Tag Archives: Pennine Way

#216 – “I’ve sunbathed on Kinder, been burned to a cinder…” (from ‘The Manchester Rambler’ by Ewan McColl)

Regular readers of this blog will know that every January I disappear for a week to work with my old mate John Bamber on one of the Safety Teams on the Spine Race (click here for the back-story of ‘The … Continue reading

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#212 – Bleaklow from Snake Pass

I’m not saying that I’ve turned into a ‘fair weather walker’, but It’s good to be able to pick and choose hill days according to the conditions.    It doesn’t always work that way though – I had to taxi … Continue reading

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#209 – Mam Tor, the Shivering Mountain

Living in North Wales, there really isn’t any need to go far for a good day out in the mountains, but sometimes it’s good to have a change.   A Peak District trip was on the cards, and one walk … Continue reading

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#195 – Mam Tor – The ‘Shivering Mountain’

About 4000 years ago, the slopes of Mam Tor in the Peak District of Derbyshire would not have been a good place to be.    The hill is mostly sandstone lying on top of unstable shales, and 4000 years ago the … Continue reading

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#194 – The Pennine Way in winter – twice as much fun for Javed

On 16 January 2016, the fifth Montane Spine Race ended at Kirk Yetholm in Scotland. Of the 68 racers who had started only 24 reached the finish, adding to the myths surrounding ‘Britain’s most brutal race’.    One of the … Continue reading

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#193 – The Spine Race 2016, as seen from Gregs Hut

The Spine Race – 268 miles on the Pennine Hills – In winter! Every January for the past five years, a hardy bunch of ultra-athletes have set off from Edale in the Derbyshire Peak District with the intention of racing … Continue reading

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#192 – Here we go again – The Spine Race 2016

It’s that time of year again – the Montane Spine Race started on Saturday 9th January on a cold misty day in Edale.   The racers have one thing in mind, and that is running the length of the Pennine Way … Continue reading

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