Category Archives: Hiking

Sgorr Dearg, 1024m

13°C, brisk SW Bringing showers late afternoon. Part of the Ballachulish horseshoe. Met a group of guys from around north Manchester getting ready for a walk. I asked where they were going to go. They showed me on a route … Continue reading

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A Muvrella

30°C, light wind, 0 cloud. mountain day in the Corsican mountains. starting from Refuge de Bonifatio. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 16.88km, time: 14:28:00, pace: 51:25min/km, speed: 1.17km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2365889798 Anyway, the mountain. Every mountain has a character. This one has tricky … Continue reading

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Return to Occi

28°C, still and bright sun I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 5.88km, time: 01:00:07, pace: 10:14min/km, speed: 5.86km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2357750897 Drove to the panoramic to walk up to the ruined village. It only took 17′ to get there. From there, the drover’s … Continue reading

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Hike to the ruins d’Occi

I hiked with a light pack with MapMyRide+! Distance: 12.31km, time: 02:04:53, pace: 10:09min/km, speed: 5.91km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2351290559 stopwatch says 3H 15m,  the gps page over 3 hours. Maybe the terrain interfered with the signal because it said ‘paused’, ‘unpaused’ all … Continue reading

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Scrambling on Tryfan.

19°C, warm and muggy, then thunderstorms. Very heavy rain all afternoon. I hiked and scrambled up Tryfan with MapMyRide+! Distance: 4.90km, time: 05:40:00, pace: 69:23min/km, speed: 0.86km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2341404458​ Tryfan’s north ridge was the aim for the day. The route was … Continue reading

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Gold’s last day.

20°C, light breeze and sunshine. Two groups of Gold remained to complete. They had routes south towards the Rhondda Valley, limestone country. Time allowed us to consider cutting the day short. I elected to intercept the second group and bring … Continue reading

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Silver, day 3

Bright run 22°C, light wind Carl and I took two groups of Silver for training onto a small plateaux at the eastern end of the Brecons. Our two groups were spot on with navigation through farmland and higher up on … Continue reading

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Brecon Beacons (day 2).

14°C, rain all day. Some heavy. late start with much to do in the morning.  It turned into a QMD. I stopped the clock at 6h 50m.when I got back to the minibus. late finish but not as bad as … Continue reading

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Silver, day 1

19°C run and clouds, little rain. Some chaotic organisation and a very late finish today. My Silver training group began the climb to Fan Fawr in the Brecons. The incline came as a shock to them, they carried full packs … Continue reading

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Bronze Qualifying 2017-B

22 – 26°C, hot and close, thunder threatened but didn’t materialise.  Qualifying Expedition: Day 1: very warm and (almost) inevitably, most groups struggled. I manned the checkpoint at Weag’s Bridge. Emma and I headed south to intercept and hid near … Continue reading

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