I’ve always wanted to challenge myself and see how far I could push myself to do something. I guess we all do in different ways. Some of us compile bucketlists which consist of challenges and accomplishments of what they want to do before there time is up.
Most people you speak to know about Ben Nevis. It’s not the hardest mountain to climb. A lot of it is designated footpaths with some routes harder than others. There is no time restrictions and you can stop as much as you like. I saw a wide range of people the day I climbed from 6 to 60 years old.
Some people treated it just like a walk. Not me.
The first 1000ft of the walk was fine. Small inclines, some big steps to climb up. Easy. It wasn’t until we made our first stop that we felt the strain.
Prior to this I had done zero training. I’d say I’m an active person, I have an active job where I’m moving around average 13,000 steps a day (Tracked via my Fitbit) and have done a few long walks on weekends. We stopped plenty of times on the way up drinking plenty of water and eating snacks to give us energy. The clouds where low the day we climbed which created a nice drizzle in the air which helped us cool a lot faster (We got over halfway up Nevis in just a t-shirt).
Once reaching the 8 switchbacks we knew this is when the proper climbing started.
A while ago when driving back from #FCS in 2009 me and @Cadab stopped off at OK Diner on the A1 (Northbound) near Grantham. When there we found out that if you visited every OK Diner in the UK (We say every, there is only 8 in the UK) you get unlimited free drinks for life or something like that.
The idea was born and we said that we would visit every single one just to complete the challenge.
We have visited 1 or 2 of them before but you have to visit each one and save the receipt from each one and then send it to the OK Diner HQ so we are going to have to start this again and save the receipts.
Click here to see the OK Diner map i made on Google Maps.
Heres a list of the restraunts and there completion status!
Today was the day that i jumped from the Transport Bridge in middlesbrough and it was fantastic.
The feeling of just free falling towards the water at whatever speed was magnificent. Then when the bungee kicks in and you are bounced back into the air is quality. You bounce quite high when you come back up after the initial jump almost that you think your going to hit the bridge again.
You then plunge back down and then the bungee kicks in for a second time and thats pretty much it. It does only last about 10 seconds in total and then you feel yourself getting lowered back down to the awaiting boat below.
I cant really say much more as it was that amazing i cant put it into words. Although it was a hefty £75 it was well worth it. Id recommend it to anyone!!