Published On: Sun, Jul 20th, 2014 on 8:42 pm

Bradford’s Kamran living the high life with over 100 treks

Kamran Yunis Trekker

Walk leader Kamran Yunis on his trek up Mount Snowdon

A father-of-three, who has taken part in over a hundred treks, has shared his experiences as a qualified walk leader.

Kamran Yunis was never confident in leading groups by himself, but has gone on to lead groups of over a hundred people 1,000 metres above sea level.

To date, he has trekked Mount Snowdon, the Yorkshire Dales three peaks, Ben Nevis, Brecon Beacons in Wales, Loch Lomond in Scotland, and many more.

He told the Yorkshire Standard: “There are risks of rocks, slipping and falling, as well as dehydration, and many people find it even tougher to get back down. One person even turned up in heels.

“But even experienced walkers can get lost. Back in the old days, the group I was in wandered four miles off-course and went into a shooting range. Someone helped us and gave us a lift though.”

Mr Yunis got into trekking at an early age when his uncle used to take him on walks.

He then got into trekking with groups and in September 2013, became a qualified walk leader having the expertise to lead groups on treks. He has also won awards for his work.

He’s now a member for community mental health organisation Sharing Voices in Bradford, and believes trekking can bring about many benefits.

He said: “It’s not just about walking, but it can improve spiritual, mental and physical health. It’s also a great day out, especially out of the inner city areas.

“One chap who trekked with us suffered from schizophrenia, and when he went trekking he took off his shirt and said he never felt the need for medication and felt empowered. That to me, was very powerful.

“But there has definitely been an increase in people taking part and I hope it continues. I’d like to see more people getting active.”

About the Author

Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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  1. qadir hussain says:

    kamran is an amazing individual i had the oportunity to climb mount hira with him in saudi arabia back in 2007. It was an amazing experience very spiritual and kamran kept motivating me all the through we climed the mountain at very high tempetures unbelievable 44 degrees……wow yes rr degrees keep up the good work bro

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