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The BMC’s First Disability Symposium

As an amputee and proud member of the British Mountaineering Council I was excited to receive notification of this event: First ever BMC disability symposium Unfortunately, on closer inspection, it seems like it isn’t meant for people with disabilities to … Continue reading

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Three Years Since Kili

This weekend my friends and I celebrated the third anniversary of summiting kili.  As has become our tradition, the kili veterans assembled at one of our number’s houses for a fortifying meal and then set off to scale the dizzying … Continue reading

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Last Family Camping This Year

Despite the lateness in the year we decided to risk the weather and temperatures to have a last short camping break before winter.  Picking a campsite not too far from home we once again filled the car to safe capacity … Continue reading

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Family Camping Trip

This week marked the beginning of a different sort of adventure for all of us; that of camping as a family. With the enormous amount of extra stuff required by our little boy packed beautifully into the car by my … Continue reading

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Movies from Morocco

I was recently asked to talk about some of my adventures at an event organised by Ossur, the manufacturer of my main prosthetic leg.  As part of this presentation I showed some of the footage acquired by Grace whilst we … Continue reading

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Trailwalker – One Week Later

A week after Trailwalker and I’m happy to report that I have retained three of my remaining five toenails!  My only flesh and blood foot, which is obviously very precious to me, is still something of a mess.  Not only … Continue reading

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Trailwalker Success!

We did it! Over the weekend ‘The Milky Bar Kids’ negotiated the tough 100km of Trailwalker in a magnificent time of 25 hours 55 minutes. As I crossed the finish line, to be met by Helen, Henry and friends, I … Continue reading

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Trailwalker 2013 Route

Here it is: View Trailwalker 2013 in a larger map Only 100km to walk this weekend in less than thirty hours and we’ll be legends!  Prior to ITAP I would have paid the price for walking 10km, now my biggest … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary of Amputation

Twenty years ago today I had already lost my leg after getting a little too close to a car whilst riding my motorbike. Had I been positioned 30cm to the left I would have missed the car completely,  30 cm … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Trek – A Magnificent Effort!

After a magnificent effort by all concerned I am pleased to confirm a successful conclusion to our trek along Hadrian’s Wall. My usual instinct when it comes to reporting the outcome of adventures is simply to describe what happened on … Continue reading

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