This time last year Tim and I were about to start a weeks holiday in The Lake District. The forecast was for snow and very cold weather but we were prepared. We had our Microspikes!
Here I am on day one of our holiday, on the western slope of Skiddaw (Lake District mountain), sporting my new Kahtoola Microspikes.
The great online reviews that we had read were all true and we felt like everything was possible in our non slip, extra traction foot wear.
The weather turned out to be truly amazing all week, snowing at night and sunny during the day, and I wore those spikes every day.
I added lots of photos to a post about this trip which can be seen here :-
Something I didn’t mention in that post is that on our way down from Skiddaw summit we passed several walkers struggling downhill and uphill. One lady, on her way up, stopped us and asked how we made it look so easy. We explained it was our new spikes. Then she said she actually had a pair with her but didn’t know how or whether to put them on, having borrowed them from her daughter. Tim immediately insisted on helping her out. Here he is doing just that….
After this she plodded upwards for a few steps then stopped, turned and gave us a thumbs up, big smile and thank you.
My hero, in red, in his red microspikes. Doesn’t need a cape or superhuman strength – he just always strives to help whoever, whenever and wherever he can.
Keep safe in the snow and ice and buy a pair of Microspikes