@jamesmichaelforrest

James Forrest - 'Mountain Man' @jamesmichaelforrest

Adventurer | Hiker | Author Debut book 'Mountain Man' out 2019 Ireland record: 273 peaks in 8 weeks 🥇 England/Wales record: 446 peaks in 6 months 🥇

http://www.jamesmforrest.co.uk/

Work less, play more 🙌
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If there's one thing I've learnt on my journey through life, it's to have a laugh, smile more, don't take yourself too seriously, work as little as possible (#lazy), and spend as much time as you can having epic adventures in the great outdoors! And I really feel like my philosophy fits perfectly with the #TimeToPlay ethos of Salomon, my sponsors. Had an epic weekend in the Peak District at the #SalomonSummitUK ambassador. Met some cool people, been inspired, did some yoga on a mountain top, and they even got me abseiling (I nearly sh*t myself). An adventurous weekend. How was yours? 😀👍
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Work less, play more 🙌 . . . If there's one thing I've learnt on my journey through life, it's to have a laugh, smile more, don't take yourself too seriously, work as little as possible ( #lazy), and spend as much time as you can having epic adventures in the great outdoors! And I really feel like my philosophy fits perfectly with the #timetoplay ethos of Salomon, my sponsors. Had an epic weekend in the Peak District at the #salomonsummituk ambassador. Met some cool people, been inspired, did some yoga on a mountain top, and they even got me abseiling (I nearly sh*t myself). An adventurous weekend. How was yours? 😀👍 . . . @adventurer.nic

Peak District today ♥️
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📷 Great Ridge & Mam Tor
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Peak District today ♥️ . . . 📷 Great Ridge & Mam Tor

Dear Mountains, will you be my forever  Valentine's. Love JMF ♥️😍😘 X
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📷 Fleetwith Pike, Lake District
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Dear Mountains, will you be my forever Valentine's. Love JMF ♥️😍😘 X . . . 📷 Fleetwith Pike, Lake District

Wahey! My first EVER podcast interview is live. Would love it if you listened 😀👍
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The day has arrived! My podcast interview with @liv_outsideuk from @theoutdoorsfix podcast is live NOW! So proud of it. I talk about how I transformed my boring city-based, office-centric life into an epic, adventurous life. And I give some simple, practical tips on how YOU can live more adventurously too. You can listen on Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcasts or at www.theoutdoorsfix com - hope you like it! Let me know what you think 🤗
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Wahey! My first EVER podcast interview is live. Would love it if you listened 😀👍 . . . The day has arrived! My podcast interview with @liv outsideuk from @theoutdoorsfix podcast is live NOW! So proud of it. I talk about how I transformed my boring city-based, office-centric life into an epic, adventurous life. And I give some simple, practical tips on how YOU can live more adventurously too. You can listen on Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcasts or at www.theoutdoorsfix com - hope you like it! Let me know what you think 🤗

Not a bad little spot for lunch 😍
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📷 Hiking around Loweswater today 👌
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Not a bad little spot for lunch 😍 . . . 📷 Hiking around Loweswater today 👌

Who would you like to stand here with? 😍
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I had an awesome day in the Lake District fells yesterday, climbing Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Calf Crag before returning via Far Easedale. A glorious winter's day: snow on the ground, blue skies and sunshine! Loved it. .
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This was my favourite photo from the day. A young couple enjoying a quiet moment of reflection atop Helm Crag. Stunning.
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Who would you like to stand here with? 😍 . . . I had an awesome day in the Lake District fells yesterday, climbing Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Calf Crag before returning via Far Easedale. A glorious winter's day: snow on the ground, blue skies and sunshine! Loved it. . . . This was my favourite photo from the day. A young couple enjoying a quiet moment of reflection atop Helm Crag. Stunning.

Happiness is...
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📷 Slieve Bearnagh (with my new @lekiuk poles 👌)
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Happiness is... . . . 📷 Slieve Bearnagh (with my new @lekiuk poles 👌)

Happy adventuring this weekend one and all 😃👍
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Happy adventuring this weekend one and all 😃👍

The Lake District looking EPIC this evening 😍
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🎥 Watch Hill, Cockermouth
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The Lake District looking EPIC this evening 😍 . . . 🎥 Watch Hill, Cockermouth

Who wishes they were relaxing here right now?
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🎥 Mourne Mountains, N Ireland
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Who wishes they were relaxing here right now? . . . 🎥 Mourne Mountains, N Ireland

Do the mountains make you want to jump for joy? .
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They certainly made me happy to be alive on Monday, as I explored the glorious Mourne Mountains on a crisp, clear, sunny winter's day. Epic ❤️
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📷 Slieve Bearnagh, N Ireland
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Do the mountains make you want to jump for joy? . . . They certainly made me happy to be alive on Monday, as I explored the glorious Mourne Mountains on a crisp, clear, sunny winter's day. Epic ❤️ . . . 📷 Slieve Bearnagh, N Ireland

#MountainMonday - what a glorious day to be out in the fells today 😍
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📷 Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland
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#mountainmonday - what a glorious day to be out in the fells today 😍 . . . 📷 Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland

Who loves weekends in the mountains? ❤️
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After all the talking about mountains (I gave 3 adventure lectures across Ireland from Wednesday to Friday), I finally had some good weather and headed out for a run in the Mourne Mountains. Such a beautiful place, especially with a dusting of snow. Hope you all had an adventurous weekend too 😃
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Who loves weekends in the mountains? ❤️ . . . After all the talking about mountains (I gave 3 adventure lectures across Ireland from Wednesday to Friday), I finally had some good weather and headed out for a run in the Mourne Mountains. Such a beautiful place, especially with a dusting of snow. Hope you all had an adventurous weekend too 😃

Who would you go hiking with on the west coast of Ireland? It's so epic ❤️
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Really enjoying talking about my adventures in Ireland, during my lecture series with Mountaineering Ireland. Bringing back lots of memories of, erm, horrific storms (#jmflovesrain)...but also of loads of amazing days in the rugged, wild mountains of Ireland. A bit like this day I had on Mweelrea. Stunning 😃👍
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Talks in Dublin and Thurles done and dusted. One more to go tonight in Newry, in Northern Ireland. 7.30pm tonight at Mourne Country Hotel. If you're around, feel free to pop along 👍
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Who would you go hiking with on the west coast of Ireland? It's so epic ❤️ . . . Really enjoying talking about my adventures in Ireland, during my lecture series with Mountaineering Ireland. Bringing back lots of memories of, erm, horrific storms ( #jmflovesrain)...but also of loads of amazing days in the rugged, wild mountains of Ireland. A bit like this day I had on Mweelrea. Stunning 😃👍 . . . Talks in Dublin and Thurles done and dusted. One more to go tonight in Newry, in Northern Ireland. 7.30pm tonight at Mourne Country Hotel. If you're around, feel free to pop along 👍

Always feels awesome to share tales of my adventures with like-minded people 😃
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Gave my first of 3 talks in Ireland yesterday. I was a bit nervous but it went well. Had some lovely chats with people after the talk, discussing adventure and the mountains. I've always found the outdoors community so supportive and friendly. Love it! I'm off to Thurles tonight, for my 2nd talk with Mountaineering Ireland. Come along if you fancy it.
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This tour has also got me thinking. Would you guys come along if I organised a talk in the Lake District sometime?
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Always feels awesome to share tales of my adventures with like-minded people 😃 . . . Gave my first of 3 talks in Ireland yesterday. I was a bit nervous but it went well. Had some lovely chats with people after the talk, discussing adventure and the mountains. I've always found the outdoors community so supportive and friendly. Love it! I'm off to Thurles tonight, for my 2nd talk with Mountaineering Ireland. Come along if you fancy it. . . . This tour has also got me thinking. Would you guys come along if I organised a talk in the Lake District sometime?

Still can't believe I climbed 273 mountains in Ireland in 8 weeks 🇮🇪
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But I did! And tomorrow I'm heading back to the Emerald Isle to give 3 talks about my adventure. I'll be speaking in Dublin, Thurles and Newry. It's the JMF International Speaking Tour 🤣 Gonna be fun (although I am a little nervous, eek!). I also can't wait to get the chance to explore the Irish hills once again. Hopefully see some of my Irish Insta friends out there. Drop me a comment or DM if you're around 😃👍
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Still can't believe I climbed 273 mountains in Ireland in 8 weeks 🇮🇪 . . . But I did! And tomorrow I'm heading back to the Emerald Isle to give 3 talks about my adventure. I'll be speaking in Dublin, Thurles and Newry. It's the JMF International Speaking Tour 🤣 Gonna be fun (although I am a little nervous, eek!). I also can't wait to get the chance to explore the Irish hills once again. Hopefully see some of my Irish Insta friends out there. Drop me a comment or DM if you're around 😃👍

Snowy hiking in the Peak District this weekend ❤️
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It was also my first outing with my new @lekiuk black series micro vario carbon poles - loved 'em 😃👌
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📷 Pics of Kinder Scout courtesy of @rosariosadventures
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Snowy hiking in the Peak District this weekend ❤️ . . . It was also my first outing with my new @lekiuk black series micro vario carbon poles - loved 'em 😃👌 . . . 📷 Pics of Kinder Scout courtesy of @rosariosadventures

Snowy stroll last night for Red January ❄️
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The pattern on my @salomon jacket was a reflection of light through snowy trees ❤️
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Pic by @adventurer.nic
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Snowy stroll last night for Red January ❄️ . . . The pattern on my @salomon jacket was a reflection of light through snowy trees ❤️ . . . Pic by @adventurer.nic

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