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Category Archives: Epicentre Adventure

Top 10 Hikes in The Lake District

The Lake District features an overwhelming range of hiking opportunities suited for people of all experiences to enjoy, whether you’re a Sunday morning stroller or a seasoned fell walker. The team here at The Epicentre have put their heads together and narrowed down their Top 10 Favourite Hikes. We hope that you enjoy the walks but please always study the … Continue reading

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Patagonia and Osprey On-the-Hill Training!

We were lucky enough to get out on the hill with Patagonia and Osprey to test out some of their kit.   Here at the Epicentre we have a great range of gear and as much as we would like to, we can’t own it all ourselves so it’s a great opportunity when brands come to us and offer a … Continue reading

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Blue Skye Thinking

My first and only other visit to Skye was an unlikely few days of snorkelling in February 2011. Camping, bivvying and bothying our way around the island gave me the first glimpse of the Cuillin, I knew I’d have to be back and next time on terra firma. Ambitious as ever, we hoped to onsight the ridge traverse in a … Continue reading

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Expedition Africa

Having had a month off from ‘normal’ work, here are a few words to justify my lengthy absence. Moonlighting as a freelance expedition leader, I have just returned from a 28 day expedition to Malawi & Tanzania. This was the third expedition I have led for Outlook Expeditions. The primary role of an expedition leader is to ensure the team’s … Continue reading

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Dale Head Bivvy

Having spent a few days checking the weather I had mentally agreed with myself that I would have my first bivvy in years last week! I had got a couple of items in loan from Terra Nova that I wanted to trial before buying (Moonlite Bivvy Bag and Comp Tarp). This is a brand that we will be stocking later … Continue reading

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An Delightful Summer (?) Evening at Black Crag

Some of you may have read Matt Foot’s recent blog ‘Beating the 9 to 5’ – if not, do, it’s inspiring!  Well it got to us at The Epicentre.  Saturday is just another work day in retail, and while many people use the weekend to get their rocks off we decided it was the night to get on the rock. … Continue reading

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The last of the winter conditions….?

Around the middle of March, we at The Epicentre had all but packed our winter gear away after watching the snow steadily thaw and the thermometers slowly rise. Little did we know that shortly after we started eyeing up our summer rock climbing projects that winter was coming back! The snow came in piles burying everything from cars to sheep, … Continue reading

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The Perfect Easter Destination

Lakes lovers know that the area is beautiful at any time of year, but this Easter weekend promises to be something special in our favourite corner of England. The weather forecast is showing a very welcome dose of sun for the whole weekend, temperatures are rising (slightly!) and most importantly our beautiful hills are still topped with all that lovely … Continue reading

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Beating the 9 to 5

“You wanna get out climbing” “Yer definitely sounds good……..when?” “Today” “I’m working” “Yer so am I” “?????????” “After work, Numpty” “But it’ll be dark??” “Yup” “And cold!?” “Yup” “Hmmmmmm” “………………………” “Naaaa I can’t really make it mate, I said I’d [insert excuse here]… Sorry! … Next time!” “Right… Yer of course…No worries buddy. Catch you soon.” Heard those conversations before? … Continue reading

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How to Walk the Munros in 9 Weeks!

Last year one of our intrepid team walked all the Munros in 2 epic months.  No, honestly!  Pete Holder attracted quite a bit of attention for this feat, and quite rightly so, but we didn’t give him the credit he deserved on our blog.  So, with many people turning their thoughts to their 2013 ambitions, we thought we’d give you … Continue reading

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