Hiking Through Heartbreak

hiking new zealand personal Feb 02, 2020

Above all do not lose your desire to walk. Every day, I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no one thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it” -Soren Kierkegaard

It was supposed to be the travel of a lifetime; a three month break in New Zealand with my boyfriend, to celebrate the completion of my PhD. I had painfully dragged myself across the submission line, survived my...

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Ortlieb Back-Roller Pro Plus Review

gear review Jan 17, 2020

Finding a pair of panniers can be like finding a life partner. At least, we hope that you'll keep your panniers for life if you find the right match! For long distance cycle tours, it can be as important as finding the right rucksack for a multi-day expedition. Sure, you might not have to carry panniers on your back, but they'll be keeping all your worldly belongings safe on the trip. For a few days you can put up with things. After weeks, you become acutely aware of what's working and...

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An Arctic Adventure

arctic expedition svalbard Jan 17, 2020

4 a.m. 20 degrees. Shivering in 5 down jackets and clutching a 1939 rifle we called Greta whilst scanning the horizon for polar bears. What on earth was I doing here?

It all started one Christmas Eve. My partner Neil and I had just returned from a 3 day trip to Norway which was our first time ski touring. I’d needed to bribe him out every morning with the promise of sweets and a hot chocolate at the end of the day, so by all accounts it was not a successful trip. But then, 24 hours...

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Weirdest and Wildest Camping Spots in the UK

2born2travel was established in 2016 when George quit her job, sold her house and embarked on an adventure around Europe in her VW Caddy. Over the years her travels have introduced her to crazy likeminded adventurers and this is where the idea for BE MORE RANDOM was established.

BE MORE RANDOM is a series in which George and her friends hope to inspire people to step out of their comfort zones, not to worry about what others think, be adventurous and above all have fun and enjoy life. Their...

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Powertraveller Tactical Extreme Solar Charger Review

gear review Dec 18, 2019

The Powertraveller Tactical Extreme looks like an adventurer's solar charger kit of choice. It almost looks too good to be true on paper: a durable charging kit that can refuel anything from SLR cameras to headtorches. 

This review is based on 6 months of testing, mainly through daily use on the Rhine Source to Sea Cycle: some 3 weeks and 1700km from Switzerland to London. I have also taken the power pack to Slovenia for 5 days of alpine mountaineering and the whole setup for 2...

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Embracing Personal Limits

I set off on my tank of a touring bike with a vague plan to cycle to India with my partner Liam. We had some discussions before we pedalled off, agreeing to take it slow and avoid steep mountain passes, especially considering that neither of us had even ridden a bike for about five months, nevermind our 40-50kg loaded beasts. The first few months comprised of battling a record breaking 42 degree celcius French heat wave and skirting up and down Pyrenean foothills before seeking rest near Lake...

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Sunday 7: Marilyn Scott

Uncategorized Dec 01, 2019

Marilyn Scott started bush-walking at the age of 45 and has been canyoning, abseiling and caving for the past 25 years. As she says, "there comes a time when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it!"

In between family time and organising guided weekend trips away, we managed to catch up with Marilyn for a quick 'Sunday 7'...

 

What is your most treasured outdoor space and why?

I don’t really have a particular outdoor space in mind, but if I had to pick,...

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Home Review: Adventure Film Turned Human Portrait

In 2009, British Adventurer Sarah Outen rowed solo across the Indian Ocean, becoming the youngest person and the only woman ever to do so. When she returns home, still grieving for her Father, she is lost. Activity seems to be the only possible catharsis, taking the form of an even bigger task: to journey around the world solely under her own steam. Jen Randall’s Home follows Outen’s journey as she cycles, kayaks and rows the 20,000 miles from London to London in search of...

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Highlights from the 2019 Kendal Mountain Literature Festival:

event kmf review Nov 26, 2019

The 2019 Kendal Mountain Literature Festival was packed with a programme of adventurers, writers, historians and artists. Like its cinematic counterpart, the Literature Festival featured extraordinary tales of bravery and endurance. Among these fantastic stories were also discussions by a range of open-minded speakers that tackled some of our biggest questions on nature and nature writing. In an attempt to combat the ‘Kendal Blues’, I look back over the weekend, pick my favourite...

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Sunday 7: Steph Jeavons

interview motorbike sunday7 Nov 24, 2019

Steph Jeavons has ridden her motorbike in some of the hottest, coldest, driest, wettest, highest and lowest places in the world. In 2018 she became the first person to circumnavigate the globe and ride a motorcycle on all seven continents. In 2014 she landed her bike on Antarctica having sailed across the Drake Passage (one of the roughest seas in the world) on a small sailing yacht.

We sent Steph some quickfire questions for our new 'Sunday 7' series...

 

What is your...

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