Blog posts

Edale Skyline fell race

Posted by Sam Harrison on March 25, 2014 at 23:52.

 Fell running

dark peak edale edale skyline fell running peak district

In my opinion, one of the best races in the calendar, and my first race since the New Year.

Corrour Bothy from the Linn of Dee

Posted by Sam Harrison on March 21, 2014 at 08:32.

 Fell running

braemar cairngorms corrour bothy creag choinnich derry lodge fell running

Two nights bivvying at the Linn of Dee, plenty of wind, a run to the Corrour Bothy and back, some more wind, Creag Choinnich and a tea shop in Braemar. 

Lancaster to Bentham via Ward's Stone

Posted by Sam Harrison on March 14, 2014 at 14:08.

 Fell running

bentham bowland fell running wards stone

Exploring some of the best bits of the Bowland Fells on 22-mile run from Lancaster to Bentham.

Golden Oldy on Aonach Mor

Posted by Sam Harrison on March 12, 2014 at 12:21.

 Mountaineering and climbing

aonach mor roy bridge western highlands winter climbing

An account of an ascent of Golden Oldy (II***) onto Aonach Mor a couple of weekends ago.

Winter ML training in the Cairngorms

Posted by Sam Harrison on March 7, 2014 at 15:17.

 Hill walking

aviemore cairngorms winter skills

Six days of winter ML training with Pete Hill in the Cairngorms National Park.

The Long Mynd and the Clwyds

Posted by Sam Harrison on March 4, 2014 at 08:38.

 Hill walking

cilcain clwyds long mynd moel famau shropshire

Two walks, the first over the Long Mynd in the Shropshire Hills and the second along the Clywdian ridge from Cilcain.

Alpkit Kraku stove

Posted by Sam Harrison on February 24, 2014 at 00:48.

 Gear reviews

alpkit backpacking bivvy stove

An in depth look at Alpkit's new Kraku stove, possibly the world's lightest commercially available stove. The Kraku's feather-like weight and cheap price make it almost a no-brainer, but a small burner size lets it down.

Bakewell, Stanage and Edale

Posted by Sam Harrison on February 4, 2014 at 18:36.

 Mountaineering and climbing

bakwell climbing edale edale skyline fell running peak district stanage edge

A weekend break in Bakewell that saw a couple of cold climbs at Stanage Edge and a windy run around the Edale Skyline.

Four seasons in one day

Posted by Sam Harrison on January 28, 2014 at 01:56.

 Fell running

fell running lake district langdale winter running

Last Saturday I went for a run around half of the Langdale Horseshoe race route, where I was greeted by all manner of weather. The initial plan had been to do the full race route, but the weather dictated otherwise.

A week in Glenshiel

Posted by Sam Harrison on January 24, 2014 at 18:44.

 Hill walking

glenshiel snow winter trip

The Club's annual "Winter Trip" this year was to Shiel Bridge in the North Western Highlands, when as usual we were plagued with lots of bad weather!