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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 http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2011/02/10-or-14-peak-courses-on-winter-hill-by.html

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Two lads , Rivington, Winter Hill ,Horwich sledge and Roly poly -4C Snow 3 inch to 3ft



temperature good at start , the wind picked up and the chill factor became more intense dropping the feels like temperature another 4C
GPS failed to track for part of the route,but approx just under 2 miles
http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/two-lads-winter-hill-in-snow-304326/


video
sledging down the road
 climbing up the snowdrift 
 the mast is in the distance as we go up to Two Lads
 Adam hill and White Brow
Wilderswood and Wilder's moor



me climbing up after sledging down the hill  
video
me doing a roly-poly  


 the mast from Two Lads
 Rivington Pike ,Brown Hill and Crooked Edge Hill

on top of Two Lads 








sliding down on the sledge
video

this was really fast
where the wind has blown the snow. It looks like sand

http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Two_Lads_Cairns.html
about the two Lads
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Pennine_Moors
good background to this area
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/jed/latest_walk29.htm
good local walking site
http://www.mypennines.co.uk/west-pennine-moors/walks/310510.html
another local walking site
http://justramblingon.co.uk/tag/rivington-pike/
Good Walking site
http://www.boltonmrt.org.uk/go.php?page=news#3370
recent incident on sledging
Note from dad : you have to careful - these slopes had very deep snow and soft landings where we went , there are rocks hidden under the snow in other parts of these slopes , please be careful
-Jake spent a lot of time learning how to up and down deep snow slopes safely, also how to enjoy himself  safely , there is always a trade off of undertaking more extreme forms of outdoor activities (for a 7 year old) and  safety, have fun but do this safely,


http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/dec/20/best-and-worst-sledges
this link taken from the Bolton Mountain rescue article above

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