Mikes Challenge

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 falls 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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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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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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