Spaces #008: Hiking Across Great Britain

Someone is hiking towards the camera through a vague path in the moorlands. They are carrying a large backpack, hiking poles, and are barefoot. They also look very grumpy

Welcome to the recording of the eighth edition of my semi-regular Twitter Space sessions.

This episode was all about hiking, but specifically the Hike Across Great Britain I did with my hiking buddy Becky, in the summer of 2019. We’re chattering about why I chose to do a hike of such length, how we planned it, the high and low points of the journey, and ponder on how people willingly do ultramarathons. I’m aware this was the subject of a previous podcast episode, but this one, being a Q&A, has a different vibe.

Usual disclaimer, be aware this conversation took place over the phone and is then recorded directly from playback on Twitter. I notice there’s a few biffs and bangs in the first few minutes but they settle down. Also a shout out to Somebody, and You Know Who You Are (because there are very few people who do call me, and one of them I was already on Twitter Spaces with), who tried calling me at the very end of the recording. When this happens it causes my audio quality to drop considerably for reasons known only to Android.

Topics discussed include:

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As usual, I was interviewed by the lovely Victoria, but you can call her V.

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