THE (Yorkshire) 3 Peaks – My Route…

25 01 2013

July 2007

After saying for years that, coming from Yorkshire, I really ought to have done the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge (or THE Three Peaks Challenge), I eventually decided, early in 2007, that I should get on with it. I asked Richard if he wanted to do it and he agreed to come with me. Also, it being a challenge walk, I decided to get it sponsored in aid of my favourite humane research charity. Read the rest of this entry »

Lakeland 3000 Footers

5 01 2013

(Photos all taken on different days)
Quite a few years ago now, I did another sponsored challenge in aid of my favourite cause – humane research, i.e. medical research not conducted on animals. For this I decided to do the Lakeland 3000 footers and managed to raise £500. Now, when I say I did the Lakeland 3000 footers, I don’t mean in the traditional way where you have to walk in between them making it a 45 mile walk and 11,000 feet of ascent. My own version, with my Mum driving me between the peaks in her car and acting as backup, still entailed a distance of 25 miles and 9,400 feet of ascent. Read the rest of this entry »

A Big Thanks to all Who Contributed :-)

6 10 2012

A huge thankyou to all who contributed to my sponsored Cuillin Challenge (see my ‘Really Hate to Have to do This’ post). The monies are now almost in and I’ve raised a grand total of £484 – naturally, I’ve made it up to £500.

Really Hate to Have to Do This…

25 04 2012

… the challenge that is – not putting out this request 🙂

As you will have gathered from reading my blog, I’m at present ‘doing the Munros’, i.e. walking all the (nominated) mountains over 3000 feet in Scotland – there’s 283 of them and I have 35 left to do. Of the 35 I have left, 10 of them are on the Cuillin Ridge on Skye and are fearsome for mountain cowards. I’ll attach a photo to show you what I mean.

That’s 2 of ’em! Read the rest of this entry »