Category Archives: General

Mountain for sale

  According to newspaper reports and the BBC, the 8th Earl of Lonsdale is selling Blencathra in the Lake District, an ionic mountain for many walkers.  The  £1.75 m price tag is to help settle  a £9 million inheritance tax … Continue reading

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Further Vaude Power Lizard mods

In many ways the Power Lizard is a great little tent – it weighs just over a kilo, bags of room for one and pitches quickly.  Since owning this tent I have carried out some modifications to improve on the … Continue reading

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Backpacking in Britain

I noticed last night that Geoff C after a long absence has posted up two new trips on his excellent Backpacking in Britain website. It looks like  you cannot any longer access the blog part of website however.  Always a … Continue reading

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Still about but no walking yet

It is amazing how fast time flies and it is 4 months since I last posted anything on my blog. Lots of stuff has prevented me from getting out and about and even finding much time to read other blogs … Continue reading

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Blow the cobwebs away – post Christmas walk on Stanage Edge

My eldest son, James, has decided to get back into walking. I was thinking of going on a backpack, but felt that probably the best bet would be a day walk to ease him back into walking.  As he was … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Three month roundup

It has been just over 3 months since I posted anything on my blog and this is the first time that I felt like I have had the time.  I thought it was probably time to get back in the … Continue reading

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Backpacking,Keswick Mountain Festival and Film Premiere!

Just back from a fantastic 4 days in The Lakes.  A two and half day backpacking trip with Terry Abraham.  Chris Townsend joining us for the second night wild camp.  Friday and Saturday spent at the Keswick Mountain Festival with … Continue reading

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Review of “The Last Englishman” by Keith Foskett

I immediately liked Keith from the first few lines of the book. Not only did he live in West Sussex, where I spent a good deal of my early life but he is a Spurs fan as well. A good … Continue reading

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Fight breaks out on Everest!

According to the BBC website, Police in Nepal are investigating a fight between the climbers Ueli Steck and Simone Moro and Sherpa guides at 24,500 feet. Supposedly the climbers triggered an icefall which hit Sherpa guides having ignored orders to … Continue reading

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