Three Peaks Challenge – the climb
Jul18

Three Peaks Challenge – the climb

The team got up at 5 for the start of the Three Peaks Challenge and started climbing Ben Nevis at 6. It was tough. The two boys and B led the way, with A struggling a bit more and my husband and D keeping him company at the back. They were at the top of the mountain just after 8 and finished it in 4 hours and 18 minutes. I’d imagined they would take some lovely photos of the scenery, but they didn’t have time. Just a...

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Three Peaks Challenge – the beginning
Jul17

Three Peaks Challenge – the beginning

For a long time, it has been my eldest’s dream to do the Three Peaks Challenge. If you don’t know what that is, it’s climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, Wales and England – Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike – in under 24 hours. So that’s climbing three big mountains, and all of the strain that puts on your legs and body, plus a lot of travelling and sleep deprivation. It’s a really...

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Ben Nevis adventure
Jun09

Ben Nevis adventure

Ever since he first climbed Snowdon three years ago, my eldest has been determined to climb more mountains. He’s climbed it six times, three times with just my husband and three times with his siblings. Once, I even went along (never again!). In recent months, mountains have become an obsession. He has plans to do the Three Peaks next year – properly, in 24 hours. He hopes to climb Everest one day, plus an awful lot of...

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Going hiking with Hi-Tec walking boots
May19

Going hiking with Hi-Tec walking boots

My 14 year old son spent many years as an intrepid Scout and last year moved on to become an intrepid Explorer. He loves nothing more than hiking, camping and climbing mountains. While other boys are gaming or messing about on social media, my son is researching mountains he hopes to climb. An intrepid Explorer who loves climbing mountains needs a good pair of boots, so I was very pleased to be offered a pair for him from Hi-Tec. He...

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Walking boots from Outdoor Look
May06

Walking boots from Outdoor Look

My eldest loves nothing more than hiking. He’s climbed Snowdon six times, he did a 30 mile hike on Scout camp last year and he did an 18 mile night hike with Explorers in horrendous rain earlier this year. He is just about to do his final expedition for his DofE Bronze award and is climbing Ben Nevis in a few weeks (eek!). Good walking boots are absolutely essential for him. He had a good pair, but my son has done nothing but...

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