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…

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…