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Preparations for hiking the Jotunheimstien

Jotunheimen backpacking

I’m in the final stages of planning my next long-distance trail, which begins on the 18th of July 2017. Here I’d like to share a few notes on my route and the gear I’ve selected for this trip.

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14 months with the MLD Trailstar

Much has been written about the Trailstar, and at several points over the last year I’ve asked myself if the world really needs another Trailstar review. It’s a known quantity now. Some in the backpacking world have already moved beyond the Trailstar to other shelters entirely. But my year using this unique shelter has taught me so much about lightweight backpacking, transformed my experience in the mountains so profoundly, that I can’t help but write about it.

For all the Trailstar’s wonderful qualities, it isn’t a perfect shelter. I have now spent over 60 nights beneath it, which I think is enough to view it with the proper objectivity to write a review.

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Hiking the Langdale Skyline – Field Notes

My feature on hiking the Langdale Skyline has been published by UKHillwalking in their series of UK mountain ‘ultimate challenges’. You can read my feature here. Here are some notes about the route, along with a selection of photos that didn’t appear in the main article.

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Backpacking in the Alps – a mini-guide

Photo 06-09-2015, 13 06 26


If you’re a British backpacker looking to head across to the Alps for the first time, it can seem daunting at first. Here’s my mini-guide to enjoying the Alps on foot with a rucksack.

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Backpacking gear for sale June 2017

I’m having a clearout, so here’s your chance to grab a lightly used item in great condition!

Garmin GPSMap 62s with 1:50,000 OS mapping – £180 NOW SOLD
Montane Medusa 32 rucksack M/L – £40 NOW SOLD
Trailpix ultralight tripod – £35
Sleeping bags – scroll to the bottom for details

All prices include postage to mainland UK (no international postage, sorry). PayPal only. If you’d like to buy an item, please drop me a line or grab me on Twitter.

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