Moel Famau

"I had passed the Clwydian range hundreds of times on the way to

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Bothy Bags.

carrying round my Wild Country Goretex bivvy bag in the winter time. I have used it many times for planned bivvies and a few times for unplanned ones."

I have only recently discovered bothy bags. For many years I have been carrying round my Wild Country Goretex bivvy bag in ...

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Skiddaw.

We often go to the Lake District in the October half term for a short break. At that time of year the hours of daylight are short and the weather can be dreadful. However, the autumn colours are always worth seeing and sometimes you get those cold clear days when ...

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Kentallen to Glencoe.

The Oban to Fort William Cycle trail seems to be one of the best kept secrets in Scotland.

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A Walk in the Berwyns.

I have wanted to visit the Berwyns for some time. Although we live quite close and I have been to Snowdonia many times, I have never walked in there. Reading through the Nuttall's book the Cadair Berwyn horseshoe seemed to be the best walk.

Although the weather had been ...

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First Pinnacle Rib Tryfan.

After the wettest June and July that anyone can remember the sun finally came out in the last few days of July.

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Benighted on the Ben.

It was early January when six of us travelled up to Scotland in Mark’s Sherpa van. Arriving in Glencoe in the early hours we crept into the bunkhouse at the Kingshouse and collapsed on the floor, intending to make an early start. Inevitably we overslept but we still managed ...

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Left Fork of Crowberry Gully.

It was the end of February and the weather had been superb for weeks (if you wanted to go Winter climbing). Taking advantage of these all too rare conditions we were off to Scotland for a week, but there was a slight problem since one member of the team had ...

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Route Major, Mont Blanc.

The Summer of 1986 was a good one in the Alps, with a long period of settled weather early in the season. I was camping at Pierre d’Orthaz opposite to the infamous Snell’s Field. Unlike Snell’s, Pierre d’Orthaz has the advantage of being legal and thus ...

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Snells Field Chamonix.

For many years impecunious British Alpinists camped on this field just outside Chamonix. It wasn't an official site. The field was owned by M. Snell, who owned the Snell Sport shop in Chamonix. From time to time the Gendarmerie would raid the site and move people on. For a ...

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