Monthly Archives: October 2010

Trip Report – Traverse of Kinder Plateau and Bleaklow – Part 1

Route taken – Edale Railway Station – Grindbrook Clough- Edale Rocks – Kinder Low- Kinder Downfall – Snake Path-Lady Moor Clough-Snake Pass ( A57)- Doctor’s Gate- Old Woman-Bleaklow Head-Torside Clough- Longdendale Trail- Hadfield Railway Station. Total – 32.9 km (22 … Continue reading

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Paramo 3rd Element – first impressions

I have to thank Andy Howell for letting me know about the demise of the 3rd Element,which I found from a linked article by Robin Evans and Richard from Stayin Alive blog for the website Paramo Extras.  I got mine … Continue reading

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Back from Kinder Plateau/Bleaklow Trip

Back from my traverse of the Kinder Plateau from Edale to Snake Pass and then over Bleaklow to Hadfield. Weather at times was wild, windy and  very rainy. However a good walk over ground not visited for a few years, … Continue reading

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I’m off for a few days walking

I am off tomorrow on a backpack trip for a few days.  Originally I was going to the Lakes to walk around Helvellyn, Fairfield, High Street etc in a circuit from Patterdale. However the weather looks pretty poor for 2 … Continue reading

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Hilleberg Soulo – first impressions

Further to my post the other week on winter gear, I decided after much thinking time  to go for the Hilleberg Soulo tent. Attributes for selection of  Hilleberg Soulo tent Bomb-proof – I don’t need to concern myself where I … Continue reading

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Golite Pinnacle – quick comfort test

I have been pretty busy this weekend, Saturday spent helping out at our Parish Plan Open Day ( I am on the Steering Committee) and Sunday morning in the gym and swimming in the pool afterwards with my wife and … Continue reading

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Getting & Keeping Hill Fit

Readers of my blog will know that I have been having a few problems of late with my knees.  According to my Doctor I need to strengthen my quadriceps to help support my knees.  I use to regularly go to … Continue reading

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Golite Pinnacle – First Impressions

Further to my post on Thoughts on Winter Gear Part 3 in which I discussed my ideas in relation to backpacks I was looking to purchase for winter use. Well after a good amount of thought and reading of fellow … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Winter Gear – part 3

This post deals with backpacks which would be suitable for winter.  Currently I have 3 backpacks, an old Karrimor which I don’t use now, a Osprey Aether 60, an excellent load carrier, but at 2.3 kg rather heavy compared to … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Outdoor Gear

I came across a gem of a website. I am sure it is known, but I have not seen it before.  I am posting about it just in case readers of this blog have not seen it before.  Apologies if … Continue reading

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