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Cadair Idris Circuit

With my continued uncertainty about which boots to use for my upcoming Kilimanjaro trek it would have been silly of me not to get out into the hills for a walk at the weekend. And whilst testing boots, why not make it a long walk? With little daylight around at this time of year this...

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Kilimanjaro Preparation in the Hills of Wales

As you may know from my post earlier in the week, I’m in the process of preparing for a Kilimanjaro Trek. In addition to choosing my trekking company, picking a route, buying flights, getting imunisations and such like I’ve also started to prepare by getting out in the hills here in Wales for some ‘training’....

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An Evening with Sir Ranulph Fiennes

That was something a little different for us – An evening with Sir Ranulph Fiennes in the Arts Centre here in Aberystwyth. Rather than head home after work we stayed in Aberystwyth and popped into Byrgyr for dinner, and a pudding burger of course and then headed to the Arts Centre for a talk by...

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Planning a Kilimanjaro Trek

My trek up Kilimanjaro may be quite a few weeks away yet but there’s plenty to organise and plan and therefore plenty to write about here. Part of the excitement is in the planning and preparation, so it’s time to start telling you about it and recording these things for posterity. From the trip itself...

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York for the Weekend

Following the success of Anna’s River Cottage Cheese Making course for her birthday a couple of years ago I decided to couple that with her love of chocolate this year and gave her a chocolate making course at the York Cocoa House. This meant we were heading Northeast for the weekend. Heading to York As...

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Amazing Arans

After my busy weekend with a surf ski paddle, a jaunt up Cadair Idris, a night in the camper and a kayak Time Trial my legs were feeling a little sore. A perfect opportunity in my eyes to climb another mountain to get them used to being walked on whilst aching! And so, I headed...

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Llyn Padarn Time Trial – Nov 2019

After a day in the hills I had expected to sleep well in the camper, but despite all the walking, a nice big dinner and hot chocolate in the camper I didn’t sleep a wink. I chilled in bed in the morning though and then got up and had a chat with the girl in...

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A Jaunt up Cadair Idris

With mountain adventures on the horizon I thought I’d better get some training in and try out various bits of gear. Before that though, Saturday morning started off with a quick surf ski paddle to Aberdovey and back. Nothing too exciting there just an excuse to try out my new surf ski. I had to...

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