The summer has been a well needed break to rejuvenate the batteries for September. My summer has mainly consisted of climbing mountains. The objective was to climb the three highest peaks in Britain; Ben Nevis (1,344 metres above sea level) in Scotland, Scafell Pike (978 metres) in England and Snowdon (1,085 metres) in Wales. Everything went to plan and the mountain climbs were an unbelievable experience even with the added rain! After climbing all three peaks two more mountains were added down in South Wales, Pen y Fan (the highest mountain in Southern Britain at 886 metres) and Cribyn (795 metres). From all five peaks I have witnessed some brilliant views and some amazing landscapes as you can see from the photographs. Maybe next time I shall attempt the Three Peaks Challenge in 24 hours! Anyone else up for it?
During all of this I also attended a very good friends wedding day in Glasgow. It was a very traditional Scottish ceremony and it was great to catch up with so many friends from my days at Plymouth University. Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Simpson!