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The myth of #outsideisfree, and recognising privilege

The myth of #outsideisfree, and recognising privilege

  Although I hold up my calloused climber hands and confess that I often use the hashtag #outsideisfree on my...

An Erasmus student’s inside view of UBES

Last term, I spent four and a half months in Bristol doing my Erasmus exchange. Being part of the Expeditions...

No plan Norway: Shackleton, unshackled

No plan Norway: Shackleton, unshackled

In June, Zoë and I took a relatively spontaneous trip to Norway for some hiking. We booked the flights and...

Learnings from Bavaria, one month in

Griaß eich aus Baiern! For those of you new to UBES, you won’t have met me: I’m on a year...

Mountain noob to solo hiker: an adventure in the Lake District

Mountain noob to solo hiker: an adventure in the Lake District

Before joining UBES three years ago, the only map I knew how to use was Google Maps. I’d been up...

The Fallen Angle: lessons from a climb gone wrong

Back in October 2016, I was what most UBESters would have thought of as “one of the experienced ones”. I...

Better late than never: Joining UBES in TB2

Better late than never: Joining UBES in TB2

The Portland climbing trip last year was my first entry into UBES, so a year on with that trip coming...

The UBES Guide to Austria: Part 2

The UBES Guide to Austria: Part 2

Grüß Gott liebe UBESters and welcome back to the UBES Guide to Austria. I hear even needing ice axes and...

Not just maps: a guide to the UBESter’s bookcase

Not just maps: a guide to the UBESter’s bookcase

As an arts and humanities student in UBES and thus as a member of a distinct minority, I have quickly...

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