Life Changing Challenges

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  • I always found a way.

    My motivation and determination started from a young age. I am a thalidomide and I was born without legs.

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  • Machu Picchu Trek experience - Never have I......

    “Never have I ………….

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  • Travels with a Trekker - Mount Snowdon

    Daytrip – Snowdon!

    It was Snowdon or Bust – or so it felt! – We had the idea whilst whiling away the winter nights and
    getting itchy feet and wanderlust. And suddenly here we were at the bottom of Mount Snowdon,
    wondering why on earth we had made that phone call to our Expedition leader suggesting we climb
    it.

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  • Inspirational Wing Walk Challenger

    I’d never done anything like this. But on turning 40 last October I decided I wanted to do something adventurous. Some might call it a midlife crisis!

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  • Winging it for Prevent Breast Cancer

    This experience has taken me from relieved to proud then from scared to death to completely
    exhilarated.

    I am a bit of an adrenaline junkie at the core but the idea of a wing walk did leave my heart in my
    mouth. This combined with life events, you know, marriage, kids and work, left it on the back
    burner.

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  • Wing Walking. What an experience!!

    I only realised I was an adrenaline junkie when I first did a Sky Dive in 2017. What an experience!! I was hooked on the adrenaline rush, the excitement mixed in with fear and the huge high it gave me.

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  • The 'Gift' of Cancer

    Yes, ok, you think I am mad! Well….. actually you might be right! When faced with your own mortality, especially, when, ironically you thought you were the fittest and healthiest you had ever been does tend to warp your brain!

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  • Leave No Trace

    'Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints' is a saying often used to highlight the concept of leaving no trace when we head into the hills and mountains. We all want to admire the pristine beauty of our countryside but this is sometimes marred by what is left behind by some walkers, sometimes through ignorance, sometimes through laziness. I want to use the blog to give some simple advise to help keep our countryside a pleasant place to visit.

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  • Kilimanjaro adventure - Part 4

    Scree running is fun, particularly after the arduous climb the night before. The guides, Kertrina and I stood at Stellar Point looking down the way we had come up – in the light it was completely different. The sun was up now and starting to burn, Kertrina was still suffering with the altitude and the guides had quite rightly determined that down to Barafu Camp was the safest and most expedient way of fixing this little issue. Coming up had taken 7 hours, going back down to 4,600m from 5,745m should take 3.

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  • Kilimanjaro adventure - Part 3

    Barafu camp is a bit of a staging post, for those going to summit and for those coming back so at around 16h00 it’s busy with those coming up from the lower levels and for those coming back from the previous night’s summit. This is the time set aside for sleep in preparation for the summit push. As you can imagine, it’s near impossible to get a good rest and after 4 previous nights of very little sleep the call to get up for a late dinner was not exactly welcomed with good cheer.

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