About Me and Hill Days
I’m Ina – the writer behind Hill Days – and I am a rock-climber, runner and wild swimmer. I camp, hike, cycle, paddle and swim. If you can do something outdoors – it’s likely that I’ve at least given it a go over the years. I grew up running barefoot in the forests of Finland. Swimming in the crystal-clear lakes all through the summer and playing in the snow and ice in winter. For as long as I remember, I have been in love with nature. And when I moved to the UK, I fell in love all over again; this time with the mountains and the sea. I’d like to welcome you to share my love for the outdoors through my new website and outdoor blog – the Hill Days!
I spent years living in Scotland and exploring its most remote mountains and glens. And I learned to rock-climb to access the most unlikely places imaginable. I found the picturesque little towns of the Lake District nestled into the lovely rolling fells. And I made it to the rugged ridges of Snowdonia. Right now, I live in a little stone cottage on the edge of the Peak District with my amazing partner. Here I have temporarily swapped munros for moors and mountain crags for gritstone edges. I have learned to find my peace and quiet in the less explored corners of this busy landscape. Because, as always, I am happy whenever I am outside.
More Than Just an Outdoor Blog
In Hill Days I share my personal adventures, advice and experiences. Being in the nature is hugely beneficial for our physical and mental wellbeing, and I hope that I can inspire your journey to outdoor discovery. I have been a hillwalker and a mountaineer for a long time. Now I want to share some of the things I have learned and the amazing places I have explored over the years. I am always learning new things and exploring new places. My current project is to become a qualified Mountain Leader and I will share glimpses of my journey preparing for assessment in the coming months. I hope to create not only an outdoor blog, but a community, for all outdoor lovers to share their personal hill days.
Advice Articles, Route Recommendations and General Outdoor Tips
Are you looking for route recommendations or new places to visit in the UK? Would you like to learn more about hiking or camping? Are you interested to read about rock-climbing trips or wild swimming through the winter? Have a look at my articles or follow me on social media!
For those of you who aren’t quite sure if the outdoors is for you, why not have a look at my Beginner’s Walking Guide for tips on how to get started with hiking in the UK. Or if you are curious what my Mountain Leader training was like, check out My Mountain Leader Training Week. For a quick look at some of my favourite trail runs, see Peak District Trail Running Routes! I have a bunch of new outdoor blog posts and articles about wild camping, climbing and my recent hill days in the works, which I am looking forward to sharing with you soon. I will be posting a couple of times a week – if you want to make sure you won’t miss anything remember to subscribe to my newsletter for updates!