The very best of the Langdale Pikes
James Forrest explores the very best of the Langdale Pikes in a long – but glorious – day of hiking.
Meet Anna Humphries - British Adventurer, Speaker, Qualified Mountaineer, Scout Leader & Bear Grylls survival instructor!
What drives you to spend time outside?
Nature calls me. I don’t want to go a day without being outside. The fresh air, the tranquillity and the grounding keeps me smiling! You can build a city, but only nature can make nature!
Where are your favourite places to go?
Snowdonia, I love for the mountains! Dartmoor I love for the epic navigation exercises, Peak District I love for the scenery and little coffee shops, The Lake District I love for the numerous hills and mountains forever going and of course the huge lakes, and my home town of Worcester with its local Malvern Hills where I grew up.
What is your favourite thing to do outdoors?
Who inspires you and how?
Bear Grylls, the avid adventurer and most kind soul who recognises our future generation as being extremely important to humanity and inspires kids to get outside in a world of technology.
What are your focusses this year to help people get outside more often?
I offer in-school survival camps which encourage young people to safely learn about the outdoors and gets them out and about learning about life skills such as making fires, cooking, teambuilding etc. I also offer mountain days for anyone and everyone to give them a chance to reach to top of a mountain safely and in a fun way! Plus I continue to be a Scout Leader to my troop of 30 Scouts who I’m taking to the Alps this summer for a week long adventure high in the mountains!
What are your 3 biggest life achievements?
1. Designing a Kids Survival Project and successfully launching it for the Bear Grylls Survival Academy, reaching out to thousands of young people across the UK. 2. Completing my Gold DofE, Queen Scout Award and Mountain Leader Summer Award. 3. Opening my own Charity which helps young people achieve their DofE Award.
3 words you live by…
Adventure, Love, Happiness.
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
A pint of Guinness after a long day in the mountains. Oh and the odd Wispa chocolate bar!More from Anna Humphries