Last week we had a situation which meant me swapping my party-in-a-car-commute for public transport and a countryside brisk walk to get into work for a few days. The first day, in true Manchester style it absolutely chucked it down. I was soaked, but not deterred. As the days went on…

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Last year, my dad nagged me for weeks to pick a date for all the family to travel to Scotland, so he and I could finally take on Ben Nevis. Way back in 2008, my dad and I went on our first country walk together to Pen Y Ghent (Yorkshire). It was the first…

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As part of my 30th birthday celebrations, my dad had organised a weekend away to Scotland for all the family so that I could fulfil one more thing on my list: Ben Nevis. I expected it to be pretty similar to climbs we had done in the Dales so none…

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