About Me

Winter Hill ,Horwich, UK
About Me Jake ,I am 11 years old and have Autism. This Blog is about what I can do not what I cannot,sometimes people think I cannot because I have autism ,this blog is about challenging that!I have lots of special interests, in particular running, exploring and this blog shows a small amount of what I get up to! Please be careful as some of activities I do may look easy are not , I know Winter Hill very well I can get off safely and know what to do when the weather closes in ,to keep myself safe I use high performance clothing and footwear,waterproof/ breathable/reflective/thermal layers. in layers so I keep warm and dry , I take my safety seriously and I always take care when out exploring. My dad is very experienced on the fells he is teaching me how to keep safe.I can use a map and compass, the hills can be windy , very cold, be wet , misty and boggy. STAY SAFE! check out under my link's for advice on safety from Bowland and Pennine Mountain rescue. Try my Winter Hill Challenge

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Coniston Old Man Mine or Moss head Slate Quarry Part 1

this is the youth hostel we stayed at

the view is beautiful

this hill is very hard to run up it became steeper later on !

a old truck?

slate waste-very hard to run up -see the video below!

a iron  rope for  moving the slate  

we  followed the iron rope to locate the mine up the mountain - Coniston Old Man
iron pole for sliding and for moving the slate -can you see the rail tracks ?

machine made in Leeds

the first mine site

this is a tunnel ,this was blocked after 40 feet
on top of the first tunnel

Links :

use the 3 D display to see the complete route in mapmyrun
1341 feet climb in total , climb to the mine has a ranking  of 1 which is the most severe climb rating without climbing , 4.21 miles total  completed in 3.5 hours, pause time in mines exploring 1.5 hours,

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow what a lovely looking hostel and the views from the window must have been stunning!!! All that slate too, I think I would have taken longer than you to do that climb hehe!