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Get Climbing; starting out

If you have ever wanted to try climbing or if you think it’s the sport for you, then let us help you get out on your first climbing adventure. In this post: Where to start Learning the ropes Climbing Walls Safety Where to start You don’t need to buy any equipment! For your first foray into the climbing world head to your local climbing wall. They are all over the country and will offer taster sessions that you can book onto and test the water to see if you like it. All your  ...

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How to hike the Routeburn Track without a guide

While in NewZealand, we had to spend a few days hiking at least one of the Great Walks. After some research, and realising that we couldn’t do all of them, we settled on the Routeburn. Here’s how we did it for under £114 each, including transport and a night in Milford sound beforehand. We took our small 2 man tent and a camping stove to NZ with us which we found very useful, using the tent for a total of 11 nights over the 3 weeks we were on the south island. This also allowed  ...

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5 Wild Mountain Walks in the Brecon Beacons

There are some amazing Wild places in the Brecon Beacons that are accessible yet quiet. You just have to know where to look. All 5 of these walks are mountain days on the OS Explorer 12, incorporating at least 1 peak and avoiding the main tourists routes. You will need at minimum, basic navigation skills and mountain kit. All times are calculated on a 4km per hour pace, we recommend planning out the routes on your own map before setting out.  Mountains can be volatile and fast changing  ...

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Heading into the Hills – The Basics

There are so many amazing places to explore and they can be enjoyed to the max if you’re well prepared. In this post we are going to share everything you need to know to get out and enjoy the hills and Mountains of the UK safely. Conditions The Metoffice or Mountain Weather Information Service have up to date forecasts specifically for mountainous areas and are worth checking before heading out for the day. You should carry different kit depending on the forecast, We’ll look  ...

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Mountain Walking with your Dog

Man’s best friend makes the perfect companion for a day in the hills, We hate to leave Marla behind when we go out and adventure. They love to explore and smell all that the world has to offer but we want to make sure our beloved fluff ball comes back safely. Here’s a few things to think about before lacing up your boots. What can your dog do?  This may go without saying, think about your route, check the map out and then think about your dog’s abilities. An older dog or  ...

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Off the Beaten Track in Snowdonia

Dolwyddelan, we drive through this town on the A470 on our way to the mountains. I’ve always thought it was a beautiful drive to get to the main Ogwen and Llanberis areas, so when we arrived at the bunkhouse on Thursday I was excited to spend a bit of time exploring. You can find out about the place we stayed here. It is simply a basic bunkhouse with 12 beds, a kitchen, a small seating area and kitchen. The only thing it really lacked was a drying room which we improvised after our  ...

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Meet The Bloggers

We are outdoor instructors living and working in south wales. Our working hours are spent teaching and leading in amazing places and showing clients that they can achieve amazing things when they step outside of their comfort zones. In our spare time we climb, hike, canoe, kayak, camp, run and generally enjoy the outdoors. You can find us on summer evenings climbing our local crags, coaching at the canoe club and BBQing in the back garden. Whenever we have a few days off you can find us  ...

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