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Measuring the Water Cost

Patagonia’s ‘Our Common Waters’ campaign finds a Lake District link Each of us uses an Olympic-size poolful of water (2.5 million litres) a year. Much of this is our share of industrial production and consumption; the water used to make our stuff. So it’s important to keep an eye on...

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Matterhorn Madness

Our man in Chamonix, mountain guide Mark Seaton recalls a particularly testing client I have worked full time as a Mountain Guide for 21 years. Qualifying as a Guide is demanding, yet once you have the certification you learn to deal with all sorts of different people and situations. This...

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Winter Wanders

Des Oliver says he’s still loving it after 60 years on skis Walking on snow. Sledging on snow. Climbing on snow. And last but not least, skiing on snow. If you live in the Lake District and you’re a mountain enthusiast, sooner or later you’ll find yourself taking part in...

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A FUTURE CHAMPION?Francesca Lee is a Keswick-based ski racer with big ambitions Recently George Fisher started giving some assistance to Francesca Lee, a very keen 13 year old ski racer who attends Keswick School. Francesca started skiing young and moved into racing relatively recently, but has been making quite an...

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