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no-image 27th Aug 2015 A Monument to Love.....

  One of the 2015 Stok Kangri teams are now in Agra - home to the Taj Mahal and undoubtedly the most impressive building I've ever seen.  We always add a visit here to the end of Peak Mountaineering's Stok Kangri visits.  It's a perfect...

no-image 26th Aug 2015 Rolling with the punches....

  A man is great not because he hasn't failed; a man is great because failure hasn't stopped him.  Confucius   I've failed on far more mountains than I've succeeded.  Most mountaineers would probably say the same.  It's a fact of...

no-image 17th Aug 2015 Stok Kangri 2015 - Update 1

I'm sitting on the patio of a small, family run guest house in Leh.  The sun is shining and around me the family members busy themselves watering the garden, tending to vegetable patches, welcoming guests and contentedly completing other...

no-image 15th Aug 2015 One Size Fits All......

  I'm a bit of a sucker for a good book on management and recently I was reading one of Richard Branson's books.  Richard describes attending a promotional event where he was given a Virgin logoed cap to wear.  He tried it on and it...

no-image 12th Aug 2015 Unsung Gems #1 Amazon Crack

    It is fair to say that the Peak District crags feature some of the best climbing in the world.  If you climb at ‘Difficult’ grade you will find a peach and if you are pushing the boundaries of the sport there is still rock to...

no-image 11th Aug 2015 The Peak Mountaineering Month - July 2015

  The Peak Mountaineering July started with Paul migrating south to Bath for the annual Bike Bath cycling sportive.  This well established event is the brainchild of his friend Richard and, although a rather unique feature of his annual...

no-image 9th Aug 2015 Top Tips #20 Trekking Washing Lines

If you are heading off for a multi day trek then the chances are that you'll want to do some clothes washing along the way.  Infact, I would say that a simple pleasure of longer treks is pulling on some fresh clothes after you've washed them...

no-image 1st Aug 2015 Lowe Alpine Peak Attack Rucksack Review

    If I could commission a rucksack manufacturer to make my ideal rucksack it would simply be a tube of nylon with comfortable shoulder straps.  Oh, and a supportive back panel which would keep it comfortable and stop the contents...

no-image 31st Jul 2015 Embrace Competition....

    The Peak District is a vibrant place.  Picturesque villages nestle amongst the stunning scenery and the colourful characters who live here and the historic buildings reflect the diversity of Britain's first national park.  It is a...

no-image 29th Jul 2015 Top Tips #19 - Duffel Bag Organisation

  Duffel Bags are brilliantly simple - a barrel shaped bag made from very durable fabric.  They are the staple storage system for expeditions where a bag will be carried whether that's by mules, porters, vehicles or yaks.  They are the...