About Me

Winter Hill ,Horwich, UK
About Me Jake ,I am 11 years old and have Autism. This Blog is about what I can do not what I cannot,sometimes people think I cannot because I have autism ,this blog is about challenging that!I have lots of special interests, in particular running, exploring and this blog shows a small amount of what I get up to! Please be careful as some of activities I do may look easy are not , I know Winter Hill very well I can get off safely and know what to do when the weather closes in ,to keep myself safe I use high performance clothing and footwear,waterproof/ breathable/reflective/thermal layers. in layers so I keep warm and dry , I take my safety seriously and I always take care when out exploring. My dad is very experienced on the fells he is teaching me how to keep safe.I can use a map and compass, the hills can be windy , very cold, be wet , misty and boggy. STAY SAFE! check out under my link's for advice on safety from Bowland and Pennine Mountain rescue. Try my Winter Hill Challenge

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Rivington pike sledging , Portuguese food , Winter Hill

 I  am by Wilderswood,
the route we took from Wilderswood

 It began to snow

 Brown Hill

 I am looking at where to sledge down this slope , its very wet a lot of ice and cold water
 Evie in her wellies
 sledging down brown Hill
 looking towards crooked edge

 up towards the pike
 can you see the top of the mast ?

 the mast just appearing
 me sledging down the pike
 the mast with snow

 a lone runner

 a snowstorm cooming in
I am sledging and snow is just starting
runners comming up the pike in snow 

 Pike in falling snow

Jake has contributed to the following site

 the snow storm passed over us
 Evie and Mummy going down the Pike
 I sledge down to Evie and mum
 The pike in fog
 Me in the snow and falling snow
 Evie doing a roly poly
 can you see the pike ?

 looking at Brown Hill

Friday, 16 December 2011

Sledging at Two Lads and Hole Bottom on Winter Hill

 we parked at the top car park there was a lot of snow

Note from Dad: Cold weather tyres allow us to get here safely

route taken

 Me and my sledge

 I have to keep my eyes shut to keep the night vision

 sledging at Two lads
 on top of two lads

 Sledging at Hole bottom

My dad Sledging :)

Safety :
Black ice on the roads , - 1 to -3 with a small wind chill felt like -5

"Although Winter Hill is a wonderful “playground” and a place of great
beauty and fascination for many of us, we should always be aware of the
hidden dangers at all times, and do all we can to minimise them.
Unfortunately, many of us like the bleakness and solitude of the place,
and often go wandering around on our own - and at times when there is
perhaps nobody else around on the moors – and in the most appalling
weather conditions! Some would call us foolhardy, but this is our choice
and what we choose to do - and we would defend our right to do just this
– so long as we are all aware of the possible dangers and we dress and
equip ourselves to minimise the risks.
In poor weather never underestimate Winter Hill. The bogs really ARE
there. The visibility really CAN vanish totally within 60 seconds. The
body surface temperature plus the chill factor for those unsuitably
dressed, really CAN drop to –10C or more on top of the Hill.
DO take care on Winter Hill ….. but enjoy it! Remember. It CAN bite"

Jake had multi layers on tonight to allow him to safely enjoy the snow ,
do enjoy but take care ,