The first photo I scanned was of me at the start of the Pennine Way in Edale on 6th September 1978. My jacket was the first Gore-tex jacket ever made by Mountain Equipment. After three weeks it delaminated and I sent it back to be exchanged. My legwear was homemade rain chaps made by my mother.
How things have changed. Below is a picture of me at the start of my 2014 TGO Challenge with a Paramo Vasco jacket and much more comfortable boots! About the only thing that was better then was my fitness. Playing football and cricket made me super fit!