Why Going Down Mountains Is Harder Than Going Up

Adventure
Richard Askwith
Author, Journalist and Fell Runner
"To get the most possible pleasure out of fell running you have to try it yourself. It's really about the heroism that you can find within yourself if you give something a go."

Why would a 13-stone man with weak ankles take up fell running, and what does it take to run up mountains for fun?

Richard Askwith is a desk-bound southern journalist – based in Northamptonshire – whose life was changed by a mid-life encounter with the unforgiving northern sport of fell-running.

A decade-and-a-half of running, stumbling, shivering and getting lost in Britain’s wildest mountains provided the raw material for his best-selling book, 'Feet in the Clouds: a Tale of Fell-Running and Obsession'.

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