Well, it had to happen. I’ve been dragged into the world of blog. The blog is mostly going to be about my mountain related activities, to keep my mates and Hillcraft customers (past, present and future) up to date with what I’m doing. Or not, as the case may be.
I’m aiming to post something on a weekly basis, and it will be short and to the point – I don’t want any of you falling asleep as you read!
So, what’s on this week? Well, mainly finding out how to make up a blog! Regard this as work in progress, which may look completely different the next time you visit. Any tips from experienced bloggers will be taken on board, and possibly even acted upon – who knows?
Hill stuff this week has been in the office. I’ve managed to get a new route off to Walking World – It’s a cracking walk up Yr Aran, which is the peak immediately south of Yr Wyddfa (that’s Snowdon to us English, or should I say us Sais?) The photos below are Yr Aran looking from Llyn Gwynant and the East Ridge of Yr Aran below that. The slightly murky light quality is due to heat haze – No, honestly!! Yes, I know it’s Wales in October!
I also had a short edit to do on a local walk (Saltaire to Ilkley via Ilkley Moor) due to a set of railings being placed across the route. If any of you out there are regular walkers in search of new ideas for routes, it’s worth checking out Walking World for ideas (www.walkingworld.com).
A route like Yr Aran takes about four hours to walk, more or less. Putting it into shape for Walking World probably takes at least twice as long, so in theory I could box it off in a day. That’s if I didn’t have the dog to walk, ASDA to visit, the usual social hurly-burly, etc. So the job usually gets spread over a week. I’ve another route in waiting for them that is nothing more than a collection of images and a GPS track log at the moment, but that will (hopefully) get finished next week.
So much to do, so little time!
Text and images © Paul Shorrock