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First outdoors trip of the year

Keswick Panorama

After what feels like an eternity It’s finally time to dust down the old camping gear in the garage, check everything is ship-shape and head off for the fells of Cumbria and the adventure capital of The Lakes - Keswick.

Eight days of camping, hiking, scrambling and now kayaking beckon me, thanks in part to the latest edition to the outdoor fold of a new Seylor Kayak. I really can’t wait to get going especially after what feels like the longest and wettest winter ever imaginable over the last six months here in the UK.

With hopes of attempting Striding Edge on Helvellyn, The Corridor Route up Scafell Pike (if the weather holds) and various other assorted hikes and climbs plus a bit of MTB thrown in for good measure it looks like it could be shaping up to be a great opening start to the outdoor season for 2014.

Full trip reports, maps and photos etc upon my return so please stay tuned and check back on the site from time to time.

Happy Camping!
James :-)

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2014 in Hiking Adventures

 

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Snowshoeing the Runch Hut Round

Snow Shoeing Dolomites styleI’d never put on a pair of snow shoes before, but there’s always a first time for everything!

I’d primarily gone to Italy this year to indulge my passion for downhill skiing, but presented with the opportunity to hike around one of the most beautiful valleys in the Dolomites amid deep pristine snow with some breaking of trail thrown-in in a pair of snow shoes was just too good an opportunity to miss.

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Five Towers & The Hidden Valley Ski Adventure

The Lagazuoi cable car taking skiers up to 2778m

The names conjure up emotions of high adventure and daring-do, so when the opportunity came to ski the Cinque Torre or (Five Towers) followed by the fabled Hidden Valley it was just too irresistible a chance to ignore!

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Posted by on February 13, 2014 in Ski Adventures

 

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The Sellaronda Ski Challenge

Gruppo del SellarondaIt was my first full day on ski’s in nearly three years and I had foolishly decided it would be a good idea to take on the Sellaronda ski tour endurance challenge (evidently one of the ‘100 things to do before you die!‘) or alternatively as I found out all too late one of the 100 things to do that could actually make you die!

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Posted by on February 4, 2014 in Ski Adventures

 

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