Category Archives: Hiking

DofE Bronze Practice.

22°C, light wind and they bright sun. First expedition of the season. Managing it was more sane this year because we split the groups so we took only 35 at a time. Last year, we had 95 and although there … Continue reading

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Return from Cafngaw.

8°C, no wind, white cloud and dry. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 10.35km, time: 04:16:00, pace: 24:44min/km, speed: 2.43km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2142592775 ​ Up a bit late so finally woke after 7am. I blame that chocolate muesli bar from Aldi. Strong chocolate … Continue reading

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Arenig Fach up.

8°C,light wind and dry. Some cloud above 500m. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 10.21km, time: 08:15:00, pace: 48:29min/km, speed: 1.24km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2142574688 Stuart at about 10.15. The first paths were a bit tricky to find. The map was clear enough but … Continue reading

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Arenig Fawr evening

10°C, dry with light high cloud. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 13.75km, time: 04:35:00, pace: 20:00min/km, speed: 3.00km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2142590177 At 4pm, I decided to go. I was parked and in a good place to choose from a few options. The … Continue reading

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Walk to recover.

19°C, bright sun building wind later. I hiked with a medium pack:  Distance: 16.74km, time: 02:52:01, pace: 10:16min/km, speed: 5.84km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2114464646 The idea was to walk a few miles across farmland and practice DofE Bronze terrain navigation. Yesterday, I was … Continue reading

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Testing the kettles.

9°C, sunny with showers. I’ve tested the new kettle today. The new one, with a heat-exchanger on the bottom promises faster boil times. Cold mornings can be a problem on a camp because the low temperature dramatically affects the time … Continue reading

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Kinder downfall

10.20am Grey start with hill fog visible above 400m. heavy rain later. Walked with Chris along the southern edge of Kinderscout plateau. Once on the plateau, we took a diversion to see a WWII crash site then returned to our … Continue reading

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3: Carned y Gribeau and broken bridges.:

9°C. fog and no wind, no change from yesterday. Wild-camp-> end: Woke to more fog and the sound of grouse. The night was utterly silent apart from the gurgling of the spring. Occasional soft drizzle and the odd waft in … Continue reading

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2:Wild camp in the Molwynion

11°C, hill fog above 300m. Light SW. By the time I broke camp at Hadfod y Llan, and re-packing my expedition bag, it was 11am. I parked by Llyn Gwynant and started the day’s walk. The first part was through … Continue reading

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Looking for a bag.

I’m after a winter sleeping. I’m in the Mountain Leader consolidation period where I need more mountain days (and nights). While I’m searching for a new bag, I can’t develop my mountain Dlog. Why hesitate then? You may ask, but … Continue reading

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