Away from work, age has forced him to give up fellwalking
and climbing in the Lake District, but he attributes his fitness to a disciplined regime.
In Cumbria, I was into fellwalking
and kayaking and canoeing.
Sadly, following a hip replacement, my fellwalking
days are over, but I hope my fellow Brummies will continue to enjoy the sheer beauty of Snowdonia - a magnificent scenic gallery.
The Everton players have been fellwalking
, riding mountain bikes and canoeing down-stream.
But he admitted his only qualification was a fellwalking
certificate, he had not seen and did not ask for safety advice and he did not check the weather forecast, despite heavy rain.