I am an outdoors enthusiast. I have paddled rivers in Britain, South and North America and Europe and hold a few BCU awards. I am an avid climber and a bit of a mental skier (I once jumped a house). In the summer of 2008 I solo hiked 100 miles from Mt Katahdin to Monson on the Appalachian Trail in Maine, USA. I live with my 2-year-old Labrador Pan in the beautiful South West of England and get outside whenever I can.