Tag Archives: Hilleberg Soulo

A short backpack around the Scafell Massif

It had been absolutely ages since I had ventured out on a backpacking trip. Realising that Terry Abraham was still out filming for his Scafell film, I texted him saying would he like to meet up around Sprinkling Tarn as … Continue reading

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Knoydart trip – gear roundup

Summary of new or notable gear taken on recent Knoydart  trip. Backpack – Granite Gear Blaze AC 60 I have struggled for a while to find a comfortable backpack, that is to say, comfortable for me. I have used for … Continue reading

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What was happening a year ago ?

This time last year, it couldn’t have been more different. Here at home in the Lincolnshire wolds we had 18″ of snow and temperatures which went down to minus 19C. This autumn/winter we have had two light frosts and the … Continue reading

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Hurricane hits Britain – great for a tent test !

Well the remnants of Hurricane Katia, but the news casters love a headline.  So very strong winds were forecast today. This morning I set up my Vaude Power Lizard and Hilleborg Soulo in our nearest field and the wrong side … Continue reading

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Gear Round up for trip – Tan Hill and Stone Dale

Just some comments about gear used on my recent trip. Hilleberg Soulo tent Probably for this trip, the choice of tent was a bit of overkill. However, having said this, I took the tent to get more experience and because, … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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