Mikes Challenge

Nice People

Healthy walkers and Lovely People

Every year we meet so many nice people on our walking holidays. They come from all over the UK and are thrown into the melting pot that is Pinnacle. Last year was no exception. We were introduced to many new people, welcomed back old friends and established many new friendships. Our mission statement is ‘arrive

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My First Trekking Poles to Help Protect My Knees

I used my first trekking poles in the lake district on part of the Coast to Coast walk

I have recently purchased some Black Diamond FLZ poles, ‘my first trekking poles’ to help protect my knees. So far I’ve used my first trekking poles three times. Each time I used them to ascend a very steep (over 45 degrees) slab of rock, with some huge boulders mixed in. It was long, taking about

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Avalanche Risk is a Real Threat in the Alps

Avalanche risk is always a threat in the Alps

The number of avalanche deaths in Europe is at its highest for five years. The problem goes back to the snow drought: In many European resorts nothing really fell until January. When new snow eventually arrived – as it did – it sits precariously on top of this weak layer, which can collapse at any

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Mike’s Next Walking Challenge

The Lac where Mike considers his next walking challenge

Last year I set myself a walking challenge. I raised nearly two thousand pounds for Alzheimer’s by completing the Three Peaks Challenge in less than twenty four hours. As my Dad suffered from this disease I am keen to continue my fundraising with another challenge. Having just returned from our Dolomites walking breaks I am

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