Hiking

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 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....

Slovenia 2016 – a fairytale trip

“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;/ For he to-day that sheds his blood with me/ Shall be...

Norway: An Unforgettable Trip to the Lofoten Islands

The expedition began the same was as many other UBES summer trips; at about 4am in Gatwick Airport. Our first...

Welsh 3000s on 1 hour’s sleep!

On the summit of Tryfan with Adam and Eve Given that my last adventure with Tim (attempting to backpack the Bob...

Backpacking in The Lake District

As lunchtime cheese and pickle sandwiches are an inalienable right of every UBESter, the trip started on Friday 11th in...

Post Morocco: A Trip to North Wales

Having just returned from the stunning High Atlas of Morocco, I had a window of a week before term started...

Morocco Summer Trip

From late August to mid-September, a group of 15 UBESters hiked, scrambled, swam and haggled in the incredibly beautiful and...

Post Exam Procrastination, a story from south wales…

  I didn’t take any pictures, so I drew some and tried to paint the rest with my words. Picture...

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