Part 3 – Snow in Snowdonia – What not to pack on a winter walk

You've probably all seen those photos with a silhouetted figure looking out across some high alpine ridge, snow everywhere and a slogan about ambition or achievement or standing tall or that you should 'go to your dream'. I get the impression that rather than actually wishing to climb mountains in the winter, most of the …

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Head to the Peak District for a Friday Night Bivvy on Beeley Moor

Walking from my classroom towards the school gates on a warm Friday in July I found myself looking through my phone book for lads who might be free for a night out. Two positive responses and a short commute and I was in my garage stuffing my bivvy bag, sleeping bag, head torch and now battered …

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Packing for Norway – “How many calories in that mate?” – Part 0

Norway has always fascinated me. It might have originated whilst learning about Vikings in my primary school classroom. I daydreamed of coarse barbarians from the north, sailing recklessly across the unknown of the black Atlantic. From a quick glance on a relief map I was intrigued by vast areas of rocky wilderness and the icy, clear water …

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