The A to Z of Walk With Wallace

The A to Z of Walk With Wallace, 26 random questions from an outdoors perspective (funnily enough). Ascent: What is the most ascent you've done in one day? - On the run up to the Munro compleation. My partner and I walked the Glen Dessarry 4 Munros and the total ascent that day was 2,440 metres. It …

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Life after the Munros and the bagging epiphany.

I recently read Ed Byrne's piece 'Confessions of a Munro-bagger' and having compleated the Munros myself, I found myself nodding and smiling in agreement. But the dust has long since settled on my Munro compleation on a cold, damp Ciste Dhubh back in September 2014. I have since found myself naturally moving onto the Corbetts, but something wasn't quite right, I couldn't put …

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Review: Suunto Core All Black watch

I always quite liked the idea of owning a watch that told me what height I was at. But the price of these watches put me off. I ended up buying a Casio Twin Sensor Compass watch, which I can't complain about, it's an excellent watch. But it lacks the altimeter. I finally made the decision to get an altimeter watch and the brand Sunnto would …

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Navigation and the best of both worlds?

Navigation seems to be ripe for discussion at the moment, are the tables finally turning? Will GPS replace the traditional map and compass?  I've recently read two interesting blogs on the subject, one from Outdoors Father, Navigation in the 21st century Part 1 – are you up to date? and Alex Roddie's Going paperless in the hills – …

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Review: CNF Outdoors (aka Sherwood Leisure)

If you're reading this blog, then I hope you haven't bought anything from a company called CNF (www.cnfoutdoors.co.uk). If you haven't, then don't. If you have, please read on.  (The business also trades under Sherwoodleisure.co.uk) After a Google search on a particular make and model of sleeping bag, I purchased a bag from CNF for …

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