Being outdoors is an addiction for me. Not only do I get cabin fever but I also find myself incredibly irritating to people around me who suffer from my twitching if I don’t get fresh air and a long romp over moorland or mountains regularly. There is nothing like the feeling of the wind on your face (even if it comes with rain) to make you feel alive – it’s a perfect ‘reset button’ to the hazards of modern life.
Any chance I get I am out hiking or climbing and I always have some sort of adventure planned, no matter how big or small. I also love travel and seeing new cultures and so you’ll find some of my other adventures on here too.
When I’m not romping over the mountains or dreaming up the next overseas adventure, I work for a charity inspiring positive changes and providing second chances to young people.
I also work as a freelance Mountain Leader, working with young people through their Duke of Edinburgh award – training, supervising and assessing their expeditions around the UK, and providing adults with a variety of adventures in the outdoors.
I love inspiring people outdoors and seeing them get hooked on the bug of adventure that only self-reliance in the elements can bring. I’ll never forget the girl from inner city Manchester who was excited to be in the mist on the top of the Langdale Pike’s in the Lake District, as she could ‘touch the sky’. So I’m super excited to be an Ordnance Survey’s #GetOutside Champion for 2017.
I am also an active call-out member of my local Mountain Rescue Team, lead the odd cycle rides and addicted to climbing and running (though I’m not particularly good at either!)
Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope it inspires your adventures.
In 2016 I found my project, I hope that this blog helps you find yours.