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, 24 December 2011

Christmas Eve -Cinema trip and Adam Hill to Holders to Hole Bottom to Two lads on Winter Hill

 Leo is in his push chair - we take this to school every day as its good in all weathers including the snow :)
 I am pushing the Pushchair today
 This is Middlebrook we are going to the cinema to see TinTin

we ate out at Mcdonalds as a special treat !
I have lost my front two upper teeth !

In the Afternoon I went on a run - Adam Hill to Holders Plantation to Hole Bottom to Two Lads - fast run


 Looking towards the Welsh mountains and Liverpool
 Two Lads

 The mast

 these are large stones
 Bell pit just below Adam Hill
 The masts and a lone cyclist
 My dad fell on down into this ! it normally me but you have to be careful
 Holders Farm
 A lone walker just above Holders plantation
 this is much more fun that it looks !
 the old dam wall at Holders plantation
Hole Bottom Brick and Tile works in the day ! no snow !
 My dads trainer and tracksuit covered in mud as usual ! this is clinker from burning coal
 some of old stone slabs in Hole bottom

 Looking down from two Lads
 the pike
 Two lads
 the mast from the two lads
 racing down from the two lads
 trying to find a dry route

Nearly back (two lads and mast )
4.85 mph today better in the day , no snow  or  rain or fog !

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Two Lads to Rivington and back again in fog/deep bog


around 4 miles in very foggy and failing light ,
the bogs were very deep tonight between the pike and the mast ,
Jake was at one point thigh deep !
very wet underfoot and wind chill left it feeling cold ,
This run was to test equipment and Jake's navigation .
for people who are unaware Jake has a full set of safety kit on him , full cover, phone, online GPS tracker -there are no blackout areas for the GPS on this route  , whistle, walkie talkie ,headlamp ,spare torch, Two strobe lights  -1 mile visibility , Hi reflective clothing, spare clothing, food .compass/map . we take Jake's safety very seriously, the clothing he uses is waterproof, multi layer high performance, His trainers are Walsh trainers designed for these conditions, Jake is very experienced on these fells but we err on the side of caution and kept to easy navigation routes. please be careful what Jake makes look easy really isn't in the dark and poor conditions. Please be careful !


Towards the two lads
the two lads in mist /fog
Me on two lads

race down towards Pike cottage
Brown Hill
River Douglas

getting foggy now

The pike in the fog/mist

Roly poly down from the pike

getting a drink
between the pike and the mast

The three photos shows you the visibility issue with the boundary wall
3 metres away
1 meter away

the boundary wall - this is very distinctive but unless you were on-top of it almost invisible

Headlamp allows me to see