Monthly Archives: November 2010

Snow and more snow

For readers outside of the UK ( and probably Scotland), the snow we are currently having is probably an unremarkable event.  However, to have the intensity and depth of snow so early in the season is highly unusual.  Here at … Continue reading

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-10C : great for a gear test !

As I said in yesterday’s post, I decided to camp out in our field, giving me a opportunity to do some preliminary testing prior to my next trip.  It was forecasted to be -5/6C overnight, but turned out much colder … Continue reading

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Still trying to get away !

For the last few weeks, I have been trying to get away for a backpacking weekend, but the combination of a heavy work load at the moment, leaving no time to plan and arriving back late on Fridays and my … Continue reading

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Kahtoola Microspikes – a first look

Timely reminder for me from Geoff at Backpacking in Britain got me ordering the microspikes from Kahtoola.  I have been meaning to order these for some weeks now and I nearly bought them back in August when I was in … Continue reading

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Cascades – Mount Rainier National Park

I have been reading about Chris Townsend’s latest trip to the Cascades on his blog and TGO.  As I have only been writing my blog for 4 months now, I never had chance to post up my weekend I spent … Continue reading

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Trip Report – Traverse of Kinder Plateau and Bleaklow – Part 2

Day 2 – Thursday 28th October 2010 Start 8.15 Finish 18.00 27.9 Km (19 miles) I was packed away by quarter past eight and on my way, walking along the plateau edge past the rocks of Plym Chair and climbing … Continue reading

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