BBC Radio Merseyside
What an engaging and enjoyable read. It really captured my imagination and I felt I had “lived” the journey – albeit from the comfort of my armchair. Steve’s ‘style and descriptive abilities had me laughing out loud and also shuddering as he and Michael tackled the challenges of the mountains, terrain and the unexpected. I also enjoyed the historical snippets about areas of the trek which gave a sense of place. As well as a good read in its own right, Steve provides a great insight and guide into the realities of taking on this demanding Route. What an achievement.
by Sue Williams
Born in Liverpool in 1957 the first sign of my taste for adventure surfaced when, at the age of 5, and completely unannounced, I set off on my new bike with my mate Ray from next door (also 5) and we made our way to my granddads house, some 3 miles away.
Granddad was rather surprised to see us and after a brief stay escorted us back home where the whole street, plus the local police force were conducting a search for the missing youngsters. I was none too popular and this little excursion marked the first of a lifetime of misadventures that have continued to land me in trouble ever since.