Mountains of the months: 2017 – what did I learn?

In January 2017 I set myself the challenge of walking up a mountain each month. It started with failure when I set off poorly equipped in the snowy Brecon Beacons and turned back well before I had intended to. I call this a failure in one sense; I didn’t do the route I set out…

Mountain of the month: December 2017; Craig Wion, Snowdonia, Wales

Mountains in December came in the form of a new year trip to Snowdonia. After the early snowfall that November and December experienced I had visions of snowy days on the Snowdon massif akin to those I have been fortunate enough to experience in previous winters. However, this was not to be. Snowdonia is a…

#walk1000miles an interview with an inspirational lady

I’ve been the interviewee but never the interviewer. I decided 2018 was the year to take the leap into interviewing and in the manner of a small child doing a school project decided to start by interviewing my mum. She’s generally pretty inspirational but on this occasion I wanted to focus on one of her…

Thinking backwards and forwards

January is not my favourite month, it forces me inside and encourages reflection and planning. Every year I promise myself that I wont let it get to me, instead I’ll embrace all the nice things you can do inside like catching up on ‘must watch’ telly and batch cooking. Reflection can be helpful and one…

Mountain of the month: November 2017; Bath Skyline, Somerset, UK

After October’s budget busting mountain of the month taking the form of Shivling in the Indian Himylaya November’s had to be a more local affair. Having recently headed north, south and west from Bristol in search of local-ish high points I decided to head East and explore a trail maintained by the National Trust: The…