Adventures

Adventurous UBESters writing about independent experiences they’ve had.

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...

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...

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...

How to do a lake bag- A Beginner’s Guide

How to do a lake bag- A Beginner’s Guide

The phrase ‘lake bag’ is a daunting thing- a phrase often heard being passed from mouth to mouth among the...

The UBES Guide to Austria: Part 1

In which your UBES Foreign Correspondent in Austria finally bothers to introduce herself… Hello there UBESters! If you’re new this...

The High Tatras: Walking from Slovakia into Poland

The High Tatras: Walking from Slovakia into Poland

When you think of mountains in Britain, you think of Scotland, the Lake District, Snowdonia, and maybe the Brecon Beacons....

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