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I get knocked down, but I get up again - Chumbawumba

Boilergate

After a great (but somewhat windy) trip to Assynt last year, we were keen to reacquaint ourselves with the Inchnadamph hotel and the local hills - hopefully with better weather.

Some of that worked out....

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Assynt

It seems like a perfectly sensible plan. Fly up to Inverness and head to the far North West (Assynt) and climb the iconic Suilven and the Ben More. However, it didn’t quite go according to plan……

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Dartmoor - Wild Camp

Dartmoor is a sacred, magical place. You find a truer side of your self there.

Land of the floating skull and the sinking walker

It's hard to work out where to start with this one: a British summer, silly accommodation, bog snorkelling, floating skulls, crunchy bits or Kung Fu....

The plan was to take advantage of the August weather and head off to Dartmoor to give Jack his first experience of wild camping (as opposed to that highly sanitised, squeaky clean camp site camping with toilets) so Jack, Tav and Dave H set off down a stop-start M5 on a Friday afternoon to the northern edge of Dartmoor. The weather forecast was dodgy...

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Pen y Fan - sun and tourists

It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside

The sun also shines in Wales you know

Back by popular demand, another entry from our guest editor - Jack Tavener. This was another training walk for the 3 peaks challenge.

We started in the car park at the bottom of Corn Du and started our ascent up the mountain...
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Scotland - The Five Sisters

After two weeks of glorious sunshine in the south Dave E and Tav arrived in Scotland to find more typical Tav’s tour conditions; wet, grey and blustery. The ambition was to climb the Five Sisters of Kintail and with the weather forecast being slightly better on the Friday we set off with high hopes.

The walk took us up a stunning river valley, but soon the amount of water cascading off either side of the valley gave us a taste of the challenges to come. Within 20 mins of starting the weather deteriorated and full waterproofs were called for. After a long, scenic trek up the valley we reached a private bothy...

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