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Peregrine and Puffins at South Stack

22/06/14Walking with; Ruthy   Ever since I completed my ML things have been very busy and I’ve not had much of an opportunity to actually get out into the countryside, slightly ironic. Sunday, it was too nice a day not to get out and do something though and what with it being Puffin season and

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Sentier des Toblerones or The Toblerone Trail

13.6.14Walking with; Nobody   The days since my ML assessment have been filled with the mundane duties of trying to arrange professional insurance, build a new website, get a DBS check and generally doing all sorts of things that involved sitting in my living room and not being out in the countryside, so it was

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Looking for work as a Mountain Leader !

Hi there folks, as you may be aware I recently qualified as a Mountain Leader after a long and demanding process and am hoping that this might be a life changing experience which might take my career in a new direction. I am currently now looking for work in this field and am open to

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FIVA-An Adventure That Went Wrong by Gordon Stainforth

  If you were to go on the reviews that adorn the cover pages of this book alone, you would expect this to be one of the finest mountaineering books ever written. Luminaries such as Stephen Venables, Chris Bonnington, Joe Simpson and Andy Kirkpatrick are amongst the many big names singing the praises of Gordon

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Foel Fras ridge walk from Llanfairfechan

28.5.14Walking with; Al & Tristan   I’d planned my first walk after assessment a couple of weeks ago not knowing whether it would be a celebratory or commiseratory outing. The forecast and my experience of the Snowdonian weather over the weekend meant I’d figured a coastal route might be the best bet in terms of

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I have PASSED my Mountain Leader Assessment !!

24-26.5.14Walking with; Ed (assessor) and Ads (other candidate)   I’VE DONE IT !! Eighteen months ago I undertook my Mountain Leader training and realised that I had a lot to learn to take me from being a competent, experienced walker to a true Mountain Leader . The last year and a half have been a

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Day and night navigation on Loughrigg and a wander up Caudale Moor

21.5.14Walking with; Graham   I’ve mentioned before that Loughrigg Fell is particularly well suited to practicing navigation on. It attains no great height, but it is easily accessible and covered in lumps, bumps, gullies, tarns, streams and wiggly contours of the most perplexing type. So ideal really as I make my last push towards ML

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Catching up!

12 and 14.5.14Walking with; Graham   In spite of the beautiful weather we have been having of late I’ve not managed to get out as much as I would have liked, it’s been a combination of factors ranging from a general ennui through to family get togethers, none-the-less I managed a couple of outings last

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A Canalside walk from Marple Bridge

10.5.14Walking with; Ruthy and Rach   Sometimes in this world of highest, longest, fastest and furthest where the walking blogosphere is filled with tales of derring-do as packs are hefted across the wilds of Scotland, one forgets about the simple pleasures afforded by a gentle stroll amongst the plants and birdlife of Spring. Sometimes, simply

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A wet wild camp in the Brecon Beacons

7/8.5.14Walking with; Nathan   Although my Granny has lived in the area for over twenty years my experience of walking in this area is pretty limited, although I enjoyed my trip there this time last year https://www.comewalkwithmeuk.co.uk/2013/05/south-wales-wanderings.html. We were well aware that the forecast was pretty poor so were pleasantly surprised to arrive at the remote

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