Monthly Archives: March 2013

#123 – Fun in the snow – Helvellyn by Swirral Edge and Striding Edge

“The Spine” has gained a reputation for being one of the toughest challenges in the UK adventure-racing calendar, and with good reason – after all, running 268 miles along the Pennine Hills in winter in seven days is never going … Continue reading

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#122 – Llantysilio Mountain

Looking for inspiration for a day in the hills, I came across Llantysilio Mountain, which seemed to fit the bill.  For one thing, it’s in the area covered by NEWSAR (North East Wales Search And Rescue) the mountain rescue team … Continue reading

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#121 – Moel Eilio – unfinished business!

On the Snowdon ‘Halfshoe’ trip (see #120 of last week) I had stopped at the top of the PYG Track to admire the view.  Recently I’ve been getting round to walking hills that I’ve been driving past for years, and … Continue reading

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#120 – The Snowdon Halfshoe? What’s a Halfshoe?!!

When is a horseshoe not a horseshoe?  When it’s only half a horseshoe, and then it’s a halfshoe!  Well, at least in my world it is.  The Snowdon Horseshoe is regarded by many as being one of the finest circular … Continue reading

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