Reader Mike W enjoyed a climb up New Zealand's Mount Somers, in the Southern Alps, last year. According to him,
Like absolute muggins we lugged the bat and ball up there (and it was a hell climb initially - levelled off nicely after the initial push). My mate wanted to bring his metal stumps up as well - we dissuaded him of such foolishness...As for the strike (or whatever you call contact in cricket), "it's a rather inelegant lofted drive." Still, bonus points for general hiking badassery.