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The Paddy Buckley Round 5/5 (1)

The Paddy Buckley Round (PBR) in Snowdonia along with the Ramsay Round in Lochaber and the Bob Graham Round in the Lakes make up the UK Big 3 Rounds. Basically, the Big 3 are the toughest 24 hour fell running challenges in the UK, or at least the toughest formalised and/or popular ones! It was devised …

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Benightment and Survival on the Mountain Part 1 – The Emergency Rations No ratings yet.

Whilst browsing eBay recently for something on which to waste my hard earned pennies, I came across ‘tent like’ survival shelters. Being of a curious nature, I would have to see what these were like and perhaps how they compared to other emergency options. So we decided to see just how useful some of these bits of …

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The Beauty of Bivvying 5/5 (1)

With tents becoming so lightweight, it seems perverse to go out into the wilds with what’s basically a waterproof sleeping bag cover and with barely any weight benefit. Most of the cheaper ex-army type of bivvy bags are actually heavier than your typical 1kg lightweight tent. So why bother? Reducing the experience down to the …

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