Category Archives: Mountains

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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Ben Nevis – A seriously good day!

In early January 2012 my friends and I learnt to use winter mountaineering equipment in Scotland to prepare for a trip into the Moroccan Atlas Mountains later in the month.  There we climbed two 4000m snowy peaks including the highest … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis – the day in photos

As I may have previously mentioned, myself and a group of friends made it to the summit of Ben Nevis at the weekend!  Included below are a selection of photos from that epic day:

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Ben Nevis Route

To scale Ben Nevis we followed the so-called ‘Tourist route’, our tracking data is plotted below: View Ben Nevis Route in a larger map The more observant amoungst you will have noticed the slight difference in our ascent and descent.  … Continue reading

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The top of the UK!

We made it to the summit of Ben Nevis!  Although the picture doesn’t do it justice, this is me eating a very cold pasty at the highest point in the UK! I’ll write more about our adventures soon…

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Toubkal Summit

Despite it being described as the ‘coldest day on a mountain I’ve yet experienced’ by one of our guides and having to toil through last night’s unseasonal fall of powdery snow we made it to Toubkal’s summit! Successful summiteers (left-to-right): … Continue reading

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I can walk in crampons!

The object of our long weekend in Scotland was principally to learn the basic skills necessary for a successful trip into the Atlas mountains. For me as an above-knee amputee, however, I also wanted to find out if I could use crampons. … Continue reading

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New Year, New Challenges

I am hoping that 2012 will be an excellent year for me both personally and in an adventurous-sense.  After a fairly quiet 2011, perhaps suffering somewhat from a post-Kilimanjaro malaise, my group of friends didn’t get up to an awful … Continue reading

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