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Pura Lempuyang

We Went to Bali (And We Did Cool Stuff)

Long distance sucks balls. Especially when the significant other is on the other side of the world. But what doesn’t suck about it is our excuse to travel. Specifically, we love meeting in new destinations around the world. One of the reasons why Angus and I’s relationship works so well is our mutual love for traveling and the outdoors. Long distance challenges us, it forces us to be independent, it gives us a reason to go to the places we...

Om Yoga Show

OM Yoga Show Glasgow Giveaway!

My first experience with yoga was in a Nepalese hostel in the city of Pokhara. Every morning at 6am, my dreadlock-clad roommate rose with the morning sun and struck a series of poses on the balcony overlooking the lake. He tried many times to drag me out of bed to join him, but at the time I was a bit of a yoga cynic. I would roll my eyes at the thought of yoga. Yoga seemed like a fad, a...

lovelettertotheoutdoors

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.ย 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 routesย 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 inย 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