Today I was planning to go to Scafell Pike in the Lake district from my attempt on Ben Nevis in Scotland. We set off early this morning and headed south. As soon as we hit the road, we knew it was a bad day. Continue reading →
Today I planned to climb Ben Nevis. The day started on a worrying note as two people went missing on the North face of Ben Nevis last Sunday, however, the route we took was the pony track, a deceptively easy sounding name, but still a huge mountain slog. The mountain was in the grip of a full winter, with deep snow, ice and crazy weather buffeting it. Continue reading →
Jason Phelps from BBC Interviewing Joshua at Climbing club
This week the media has really got a hold of my adventures and are very keen to help me publicise them. As a result, not only have I been in several local papers and on their websites, but a national newspaper ran with the story of my three peaks challenge as well.
To top it all off though, Jason Phelps from the Jason Mohammad BBC Radio Wales show came out to my climbing club at Dynamic Rock today and interviewed me, as well as taking some pictures and I really enjoyed it.
Its been a really busy day what with having to do my school work, then grabbing a McDonalds on the way to climbing club, then being interviewed and having to think about good things to say (I’m much better at writing stuff or filming stuff with my dad). Then I went home, had to respond to some daily emails and I made two short videos for some of my supporters and sponsors, then I watched some Minecraft on Youtube and then went to bed exhausted, leaving my dad to publish my videos and this blog.
Thanks so much everyone, I really enjoy what I’m doing and I will keep doing my best for you my fans and supporters.
Today I was really excited and happy to get a sponsorship deal with Sprayway. Sprayway are one of the best manufacturers of top quality outdoor clothing and equipment.
They have offered to kit me out with the clothing I need for my challenge up the national three peaks starting very soon in winter conditions. Having looked at their website and kit, I was really pleased to see that they have the exact kit that I require, down jackets, insulated trousers and layers of jackets to keep me warm and dry.
I was also excited at the choice of bobble hats that they have on offer as they look really cool, but they are also really practical and warm. I’m looking forward to getting the kit and putting it to the test on my challenge.
Please support Sprayway as they support me. Once I get the kit, I’ll make a film of me opening the kit and try it on to show you – hopefully you’ll like it as well.