Another amazing spot to swim/bathe/relax/reflect in Snowdonia, North Wales. Can't wait to be back here in a couple of weeks... - - - - - #mountainleader #mountainleadertraining #snowdonianationalpark @rab.equipment @lowe.alpine @suunto @suuntooutdoor @seatosummitgear @mtntraining
I'm just sitting in A&E.... Thank you for all the lovely messages of concern & care since I posted on Thursday about being bitten by some dogs. With my tetanus up to date I thought I would be wasting precious NHS time going to the drs or hospital for what is basically a big bruise. However, it's probably best to get it checked out after being advised that even tiny puncture wounds can lead to infection & that dead blood cells from a haematoma can also get infected?! I'm using the time in the waiting room to read my Mountain Leader Hillwalking book - so I might not be hiking but at least I'm still working on my goal... Hill walking is an adventurous pastime that offers many opportunities to pit one's skills and experience against challenges, the outcome which are far from certain. The confidence gained from a successful ascent or journey can help us to tackle other challenges in life just as the humility gained from a forced retreat or the tenacity required to hone one's skills can provide rich lessons for our everyday lives. Lesson learned - Everest was much safer ;)
Todays hike started so well... ... then I had a run in with two bulldogs! Safe to say I won't be hiking for a few days - my left leg has a rather large haematoma, but luckily the owner got them off me before they really got stuck in! Could have been a lot worse...
Last weeks mood was reflection... current mood is more diary milk chocolate buttons...
Back in the UK & making a start on one of my summer projects - my Mountain Leader qualification. Stayed at the stunning St. Curig's Church B&B in Wales & have seen the sun rise & set... hiked, swam, ran & caught up with some lovely friends :) - - - - - #mountainleader #mountainleadertraining #mountainleaderaward #wales #snowdonia #snowdonianationalpark @mtntraining
As the ski season in Tignes draws to an end we've been given the biggest treat of lovely white powder! - - - - - Skier ⛷ @freefloski @tignesofficiel @gopro @salomonfreeski @suunto #tignes #tignesaddict #timetoplay #mountains
Highlights of the 5day Snow & Rock backcountry ski touring adventure that I delivered with @freefloski. Full video ➡️link in bio ⬅️ We had a lovely group & fantastic conditions here in Tignes! Big thanks to all who were involved & made it such a success :)) - - - - - @tignesofficiel @snowandrockofficial @gopro @salomonfreeski #tignes #tignesaddict #mountains #backcountryskiing #course @garydaldridge @alzettaf @ginahyphentaylor
Went skiing ✔️ Went skitouring avec le dog ✔️ Found a massive igloo ✔️ - - - - @tignesofficiel @salomonfreeski @suunto @couloirclothing @salomonfreeski #dogsofinstgram #besomedoggy #tignes #tignesaddict #igloo
Finishing off the bank holiday weekend yesterday with some awesome runs in Tignes! The snow is incredible for May! - - - - @tignesofficiel @gopro @salomonfreeski #tignes
@freefloski made another amazing call today... Ski round here, boot up there & drop into a lovely untracked couloir on the other side What a way to spend Sunday morning. - - - - - - - @gopro @tignesofficiel @salomonfreeski #tignes #mountain #mountaingirl
April 29th... fresh snow... bluebird day... hiking & finding with @freefloski ... such an amazing day here in Tignes! - - - - - @tignesofficiel @salomonfreeski #bestmountainartists
So last night it snowed ... a lot! - - - - @gopro @tignesofficiel @salomonfreeski #powder
Such a lovely ski tour with Isly the dog! - - - - @suunto @tignesofficiel @salomonfreeski #tignes #skitour #skitouring #spartanultra #suunto #suuntoski #bernesemountaindog #dogsofinstgram
We took advantage of the snow & did a mega ski tour today! This is our high point, the Col de la Sachette, 2,713m - where we had a little chat before heading back down. - - - - - @tignesofficiel @salomonfreeski @gopro @suunto #tignes #skitour #backcountryskiing #tignesaddict #bernesemountaindog #dogsofinstgram #hikingdogsofinstagram #besomedoggy
I wasn't expecting this treat so late in the season ❄️ - - - - - @tignesofficiel
Monday morning, the start of a new week & also the start of my 36th year! I wanted to spend my birthday doing the things I love & with the people who I care about. So to be in one of my favourite places in the world, starting the day with a cup of tea in my hand, about to head up the mountain with good friends is absolutely perfect :) Thank you for all the lovely messages & thanks for being part of my journey so far... exciting to think what the next 36yrs will bring!