Michael Evans
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Michael Evans

Meet Michael Evans – Hiking, wild camping, peak bagging and keen amateur photographer.

What drives you to spend time outside?

The beautiful views, weather allowing, peace and quiet, time to think and it’s an enjoyable way to get exercise.

Where are your favourite places to go?

Mainly the Lake District but I get out into the Peak District and Snowdonia as often as I can too.

What is your favourite thing to do outdoors?

Climbing the hills and mountains of the UK and then camping on top of them!

Who inspires you and how?

Definitely Kenton Cool. To climb Everest once is an amazing achievement so to have done it 14 times is mind blowing. Closer to home my friend Gary Sutton played a big part in encouraging me to get outside hiking as well as teaching me about navigation in the early days.

What are your focuses this year to help people get outside more often?

I’ll be completing climbing all the Wainwright fells in the Lake District and climbing my first ‘big mountain’ when I climb Mount Toubkal in May.

What are your 3 biggest life achievements?

Getting married in Las Vegas, Training Muay Thai in Thailand’s ancient capital city Ayutthaya, generally being lucky enough to have done lots of travelling all over the world.

3 words you live by…

Always be yourself.

Do you have any guilty pleasures?

Apart from having the odd drink, I quite like watching Vera! Must be the Northumbrian countryside.