Walking

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...

On the Bonnie, Bonnie Banks of Fort William

On the Bonnie, Bonnie Banks of Fort William

Come for the incredible mountains and beautiful walking and climbing, but stay for the great company, chilled evenings and fantastic...

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....

Scotland 2016/17

It was 12 noon on Tuesday 27th December 2016. Ubesters, gleeful in anticipation of the snowy Scottish highlands, had begun...

A Cheddar Gorge’ous day

A Cheddar Gorge’ous day

The walk to Cheddar from Bristol is, as it turns out quite long. Val came to me and suggested doing...

Reflections of an Urbanite: The Yorkshire Three Peaks

    In hindsight, it is fair to say that we were pretty clueless. The three of us, having signed...

30 Hikes in 30 Days

The clouds were closing in, it was starting to get dark, and I was lost and alone at 2400m fearing...

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