The captain’s name is Ingrid Elisabeth Price. She’s a slim 5ft 5in brunette and the mother of three children. She’s got that gleam in her eye, though, whenever she starts talking about parachuting. I asked her what made her want to do it.”
‘It was when we lived in Pirbright, Surrey. My husband, Gordon was stationed there with the Grenadier Guards as a Paratrooper. I was hanging out the washing when I heard the engines of an aeroplane stop overhead. I looked up and saw three tiny figures falling spread-eagled through the sky before they opened their parachutes and drifted down. I thought, ‘That’s what I want to do.’
Her husband Gordon persuaded the Army into letting her tag onto an army free-fall course at Netherhavon. The first woman ever to do the course and graduated as a fully-fledged skydiver.
When her husband was posted to Malawi to help train the Malawian armed forces she started up a parachute club and became its chief instructor.
During her time in Malawi, Ingrid trekked down to South Africa and passed a very rugged test to become the first woman in Africa to hold a ‘D’ licence – the laurels of the parachuting world
She captained the Malawi team to several international meets and completed a number of ‘link up’s as well as night jumps and on one occasion made a decent from over 18000 feet.
‘The important thing to me is free falling – it’s something I can’t explain, but every jump is different, it’s always exciting.’
The story of Ingrid’s achievements, in the Skydiving world, is even more remarkable, when she tells of her survival from the ‘horrors’ she suffered during the fall of Berlin in 1945 when, at the age of 15, she became separated from her family and fell victim to the savagery of the advancing Soviet Army during the final battle for Berlin.
Ingrid’s story is a triumph of survival and achievement which began one day when she looked up whilst ‘Hanging out the Washing.’
An essay about a four-day solo Yosemite backcountry hike along the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River trail, about the need to get away and the desire to return and about some of the things that can go wrong.
DISCLAIMER: This is not a how-to article about backcountry hiking or a story about intrepid ultralight backpacking or marathon through hiking. This is the grueling, step-by-step chronicle of a July hike in Yosemite National Park, of being out there on your own in the Sierra Nevada mountains, away from your family, covering ground, and taking note of everything that you can see and most things that you imagine.
Banish that thought!
Do you want to trek the famous 500 mile/800 km Camino Frances in Spain, but don’t have 30+ days for that trek? Or are you terrified of the required fitness, research, and planning?
The Camino Ingles is the answer!
Walking the Camino was a goal of mine last year, and the year before that, and the year before that. I had never even walked five miles, I’m not a gym junkie but I wanted to walk the Camino to prove to myself that I could achieve a goal. But, I didn’t have the time for 500 miles, then, I heard of the Camino Ingles. The shorter time and distance of the Camino Ingles was the clincher, and I set out on a quieter, less travelled and less well documented walk through Spain. And to my surprise, I succeeded.
This book helps you to set a practical goal and achieve it, by showing you exactly how to:
Walk the Camino Ingles, an ancient route as old as the Camino FrancesPrepare your mind, body and feet to enjoy the long walkPack and what to discard to travel lightPlan your travel and arrival in Spain in the shortest timeDecide on strategies to overcome obstaclesFind the medieval way posts for an authentic experienceWhat to eat and where to eat it to enjoy the food of SpainBook, or not book your bed for a good nights’ restGet your Compostela in SantiagoFind more information if you really want it
Follow this book to complete a real pilgrimage trek in only 6 days, there is enough detail to guide you each day. Go on, what’s stopping you? It’s only one step at a time!
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Uncover all of the culture and natural beauty of Bermuda with the help of this travel guide.
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Everyone needs a little guidance now and then and by grabbing yourself a Bermuda Travel Guide, you can get acquainted with these islands well before your travels. Vacations go by fast but getting yourself prepared before you go can give you extra time to explore.
Throughout this travel guide you will discover:
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With this must-have guide, you will have access to all of the necessary Bermuda info with a whole supply of useful tips and a splash of entertainment.
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Brand new for the 2015/16 season, this book contains one hundred and one informative and entertaining trivia questions with multiple choice answers.
With 101 questions, some easy, some more challenging, this entertaining book will test your knowledge and memory of the club’s long and successful history. The book is packed with information and is a must-have for all loyal City supporters.
You will be asked a hat full of wonderful questions on a wide range of topics associated with Manchester City Football Club for you to test yourself. You will be quizzed on players, legends, managers, opponents, transfer deals, trophies, records, honours, fixtures, terrace songs and much more, guaranteeing you both an educational experience and hours of fun.
Sample questions include:- Who was the youngest ever goalscorer? What song do the players run out to? Who was the club’s first foreign signing?
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Educational, enjoyable and fun, this Man City Quiz Book will provide the ultimate in entertainment for Manchester City FC fans of all ages, and will test your knowledge of this historic club and prove you know your City trivia in this fun addictive quiz book.
This is a must-have book for every true sky blue lover, so download it now!