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A Welsh Weekend Adventure…

The path from Rhyd-Ddu up the South Ridge of Snowdon was the objective for the first day of my latest Welsh Weekend Adventure, as it is probably my favourite route to the top of the the highest mountain in Wales. … Continue reading

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A Short Adventure in Scotland – part 2 – The Glen Ogle Cycle Track…

The following morning I had planned a return to the hills above Killin and Loch Tay, to climb Meall nan Tarmachan and follow the Tarmachan Ridge route back to the non existent visitor centre but I awoke to the rain … Continue reading

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A Short Adventure in Scotland – part 1 – Ben Lawers from the Nature Reserve

Once upon a time on a family holiday to the Highlands I hiked up Ben Lawers with Dad – we went up the normal route from the National Trust for Scotland car park – a route which has the unfortunate … Continue reading

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The Mountain and the South Ridge of Snowdon

I have climbed Snowdon many times and in all kinds of weather but I have to say that this fine autumn day at the end of October was one of the best days out I’ve had on the highest peak … Continue reading

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A Moment on the Trail to Engelberg

The early evening air is calm and the weather benign as I rest on the soft turf by the summit of the pass. Across the valley jagged mountains rise through the billowing clouds that seem almost as solid as the … Continue reading

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The Colonel of Krasnoyarsk – Chapter One

Here are the introduction and first chapter of my novel The Colonel of Krasnoyarsk which is the first of the Yuri Medev stories; now available globally in paperback, kindle and a whole range of e-book formats…      Join the adventure… … Continue reading

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Walking in Wales – Y Lliwedd and Snowdon

Mountain hiking has always been one of my favorite activities so it’s also perhaps a good thing that the weather is also an interest as the one certainty with venturing into the hills is that you will encounter lots of … Continue reading

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Views of Iona and Mull

Here are some views of the small but beautiful island of Iona from this summer. Iona is situated in the Western Isles of Scotland or the Hebrides just off the west coast of  Mull and is best known as the … Continue reading

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Book Review – Walking in the Auvergne

Most visitors to France will be familiar with the popular holiday destinations of the Loire and Dordogne valleys; yet only a small percentage of these tourists will have visited the much less frequented region of the Auvergne where both of … Continue reading

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The Jura Mountains of Northern Switzerland – le Chasseron

One of the most enduring memories of childhood holidays to the alpine regions  was that wild and relatively unpopulated area of forested, mist shrouded hills that we passed through on leaving the lowlands of France and before sighting the high … Continue reading

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