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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    Last year I went to Salamanca in Spain to take part in a project working with a Spanish language college. The trip was amazing, I learnt a lot, developed my practice, made some new international connections, saw some fantastic places and got to travel at a time when I was saving money. So when the second part of the project was announced as happening in May, I was stoked. This next stage continued from the first and had…

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    Sometimes you might do a long, planned out, full day or even a several day hike across tough ground, other times you might do a fast paced low gear, session of trail walking. We’ve got the idea of walking the entire Cornish coast path and in the future, plan on doing long stretches of it over weeks at time. It would be amazing to know you’d seen every beach, bay, cove and inch of coast around the beautiful…

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  I’ve written about what we got up to in Snowdonia and the gear we used in quite a few posts, but there are still a few more pieces of essential hiking gear that I found so useful I wanted to tell you all about. These are five items that I will not be climbing a mountain without. They are essential because each in their own way, they keep you safe. You can’t put a price on this and they…

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  I’m lucky enough to love my job but I love my free time and the weekends even more! We really try and make the most of our weekends. I think you’ve got to really jam them full of fun and make sure you’ve made loads of new memories. Here are a few of the awesome things we’ve been getting up to recently…   Hangloose Adventure I’m a bit of a thrill seeker, and am always up for trying out…

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    I’ve just got a new bike and I love it. It’s called the Rockrider 580 and it’s made by B’Twin who are one of Decathlon‘s brands. At £600, the bike is a bargain and is specced out at a level you’d be expecting to pay upwards of £800 for. This is common with Decathlon’s passion brands, making them a great buy for outdoor or sport enthusiasts who like quality at a good price.   The first thing that…

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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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