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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

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Two Lads to Winter Hill Trig bright and Fresh today



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 This was a fun run - i love to play with Ice and take my time , it was a beautiful day , not a cloud in the sky  but could be very cold in the wind, my dad said it was bright and fresh today !


 the pike
 towards the mast I keep off the road as my trainers are not good on the road !
 lots of people were walking today

two lads
 playing with ice
 crossing ice , i can run across this but enjoy slipping across this
 I  am still playing with ice , my dad can wait ! i am near the Ice patch !




 
I love climbing !
 you can see the rocks were covered in frost today
 lots of Ice today
I can run across the water -well ice anyway !!!


 its still muddy under the ice !
 a lone runner

 see if i am careful not break the ice !
my trainers are still clean !



 the pike
 I use this as a navigation aid when its dark - its the boundary wall between Chorley and Horwich


 that's better the trainers are covered - my glove marks where the bog came up to ! Don't tell mum ;)



 on the trigg which was covered with frost and ice  - be careful this is not easy !




 we went off path


video

note from dad - this is the terrain that Jake can cover in the dark , please be careful the grass will tire you out and twist your ankle if you get this wrong  -what Jake makes look easy is not !
 Note from dad :
Note from dad :this is at Jake's neck height -we don't normally go this way  though i am aware of this as a marker and so we keep well away from this area  - please be aware of this  if you have limited  visibility in fog/sleet/dark  ,This has been left in place after the work to upgrade the mast to digital  was  completed  several months ago , 
 my dad's trainer  after one small bog !
 I have just got out of one bog which was above one of my knees !
 getting out backwards from a bog - my dad is teaching me to self rescue myself from these bogs  !
 these don't look deep but they are !!!

 bog marks above my knees on both legs !!
 the two lads !
 running down the tramway



4.88 miles per hour including many stops for the ice and saying hello to people ! 

-3 to 1  today bright and breezy !

4 comments:

  1. Hi Jake
    I love running when it is bright and frosty too.

    It means that I don't have to wash my dog Billy, when we get home.

    Happy new year from
    Steve and Billy

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  2. Hi from Simon, Jake
    Happy New year !
    look forward to running and exploring in 2012 ,
    thanks for your comments ,
    Jake and Simon

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  3. Hi you two,
    lucky you..I lived on the Belmont side of the moors and spent many weekends running/walking up to mast, I wasn't quite so young as you Jake! I never realised what a beautiful place this is until later on in my life. I now live in southern Germany and get to the Alps a few times a year, but I ttill love my walk up to mast when I'm home though! Your Dad doing the right thing for sure taking you up there..so much to see!

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