Chapter 49: Sam (Staffordshire)


Hi, I’m Sam @sam.eardley84 and I’ve been getting lost amongst the hills for around 3 years. Myself and better half Dionne, spent a new year in Ambleside and after too many beers got chatting to another couple which turned into a low level hike on new year’s day, this led us into a love for the mountains and hills of the UK.

My most rewarding experience was summiting Helvellyn via striding edge less than 24 hours after arriving back in England from a family holiday in Spain. After camping at Helvellyn YHA we set out in rain and low cloud only to be greeted by those iconic views as we ascended Striding Edge which led us to complete our first scramble.

Finding the time to balance work life, family life and outdoor adventures can be tough as I’m sure many people would agree. To those of you thinking about giving hiking a go, my advice would be to just get out and give it a go! The feeling of being out in the fresh air, away from the pressures and of everyday life is unparalleled.

Try and find a clear or well marked route to follow, maybe even head out with an experienced friend for your first adventure and then build from there.

Thanks for sharing Sam, make sure you follow his adventures 👟🏔

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