After we had booked to stay at the Camping and Caravanning Club in Keswick, I started looking for things to do in the area. Obviously, I already knew the names of the famous climbs we wanted to do: Scafell Pike via the Corridor route and Helvellyn across the ridges of Striding Edge and Swiral Edge. However, whilst searching on Trip Advisor I found the very positively reviewed King Kong Adventure centre. I thought that this could be an…

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    On our first full day in the Lake District we decided to attempt to climb Scafell. I say ‘attempt’ as all the forecasts were pointing to a lot of snow and were recommending that it not be attempted without proper equipment and training. Bearing this in mind, we set off with the mind-set that we would see how far we could go and would turn back when the terrain got too treacherous or snow impassable. We opted for…

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    Over a couple of trips last year, we summited the 14 tallest mountains in Wales. Although we both love the Welsh mountains a great deal, we needed a new challenge. So this February half term we ventured even further north – up to The Camping and Caravanning Site in Keswick in the Lake District. Neither of us had ever been to the Lakes before, so when we turned off the M6 and started driving down route 66 (A66)…

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  The last time we had visited Snowdonia we had climbed Mount Snowdon. After climbing Tryfan the day before, we had wanted to go up via Crib Goch but with the weather being unsuitable we had opted for the Pyg Track instead for safeties sake. This turned out to definitely be the right choose as the thick layer of snow and ice up on Pyg’s zigzag made it all very treacherous.   We started off with an early start of…

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    Walking poles are an important part of the serious hiker’s equipment. If you’re just doing a one day tourist trail, you’ll be fine without them but if you’re going to be doing anything challenging, for over several days, you really should think about them. Just check out what the BMC say (they should know!): “When using poles as much as 20% of a walker’s bodyweight is taken on the arms during each step down, which reduces the stress…

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    The trip to Snowdonia was absolutely epic. One of my favourite adventures with Mike so far. I was super nervous at first about braving the unpredictable weather conditions we were going to be facing whilst climbing the different peaks. The forecast predicted that it would be sunny one minute, followed by rain and even snow. Therefore, I decided I had to find the perfect coat that would not only keep me dry, but also something that was not…

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  As you may have already read, we did a lot of walking in Snowdonia. We summited about half the Welsh 3000 footers in just a couple of days and did loads of other trekking besides. Upon leaving, at the end of our four days in Snowdonia and after over 30 hours walking, my feet felt exactly the same as when we had arrived. This was all down to the golden combination of Alt-Berg boots and Smartwool socks. Not one…

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    Hi it’s Vicky again. Snowdonia was such an epic place to be: the scenery was spectacular and the climbs were all so unique and amazing – it’s always such a great sense of achievement when you reach the summit. Whilst planning our trip to Snowdonia, we came across an article in a climbing magazine all about climbing not one, not two, but four peaks in Snowdonia in a day. It seemed pretty difficult, but we were well up…

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  During the Easter holidays, my girlfriend and I decided to take a trip up to Snowdonia in the North of Wales. Since getting into climbing we had seen countless photographs, articles in magazines and posters around the climbing centre which had inspired us. I had seen photographs and read up about the area, so was dying to go to this beautiful location. After some researching in books and the internet, I found this awesome looking hostel called Plas Curig,…

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  Rock climbing has always appealed to me. I remember watching Cliff Hanger as a teenager just thinking how cool it was and how exciting- a really daring sport. Last year, I realised there was a climbing club not too far away, Granite Planet. Although they run weekly sessions indoors, the club regularly take trips outside to popular rock climbing routes all over Cornwall and beyond. So my girlfriend and I decided to join up. Everyone was so nice and…

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