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→ Review: Lightwave t10 Raid

The Lightwave t10 Raid is a lightweight one-person tunnel tent. While many other backpacking tents are strong but heavy, or light but not great in high winds, the t10 Raid aims to tick every box: absolutely rock-solid performance in the worst weather, despite weighing only 1.45kg. But how does it perform? I’ve been testing it in the British hills this winter to find out.

To read my review, head on over to the full article at

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Review: Original Buff multifunctional headwear

When it comes to mountain headwear, traditionally I’ve kept things simple: wide-brimmed hat in summer, woolly hat in winter. But there is a third option. It’s been around for many years now, and it’s the most versatile thing you can stick on your head in the outdoors. It’s called the Buff.

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Footprints over Ingleborough: field notes

In the April 2017 issue of The Great Outdoors, available now, you’ll find my feature on backpacking a classic circuit over Ingleborough and Whernside in the Yorkshire Dales. Here are a few photos that didn’t make it into the article.

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#Walk2017 – images from the second hundred miles

I crossed the 200-mile threshold on my #walk2017 journey yesterday. Here are some photographs from the second hundred miles.

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Ten top tips for winter backpacking

The British mountains are at their most spectacular in winter, but also at their most challenging. Multi-day missions with nights out in the wild can be particularly hard on you and your gear. UKHillwalking contributor Alex Roddie is a big fan of long solo walks. Here are his top pointers for safe and successful winter backpacking.

This article was first published on UKHillwalking, February 2016.

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