Blog posts

Langden from the Trough of Bowland

Posted by Sam Harrison on December 31, 2013 at 00:22.

 Hill walking


A clear and crisp day spent exploring the Bowland Fells from the Trough of Bowland.

The Glenfeshie Munros and Loch an Eilein

Posted by Sam Harrison on December 25, 2013 at 08:16.

 Hill walking

aviemore glenfeshie munros snow

Report from a weekend away with Lancaster University Hiking Club to Aviemore.

An extended Coledale Horseshoe run

Posted by Sam Harrison on December 13, 2013 at 08:40.

 Fell running

coledale fell running lake district nuttals

An account of a run I did around an extended version of the Coledale Horseshoe

The legendary Aonach Eagach

Posted by Sam Harrison on December 4, 2013 at 00:17.

 Mountaineering and climbing

aonach eagach ballachulish glencoe scrambling snow west highlands

My first time across the (in)famous Aonach Eagach, which is widely heralded as the "best ridge mainland Britain".

Arnside Knott fell race

Posted by Sam Harrison on November 19, 2013 at 13:15.

 Fell running

arnside fell race

I struggled to sixth place in the punishingly fast Arnside Knott fell race, my second race back after injury.

The snow is here! Exploring the Munros of Loch Lomond

Posted by Sam Harrison on November 15, 2013 at 12:11.

 Fell running

ardlui fell running loch lomond snow winter running

The first proper snow of the season arrived just in time for the Hiking Club's first Scotland trip of the term.

Great Whernside fell race

Posted by Sam Harrison on October 30, 2013 at 10:59.

 Fell running

fell race fell running great whernside kettlewell yorkshire dales

My first fell race back after a long time off injured was the classic Great Whernside race from Kettlewell, an intense 4-mile up-and-down race. 

La Grande Moucherolle, Vercors Plateau

Posted by Sam Harrison on October 22, 2013 at 12:23.

 Mountaineering and climbing

alps grenoble scrambling vercors

Exploring the unique limestone scenery of the Vercors Plateau and some of the scrambling it has to offer.

Aiguille de Goléon

Posted by Sam Harrison on October 7, 2013 at 14:30.

 Mountaineering and climbing

alpine mountaineering alps cloud inversion scrambling

During my stay in Grenoble, I managed to get one Alpine summit done: the Aiguille de Goléon.

Vanoise: Sport climbing at La Fraiche

Posted by Sam Harrison on September 25, 2013 at 10:42.

 Mountaineering and climbing

alps pralognan sport climbing vanoise

Sport climbing a few minutes away from our campsite provided plenty of entertainment on bad weather days.