Category: Hiking

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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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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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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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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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Trekking in the High Atlas of Morocco – A Mount Toubkal mini-Adventure

Wow! I don’t say wow very often, but ‘Wow’, what a weekend that was! A crazy weekend in Morocco visiting the markets of Marrakech and magnificent mountains of the High Atlas, with a sunrise summit of the highest peak, Mount Toubkal, at 4167m. Things started fairly frantically on Thursday afternoon while Anna was heading back...

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The Best Rucksack for Running and Trekking 2

The Best Rucksack for Running and Trekking

It’s time for a nice new rucksack. OK, I’ll admit it, I’m living something of a consumerist lifestyle. Yes, I’ve got more ‘toys’ than is absolutely necessary and I do sometimes live by the adage of ‘He who dies with the most toys, wins.‘ It may not quite fit quite with the ‘Simple Life of...

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