For the past 2 years, Mike has been supporting a group of people with a learning disability to 'walk with a ranger' each Thursday afternoon. The group not only developed a love of walking, but grew in confidence, and achieved the John Muir Award and helped a number of the Peak Park Rangers to understand more about people with a learning disability. Some members of the group decided they would like to try something a little more taxing, so on Friday 31st October,
the Mountain House Team launched a new Friday Peak District Ramblers group. We try to pick routes that are suitable for people with awkward or limited mobility (avoiding high stiles or ladder stiles). On Friday 31st October we started from Tideswell Dale car park and walked a circuit via Litton Mill and Litton.
Friday, 31 October 2008
Thursday, 9 October 2008
Mike was very proud to receive an invite to 10 Downing Street (in his capacity as a member of the BMC Executive Committee and Mountain Leader Training), the event was a reception in ‘Celebration of British Mountaineering' and attended by. The BMC team were accompanied by a selection of some of the most respected mountaineers and climbers, including Sir Chris Bonnington, along with Sport England representatitves and Sports Ministers, Gerry Sutcliffe.
Mike is pictured here with Andy Cave and Alan Hinkes.