Adventures

Adventurous UBESters writing about independent experiences they’ve had.

Snowdonia? Completed it mate — Welsh 3000s over the Easter weekend

After many months of trying to plan an epic together, George Leigh and I headed to Snowdonia over the Easter...

An Anthology of Adventures

An Anthology of Adventures

As much as it saddens me to say this, the future of our fortnightly weekend trips is uncertain. If you’re...

Hiking the UK’s hardest trail

The Cape Wrath Trail, or CWT, is an almost 400km long-distance route from Fort William to the lighthouse at the...

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...

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