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Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike

BBC4’s Wednesday night documentary about Scafell Pike, Britain’s highest mountain, came with favourable previews, although I’d have raced home from work to catch it if it had been promised to be a load of old boots, because there just aren’t enough television programmes about the Lake District. 878 more words

The Goggle-Box

The toughest triathlon ever comes to the Lakes

Photo by Steve Ashworth/MovieIt

A  triathlon to be staged in the Lake District this summer looks set to be the world’s toughest ultimate race.

The Wasdale X is a full distance extreme event with a total distance of 140 miles (226km) and a record-breaking 16,994 ft (5,180m) of ascent – more than comparable events anywhere in the world. 293 more words

Isn't it ironic . . .

About this time last year I was at home in Portugal, waiting to hear from the National Trust whether I was being invited for a second interview for the job of General Manager for the… 684 more words


Another 2 done in the Western Fells

A favourable forecast meant a trip over to Wasdale to do Caw fell and Haycock. Ria and Stuart joined us. It is such a drive over to Wasdale but when you have views like this, you know you’re going to have a good day. 256 more words


Words for the Week - 24 November 2014

The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world.

– Georges Simenon


Back in the UK

Four years after we arrived in Portugal, we are in the middle of our move back to the UK.  Which feels strange and weird really.  I moved back to the UK in March this year, and Karl has been holding the fort in Portugal, while I try and find somewhere for us all to live, here in glorious West Cumbria. 301 more words


Being on high

A song of Ascents.
I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from where shall my help come?
Psalm 121: 1

On an autumn Saturday just gone with some of my family I walked from Wasdale Head in the English Lake District up, and up, and up. 247 more words