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!
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?
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.
Did you know that the north on your map can be different to the north on your compass? and the north on your compass and map is also not the same as true north? This fact can often be overlooked and can effect the outcome of your navigation. Grid North Grid North is the north … More Map Reading Tips- Part 3 – North, North and North
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!
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