Outing Some Gear

Outing Some Gear

I’ve got some stuff for sale. Some of it I’ve had quite a while, but most of it has actually not been used much – not because it’s crap, I’ve just been a very bad boy and bought lots of gear that I can’t possibly all use. Further details and photos of each item are … Continue reading

Out and About in Austria

Out and About in Austria

We almost didn’t make it to Austria, with a 45 minute journey to the airport taking 2 hours as we were forced to take to the country lanes to avoid the M25. We then found ourselves in the slowest check-in queue ever such that we actually checked-in after it had technically closed and arrived at … Continue reading

Cambrian Way – A few gear highlights

Cambrian Way – A few gear highlights

I’m posting a lot less about gear nowadays, but that doesn’t mean I’ve gone off it! I took a number of new or newish things to Wales with me and did a few things differently for this trip. Here’s how they did. Fuizion Freeze Dried Food Because I had stocks of other brands of food … Continue reading

The Liebster Award

I’d like to thank Gina (@CumbrianBlondie) for nominating me via her blog – The Adventures of Cumbrian Blondie. The Liebster Award was originally an idea to spread by word of mouth (or should that be word of type?) blogs with relatively low readerships – not because they’re crap, but more because people might not have … Continue reading

Beer and Bogs in Borrowdale

Beer and Bogs in Borrowdale

The Day After the Night Before No one had seemed that bothered about staying in the pub, helped by the live music act’s rather dubious renditions of what had up to that point been some well-loved songs, and so we all decamped to, errr camp. An evening sat around the camp, warding off midges and … Continue reading

The 10-in-10 (ish)

The 10-in-10 (ish)

The first thing I saw as I stepped off the bus at Rosthwaite, a stop short of where I ought to, was Eagle Crag, one of my most favourite fells, peering out from behind Rosthwaite Fell. This just reminded me that it’s ages since I’ve been to Borrowdale. Quite apart from the challenge itself, it … Continue reading

Training for the 10 in 10

Training for the 10 in 10

With the 10-in-10 approaching fast, some training was called for if I was to maintain any of the hill fitness from my Southern Fells trip for long enough to have a hope of getting me through the challenge itself. Where I live is really flat and some of it is even below sea level, (well … Continue reading

Some Favourite Southern Fells

Some Favourite Southern Fells

Day 1 – Friday 6 June A few squirts of air into the Airbeam frame of my new Gossamer Gear Mariposa Pack and then I swung it up onto my shoulder and left the house for the short walk to the station. It’s usually on the walk to the station that I begin to suspect … Continue reading

On the Edge of the North Sea

On the Edge of the North Sea

The waves rolled onto the empty beach, depositing yet more soapy residue to add to the giant bubble party already in progress. I continued along the beach, gusting wind roaring in my ears. Nearby, an oversized seagull watched me impassively from its vantage point atop a rock, then took off to circle vulture-like overhead, waiting … Continue reading