• Jack Wakefield

We're halfway! Stories from a zero-waste holiday and 80k steps (plus some crawling).


During a short break and some long walks in the Lake District we've added another 2665m elevation to our total. We celebrated crossing the halfway mark with lunch in the hail on top of a mountain. When the hail stopped, we could hear the ringing of total silence in our ears. Such a rare experience.

The views were outstanding each day, it was so much fun being joined by friends Izzy & Johnny at the start of the week to climb England's biggest mountain, Scafell Pike, but all the walking did take it's toll. As the week went on, our bodies became more and more tired and there was an evening or two when crawling seemed like the best way to get around!


Six months into the challenge, we're relieved to have reached half way up the climb! But sadly we're only a third of the way to our fundraising target. If you could spare just a bit to support two worthy causes (Cool Earth and Tearfund) we'd appreciate it so so much. You can read more about these charities on our homepage:


It was our first time going on holiday since we've been zero waste (since the start of 2019!) which brought with it fresh challenges. I popped to the refill shop the day before to stock up on pasta, noodles and rice, and we shopped carefully for lunches and snacks to keep us going. In the end we did end up with a bit of rubbish (below) that'll be added to our jar.

But that's enough writing from us, here's some of the amazing views and our tired/sweaty/shivering faces: