Trekking and sailing the Scottish Hebrides with Mammut Mountain School

Welcome aboard the good ship Zuza. Mammut Mountain School‘s sailing yacht makes the perfect movable adventure base for hiking the remote Hebridean islands of Scotland. A Scottish trekking and sailing adventure with Mammut Mountain School Mammut Mountain School is the…

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Bivvying For Beginners | How to go Bivvy Bag Camping

How To Go Bivvy Bag Camping – My Beginner’s Guide Love wild camping? Meet your next wild sleeping adventure – the humble bivouac. Bivvying is the hardcore, no frills version of camping. Essentially, it’s just wrapping your sleeping bag in…

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Arctic Adventure: The Fjällräven Polar 2019

This is the story of a 300km journey across the wilderness from Norway to Sweden as part of the Fjällräven Polar 2019 expedition, crossing the tundra, cuddling huskies and proving that there’s an Arctic explorer hidden inside everyone.  Fat snowflakes…

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How to join a British Exploring Society expedition

They say life begins outside your comfort zone. Challenge yourself, learn new skills and travel to some of the wildest places on earth by joining an expedition with the British Exploring Society – here’s how you could look as happy…

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Hiking At Altitude: Altitude Sickness and Altitude Sickness Remedies

Hiking in high mountain passes is one of the most awe-inspiring adventures on earth, but the rarified air in the highest peaks on the planet can take a toll. Be prepared of the effects of trekking above 2,400 metres with…

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The secret joys of skinny dipping

Why naked swimming is one of the best ways to feel part of nature and better about your body. Let’s go skinny dipping! The secret joys of skinny dipping Have you ever swum completely naked – no swimsuit, no wetsuit,…

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Multi-day hiking tips | how to plan for self-sufficient treks

Jake Thompsett of JT Expeditions shares his five top tips for planning and packing for self-supported multi-day hiking trips. HOW TO PLAN A MULTI-DAY HIKING TRIP 1. Get your admin sorted: Organising everything carefully both in advance and when you’re hiking…

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Ten British outdoor adventures to plan this year

I think it’s finally safe to say it – spring is here! Time to emerge from hibernation and start planning a summer of outdoor adventures. There’s no need to hop on a plane to go somewhere wild and wonderful –…

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Weekend adventures: big adventures, little time

Think work will get in the way of dreaming big? Not if you pick one of these seven epic weekend adventures, all of which fit into just a few days and require little or no annual leave. Pack a bag,…

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The best aquatic adventures in Britain

Already in love with wild swimming? Why not try another adventure on the water this year? After all, you’re never more than 70 miles from the ocean in the UK, not to mention deep lakes to paddle across, river pools…

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Wild Scandinavia – Five Nordic adventures

When I think of Europe’s cold north I think of the Everyman’s Right, a clause in the law of Norway, Sweden and Finland that allows anyone to roam through the land freely, to forage for wild food, to walk in…

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Wild camping: finding the confidence to go solo

Gain wild camping confidence: dreaming of sleeping solo under the stars but not sure if you’re brave enough to wild camp alone? I feel you! Here are my thoughts on gaining the confidence to give wild camping for one a…

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Ryvoan, the perfect beginner bothy in the Scottish Highlands

Last week I ticked a big one off my adventurous bucket list – sleeping solo in a bothy in the Scottish mountains. Bothies, in case you haven’t come across these lovely things, are small mountain refuges dotted amongst Britain’s wildest…

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The Girl Outdoors, the book!

INTRODUCING THE GIRL OUTDOORS BOOK I wrote a book! I’m so happy to show you The Girl Outdoors, out now on Amazon and in bookshops. It’s published by Bloomsbury Publishing UK and is available to order in paperback and digital forms.…

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Interview: Epic Elise Wortley treks the Himalayas

Just in time for International Women’s Day,here’s my interview with inspiring adventurer Elise Wortley, who is following in the footsteps of legendary female explorer Alexandra David-Neél in the Indian Himalayas with an all-female team. Meet Elise Wortley. She’s very likely…

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How it feels to go cliff camping

How to feels to go cliff camping: spending the night on a portaledge Ever heard of cliff camping? It’s no gentle night under canvas – sleeping suspended on a cliff edge on a tiny, portable platform called a portaledge is…

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