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Martin Rye
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More Honnold stuff.  
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Absolutely breathtaking! I felt amazed and ill in equal measure! Beautiful.
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Paul Sheils does some fine big walks. At home waiting to go backpacking I caught up with his latest videos of his Iceland walk. Enjoy.
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Old but still it was  a fab trip. 
Trip report of my Avimore to Blair Atholl walk in September 15th to 19th 2011.As train journeys go, it was probably the most happy, relaxed journey that I can recall for a long time, on my way to S...
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  Gossamer Gear have their Christmas sale on.  UK based buyers beware! As you can lose the discount advantage on import duties and tax.  Best to ask Backpacking Light .co.uk if they have any d...
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I noted on the Great Outdoors Challenge Event Detail many old familiar names among the new ones.  But also 2nd timers.  Those bitten by the bug, looking to go again. I was recently asked why I walk...
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Alan Dixon and Don Wilson do it again.  Must read HERE
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Great review from Philip of my fav pack to use when backpacking. 
The Gossamer Gear Gorilla Ultralight Backpack is designed for backpackers who have already gone through the transition from a heavier gear list to a base weight
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Winter is gripping the hills hard this winter!  I keep having to bail on planned trips.  It's not the 'snow' that's the issue, but the roads. Risking my car being stuck in drifting snow driving to ...
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There is a blog award thing on again.  Trespass have selected some blogs they rate.  One is my friend James Boulter's.  His Backpacking Bongos blog is superb - find it HERE. So vote for James blog ...
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Shawn Forry and Justin Lichter are veteran backpackers.  A winter attempt of the PCT takes exceptional skill and experience. They have it in abundance.  See some photos of the route so far HERE.
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It's bold and gutsy. Enjoy
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Daytripping the Monadhliath
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The signs weren't good but I couldn't help feeling good. I was hurtling north through clag and drizzle on the A9, early on Saturday morning.

D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past...
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As the world marks 70 years since the launch of a mission which ultimately led to victory over Nazi Germany during World War Two, these powe

alan sloman's big walk: Some happy April music from The Puppeteers.
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In March 2007, in memory of my father, Jeff Sloman, I walked alone from Land's End and four months later arrived at John O'Groats: A LEJOG o

Trail Tested
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While in the USA this summer I got to read Trail Tested by Justin Lichter. I will be to the point - I like this book. Justin is a long dista

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El Sendero Luminoso (that's a big rockface)
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I know very little about climbing (zero to be honest). I know you use your hands and feet to climb up rock faces, ropes help you keep safe a

Mt Washington and Mt Adams
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The mist was down on top; it did not deter large numbers of people trying for the summit. Then the sound of cars and bikes disturbed what un

Off path in Scotland:
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Philip Werner has an interesting post on planning his TGO 2010 Challenge walk. A lot of the walking he does is on good trails and the Challe

Guest Post Andrew Mazibrada:
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Andrew Mazibrada writes the excellent Journeyman traveller. It is a pleasure to have him write a guest blog here. My thanks to him. The post

Barefoot Jake: Walking through the Seasons: Lots of Ice
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Looking toward Five Fingers (no pun) and West Peak (center & right) as a pair of roped up skiers traverse the mountain. It was a warm day on

Happy new year and stuff
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The blog has been on hold - well to honest it's not getting updated as I'm stacked with work and family commitments. But happy new year. But

In search of Bloggers:
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Lakes November 2010. Photos here best in slide show Mike was late by my clock but not too late that we did not have time for a quick pint an

Chris Townsend Outdoors: Wild Camping in Glen Feshie clip from The Cairn...
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Welcome to my blog. I'm an outdoor writer and photographer with a passion for wilderness and mountains. Use the links above to find out more

Gear Talk Brunton Ember review
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The email said Brunton were sending me and others the EMBER today, and they wanted my views on this little solar-powered charger. The next d

Aviemore to Blair Atholl route 3
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Trip report Cairngorms August 2013 Photos HERE see them full size on Google + The hottest day of the year brought its own challenges. The tr

t e r r y b n d: A pictorial guide: Recent Lakeland romp
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As the title says, here's a selection of photos from my recent Lakeland visit. Highlights included a bivouac atop Scafell Pike during the cu

In the spotlight Terrybnd - The Cairngorms in winter with Chris Townsend
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Let's face it: any backpacker should know about Chris Townsend. British backpacker, inspirer of a generation of backpackers. Chris has plann

Shelf Moor
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My wife had bid for some items from eBay. They needed picking up, and as they were near the Peak District National Park I turned out to get