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Anticipating Autumn | George Fisher

I’m looking forward to some nice autumnal weather out in the hills (although that seems to be what we’ve had all summer!) Due to wind and bad weather I reacquainted myself with trekking poles. For whatever reason, over the last few years I’ve stopped using them. I now find that...

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WEAR AND TEAR

Fellrunning and fell running, I’ve done both. Admittedly, the latter a little more spectacularly than the former. For three decades I walked and scrambled the Lakeland fells, Border hills and Scottish mountains without incident, then (because I’m stupid) I decided it would be a good idea to try running over...

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Kangchenjunga The 60TH Anniversary | George Fisher

What do you do with an old windproof smock, speckled with emulsion paint and well past its best?  Charity shops wouldn’t thank you for it, but the Mountain Heritage Trust will – if it’s the jacket that George Band wore when he and Joe Brown made the first ascent of...

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A Love Letter To The Lakeland Fells | George Fisher

Alfred Wainwright first ‘stood transfixed’ by the Lakeland fells on Orrest Head, Windermere in 1930. He was 23, and taking his first holiday from Blackburn in Lancashire. This transformational moment resulted eventually in seven fabulous Pictorial Guides to the Lake District. To mark the 60th anniversary of the publication of...

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TRAIN, DON’T STRAIN

A walk is good for both humans and dogs, but it is a real strain for everyone if the dog is pulling at the lead, ignoring signals from their owners and generally running amok with wildlife and other countryside users. Dogs are very context-specific learners, so training them only in...

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Walk Of The Month: Grasmere YHA To Derwentwater YHA

We’ve linked up with carfreewalks.org, the website for people who love walking but want to reduce their impact on the environment, to bring you this great walk. Get active outdoors with Britain on foot Britain on Foot is an initiative with one clear objective; to encourage more people in Great...

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