A Piece of Tryfan

A spontaneous trip to north Wales this weekend provided much entertainment and a much needed break from work (Don’t tell the manager!!). Myself and climbing partner Ben, headed south, and with the forecast looking so bleak, scrambles and wet trudges were foremost in our minds. However, in true mountain fashion, the forecast turned out to be totally wrong. After a … Continue reading

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Favourite Walks – Scout Scar

We all have favourite walks and areas. Places we know so well but always seem to draw us back. There is always the chance of some undiscovered view or new quality of light that promises to completely change the way you see your old faithful hill. For me, over the past couple of years, it has been Scout Scar above … Continue reading

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Camera Obscura

On a recent trip to Reecastle Crags in Watendlath, Borrowdale, we neglected to bring a camera and didn’t even bother getting the mobile out to take a few quick pics. Now this may be largely due to the short but intense and fairly committing nature of the climbing, which leaves the belayer precious little time to stop and compose the … Continue reading

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Deuter Guide Review

On a recent two week jaunt to the Pyrenees James took the opportunity to test out Deuter’s Guide rucksacks. Both myself and my girlfriend have recently started using Deuter Guide rucksacks (me with the Guide 40+ and Kat with the Guide SL 35+) which we hoped would be ideal for a hut to hut and bivvi trip through the Pyrenees. … Continue reading

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