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Snowdonia Memories - Mat Price

I finished work mid morning on the Friday and had made a plan to head to North Wales for a night. After watching the weather all week, it looked I would be in luck for some clear skies and not a huge amount of wind. I had planned on camping near Castell y Gwynt (Castle of the winds) on top of Glyder Fach, the 3rd time up here for me but the first time camping. I parked in one of the many lay-bys in the Ogwen Valley and the route I took started at Gwern Gôf Uchaf campsite. After climbing a few stiles I was on the familiar stone slabs that wind their way up Cwm Tryfan. Finally, out of the...

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A Fjallraven Classic - Grant Hiyatt

"Nikkaluokta, Sweden. 10th August 2019. It’s 9am and I’m standing in front of a giant wig-wam style “Start” sign, with a hundred or so other folk. The variety of ages, races and languages matched only by the multi-coloured assortment of outdoor-branded clothing we’d all chosen to keep us protected, dry and warm on the journey we were all about to begin……. I can’t remember where, when or how it appeared on my radar, but to say I was excited about what lay ahead of me over the next 4 or 5 days, would be an understatement. We were all about to take part in one Fjallraven’s Classic events. A 110km wander through Arctic Sweden, along this Scandanavian countries most famous...

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A Night With Comet NEOWISE- Matt Holland

What better way to invite the Summer in with some clear nights and a once in a lifetime opportunity, that opportunity being comet NEOWISE. It was a short and fleeting night on Dartmoor, but an experience that will stick with me for a lifetime and won’t be forgetting any time soon. With a little over 18-hours spent within the National Park. With a climb up one of the more popular Tors, watching the semi-wild Dartmoor ponies playing in the golden light, as the sunset over the park and welcome in the night. Bringing the Milky Way, Jupiter, Saturn and that following morning, comet NEOWISE surrounded by noctilucent clouds. It’s was certainly one of those pinch yourself moments. Is this really...

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