Sherpa describe the Lithang jacket as built for endurance, lightweight and waterproof, sounds good right? But what makes this jacket stand out from the rest and why should you part with your hard earned cash! The Material The first thing you will notice is the material, weighing only slightly heavier than some of the competition … More Sherpa Lithang Jacket Review
From the outside the Rhinogau (or Rhinogs) can easily be missed. the craggy valleys and deep heather offer a great challenge for the most seasoned hill walker, some say the heather is so deep you could even lose a person in it! So what makes the Rhinogs so appealing? For many its the quiet tranquility of … More A two day Rhinogau (Rhinogs) Traverse
North Wales hosts so many classic scrambles but many are overlooked. Check out this article giving my top esoteric scrambles in Snowdonia. Enjoy. … More Beat the crowds with esoteric scrambles in North Wales!
Starting at Cromlech boulders my legs were already tired from the previous days run and they were not liking the strain of a heavier pack, however, it didn’t take long before my thighs started to warm up and I slowly felt my body come back to life. A short walk along the Pyg track and I arrived at … More A day out in the clouds – Snowdon via its classic ridges.
Winter walking is normally defined as requiring the use of technical winter equipment like axes and crampons, but what about conditions where rain and high winds are the biggest threat and snow is yet to fall? In this article I will display the contents of my winter rucksack and show you the essentials for a mountain walking adventure. The above … More Preparing your rucksack for a winter adventure?
Flying back from Belfast I get chance to reflect on the past few days. The Mourne Skyline is a 35km race covering the nine highest peaks in Norther Ireland, its brutal and punishing on your body, but worth every hour of pain to cross the finish line. The race started at the seafront where 200 … More The Mourne Skyline MTR 2016
How to read and use contour lines. Contour lines or contours are the small lines that show relief (Height)on a map. Understanding contours and how to use them can change the way you use maps and will form the base of your navigation. Below I run through how they work and how to interpret them … More Map Reading Tips – Part 5 -Contour Lines.