So, I used to hike a lot – especially when travelling around New Zealand, and undertaking the Inca Trail. I did a walk a few weeks ago, a so-called ‘easy’ walk, and was speed-walking at the back to keep up… but it’s health and wellbeing week at MMU, and they put on a hike ‘for all abilities’ so I went for that – all of us turned up despite the forecast (which was unfortunately accurate)! Here’s a few photos:
Here’s someone else photographing the route back in 2008 – not in cloud – so you can get an idea of the terrain that we scrambled up! Tired, but happy I’ve done it … and I’m sure they’ll only get easier!
Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst (Lion Hudson, 2014; second edition in process) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.