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Gear notes from a night on the dunes ā€“ Tread Lite Gear, Oookworks & more

Last night, armed with a few new items of gear to test out, I went for a wild camp on the dunes by the coast. I managed to capture a few good images, too.

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The times when I’ve gone ‘stupid light’

A couple of years ago, I read an article by Andy Skurka called Stupid Light: Why light is not necessarily right, and why lighter is not necessarily better. I’ve always tried to pack intelligently, rather than just aiming for the lightest possible load, but I’ve been guilty of going ‘stupid light’ a few times too. It’s all part of the learning curve from traditional to lightweight backpacker.

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Thoughts on summer sleep systems


Two years ago, I bought a new sleeping bag and thought it would be ideal for every backpacking scenario. But now I find my needs diversifying, and Iā€™m looking for a new ā€“ and much lighter ā€“ option for summer trips.

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Windslab Wall

January 2007

It’s my first trip to Glen Coe and I’m planning my first winter climb. Conditions are terrible, but I’m twenty years old and don’t know any better. What could possibly go wrong?

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#Walk2017 ā€“ a photographic study of the first 100 miles

At the start of the year, I set myself the challenge of walking 1,500 miles. Here is a photographic study of the first 100. A few things have surprised me.

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