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 described as requiring the use of technical winter equipment, however, 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 picture shows the full contents … 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.
Maps come in all different sizes, by sizes I mean some show a large area with less detail and some show a small area with lots of detail. Below I describe the four main map scales and how to choose the best one for your adventure. 1:25 000 This scale is the most detailed you … More Map Reading tips – Part 4 – Map Scales