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!
On the flanks of Helvellyn you will find one of the country’s most popular scrambles and it’s easy to see why. Striding edge is the perfect scrambling introduction and being grade 1 it offers superb views with no requirement for a rope or technical skills. Don’t treat it too lightly though as it still offers … More Monday Motivation – Striding Edge –
The weather is the most important aspect of any mountain day and how you plan for it. I constantly monitor the forecasts and use many sources to try and stay one step ahead. All this being said the weather can act against the rules and you should always plan for the worst. Its never 100% all … More Planning for the weather!
Camp craft is all about using your skills to live in the outdoors comfortably. Surviving the outdoors is the bare minimum you should aim for when going outside, you should thrive and grow and be able to sustain this for a long period of time not just make it out by the skin of your … More Wild camping basics (Part 2 Camp craft and cooking)
Wild camping is a fantastic experience, waking up in the great outdoors with the sound of the wind blowing through the trees or waterfalls pouring down hillsides is great for the mind and the soul, Maybe a spiritual experience for some. I love the whole experience of wild camping, from sorting my kit in the house … More Wild camping basics (Part 1 Equipment and planning)
If your sitting on a ridge with lightning cracking all around you and your fillings buzzing from the static in the air, you’ve probably made the wrong choices and missed something in your planning. I should know, in 2013 I got caught out during an incredibly violent thunderstorm. Since that day I’ve educated myself in … More Reduce your risk of a lightning strike!
Our adventure began in the small trail head village of Imlil. Using a grand taxi is a cheaper option and for only 80 dirhams you can ride in relative comfort. We pre-booked a nights accommodation at Hotel Soleil which is found just off the taxi rank. The owner Abdelatiff and his colleague Yassin were very … More TOUBKAL TREK 2015