“Live life, don’t just exist”

A Letter to my Dad

I am not quite sure how I can truly thank you for supporting me through all these years, growing up and now that I’ve left home. I know I have been a difficult person at times to deal with but that doesn’t mean that I ever lost sight of how…

Mountains and the Mind

Edges and exposure are a bit of a no go for me and for a long time this has held me back from doing the exciting and challenging things that I want to be doing: ridge walking, climbing, scrambling and so on. One wrong step could see me hurtling down some…

A Different Point of View

An impromptu trip home was just what I needed. Peterborough is not a place to relax and catch up on some rest. I felt the need for some fresh air and a familiar place. So with five minutes to go before I needed to head out of the door for…

Keswick Mountain Festival Adventures – Saturday

We walked on to the show ground at around 9.30 in the morning on Saturday. It was a quiet affair at that stage. There were stands being set up and a few triathletes milling around getting ready for their race at 10. It was cold. You never would have guessed…

Adventure: A Mindset

How do you perceive adventure? Is it something big and scary or can it be reduced to bite sized chunks? I always felt that to go on an adventure was something grand; it was something that took a lot of time and a lot of money; it was something that…