A Love Letter To The Great Outdoors

It’s Valentine’s Day. You may be going out to dinner and wine with your significant other. Maybe you’re throwing your exes’ photographs into a bonfire with your friends. Or maybe you’re just watching Friends with your dog. Whatever your plans are today, it’s the days where we’re all feelin’ the feels. To be honest, I’m not all that into celebrating Valentine’s Day. At least not in the traditional sense with chocolates and flowers. But, I LOVEEE love. Instead, I like...

Freediving Smugglers Bay

Spent a day freedeiving and exploring Smugglers Bay. Loads to see, great spot but it was a bit choppy. All starfish etc were returned to the sea bed where I found them. The baby seal on the shore was there when we arrived, we kept our distance but his mother was no where to be seen. There is a fish farm not too far away and they sometimes shoot the seals who steel fish so we worried she might have...

Petzl Gri Gri 2 Belay Device Review
Climbing in Misurina, Italy

Crag Guide: Climbing In Misurina, Italy

Trad climbing can be so daunting. Angus’ trad climbing kit is Scottish style, aka mostly nuts and only two cams. TWO. I know so many American and English trad climbing friends who have racks on racks of cams, and I’m sure they feel a bit safer falling on those. But nope, we have a mere two cams on hand and plenty of nuts to go around. Let’s just say as a newbie trad climber I’m not one to risk falls...

The Ultimate Night Hiking Guide

The Ultimate Night Hiking Guide

The first two weeks of 2017 have been a flurry of firsts. My first (and longest) challenge 25 mile hike also was my first night hiking experience, my first big hike in England, and the first hike I’ve done with someone I’ve never met. And let me tell you, it was exhilarating. It all started with overly enthusiastic me, scrolling through Facebook and stumbling upon an invite from Mark from Hill Explorer to do the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge at night....

Grit climbing the roaches valkyire

Valkyrie – Grit Climbing the Roaches

We are fortunate enough to live a 20 minute drive away from some of the best grit climbing in Britain, The Roaches. We looked through climbing guides reading about all the routes the roaches had to offer and there was one in particular that we couldn’t miss, “Valkyrie”. This is one of the highest rated climbs in the UKC logbook, for it’s grade it’s possibly the best grit climb in the country but what really attracted me to Valkyrie was the rock...

Hiking Ben Vane, Scotland
Rome Travel Hacks - Colosseum
Iceland john snow's cave

John Snow’s cave – Grjotagjas’ hot pool

Reykjahlíð camping I’m not sure whether we are subconsciously drawn to game of thrones sets or if the director just had good taste in adventure destinations but John Snow’s cave is not the first game of thrones scene we have stumbled across.  While in Malta we ran into at least 3 game of thrones sets, with one of my favourites being Azure window. When we were driving the Icelandic ring road, we spent a day and a night in Reykjahlíð, camping in the beautiful...

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