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Ideas for isolation…..

IDEAS FOR ISOLATION If you are an outdoorsy kind of person, as we are here at Come walk with me, then the idea of an enforced period of isolation inside your home is apt to fill you with horror. The government currently are advising the general population to stay inside with one period of exercise

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Our Favourite Mountains- Chapter one

We are aiming to make the most of the Covid 19 lockdown by keeping you inspired with words and images and we are kicking this off with the first in a series of essays about some of our favourite peaks. The order they appear isn’t a ranking and hopefully after reading about them you will

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Nepal with Camps International and DBS JP

I first went to Nepal a couple of years ago and I instantly fell in love with both the beauty of the country and the kindness of the people, it now ranks alongside New Zealand as my favourite place to visit so I was delighted when Camps International offered me the opportunity to visit again

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North Wales walks

The weekend that Storm Ciara decided to pay a visit was the week we decided to head to North Wales to scope out a few new routes for clients who wanted something different from Snowdonia. Over the course of the weekend we got thoroughly wind blasted and witnessed flooding and torrential rain but also managed

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Mount Elgon with Tribal Tracks and 40tude

Sometimes I feel incredibly lucky to do the job I do, not just because I get to visit some fantastic places but because I get involved with some amazing and inspiring people. 40tude are a charity working towards finding a cure for colon cancer and it was my pleasure to lead a group of fundraisers

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2019, a year in review

Looking back on 2019 it is hard not to feel just a little bit of smugness. This has been our busiest and most adventurous year to date and we have had some amazing experiences with some wonderful people. Our year started in February with a trip to Tanzania where we worked with a team from

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Borneo 2019

Borneo, the very name has an air of exoticism, a sense of the wild and unexplored. When I was a kid and looking even more unkempt than usual my Dad used to describe me as looking like “the wild man of Borneo” and it is a place of wild, remote valleys, unique wildlife and, sadly,

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Mount Elgon via the Sipi Falls Trail

In addition to having the right set of skills and an always sunny disposition there are moments of serendipity in freelance life that can end up leading in completely unexpected directions. I was perusing the Freelance Outdoor Instructors Facebook page one day when I saw a request for information from anyone who had climbed Elgon,

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Walking the Malerweg days 5-8

Day 5 kicked off with an early start to catch the bus back to Neumannmuhle. We had realised over the first four days that most people walking on the Malerweg weren’t backpacking the route but operating from a central location as we were now doing for the next few days…..it certainly felt good to only

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Walking the Malerweg trail Days 1-4

For Christmas last year my lovely girlfriend got me a fantastic coffee table book called “Wanderlust” which detailed in words and beautiful pictures many of the “great trails” of the world. In and amongst the more familiar walks of which I had heard I stumbled across the Malerweg or Painter’s Way in Swiss Saxony in

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