Scrambling for People Who are Scared of Heights

Sharp Edge ridge scramble Taking on a scramble can be a very rewarding achievement. If you have a fear of heights you are inevitably going to be scared. You will have to push yourself, but that makes the challenge all the more rewarding. So if you are scared of heights but you want to go … Continue reading Scrambling for People Who are Scared of Heights

Snowdonia Hiking – Elidir Fawr via Y Garn

Whilst on my recent hike to Carnedd Llewelyn I saw across the valley a mountain that had an intriguing pyramid shape. Looking on my map I discovered that it is called Elidir Fawr. Due to its interesting geometry I decided that it would be my next objective. So I returned to Snowdonia for some more … Continue reading Snowdonia Hiking – Elidir Fawr via Y Garn

Social Hiker Alex Atkinson Walks Coast to Coast

A familiar face on social media platform Twitter, Alex Atkinson ( @atkypne ) is an avid hiker, backpacker and wild camper. Alex and two of his friends recently took on the Coast to Coast walk, in aid of Hounds for Heros. The Coast to Coast Walk is a 192 mile route that was devised by … Continue reading Social Hiker Alex Atkinson Walks Coast to Coast

London 2012 Olympic Torch reaches Summit of Snowdon

Yesterday, mountaineer, Sir Chris Bonington carried the London 2012 Olympic Torch to the summit of Snowdon using the Snowdon Mountain Railway. The summit 1085m above sea level saw a sizeable crowd gather to watch Sir Chris Bonington hold the Olympic flame aloft. Bonington who began his career 61 years ago climbing Snowdon, Wales' highest mountain, … Continue reading London 2012 Olympic Torch reaches Summit of Snowdon

Forestry Panel invites your views on the future of England's woodland

Earlier this year the coalition government proposed conversational plans to sell off much of England's forestry and other woodland. After a public outcry the government stood down from it's position offering to create a panel to report back and suggest the future of the forests. The independent panel of 12 members, chaired by Right Rev James Jones - … Continue reading Forestry Panel invites your views on the future of England's woodland

Skyrunning – Ben Nevis Race

According to the Federation for Sport at Altitude (FSA) , skyrunning is Running from the sea to the sky, from the plains to the earth’s highest peaks. Outdoor sports such as running, biking, skiing, duathlons, triathlons which are undertaken at altitudes above 2000 m are collectively known as Skysports. Typical locations for Skysports are The … Continue reading Skyrunning – Ben Nevis Race