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

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Journey back from Boží Dar to Hamburg

 the view

 Boží Dar
 road covered in snow with Ice ,

This journey is around 610 km and takes around 6 hours, Snow had fallen across Germany and was still snowing,

Note from Dad
We use Winter Tyres or cold weather tyres  which are compulsory in the Czech  Republic and recommended in Germany (to avoid a fine) in  snow,ice or winter condtions  , the highest it got was - 2 and lowest - 14c
We use these in the UK  for around 7 months as we take the safety of our vehicle in cold weather seriously, as  the morning and evening temp which does not go above 7c as they work more effectively below 7c than standard tyres.
In the CZ
as this area is subject to severe snow falls some falls have been 40cm over this holiday  and the hills are very steep we  keep a set of snow chains in the car  and know how to use them,

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Boží Dar, last day lots of new snow ,,Bo%C5%BE%C3%AD+Dar,+Czech+Republic&gl=uk&ei=9dNAUYmuI4antAbe34HABg&ved=0CLcBELYD

 more snow fell during the day we sledging but too much snow!

 Leo loves the sledge!

my dad and Leo,

 Leo likes the new  sledge,
my dad uses a keela jacket not a ski jacket,  this has two layers alone !
we use layers , Leo has thermal and waterproof  layers so can stay warm and dry even when on snow!

 Me and Evie snow tubing

 Evie can swing but the baby swing goes straight !



 it was snowing
 both my and Evie s freckles  have reappeared because of the snow !

 snow up the side of the house

 snow groomer for the slopes

 Me and Evie at top of the slope

 I hold onto Evies snow tube !
 it is very fast

 the temp dropped 4c to -9 it was very fine snow and frozen mist

 my mum and dad can see where we are even at this distance ! even in the mist and snow !

 Leo went to sleepit was - 11c , he is warm ! so he will go to sleep and stay asleep,
he has a thermal  foot muff and Leo tucks his hands in these, mum and dad have to check him to make sure he does not get too hot !

 Evie wears googles as the tempreture is very low now !

 snow blower which cleared the roads this morning

 the man clears the snow


 ready to sledge

 Evie uses Gortex to keep her warm and dry !

 with the red sledge you use your hands to balance to keep it straight ,

 the green sledge is very fast !

 Evies hair is frozen ,
we both use cream to protect our skin !
the wind had increased and meant the feel factor was -18c

 We had a great time !