The Alan Shearer Adventure!

So this isn’t my usual post, but I thought I would share my adventure of the time I met Football legend Alan Shearer. It all started when my friend Steven ask me to be his best man. I had never had this honour before so I was pretty nervous! The nerves weren’t helped by the…

#walk1000miles in 2018

I most certainly will be walking 1000miles this 2018, mainly because it is one of my favourite things to do! So I thought I would give you some reasons to join me…. HEALTH Walking is a great way to get to get healthy, if you can spend the day walking with friends, having a great…

Hidden Treasure: The Ascent of Everest

My parents love auction houses and a bargain, sometimes we joke and call the stuff they come back with junk (which it is). But this Christmas I received a book which my mother had found discarded in a box of stuff at a sale. She won it for a mighty 50p, this would be my…

Bye Bye 2017

A quick look back over 2017 Well it has been an eventful year, but a great one. 2017 was my first year of being self employed and my first year of trying to do all this social media lark! Both have been surprisingly successful, more then I ever expected. The start of the year my…

They’re not feathers!

A gear tip for a new year When out in the hills this winter my essential bit of kit is a down jacket, I spend most of the year in jungles and deserts. So in winter I struggle! Down is by far the warmest insulated jacket, but what about if you don’t wear down? My…

An inspiring 2018 coming at you

Hello everyone I’ve been a very busy bee the last few weeks, so I haven’t been able to write much recently. So I thought I would share my plans to inspire you to get outside and explore! Following an amazing reaction from my weekend adventure post. Proving you don’t need to travel into the middle…

Animals and Me

INTRO From a young age I have been mad about animals, growing up on a farm in the Yorkshire Dales. I was lucky enough to have various pet lambs, pigs, dogs and cats! I also had an ability to find lots a injured animals, which I’d bring home to help nurse back to health! A…

WEEKEND ADVENTURE

The Challenge I’m often abroad with work and when I return one of the first thing I like to do. Is to go to my local pub, have a nice beer with my friends from Yorkshire. But they all seem to think to go on an adventure you’d have to spend a lot of money,…

Layering Advice

INTRO People are often getting confused with the term layering when talking about gear. I find a lot of my groups don’t understand the correct way to do it, or they just think expensive is best. So after reading this I hopefully have given you a better understanding.   HOW DOES IT WORK Basically theres…

Training for my Adventures

I have never been a Gym type person, preferring to exercise outdoors. The idea of the huge Arnold Schwarzenegger type people grunting in a corner has kept me away.  I tend to train at home or outdoors taking part in sports. All counts as training and keeps me in shape for my next expedition or…

The Things you don’t see

The things you don’t see So I know the adventure industry is becoming fashionable and you now see on things like Instagram half naked ladies in full make up up a mountain, or a man with perfect hair and huge hipster beard sitting on a cliff edge. And I often see people on social media…

The use of a Bothy

I know lots of outdoor lovers who love the Bothies in Scotland, an isolated little hut/cottage to stay the night in. Sitting in front of a stove or fire place after a day hiking through the highlands. But are they now starting to be used in the wrong way? With website like Redbull.com doing an…