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Sealskinz Gloves – Review

One of the issues I face when walking, especially in the mountains of Wales is the rain and keeping as dry as possible.  One of the areas I found suffered the most was my hands.  I tend to wear thin gloves so when scrambling and clambering over rocks I have as good a grip as […]

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Trespass Tarmachan 2 Man Tent and Doze 3 Season Sleeping Bag – Review

As most of you will have guessed by now, I like to go hiking and climb mountains…but one problem I’ve always experienced is the long distance between home and my favourite hiking spot, Wales…especially when only visiting for the weekend. To overcome the need to rush a mountain climb in on the Sunday and then […]

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Hiking Gear – What do I take and wear?

Hiking can require many different types of equipment, quite often you’ll find yourself going from sunny weather at the base of a mountain to cold and windy at the top. Consequently you need to be prepared for all types of weather that may get thrown at you. Here’s a rundown on what I tend to […]

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Snowdon – Wales highest mountain!

The other weekend I took my friend Amanda up Snowdon in Wales, this was her first ever mountain! Staying at a local B&B in Llanberis (http://www.lakeviewhotel.co.uk/) which is a quaint place, has decent meals and the owner Mike is definitely a character!  We had a spare few hours on the Saturday to have a mooch […]

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Ben Nevis – Scotland and UK’s highest mountain

At the weekend I finally managed to climb the highest mountain in the UK – Ben Nevis.  At 4409ft above sea level it’s not a particularly large mountain but still took 9 hours to ascend and descend (for me anyway!) Situated on the western side of the Grampians and close to the popular tourist destination […]

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