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#128 – Man’s (and woman’s) best friend learning to search for avalanche victims in North Wales

Statistics tell us that the average UK resident can currently expect to live for over 80 years.  Bury that same UK resident (or any human for that matter) in an avalanche, and life expectancy drops to about 15-20 minutes!  Because … Continue reading

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#126 – More wanderings with the dog on Clwydian Hills.

The recent snow, although a curse for some, was a blessing for those of us who like a little bit of ‘white’ on our hills.  The mountains of Snowdonia and the Lake District have been Alpine in all but scale … Continue reading

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#125 – Snow time in Snowdonia – Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr

It’s been a funny sort of winter in North Wales – a promising start to the winter mountaineering season in December gave a great trip out up Pen yr Ole Wen (see post #108) but after that the snow started … Continue reading

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#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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#115 – Winter in the Clwydian Hills

‘The Spine’ race is one of those events that takes over your life – for the competitors it’s the culmination of months of planning and training, but the members of the support team also had to prepare for a week … Continue reading

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#114 – ‘The Spine’, Britains most brutal race – the inside story.

Saturday morning 12th January – It must have been getting quite tense at the start line of ‘The Spine’ race.  After all, running the 268 mile Pennine Way in winter in less than one week is a pretty tough challenge.  … Continue reading

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#108 – Pen yr Ole Wen. A promising start to the winter season in the mountains of North Wales

Pen yr Ole Wen isn’t exactly what I would describe as one of the ‘jewels in the crown’ of Snowdonia.  It’s a lump of a hill, almost literally sitting in the shadow of Tryfan, despite the fact that it is … Continue reading

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