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Chris Townsend
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Packed and ready for the GR5 Trail through the Alps
After humming and hawing over gear selection I'm finally packed for the GR 5, which is good as I'm leaving on the sleeper to London tonight! I've mostly ended up taking tried and trusted items - main changes from my last long walk are pack (lighter weight, ...
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Book Review: Highland Journal 1.The Making Of A Hillwalker
Tales of the hills are always interesting and this collection is no exception. The author describes his journey from innocent novice asking what a Munro is before ascending his first, Carn Dearg in the Monadhliath, and realising that cotton trousers and a c...
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Off through the Alps on the GR5 after summer plans go awry
If my plans for the summer had worked out, by now I would be approaching the half way point on the Colorado Trail in the Rocky Mountains. As it is I'm planning on setting out on the GR5 trail through the French Alps next week. Events and circumstances have ...
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A brace by bike
A brace by bike
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Classic Gear: Therm-A-Rest
Camp on the Pacific Crest Trail in 1982, my Therm-A-Rest in the foreground Fourth in the Classic Gear series that appeared in The Great Outdoors last year. This time, a mattress that revolutionised sleeping comfort. Back in the 1970s, when I began backpacki...
Classic Gear: Therm-A-Rest
Classic Gear: Therm-A-Rest
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Stoves I've used for long-distance walking over the decades
In the Grand Canyon on the Arizona Trail. Stove: Optimus Nova Back in the spring I posted pieces about the packs and shelters I’ve used on long-distance walks. I’ve been meaning to follow these with ones
on stoves, sleeping bags, footwear and more but it’s ...
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