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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  During our hike up to the top of Brown Willy, my girlfriend and I took our new Quechua Forclaz 40 Air Hiking Backpack with us to make sure we could carry the things we needed for a day’s trek. It really was the perfect accompaniment. I was so impressed with the packs great performance, features and price tag (under £30!) I thought I’d write a review of it.   Organisation This backpack is brilliant for organising all of your…

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    Hello everyone. It’s Vicky here (Mike’s girlfriend). I’ve popped up in quite a few articles recently, so thought it was about time I wrote something for you all from a girl’s perspective. So, here is goes: this afternoon Mike and I decided to hike up to Brown Willy. He’s lived in Cornwall his whole life and hadn’t yet been to this well known “landmark”. So today was the day. We parked in the allocated car park for Rough…

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    For a healthy body, it is necessary to follow some sort of exercise regime. For this very reason, people get involved in different awesome outdoor activities. One of them which is comparatively easier to get into is hiking, this is because it requires little gear and can be done almost anywhere. If you have the enthusiasm to enjoy nature and have a pair of good athletic shoes, you can get started on your hiking adventure any time. If…

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  I’ve been in the market for a new waterproof jacket for a while now. It’s a really big decision, and I’ve done a lot of research and thinking about which one to get. I was after something that was super waterproof and breathable but also looked great, was thin, lightweight and would hold up against extreme elements. Not all of these qualities are easy to find in one jacket. After much searching, I managed to find a jacket that…

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  With the start of the summer sun beating down, I decided to ignore the reports about wind and swell and head to the North Coast in search of an adventurous afternoon and fishing. It’s a short drive to one of my favourite fishing spots on the North Coast of Cornwall: Tubbies Head. This rocky outcrop is located on the cliffs between St Agnes and Porthtowan and, in the right conditions, can present some awesome bass fishing. As I arrived…

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  I hope you all had a fantastic Easter break, I certainly did! When it comes to holidays, I make sure I try and not leave a day spare and ensure that I make the most of my time off. Have you ever had a holiday and when you come back to work and someone asks you what you did and you just don’t really know –it’s depressing! Plan something for every day, that’s my advice, that way your holiday…

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  I love all Rab gear but I especially like my new Rab Alpine 35 Backpack; as it’s such a well designed and useful bag! I’ve been using it over the last few weeks and have really begun to appreciate just how well made it is. The rucksack has a capacity of 35 litres, which combined with its extendible top makes it a very useful size. So far I’ve used it for a few day trips, weekends away and a…

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  So far there hasn’t been much snow down here in Cornwall, the odd quickly melting flake but nothing substantial. So the weekend just passed we went to Dartmoor in search of snow. With no particular destination in mind we drove off into the tundra, travelling past Princetown, past Two Bridges until we found a little carpark next to Cherry Brook. We had seen an exciting looking forest and Tor in the distance. This Tor turned out to be Bellever…

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