US Road Trip Report #6 Bryce Canyon

I don’t mind admitting I’d never heard of Bryce canyon until we got chatting to a very cool retired gentleman in a bar in Jackson Hole.(I am known to start talking to anyone who gets within 5 feet and in the US many folks are the same so we met many new friends along the way.  He was telling us how he’d retired with his wife, they’d bought a camper van and were touring all over the US for monthsRead more

Fjern Breen Insulated Jacket

For those that follow me you will know I have become a real fan of Fjerns clothing / equipment since I found them via Sport Pursuit around 2 years or so ago and since purchasing their superb Orkan hard shell waterproof Jacket (review here) and posting my review they have been kind enough to let me try out other items – most recently I just received the Breen Medium / Light Insulated jacket . A full review will follow onceRead more

US Nat Park Report #3 Yellowstone – Day 1

Without writing about 400 pages ad using a million photographs it would be impossible to share the complete glory of the scale, diversity and sheer beauty of Yellowstone National Park so I’ve decided just to focus in on the 3 days we spent there and the key thing we took in which gives you some hint as to just how incredible it is.Read more

US Nat Park Report #1 – Denver

A willingness to drive for hours (the scenery, roads and gas stations stocked like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory make it fun) , get up early and “go for it” as well as staying flexible and fluid also help – as do basic map skills.. but.. its really easyRead more

“Sharp Pointy Things for Christmas Please”

A piece written by our resident Mountain Guide Andrew Mallinson, penned before Christmas but very pertinent as the snow and ice returns to the UK and many of us are now gearing up and getting out to the Cairngorms and other areas … So what do we want in our seasonal stockings ?  Well, with the first dusting of snow on the mountains, thoughts inevitably turn to winter and whether we’re “tooled up” for those magnificent days that await inRead more