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Nicky on a reccy of the round  © Nicky Spinks

my mountains Nicky Spinks

Fiona Russell catches up with fell running royalty Nicky Spinks, arguably the highest achieving long distance specialist in British running history. She walks a lot too!


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Fixed rope on Pinnacle Ridge, Lakes Sky Ultra 2016  © Paul Mitchell

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Enjoying the ridge   © Al Todd
Enjoying the ridge   © Al Todd

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Selfie-tastic conditions on Ben A'an  © John McSporran
Selfie-tastic conditions on Ben A'an  © John McSporran

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When you're working on the hills, you've got to take whatever the weather throws at you  © Kate Worthington
When you're working on the hills, you've got to take whatever the weather throws at you  © Kate Worthington

my mountains Kate Worthington

From early childhood walking memories to favourite hills, Fiona Russel talks with Mountain Leader Kate Worthington

'But what's she done on grit?'  © Andy Dodd
'But what's she done on grit?'  © Andy Dodd

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High on Sgurr nan Gillean’s West Ridge  © Adrian Trendall
High on Sgurr nan Gillean’s West Ridge  © Adrian Trendall

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You are Amazing!  © Mel
You are Amazing!  © Mel

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Llyn Hywel and Rhinog Fach from Y Llethr  © Nick Livesey
Llyn Hywel and Rhinog Fach from Y Llethr  © Nick Livesey

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The view from the summit of Gurn Wigau, a P15 in the Carneddau in north Wales  © Myrddyn Phillips
The view from the summit of Gurn Wigau, a P15 in the Carneddau in north Wales  © Myrddyn Phillips

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Where better to read it than out in the hills?  © Alex Roddie
Where better to read it than out in the hills?  © Alex Roddie

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Saxifraga exarata taking advantage of the favourable conditions provided by a Silene acaulis cushion.  © Finan Rodinson
Saxifraga exarata taking advantage of the favourable conditions provided by a Silene acaulis cushion.  © Finan Rodinson

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BMC AGM 2019.  © Alex Messenger/BMC
BMC AGM 2019.  © Alex Messenger/BMC

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Boots McFarland thumb  © Geolyn Carvin

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The cholitas reach the summit of Aconcagua.  © Cholitas Escaladoras de Bolivia Facebook Page

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Jenny Tough Bolivia thumbnail  © Jenny Tough

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Nature Prescriptions thumbnail  © David Brice

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