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Lake District Walks – an Exciting Route from Wasdale Head

Here’s a route I did recently for the first time that turned out to be one of the best walks I’ve done from Wasdale… Pillar has always been one of my favorite mountains of the Lake District but for some … Continue reading

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Travels in New Zealand – Mt Ruapehu

During the summer of 2005 I spent a month journeying around New Zealand – a journey I would repeat tomorrow given the chance – and as the country remains one of my favorite places I’ve visited to date I thought … Continue reading

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Saas Fee and the Gemsweg – A Walk in the Rain

The valley of the Rhone between Brig and Visp is a place of odd contrasts. On its parched floor, ancient hay barns vie for space with high tech business parks while above, vast mountain slopes drop from fields of permanent … Continue reading

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Walking in Wales – the Far Side of Snowdon

For just over 110 years the little train has chugged its way through sunlight and storm, from its home in the old slate mining town of Llanberis, to the end of the line just beneath the stony peak called Yr … Continue reading

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The Breithorn – An Easy Climb in the Alps

As the traveller journeys up the valley of the Mattertal from the Rhone Valley towards Zermatt, he or she will become aware of a great peak adorned with permanent snow that stands like a white sentinel at the head of … Continue reading

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Lake District Walks – Skiddaw from the North

Skiddaw in the northern Lake District above Keswick was the first mountain I ever climbed – at the age of about seven I think it was – and when my son Josh first expressed an interest in fellwalking it was his first … Continue reading

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Through Britain’s Arctic Zone – A Walk in the Cairngorms

It seemed that the usually inclement Highland weather was being kind to us today and it had dawned a glorious summers’ morning at Glenmore by the wooded shores of Loch Morlich. In the wake of our recent success on Ben … Continue reading

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