“Mountains, like men, have their history. They too are born, grow old, decay and die. ‘Do they also love?’ A character from Mosca might ask. No, of course they don’t love. But they are loved, and with what love!” - Felice Benuzzi, No Picnic on Mount Kenya Scrambling/Hiking Weekend in Snowdonia This was my second time out with Stuart and a group to Snowdonia and was it fantastic! Though this time it was intense and not “in-tents”. Here’s a picture I took of what happens when t
The Fear is Real!
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." - Nelson Mandela The Fear Lots of people have said to me: "You go on lot of adventures, but they are always cold or in the mountains. Would you consider a jungle trek?" My response is always the same: "There are no bugs in cold mountain environments. There are bugs in the jungle. I don't 'do' bugs" This dislike of bu
“We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.” - John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra Wild Camping in Snowdonia Coming from California to London, I was worried I’d be surrounded with skyscrapers and concrete for miles. I can’t imagine how wrong I was, with wild “ponies” (a.k.a unicorns), 30-50 mph winds, mountains that names sound like dragons, to running through the rain at the top of m