Blog posts

Really Wild Boar race

Posted by Sam Harrison on November 11, 2014 at 11:41.

 Fell running

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A cracking low-key fell race in the Howgills with spot-prizes a-plenty!

Great Whernside race 2014

Posted by Sam Harrison on October 30, 2014 at 10:24.

 Fell running

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Undoubtedly one of the best fell races on the calendar; a 4-mile up 'n' down route from Kettle in Wharfedale.

Iron Crag scramble on Middlefell

Posted by Sam Harrison on October 18, 2014 at 07:55.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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Route description of the grade 3* Iron Crag scramble on Middefell in Wasdale.

Cogne: Torre di Sant'Orso

Posted by Sam Harrison on October 7, 2014 at 15:48.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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The weather afforded us another chance to attempt a summit, this time the lesser-known Torre di Sant'Orso on the eastern side of the valley.

Cogne: Gran Paradiso (almost)

Posted by Sam Harrison on September 24, 2014 at 01:51.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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Gran Paradiso was the aim for peak number 3, however the weather was set firmly against us and so in the end, it wasn't to be.

Cogne: Punta Rossa (Pointe Rouse)

Posted by Sam Harrison on September 9, 2014 at 11:13.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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The second summit we climbed whilst in Cogne was the Punta Rossa, which at 3630m is one of the highest Alpine summits you can reach just by walking.

Cogne: Gran Sertz (Grand Serre)

Posted by Sam Harrison on August 27, 2014 at 17:15.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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The first summit we climbed from the Cogne valley, the Gran Sertz from the Rifugio Sella.

Cogne, Valnontey and the Valle d'Aosta

Posted by Sam Harrison on August 27, 2014 at 11:50.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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Summer holidays exploring the mountains around Cogne in the Aosta Valley, coinciding with the Alpine Club's annual Alps meet.

Jura fell race

Posted by Sam Harrison on July 16, 2014 at 14:37.

 Fell running

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The late May bank holiday weekend spent on the Isle of Jura for the Jura fell race.

Mountain Equipment Kongur review

Posted by Sam Harrison on June 25, 2014 at 03:01.

 Gear reviews

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The Mountain Equipment Kongur jacket is arguably the most bombproof of jackets; completely waterproof and guaranteed to protect you from the elements. However, it is let down by its hood, which struggles to stay in place if you're not wearing a helmet.