Every year the Mixd team take a day away from our work and head out into the wilderness for what has aptly become called the “Mixd Summer Adventure”. Last year we kayaked down the River Esk into Whitby Harbour and the year before that we abseiled from a bridge and scrambled through a gorge in the North Yorkshire Dales.
This year, we thought we’d take it up a notch and headed to the Lake District for something a little more extreme. After a night of good food and ale in Keswick, we took our sore heads to Honister Slate Mine and did a Via Ferrata to the top of Feetwith Pike (2,126 feet high). Via Ferrata (latin for “Iron Way”) is a climbing route across cliffs and mountainous terrain using a series of metal cables, rungs, and ladders.
It was incredible fun and the views from the top were entirely worth the pain of getting there. To give a little context to just how high we were climbing, there was a point when we were crossing a cable bridge and an RAF fighter jet flew right though the valley – below us. It was pretty spectacular!
We’re already pretty excited for what next year has in store for us and we’re keen to take things up another notch – suggestions in the comments are more than welcome!
You can view the full set of photos on our Flickr album.