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From the fast lane to an orange juice

Trundling along the A14 on my way back from a meeting in Birmingham, 2 hours passed without incident but then I came upon the aftermath of an accident, a silver car crumpled at an angle against the central reservation. There were no skid marks and it didn’t look like any other vehicles were involved. Someone had pulled over; a lady…

Do you have the knowledge to help?

Why a basic knowledge of first aid could save a life. Never underestimate the power of basic first aid training. With the recent tragic events hitting our country in Manchester and London this year, we were all shocked and disgusted that people in the world would be this heartless to inflict tragedy and pain on innocent bystanders. It has been…

Whats in your Day sack?

This topic always gives rise to a lot of conversation, debate and even arguments. What each individual carries in their day sack depends on a number of factors. But I have listed here what I carry. The essentials, go with me whenever my daysack is on my back. Then I have listed kit which I add depending on the situation…

Part 2 of How it went down in Nepal.

Time to trek “Who’s leader today?” “When are we leaving?” “How long is it going to take?” “What’s happening when we get there?” “Don’t know!” “Well aren’t those things you should be finding out?” Time to get those roles working again. We moved on from Bandipur to Pokhara and it was time to start the trek. The Poon Hill trek…

8 ways to stay happy on expedition

If you’re on expedition then you need to enjoy it. It could be a week, a month or longer. Being happy is the key to enjoyment. Here are some pointers to make your life easier! Keep clean – Sounds simple but make sure your sweaty parts; namely your Feet, pits and groin are clean and dried properly at least once…

Quick recce to Sri Lanka!

Paradise Island! Late on a cold wet Tuesday night, the aircraft lifted off the runway. Ten and half hours later it touched down on the paradise island. Greeted with 32 degree heat I embraced the warmth and was glad to escape the UK winter, to complete a recce in Sri Lanka. First job is to change money. Top tip do…

expeditions

Is it really that hard?

15 years ago I had this crazy idea to go climb a mountain in Scotland. I loved it. Now I’m a fully qualified expedition leader taking groups all over the World. Now you’re thinking about or are starting out on your journey to discover the fantastic feeling of achievement you get from trekking a route, summiting a peak or interacting…

heat related illness

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

The basics of heat related illness. While on expedition or even in the park on a Sunday afternoon playing with the kids. Heat related illness is a risk that shouldn’t be under estimated. You’ll note that it is call heat related not Sun related. It is often the ambient temperature that is the cause. If the ambient temperature is similar…