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Wilderness Weekend Warriors

You inhale. The feeling of new air mixes with unknown space as you first place one foot and then the other onto the path ahead. A lightness tickles your stomach, curling upwards and into your heart. It tugs at the outermost threads of your mind and trembles, massaging the gray area that arises between excitement…

The Wainwrights of The Lake District

An introduction to the Wainwright fells of the Lake District and how one retiring mountaineer took up the challenge of hiking up all of them ….. in a year! Continue reading

A Very Early Morning in Provence

Originally posted on Art We Wonderful:
Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things. – Pablo Picasso I remember thinking it was way too early to be up and travelling in a mini van! Looking out through the van…

Mindful mountaineering: From the Alps to the Himalaya

Until I hit the age of 60, quite some time ago, I was a half decent mountaineer. Not one of the immortals who has scaled Everest, but a plodder with two axes and crampons who engaged with a few Himalayan peaks above 20,000ft, as well as frozen waterfalls in France and Switzerland. I have stood, … Continue reading

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