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World Autism Awareness Day 2nd april 2012

Posted in 8 year old, autism, explore, Jake, world autism day 2012 with tags , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2012 by jakeofwinterhill

The UN has nominated April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day – a day for people across the globe to come together to raise awareness of autism and the effect it has on families.
We are going out today for a quick run to Winter Hill area ,
I am going to School tomorrow but will be talking about Autism in the class,

please have a look at some of the following web links for me 


This is what I can do can you? have a look around at just some of things I can do !

I have lots of interests though we do things in the safe way
remember

Don’t just run or walk Explore 

thanks for taking a look Jake !¬

Photo credit to Snakeoil
some snow pictures
my Birthday run
Just because I have autism doesn’t mean I cannot do things ! nearly 7 miles in wet windy conditions safely 

I have been to Holland, Belgium,  France, Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Italy , Luxembourg and a few more places as well ,  I have lived in the Czech Republic in Prague, 

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Two Lads to Rivington and back again in fog/deep bog

Posted in Brown Hill, fell running, Foggy, Horwich, Night Run, Night Time Navigation, River Douglas, Rivington Pike, Two lads with tags , , , , , , on December 21, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

route
around 4 miles in very foggy and failing light ,
the bogs were very deep tonight between the pike and the mast ,
Jake was at one point thigh deep !
very wet underfoot and wind chill left it feeling cold ,
This run was to test equipment and Jake’s navigation .
for people who are unaware Jake has a full set of safety kit on him , full cover, phone, online GPS tracker -there are no blackout areas for the GPS on this route  , whistle, walkie talkie ,headlamp ,spare torch, Two strobe lights  -1 mile visibility , Hi reflective clothing, spare clothing, food .compass/map . we take Jake’s safety very seriously, the clothing he uses is waterproof, multi layer high performance, His trainers are Walsh trainers designed for these conditions, Jake is very experienced on these fells but we err on the side of caution and kept to easy navigation routes. please be careful what Jake makes look easy really isn’t in the dark and poor conditions. Please be careful !

 

            Two lads pike and back again and more runs in  on MapMyRUN. Find run

Towards the two lads

the two lads in mist /fog

Me on two lads

race down towards Pike cottage

Brown Hill

River Douglas

getting foggy now

The pike in the fog/mist

Roly poly down from the pike

getting a drink

between the pike and the mast

The three photos shows you the visibility issue with the boundary wall

3 metres away

1 meter away

the boundary wall – this is very distinctive but unless you were on-top of it almost invisible

Headlamp allows me to see

Night Time Navigation Two Lads , Crooked Edge Hill ,Russian Food Night

Posted in Crooked Edge Hill, Hail, Hole bottom, Khalva, Night Time Navigation, poor weather Navigation, Rivington Pike, Russian Salad, Shashlik Caucasian, Siberian Pelmeni, Silva 123 system, Two lads, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

 

 
        
 
    View towards Rivington Pike 
 

 The Mast

 rear reflective stripes

 I had to find my way up to the two lads I was using map and compass
Note from Dad
weather was very gusty although clear driving rain/Hail  in the gusts  3c with high wind chill due to wind and rain , Some of the Gusts measured 45mph , wind 15 to 20 mph, Jake was struggling to move against the wind on top of the two lads ,

Two Lads – I was testing extra layers of clothing tonight , the hail was not nice !
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hail

 

me navigating from point to point , I found the post ! I was on the way from the two lads to Crooked Edge Hill but the wind was very strong and we were facing the wind and rain which made this difficult,

 the weather was getting back now we were lower down I had to find my way without paths from crooked edge hill back to the road !

 I am making sure that the red needle (N) is kept between two dots, this is difficult sometimes it take practice , my dad just watches me do this and trusts me to get to the place we need to get to !

 
 
Hole Bottom  -looking towards Manchester and Bolton 

 Khalva
http://www.scotlandforvisitors.com/recipes/khalva.php
http://www.internationalrecipes.net/find/Khalva
I didnt like this nor did Evie , Leo loved this ! its a type of pudding ! It has walnuts in it , Leo wasn’t allowed these nuts.

 Siberian Pelmeni
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelmeni
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/7612/siberian-pelmeni
These are meat dumplings -yummy ! Evie and Leo liked these as well

 This is Russian Salad
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/7025/easy-russian-salad
http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/member-recipes/Russian%20salad/3645
we used to eat this in the Czech republic i don’t like the Olives but the rest is yummy

 Shashlik Caucasian
http://www.recipesource.com/ethnic/asia/russian/00/rec0049.html
http://yulinkacooks.blogspot.com/2006/06/lamb-shish-kebabs-or-caucasian.html
http://www.food.com/recipe/true-caucasian-shashlik-238474
I really liked this !

we are looking at the food , its great to try different foods from other countries

 I liked the Kebabs

 Evie tried the food as well

It was a great meal ,  after my run and the weather it was great !
 
Evie picked out Italy for next week !

Winter Hill Navigation Practice and Spanish food week

Posted in (Garlic Prawns). Spanish meats, Gambas Ajillo, Mist, paella, patatas bravas, poor weather Navigation, Spanish Food, Tramway, Two lads, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

Weather – poor , windy -gusts up to 40 mph ,driving rain ,very poor visibility at times , ideal training for Map and compass for Jake , the route was about Jake following a compass bearing in poor conditions and being  able to get to the correct point with minimum guidance from myself.,Jake corrected the route several times to avoid the Bogs and old shafts  and got to the correct point. Jake is being taught how to navigate in all weathers on winter hill ,as the weather can change dramatically like it did today , it went from  poor weather to almost calm  with good visibility in less than 10 mins  Please be careful , we take a great deal of care and prepare well, Jake was equipped with full waterproofs from head to toe, Jake uses and has spare multiple layers,today Jake switched his head gear from his distinctive spikey hat  to deal with the driving rain ,  his trainers are designed for these conditions and should not be confused with normal trainers , these are locally made and fell running trainers.

Jake has been taught many techniques to reduce windchill and the effects of the weather ,and now does this instinctively , Jake has on him headlamp, emergency led light whistle, mobile phone (fully charged), spare gloves, spare batteries ,extra clothing, GPS tracker, walkie talkie, map, compass, high viz clothing/reflective piping, running strobe lights with 1 mile range. giving him 360 Visibility which is essential in these conditions. he has sweets plus GORP snacks on him.

 

my route

I  used this technique to move around in  the driving rain to protect my eyes , this rain stings and hurts

I can see without loosing visibility due to the rain, I  changed my hat and cover my face to protect my eyes and allow me to see.

the weather was very poor

looking down from the two lads

the weather closes in,

standing on the two lads
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/Two%20lads
http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Two_Lads_Cairns.html
http://justramblingon.co.uk/history-pages/two-lads-hill/

this is mals website

I had to find my way on a compass bearing back to the road where the old tramway joins

i use this technique to get  away from the rain and wind , I find the place with the least wind and protect myself from the storm.,

I am learning how to navigate – with a map and compass
http://www.ideal-hiking-equipment.com/compass-navigation.html
http://www.walkingstories.com/page.cfm/page_ID/40/menu_ID/5/title/Wise_Walking

I go from point to point , if you look carefully you can find points to aim for , once you have reached this one you check your compass and aim for the next point. you can use a person to do this , but dad wants me to be able to do this on my own without another person.

I used this section of high grass to aim for  now that I have arrived ,I am looking for the next point,

the weather is getting worse the wind is stronger and is driving the rain harder now

I was looking at my compass and forgot to remember to look at my feet , I slipped and fell down  ,
my dad was there to make sure i was OK before he took the photo I was laughing so much !

one of the old  remains on winter hill

I use this combination of hats and clothing to make sure I stay warm and dry , I have upgraded my coat to winter grade and  a winter grade fleece, I have another two layers  which keep me from overheating and feeling damp

I can run between points ,here I am aiming for a black band of peat .

this made a good point to aim for and road was just past this point,

we ran down the tramway after me taking a safety bearing  though the path is very easy to follow

the top path leading to the tramway was very wet

we raced down the tramway

the weather started to clear  -this is looking towards two lads

I am having a snack i have a pair of gloves which allow me to do this so I can still have my hands covered up.

This is looking towards Bolton

Two Lads

I keep to the side so my trainers don’t wear out so quickly

Lower Rivington reservoir

Bolton were playing at home this is Reebok, they were playing Everton

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/15802657.stm
http://www.bwfc.co.uk/page/Welcome
http://www.evertonfc.com/home/

Nearly at the car

Every week we are trying food from different parts of the World,
we ate Spanish , this time
patatas bravas, paella, Gambas Ajillo (Garlic Prawns). Spanish meats

I love seafood ! Leo liked the potatoes and  liked the Paella, Evie liked the prawns and potatoes,

Two Lads, meeting with Mal and kite flying -Clare’s Birthday

Posted in Brett and Sam, Clare's Birthday, Evie, Horwich, Kite Flying, Leo, Mal Frith, Two lads, winter hill, Winter Hill Bell pits/Shafts, Winter Hill Mines with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

The route we took

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/57637718

Note from dad:
Jake has been ill for two weeks , so we are keeping things low key at the moment,

Me and Evie

looking towards Horwich

They have repaired the fence –

can you see the pike ?

the Two lads

the Reebok stadium, Blackrod

I met Mal Frith who writes the following web site
http://justramblingon.co.uk/
https://plus.google.com/u/0/115067517513197991613/posts

Evie playing with Brett and Sam can you see the stick ? we found this later !

Can you see me ? there are some people collecting mushrooms ! can you see the Pike ?

Mal  going back

some of the mushrooms we saw

Two Lads -Evie just climbing up

Evie on one of the smaller ones

Jumping down

Me and Evie taking a diffrent path to dad and Leo ,I am helping Evie cross safely

can you see the pike it was very beautiful sunset

the sunset

you have to be careful , dad had checked this out before !
there is a lot of water going down here but it is not flooded ,

this is blocked

on the same line of shafts

the mast

I ran ahead to look at the Kites

Clare came up here to celebrate her birthday what a great idea !

they were flying three kites

Clare is on the two Lads -it was her birthday !

this is Evie flying the Kite,
Note from dad :thankyou very much for letting Evie fly the Kite !
we all wished Clare a happy Birthday !

Evie flying the kite , I did not want to fly the kite !
what a great view and sunset ! fantastic to have a birthday  treat up here !

looking at the sunset

we found the  the stick that Brett and Sam were playing with !

its getting dark now !

The mast lights !
I would not recommend wellington boots  for this walk , Jake and Evie are very used to this and wanted to spend prolonged time splashing in the mud , please be careful  ,