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

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Czech Republic to Germany and Back again light snow -9c feel factor -15c

 setting off it was -9 but the wind chill was low at -15, Leo's cover had frozen straight away , the cover had gone brittle ,

 fresh snow with more due great !

 buried in  snow the play ground , spielplatz in German

 the wind chill in this exposed part had dropped to -20!
 I put up another hood to reduce the effect of the wind

 It began to snow the snow was very small flakes  !

 It was better in the forest !
 one of the snow drifts , it was frozen so easy to walk on !

 all the trees were covered in snow !
 It was very beautiful

 Leo has 5 layers on him , we have spare clothing on us, a map , I have a compass, a whistle  a strobe light  just in case ,
 Evie carries a whistle and strobe light

 on our way towards German Czech border

 The Border with Germany, Pozor means beware !

 standing between the Czech Republic and Germany

 signs in Czech  and German

 In Germany !

 The trees were beautiful!
 Evie Practising climbing snow drifts,
 you can see the fresh snow !

 one of the circular pattern  trees !
 a snow covered tree!

 my dad showed us which trees were best to survive a night out under and also from a blizzard

 you can see the cross country ski tracks also the push chair

 the hi viz jacket has a high viz marking which appears to flash when you move your arms ,
 learning how to cross snow drifts

 It was snowing now only the recent tracks you can see , the three wheeler tracks are distinct
 the Czech and German Border , this was east Germany so the border was not as protected as the East West divide from the last war ,

 the no man land , Me , mum and Evie on the German Side, Dad and Leo inbetween CZ and DE
 German Czech border

 in CZ,

 can you see the Skier ?

 we had some biscuits the jam had frozen in them! so they were hard but still tasted nice !

 this highlights the snow !

great walk , tiring as it was 7 km for Evie 

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