Blog posts

Running the Welsh 3000s

Posted by Sam Harrison on July 10, 2015 at 11:28.

 Fell running

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An account of last weekend's run over all the peaks higher than 3000 ft in Wales.

Backpacking on the Lofoten Islands

Posted by Sam Harrison on May 17, 2015 at 10:31.

 Hill walking

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Ten days backpacking around the island archipelago of Lofoten, in northern Norway.

Winter ML assessment: Top Tips

Posted by Sam Harrison on April 9, 2015 at 14:40.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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A selection of tips and tricks that I hope prospective winter MLs will find useful before their assessment. 

Time for some serious training

Posted by Sam Harrison on March 27, 2015 at 11:59.

 Fell running

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The best way of motivating myself to meet goals and targets? Tell others that I'm going to, then I can't let them down! Hence this post...

Extremities Inferno gloves review

Posted by Sam Harrison on February 20, 2015 at 08:32.

 Gear reviews

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The Extremities Inferno is a cost-effective and versatile glove that excels in Scottish winter but is equally at home in a variety of different conditions. It's one of my most-used pieces of kit and has lasted the test of time commendably.

Landscape photography: To Photoshop or not to Photoshop?

Posted by Sam Harrison on January 22, 2015 at 09:12.

 Photography

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Why post-processing photographs using software such as Photoshop is justified, in particular one of Llyn Idwal and Pen yr Ole Wen taken a few weeks ago.

Wintry run on Helvellyn & Fairfield

Posted by Sam Harrison on January 19, 2015 at 12:27.

 Fell running

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A wintry run over Striding Edge, Helvellyn and Fairfield, and a bit of advice on gear choices for winter fell running in general.

Jubilee Plunge race

Posted by Sam Harrison on January 1, 2015 at 18:42.

 Fell running

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A downhill only race from the summit of Moel Famau down to the Golden Lion Inn in Llangynhafal.

Snowy scramble up Jack's Rake

Posted by Sam Harrison on December 17, 2014 at 15:50.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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Winter has eventually arrived and to make the most of it we headed to the classic Lake District scramble of Jack's Rake in Langdale.

Montane Prism jacket review

Posted by Sam Harrison on December 10, 2014 at 13:05.

 Gear reviews

alpine mountaineering alps bivvy climbing insulated jacket montane primaloft prism

One of the most versatile pieces of kit I own, I'm rarely without this lightweight insulated jacket which balances warmth against weight to near perfection.