Welcome, I'm Kate.
Award Winning Outdoor & Adventure Blogger, Mountaineer, Adventure Seeker, Trainee ML,
Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champion, Tea Fiend and Lover of Type II Fun.
I love an adventure and write about them on my blog as often as possible. If you're looking for a walk,
a kit suggestion or just want to say hi, send me a message!
If you love the mountains, why not follow my #MountainMonday blog series, or get involved
and write a guest post about your own adventures?
I'm currently starting my #30Years30Mountains Challenge, aiming to reach the summits of 30 mountains
throughout Europe before I hit 30 in December 2019.
"Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was"
"It’s always further than it looks. It’s always taller than it looks. And it’s always harder than it looks"
"So, if you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go. What we get from adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to live. That is what life means and what life is for.”
“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
Gibraltar is somewhere I had wanted to visit since I was a teenager. A cadet instructor once told me about the famous 'rock apes' (the only wild macaques in Europe) and I knew that it would be on my list of places to one day head off to.
As well as that? Well, it's steeped in naval history... What could be better?
To mark the release of Jonny Muir’s The Mountains are Calling: Running in the High Places of Scotland this week, today’s Mountain Monday post is an extract from his book. The Mountains are Calling tells the story of hill running, starting from its origins in 11th century Scotland, and celebrates the culture, the history and people who characterise a sport celebrated for its hardness and resistance to commercialism.