Mountain withdrawal symptons

I can't believe it's already April! We've had some good snow here in Sheffield this year, which in part has got me thinking about colder adventures... It's also about 10 months since I started the Big Alps Run, and the itch to do something big and exciting is back.

A couple of weeks ago I had a fantastic week with my wife and family skiing in Montgenevre. We were hosted by Ski Etoile and despite the lateness the snow was fantastic! Since returning I have been feeling the mountain withdrawal symptons and have decided it's time I did some Ski touring, if not this season (though maybe, just!) then certainly next, so I've spent a little bit of eBay money and nearly have a beginners setup ready for action... Can't wait!
Montgenevre from Chalet Eskimo
Running-wise, I'm moving on from Haworth and have started some serious training, coach has got me doing hill reps on Lose Hill! I did the first session a couple of days ago and it's actually quite good fun, I ran three reps from the road to the summit, just dipping under 13 minutes on the last one.

It's safe to say I'm ready to plan another big adventure, but I don't think it will be this year. I have an idea for a trip across Iceland, but the weather window I need clashes with racing this year, so probably early next year. In the meantime I'm looking forward to the Fellsman, which now April has arrived is only a few weeks away!


  1. Hi Stu. I do Win Hill, Lose Hill, Win Hill. 3 good climbs but with a different view each time.
    What is your route up Lose Hill?

    1. Hi Dave. Win some Lose some! Sounds like a good route rather than repeating the same one... I have been doing Lose hill from the dead end sign at the bottom of the Losehill house road.

  2. Cheers Stu. The good thing about Win, Lose Win is the different gradients. The return up Win Hill through the fields after Twitchill Farm really hurts!


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