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Tuscany: Alpi Apuane mountains

Posted by Sam Harrison on June 17, 2014 at 10:45.

 Hill walking

alpi apuane apennine mountains italy pisa trekking tuscany

The Alpi Apuane mountains, lying just north-west of Pisa, are an impressive rocky-peaked range of the Apennines that make the perfect place to get away from the tourists in surrounding towns.

Tuscany: Cinque Terre

Posted by Sam Harrison on June 12, 2014 at 15:13.

 Hill walking

cinque terre coast italy pisa tuscany

First of a few posts about two weeks I spent in Tuscany. This one includes details about a couple of days out in the Cinque Terre.

Wray fell race

Posted by Sam Harrison on June 1, 2014 at 09:54.

 Fell running

bowland caton moor fell race wray

Bank holiday Monday back at the start of May was the day of the Wray fell race, a 7-mile run across Caton Moor.

Kirkstone to Windermere walk

Posted by Sam Harrison on May 30, 2014 at 10:38.

 Hill walking

kentmere kirkstone lake district windermere

A great linear walk from the Kirkstone Pass to Windermere, via the hills bounding Kentmere on its west.

Yorkshire Three Peaks race

Posted by Sam Harrison on May 17, 2014 at 23:22.

 Fell running

fell race fell running ingleborough pen-y-ghent three peaks whernside yorkshire dales

Saturday 26th April was the 60th ever Three Peaks fell race, and my 3rd time racing the self-proclaimed "marathon with mountains".

Teenager with Altitude

Posted by Sam Harrison on April 28, 2014 at 09:18.

 Fell running

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The sun was in check for my first time around the Teenager with Altitude fell race from Stair, near Keswick.

Wild camping on the Isle of Arran

Posted by Sam Harrison on April 23, 2014 at 19:52.

 Mountaineering and climbing

a'chir arran climbing ferry glen rosa granite lochranza multipitch wild camping

Five days and four nights spent exploring the Isle of Arran, based around a perfectly picturesque wild camping spot in Glen Rosa.

New Dungeon Ghyll race

Posted by Sam Harrison on April 7, 2014 at 15:19.

 Fell running

fell race fell running harrison stickle langdale new dungeon ghyll

Straight up-n-down classic Lakes race to the summit of Harrison Stickle from the New Dungeon Ghyll.

Kentmere Horseshoe

Posted by Sam Harrison on April 4, 2014 at 08:23.

 Fell running

cloud inversion fell running kentmere horseshoe lake district sunset

An evening run around an extended version of the Kentmere Horseshoe.

Sgorr Dhonuill and Beinn Dorain

Posted by Sam Harrison on April 1, 2014 at 00:00.

 Hill walking

ballachulish glencoe tyndrum western highlands

Late-season snow in the Western Highlands, involving lessons in why not to trust MWIS and proof that the best weather isn't always in the east!