Hey Guys, I’ve been really busy since returning from Cumbria but atlast i had a chance to get the video edited exported and uploaded for you guys, there will a longer video up soon for Northstar Outdoors, But until then this will do. hope you enjoy the video leave your comments below
What do you do when the weekend comes along? I like to enjoy it a few weeks ago I went off to Cumbria to climb a few mountains. This weekend I went Kayaking in and around Ilfracombe, I’ve not been Kayaking for a while but Kayaking is like riding a bike and I soon found myself playing in the swell and white waters. Since I’ve been working a lot more I really have started to get out more at weekends as i use it as a release to gear myself up for the following week. At the moment with all the working i get to about mid week and think wow why am I making things so difficult… Weekends are ideal for lots of different reasons maybe you get drunk or just use it as a time to sit and watch TV, I get out and about to absorb natural views and the landscape of North Devon’s coast. What do you get upto? Lemme know. Laters All
When taking on Challenges, Life and Difficult situations it is very important that you try and stay level headed and maintain a positive mental attitude.
Positive mental attitude means to respond positively to every situation in life. It means “to strongly believe that everything in this world is good”. PMA means that happiness and unhappiness are defined by our assumptions and do not depend on what we are facing outside ourselves. It takes the form of sayings like “Our Attitude Decides Our Altitude.”
Over the weekend I drove for 5/6 hours up to Cumbria. on the way up i was driven on adrenaline and the thought of what lay ahead for me, once we arrived it dawned on me about how big the challenge really was. Skiddaw is 931 m (3,054 ft) above sea level and is the 4th highest peek in England, it took us just over four and a half hours to climb up it, and get back down. On the second day we climbed Scarfell Pike the Highest Peek in England measuring 978 metres (3,209 ft) when I began the walk i still had aches and pains from the day before. Not only that but due to having a late night i had only managed a few hours sleep, it took us about 5 hours to climb up to the summit and return back to the car park we started at. I then had a 7 hour journey by car all the way home.
I was absolutely shattered and still have no idea how i managed all the way home. But what i do know is one of the things that got me the whole way though was a Positive Mental Attitude. What ever challenge you may face in any situation it is important to stay positive. Even if you don’t think you will benefit from it. in order to complete a task well stay aware and keep positive thoughts in your head, Peace Out Y’All
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When we got up it had been snowing and had covered the surrounding mountains in about a foot of snow, after sorting out the cars we set off towards the base of scarfell pike, on the way we had to drive up over a notorious road called the Hardknott Pass, with a 1 in 3 climb it tested both the cars and out driving skills. With breathtaking views as we came down over the mountains towards scarfell we began to get a real taste of what the climb would be like, Scarfell is 981 metres high it took us about 4 and a half hours in the end. check out my Gallery Here to experience the views i had over this breathtaking weekend.
I set off from my house about 2am on Saturday morning, 6/7 hour journey around 340 ish miles. With plenty of stops on the way the the journey was nice and easy with no real traffic issues. When we got closer to Cumbria the roads began climbing in towards the mountains, we came to a picnic area close to skiddaw. After getting ready we set off. The entire journey took around 4 to 5 hours and was a very good experience. I’ll attach some photo’s when I’m home but for now I’m on my iPad so I can’t add anything at the moment. It’s now 11pm so I’m off to bed, laters peeps.