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

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Fermont Fort maginot line

this is the main entrance to the fort


this is a 88 mm German gun

video
this is a really noisy train
video

a very narrow passage


video
this is a turret that moves up and down.

Trou des Fées (Fairy Caves) - Virton, Belgium


This is the car park for the Fairy Caves at Croix Rouge, near Virton.



Going up the hill to the caves.



In the caves.



This bit was too small, we can't go any further in.



This image is like the two squirrels I saw playing in the forest where the caves were.

Link to the route we took: http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/fairy-caves-297716/

Here is a link for the caves in French: http://users.mobistar.be/ardwenna/index_fichiers/Page12067.htm

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Lower Montcliffe quarry, Site of Montcliffe Colliery






Debris from the mine or quarry?



Is this a fossil?


This is the quarry.


A lot of water from an unknown source-iron pipe?


A sun fire mark on a house.


Yarrow plant to help stop bleeding.

The route: http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/montcliffe-colliery-295836/

Links
http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/mont.htm
good overview of the Montcliffe colliery
http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=1431
climbing site