Experiences of a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia (2016-19)
The Old Man of Coniston
We got lucky with the weather on the day we made one of the biggest hikes of our trip: to the summit of the Old Man of Coniston, also known as Coniston Old Man or simply The Old Man, England’s 12th highest peak and a popular destination with its many routes up, spectacular terrain, and extensive views in all directions. It was a day we reached five peaks and bagged three Wainwrights!
The hike from Coniston Village took us first through Dixon Ground and past the Coniston copper mines, functional for hundreds of years until the 1950s. All along the path, we found remnants of the old copper and slate mining operations.
Until 2019, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia focused on Community Economic Development. Before that, I was a high-tech executive, small business owner, consultant and business broker. View all posts by Chris