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Overseas Traveller, Would-be Mountaineer, Skier, Hiker & Occasional Idiotic Adventurer.
In the last month I have:
|walked 9.2 km, climbed 73 metres and shared 1 track and 0 routes|
So far this year I have:
|walked 463 km, climbed 23,376 metres and shared 36 tracks and 16 routes|
|bagged 64 peaks|
In 2017 I:
|walked 488 km, climbed 16,997 metres and shared 39 tracks and 0 routes|
|bagged 47 peaks|
17th Nov 2018
A walk around the few remaining fens in south Essex including Orsett Fen, Buplhan Fen and Stringcock Fen.
Beacons: 397 | Distance: 9.2 km | Height Gain: 73 m
A Combi Map of all the hikes and climbs completed while exploring The Lake District in 2018.
Beacons: 4882 | Maps: 12
8th Nov 2018
Straight up the most prominent brow from Howtown to the summit rocks of Pikeawassa atop Steel Knotts. After then dipping down into Matterdale an ascent of Beda Head.
Beacons: 437 | Distance: 10.9 km | Height Gain: 831 m
7th Nov 2018
A quick up and down of the solitary Great Mell Fell.
Beacons: 148 | Distance: 3.9 km | Height Gain: 299 m
6th Nov 2018
An ascent of Glenridding Doss via The Rake. Return by Stybarrow Pass.
Beacons: 191 | Distance: 5.1 km | Height Gain: 360 m
5th Nov 2018
A hike up Grisedale Valley to the tarn then an ascent from the SW up the narrowing ridge from Deepdale Hause to the summit of St Sunday Crag. The descent takes in the smaller summit of Birks before a steep drop down a pathless slope to Patterdale.
Beacons: 642 | Distance: 16.6 km | Height Gain: 870 m
A two week expedition to Ladakh in north west India to climb the highest mountain in the Zanskar Range - Stok Kangri 6153m.
Beacons: 2255 | Maps: 9
Trek across the Matho La (4965m), with views of Stok Kangri, to Smankarmo (4380m).
Beacons: 342 | Distance: 8.4 km | Height Gain: 827 m
The hike back out from Base Camp down to Stok Village. The prettiest day of trekking on the entire route.
Beacons: 495 | Distance: 12.1 km | Height Gain: 329 m
An acclimatisation climb from Base Camp to a nearby col which was actually the start of the main route to the summit. Used as a precursor to the summit attempt to familiarise ourselves with the route.
Beacons: 58 | Distance: 1.3 km | Height Gain: 180 m
The Big One! - The push for the summit from Base Camp with an Alpine start and a 7-8 hour climb to the summit. Descent back to Base Camp.
Beacons: 487 | Distance: 9.0 km | Height Gain: 1,540 m
With Stok Kangri in view for the entire duration of the trek up the valley we move from a dusty Camp 4 at Mankarmo up to the even rockier and dustier Base Camp at approx 5000m.
Beacons: 139 | Distance: 3.2 km | Height Gain: 616 m