the groups get themselves onto the Pennine Way on kinder. We hiked up to man the checkpoint on a col near a crash-site. Both groups were later than we expected, but … Continue reading

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DofE qualifying, Dark Peak.

12°C, white cloud start, rain later. Gold Acclimatisation and Training day: walked a circuit on Kinder Scout to train this group since they didn’t pass their first practice expedition. Below, under “more” is a copy of their feedback I wrote … Continue reading

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Streap, a Corbett.

10°C, rain most of the day. Milky mist with some patches of sun. Corryhully bothy is ideal for this route. In effect, I went straight out this morning onto the hill. Nevertheless, two hours went by before I reached the … Continue reading

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A night with voles.

13°C down to 10°, sunshine and showers Corryhully bothy is in the Glenfinan estate. After a casual day recovering from the Mamores, I needed somewhere dry to relax. This is ideal, it has facilities that no other bothy has. It’s … Continue reading

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The Mamores from Kinlochleven.

12°C, dry white cloud to start, rain after about 3pm. Walk along The West Highlands Way for a short while before taking a wet turning north. Onto a bealach that connects two of the horseshoe’s summits. The route up the … Continue reading

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Sgorr Dearg, 1024m

13°C, brisk SW Bringing showers late afternoon. Part of the Ballachulish horseshoe. Met a group of guys from around north Manchester getting ready for a walk. I asked where they were going to go. They showed me on a route … Continue reading

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Bleaklow and a crash site.

16°C, some showers, some sun. Mostly grey. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 13.53km, time: 03:34:10, pace: 15:50min/km, speed: 3.79km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2412514553 With Carl and Chris to practice nav. techniques. My GPX track does not include the first 1/3. S). Shame because … Continue reading

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