Having decided we (especially Pata) could do with learning some winter skills, what with how much we like walking in wintery conditions, Pato went about finding us an instructor. We love Scotland, and it provided the perfect environment for practicing winter skills in harsh, snowy conditions without leaving the country. We found Jonathan Preston a … More Winter skills
Weather is something that we always have to consider when we are heading out to the mountains, and some times due to complacency we relax a bit especially in warm countries. For instance, when I am walking in the UK, I naturally expect rain, fog, cold… etc, but when I am walking in Spain, as … More Never underestimate the mountains.
Snowdon the highest peak in Wales and one of the highest mountains in the UK is located in Snowdonia National park in North Wales. The easy access to the mountain make it one of the most popular mountains in the UK. In fact summer can be quite unpleasant unless you like crowds! There are several … More Snowdon (Miners’ path(w))
The Dolomites are mountains that I didn’t know existed until I saw a picture on social media and instantly fell in love with them. They are a mountain range in the very north of Italy known for their incredibly sheer sides and the dolomite rock they are made up of. For this reason they are … More Storm on The Dolomites
Walking always makes up part of our adventure and while Greenland was predominantly a kayaking trip, we also planned a 3 day trek to see the amazing Qooroq glacier that fills the fjords with icebergs in the area we’d been paddling over the past four days. This plan was soon put to bed when we were … More Why we failed at finding the glacier.
Having spent a summer messing about in the sunny South of Spain with a double sit on top kayak we decided we wanted to do more. We practiced out on the ocean paddling a few kilometres every day. This lead us to want to learn more and do more which fuelled the formation of a … More Kayak and trek expedition to Greenland
We got this route from walkhighland which till now I thought it was only for Scotland, but you can also find some details (no as many as for Scottish hills) about walking routes in England and Wales. The route begins and ends in a small and hidden car park at the end of road. The car … More Aran Fawddwy
We chose Oeschinensee lake in Switzerland as the location for our second walk on our trip to Europe. When prepping this trip I wanted to do a proper walk on the Swiss side of Mont Blanc, but while researching the area I couldn’t help but fall in love with the views of the lake and … More Oeschinensee lake
We had planned on doing 3 walks around the Alps and this was the first on our list. We would be travelling and living in the van for 7 days and Milly was coming with us! Our goal was walking in the area of Mont Blanc so we bought a book called Mont Blank walks … More Mont Vorassay
Having spent a fair bit of time researching trekking on the volcanoes of Guatemala, and reading other travellers experiences we concluded that we’d hire a guide. It was apparent in what we read that it wasn’t particularly safe to go walking alone, with high instances of robbery, and not knowing the public land from the … More Volcano Fuego