A blog from an ordinary bloke (mid thirties, married with kid, living near Manchester), for the ordinary folks, sat at the ordinary 9-5 desk, who would rather be somewhere else, heart pumping, limbs straining, taking on the elements, feeling alive. It's not about being great at what you do – although others inspire you to dream. It's about getting out there whenever you can, handicaps and all, pushing, challenging and battling until that rat is sated, and you can go for a pint.
Given my liking for going off into the hills for a few hours on my own, sometimes late into a summer evening and sometimes in bad conditions, I thought it was probably about time I learned how to use a … Continue reading →
It’s been pretty cold around Stockport in the last week or so but I didn’t realise just how cold it had got just a few miles down the road in the Peaks. These stunning images from the Derby Telegraph show … Continue reading →
It’s a beautiful cold day here in central Manchester, with amazingly clear blue skies. I’d much rather be out climbing today in the Peak District, and it’s on crisp days like this that my mind always wanders to a scene … Continue reading →