What's this all about?

A new adventure beckons, and this is once again about my personal journey to make it happen.

It might make you laugh; it might make you cry, but by 'eck lads and lasses, it will be worth a quick skeg every now and then, tha's for sure.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Training itinerary for this weekend

Dartmoor beckons on Friday; 4 tyre drags in some pretty inhospitable terrain.

Can't wait !!!!!

Brimpts North Pole Training Weekend
Suggested Programme
Date: Friday 21 to Sunday 23 October 2011
Location: Brimpts Farm, Dartmeet, Dartmoor, Devon, PL20 6SG 
From Exeter (40 minutes) take the A38 towards PlymouthTake 2nd Ashburton turn off onto the B357 to Two Bridges/ Princetown. Follow the road for 7 miles, past Dartmeet, up the hill; we are the 1st drive on the right.
From Plymouth (40 minutes) take the A386 towards TavistockTake B3212 at Yelverton to Two Bridges (via Princetown). At Two Bridges turn right onto the B3357 towards Dartmeet. Follow the road for 5 miles; turn left immediately after the Hexworthy turning.
Friday 21 Oct 2011 (Arrive: 1600hrs)
·         Issue sledge harness rope trace ski poles tyres
·         Chat about weekend using flip chart if need be
·         Housekeeping & safety brief
·         Tyre haul 1: one hour (possible head torch needed)
·         Evening meal in farmhouse
·         Transfer to Forest Inn

Saturday 22 Oct 2011
·         Breakfast
·         Transfer to Brimpts Farm
·         Tyre haul 2: long haul two hours up over fields and moor
·         Shower change
·         Lecture 1:  clothing equipment
·         Lunch at Brimpts Farm
·         Tyre haul 3: with twist & sledge via river
·         Lecture 2: tents and cookers in large barn
·         Dinner at Brimpts Farm farmhouse
·         Polar talk slideshow from Geoff Somers
·         Transfer to Forest Inn

Sunday 23 October 2011 AM
·         Pack bags and transfer to Brimpts Farm
·         Hot drink no breakfast
·         Tyre haul 4; up over fields 90 minutes
·         Shower wash up
·         Brunch at Brimpts Farm and q&a in barn
·         Pack up and depart 1300 hours

It just gets that bit more real but thankfully there's no overnight camping. That's what really worries me ... I know, weird huh?

Thanks also to Howard at Rushfirth Creative for this ..................

People tell me it looks more like me than I do !!

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