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…

The Yorkshire Dales

As a proud Yorkshire man, I really love my home county. I’m from the wonderful Wensleydale (yes the Cheese), a place full of hidden beauty. But it seems the only visitors I see when I am home in the U.K, is cyclists following the Tour de France route. When I’m abroad on expeditions, I find…

My 3 peak litter pick

So this more of a post telling a few people off. I do encourage everyone to get out and enjoy our countryside and the mountains. But please if you had your lunch please take all your rubbish back with you!  To show how much litter is on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, I did a little…

Madagascar 

I have been away for awhile now due to a busy summer, which has been spent in the heat of Madagascar. A country I have always wanted to visit. Working as an expedition Leader I get a wide range of clients, from normal day to day people, to sciencists or even a school group. Madagascar…

Giving running ago….staring with a Ultra Marathon

I wanted to raise money for Cancer Research UK, a charity I believe in. The thing is when I fundraiser I don’t like doing the normal thing. So I got scratching my head and came up with a couple ideas. The best was a 100km race across the Cotswolds. Now doing my job working as…

Bristol was calling

I have always liked Bristol from the first time I visited there, I’m lucky enough to have a great mate Tom who lives right in the centre. With its bizarre variety of cultures in such a small English city, making it an amazing place to see. So when my Friend Atata from Nicaragua came to…

My Favourite Expeditions: Everest

29th May 1953, two people stood at the top of the world for the first time. No other human had climbed this high. They had battled the fight of their lives. Every step a battle. Every suffocating gasp for oxygen. The wind buffeted them and threw shards of ice in their faces. Both men knowing…

My Favourite Expeditions: David Livingstone

Origins  Born 1813 in Lanarkshire, in a block for workers of the cotton mill. He started working in the mill at 10yrs old.  In the 1830s he decided to be a medical missionary and started training in Glasgow.  By 1940 he was qualified and supported by the London Mussionary Society he was sent to Kuruman,…

My favourite expeditions: Walk the Amazon

The amazon is 6,400km from the source to the Atlantic, Ed Stafford embarked on a great expedition crossing South America west to east following the river.  He did this for two reasons 1 being raising money and awareness for charity  2 being to leave his mark like the great explorers had many years ago. The…

My Favourite Expeditions: Kon-Tiki

Thor Heyerdahl a zoology Student from Oslo, had a radical theory about how the Polynesian islands were settled! The main understanding was that the Islands were settled by people traveling east from Asia. But Heyerdahl believed it was possible for settlers to have arrived from the west, South America. He thought that the famous stone…

PLANS!

So currently I am in the process of planning a U.K based adventure. As a Yorkshire man who grew up next to a small lake called Semer Water, I’ve always wondered where I could get to if I headed down the river! Would it take me to the pub? Or further!  So I thought what…