The Scafell Pike Challenge

Base Camp for Scafell Pike

A long while ago I decided upon a challenge that took several years to realise. The plan was a simple one, hike to the most remote area in the Cumbrian Mountains known as Great Moss, wild-camp out overnight, then in the morning have an attempt at the summit of England’s highest mountain Scafell Pike!

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Let the Adventures begin!

Langdale Fells

I’m off to the Great Langdale Valley next week for a much needed outdoor fix. I’ll be camping in the valley for a week at the beautiful National Trust campsite. My tent will be ringed on three sides by some of the most dramatic and rugged mountains this country has to offer. The fells here are much beloved by generations of hikers, climbers and campers alike. Continue reading “Let the Adventures begin!”

A statement of intent for 2012!

It’s 2012 already, where an earth did 2011 evaporate to?

Last year I boldly lay down a ‘Statement of Intent’ for the year in a vain effort to force myself into attempting some outdoor activities way outside of my own personal comfort zone. In the main I managed to achieve all that I set out to do – see A statement of intent 2011 (update), in fact I enjoyed putting the challenges down in writing so much that I feel compelled to do it again this year.

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The Enigmatic Pod – the trip review

It is a couple of weeks now since I returned from a wet and windy Lake District and my week spent there in a Camping Pod. This being the first time that I’d decided to use a Pod for camping I thought it might be good to share some of my thoughts and experiences from the week with others on this blog who just may be tempted to try it out for themselves. Continue reading “The Enigmatic Pod – the trip review”