the original idea was to show people what Jake could do rather than what he couldn't,
Jake has a sensory issue with holding a pen so this seemed a way of getting around that issue by using a keyboard., Jake showed great interest in the local area and anything that involved getting wet! Jake has gone on to become interested in some more extreme outdoor pursuits normally with fell shoes on !
Evie will also come along as well
Jakes new baby Brother
Jake has visited both France, Belgium and Holland twice ,
Jake put together a challenge run
Places planned 2011
Cross fell mines,
Whinlatter forest runs,
Holcombe moor ,
trips planned to Belguim/Holland
people have asked how much of this is Jakes Blog,
Jake gets the options to choose from some different routes which Jake/myself have researched .
Jake writes most of the individual Blog entries but I proof read and add to what is there through links,
I generally pick out all the good photos from a run and myself and Jake review these and remove ones we Dont feel fit into the Blog.
Yes Jake really does these distances and completes these runs, photos are generally Geo tagged
Jake's Original blog, 31/07/10
Jake's half year Blog
Jake's full year 31/07/11
108 blog entries
28,000 views in total
Both myself and Jake take a great deal of care when out and about,
I generally use risk aversion to avoid issues, a great deal of planning and preparation goes into the runs/walks,
Jake's equipment does vary but includes extra just in case we are delayed,
I take Jakes safety very seriously ,we often repeat things until i feel Jake gets the Technique or understands how to deal with things safely.
though I feel the following comment is much better than anything i could write
"Although Winter Hill is a wonderful “playground” and a place of great
beauty and fascination for many of us, we should always be aware of the
hidden dangers at all times, and do all we can to minimise them.
Unfortunately, many of us like the bleakness and solitude of the place,
and often go wandering around on our own - and at times when there is
perhaps nobody else around on the moors – and in the most appalling
weather conditions! Some would call us foolhardy, but this is our choice
and what we choose to do - and we would defend our right to do just this
– so long as we are all aware of the possible dangers and we dress and
equip ourselves to minimise the risks.
In poor weather never underestimate Winter Hill. The bogs really ARE
there. The visibility really CAN vanish totally within 60 seconds. The
body surface temperature plus the chill factor for those unsuitably
dressed, really CAN drop to –10C or more on top of the Hill.
DO take care on Winter Hill ….. but enjoy it! Remember. It CAN bite"