Blog posts

Darren's International Mountain Leader Award

Posted by Sam Harrison on March 22, 2016 in   Hill walking
We now have a fully qualified International Mountain Leader in our midst! The IML award requires a vast amount of experience and work towards both the summer and winter element, producing leaders qualified to take clients trekking and snowshoeing overseas in the "middle mountains".

Backpacking on the Lofoten Isles

Posted by Lorna Harrison on November 8, 2015 in   Backpacking
An account of Sam & Lorna's trip to the Lofoten Islands at the start of the year.

Exploring the Yorkshire Underground

Posted by Imogen Fisher on July 28, 2015 in   General
A couple of weeks ago we met up with Graham, who took us out for half a day of caving in the Yorkshire Dales.

Winter Mountain Leader assessment: Success all round!

Posted by Imogen Fisher on April 8, 2015 in   General
A week's assessment as part of the Winter Mountain Leader award, in the Cairngorms.

Snowy backpacking in the Cairngorms

Posted by Imogen Fisher on January 14, 2015 in   Backpacking
A few days spent in the snowy Cairngorms, making the most of the good weather just after Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

Posted by Sam Harrison on December 25, 2014 in   General
Wishing you the merriest of Christmases and the happiest of New Years.

Calling out Mountain Rescue

Posted by Sam Harrison on October 9, 2014 in   Hill walking
Knowing how to call out Mountain Rescue if something goes wrong is as important as knowing how to prevent something going wrong in the first place. Here are some top tips to help.

We're now on Instagram and Tumblr!

Posted by Sam Harrison on October 7, 2014 in   General
We're branching out into the far reaches of social media, and have got ourselves an Instagram account and a Tumblr blog!

Helvellyn navigation course

Posted by Lorna Harrison on September 23, 2014 in   Navigation
One-day navigation course, topped off with scrambling up Helvellyn via Striding Edge and down Swirral Edge.

Valnontey and the Aosta Valley

Posted by Imogen Fisher on September 16, 2014 in   General
A two-week trip to Italy, exploring the mountains around Cogne in the Aosta Valley.

We're off to the Alps!

Posted by Sam Harrison on July 30, 2014 in   General
From 1-17 August we'll be in the Alps, without a reliable internet connection. To get in touch during this time, it's best to send us a text.

Ticks are a risk!

Posted by Sam Harrison on July 23, 2014 in   General
Ticks are on the rise in the UK. A bite from one can potentially be deadly and so it's important to be aware of the risks and know what to do about them should you be bit.

Guided walk up Blencathra

Posted by Lorna Harrison on July 8, 2014 in   Hill walking
A beautiful sunny walk up one of the Lake District's most iconic mountains, Blencathra, via Scales Tarn.

Trip Advisor and social media

Posted by Sam Harrison on July 7, 2014 in   General
Check us out on Trip Advisor, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Rum Cuillins

Posted by Imogen Fisher on June 4, 2014 in   Backpacking
For the May bank holiday weekend we headed up to the west coast of Scotland for an exploration of some of the stunning islands of the Inner Hebridies for a three day backpacking trip on Rum followed by a short visit to Eigg.

Ennerdale Horseshoe recce

Posted by Sam Harrison on May 29, 2014 in   Fell running
The Lake District classic race around the Ennerdale Horseshoe is a week on Saturday, so last Tuesday was perfect timing to get some last minute recceing in.

Gift vouchers now available

Posted by Sam Harrison on April 30, 2014 in   General
Good news if you're on the hunt for presents for an outdoor-minded loved one, we've just started selling gift vouchers! Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas and more.

Welcome to our new website!

Posted by Lorna Harrison on April 13, 2014 in   General
A warm welcome to our new website, where you can find out lots about who we are and what we can offer you.