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Windermere Weekend

Life Changes - Caught in the Morocco Earthquake Disaster (with Nick)

Updated: Jan 23

"She had quite a bad break in her leg and she'd been there about 14 hours when we got to her. We had a look and thought, well, she's really not in a good way. She's bleeding out through that broken leg. She definitely needs hospital treatment. So we were trying to work out logistically how we would get her out because we thought if she stays here, she potentially will die."

In September 2023, an earthquake struck Morocco killing 6,000 people, injuring many more, and leaving countless homeless and trying to rebuild their lives. We speak to Nick, a paramedic who was on a trip of a lifetime, sound asleep ready for a big day ahead, when an earthquake struck. Nick, who was with his son at the time, recounts his experience, the jepardy they went through, and later how he was able to apply his paramedic skills to help save the life of a young girl injured in the tragedy.

You can listen to the Life Changes podcast with Adventure Solos here:

Nick was on one of the Canoe Scotland Expedition events as well as a number of Day Hikes. He has a great sense of humour (even if he does love a pun a little too much). It was lovely to chat to him again and I'm sure we'll see him in the future on other Adventure Solos.

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Nick and his son were raising funds for the hospice that looked after his wife. You can donate using this link:

You can donate to Unicef's Morocco Earthquake relief fund here:

Nick joined us on the Canoe Scotland Expedition by Adventure Solos, you can find details of that event here:

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Other Resources:

  • You can subscribe to the Adventure Solos YouTube channel here!

  • Nick, the guest in the podcast episode above, joined us for the Canoe Scotland Expedition no experience required on this awesome paddle from the West to the East of Scotland!

  • You may enjoy this Life Changes podcast episode on Dealing positively with divorce.

  • If you're interested in the polar adventures of the likes of Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen, listen to this incredble polar story we recorded about a guy called Tom Crean.

  • The Mount Cook Weekend lets you try caving, climbing, scrabling and a via ferrata - all here in the UK!

  • This is a lovely 2 minute video and soundtrack of paddling around the Isles of Coll and Tiree on the West Coast of Scotland.

  • Tackle the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge on this sociable weekend! Take a look here.

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