An Everyday Adventurer’s fast and furious tour of Wales!
27 06 2013
With little over a day and half to spare, I thought it was time to take you on a whistle stop tour of three of my favourite peaks here in Wales, let’s get started. Pen y Fan and Cribyn – Brecon Beacons The four main summits Corn Ddu, Cribyn, Fan y Big and Pen y […]View Article +
Britain on Foot gives you mojo!
24 06 2013
If you ever needed an advert for the benefits of getting out and enjoying yourself, it was this group of residents from the YMCA in Cardiff, who asked to come along on a section of the Wales Coastal path with me this week. We headed towards the Gower to enjoy a day starting at Rhossili, […]View Article +
Is No Training And A Big Belly The Way Forward?
20 06 2013
Yeyy! Success at the Jura Fell race. And 30 minutes faster than last year :-). Over the last three years I have got used to charting my running decline by monitoring my time each year – and not having done much running recently I was a bit concerned about being timed out this year. But […]View Article +
Day Three – West Highland Way Adventure
18 06 2013
Day Three of our West Highland Way insight trip and we woke up to glorious sunshine with the tops of the mountains finally visible. A full Scottish breakfast set us up for the final day where some of the team were to take on the infamous devils staircase. The rest of the team (including myself) […]View Article +
Day Two – West Highland Way Adventure
14 06 2013
Walking up without sore feet or aching backs we all thought we were supreme heroes and ready for day two of our West Highland Way adventure. Today would be the longest day for the team, taking in a grueling 18 miles of undulating stony ground, all in the name of product research! Throughout the days […]View Article +
Back On The Trail.
13 06 2013
Trail: Menton – Cap Martin – Cime du Baudon – St Agnes – Menton (26 km, +1470m) It’s time to start trail running again having had some weeks of cool road running after the STY competition in Japan. Weather in Nice has been cold so I opted for a trail starting on the beach of […]View Article +
Climbing in Dabarski Kukovi, Croatia
12 06 2013
This year we wanted to spent our 1st of May holidays in a new place (new for us). We chose the Dabarski Kukovi crags in the northern Velebit region. All the crags in the region offers excellent limestone multi-pitch rock climbing up to 185m high. I climbed a lot of excellent routes. My children enjoyed […]View Article +
Day One – West Highland Way Adventure
12 06 2013
We arrived in Bonny Scotland last night and found our campsite, pitched our tents, and headed straight to the pub for dinner with the locals…. After a good nights sleep it was a relaxing start to the first day of the West Highland Way Adventure, as we decided what to wear for the day; like […]View Article +
Injuries and getting back to running by Steve Birkinshaw
11 06 2013
Everyone who does sport has an injury at some point. They are really annoying, all you want to do is go out do your sport but you can’t. I have been lucky, from the age of twenty to last year (aged 44) I had not really had any serious injuries. When I was about 19-20 […]View Article +
Everyday Adventurer goes urban
11 06 2013
The great thing about adventures is that can be big, small, anytime and anywhere. Yesterday was one of those examples. I had a free hour and half between meetings, so headed off on a micro adventure. With trainers and camera in hand is was off to see what I could find around Cardiff in an […]View Article +
Keeping warm on the bike when it is FREEZING COLD
10 06 2013
I would never usually bike ride in the freezing temperatures that I experienced in Norway, but I am glad I did as I learnt interesting tricks for keeping warm. The winter training months on the bike can be quite special if you wear the right clothes and know how to keep warm. I know these […]View Article +
Berghaus West Highland Way Adventure
10 06 2013
Armed with a range of our latest and favourite kit, a gallon of mozi spray, and heaps of enthusiasm, the Berghaus Product team are venturing onto the West Highland Way next week in the name of consumer insight.We are intending to complete stages 4 to 7 of the walk over three days, covering some high […]View Article +
5 06 2013
Well I’ve been pretty busy last couple of weeks with work, but have been managing some sessions out in the evenings. That’s the great thing about the summer months, our amazing long evenings!! So with two big trips lined up for this summer, I’ve been needing to get my head in the game for some […]View Article +
Keeping trim between trips!
5 06 2013
Keeping the body in trim for the annual Himalayan trip takes some uncharted directions on occasion. Last week it was cycling. There I was sticking to my tried and tested ‘training’ path of breathing heavily at the occasional fell race when Neil McAdie invited me to a 50 miles, 50,000ft (or some such ridiculous figures) […]View Article +
Back on the bike
4 06 2013
It’s been a bit of a frustrating spring here in Chamonix with extended periods of bad weather cutting short any plans to get up into the mountains. With long days of cloudy, wet and windy weather in the valley I wasn’t much inspired to do anything but stay indoors and drink copious amounts of coffee. […]View Article +
Introducing Mansel Kersey, Everyday Adventurer.
31 05 2013
A few words about myself: I have been an outdoor fanatic since my father introduced me to the wilds. Since then I have climbed in such diverse places as Taiwan, Venezuela, Tian Shan, and kayaked in the pacific northwest. I love the awesomeness of the what the UK has to offer, my favourites being places […]View Article +
The reality of Mordor and Kamchatka.
31 05 2013
Kamchatka’s Deadliest Volcano. Well it was fraught with problems during the run up, from broken photographers to erupting volcanoes to missing kit. I had hoped this would mean the actual expedition would good smoothly but alas this was not the case! After reaching our camp at the base of the volcano and managing one acclimatisation […]View Article +
Yup, Still skiing!
22 05 2013
With the majority of people now thinking about their summer sun holidays, the steep ski season has just started in Chamonix. The warm sunny spring days brings in frequent thunderstorms with wet snow that sticks nicely to the high mountain faces making for perfect spring skiing conditions. With a fresh coating of spring wax on […]View Article +
Cycling until the sun comes up.
22 05 2013
Each year, a pilgrimage of cyclists rides from London Fields in Hackney to Dunwich on the Suffolk coast. It’s called the Dunwich Dynamo, a ride that began twenty years ago when a group of couriers decided to cycle until they reached the sea one day after finishing work. They rode all night, running with the […]View Article +
Sailing Round Britain
22 05 2013
I’m currently living on a sailing boat, journeying round the coast of Britain. The trip is run by South West Marine Training, and is called the Round Britain Experience (as is the boat) — aside from a previous two day excursion, which involved motoring round a harbour, I’ve never sailed before. This is one hell […]View Article +
Britain On Foot Winners!
20 05 2013
Thanks to everyone that made their pledge in the Britain on foot competition we ran earlier in the month. We’ve now picked the lucky winners (listed below). We’ll be emailing you all individually over the next days to arrange delivery of your prizes! If you didn’t win this time don’t be too disheartened, we’ve got […]View Article +
Getting there by bike.
20 05 2013
You might not have heard of Brixham — it’s a tiny fishing village on the south coast of Devon. There’s no railway station there, no way to get there other than by car or bus. It’s 270 miles away from where I live. I’m going there because that’s where my sailing trip departs from, and […]View Article +
Nesscliffe Trad Climbing
13 05 2013
Just had a great few days down at the sandstone crag in Shropshire called Nesscliffe. Its one of the best places I have climbed at in the UK for sure and has some of the most impressive routes I’ve seen. Ranging from huge 40m arêtes, to blank corner and sheer faces all perched on top of […]View Article +
Introducing Everyday Adventurer Anna Hughes!
10 05 2013
For as long as I can remember I have ridden a bike. It wasn’t so much a conscious decision to be a ‘cyclist’ but it just so happened that cycling ticked all the boxes. It was the quickest way to get to school, the cheapest way to get to university, the most enjoyable way to […]View Article +
WIN with Britain On Foot!
9 05 2013
Inactivity now causes more worldwide deaths than smoking. That’s why Berghaus are supporting a new campaign called Britain on Foot to help get this nation of ours healthier and fitter. Getting active outdoors for just 30 minutes five times a week lowers your risk of an early death, and of premature cancers, cardio-vascular disease and […]View Article +
Alastair Lee wins major international film-making award
8 05 2013
Adventure film-maker Alastair Lee has been awarded one of the highest international accolades in his industry. At the annual Trento Film Festival on Saturday 4 May, Lee was presented with the International Alliance for Mountain Film (IAMF) Grand Prix, in recognition of his body of work during the last decade. Alastair Lee, who is a […]View Article +
Summits – 29th April
3 05 2013
I have been doing quite a few talks this last few weeks, and telling the story about crossing the finish line holding hands with my team mate Rachel in the London 2012 Paralympics. “What were you thinking?! You could have won!!” Andy, in shock, shouted at me above the noise of the crowd when I […]View Article +
The Bonington Tribal Expedition
2 05 2013
Our Australian family came over for Easter and earlier that week we got most of our close family together for an expedition to Black Sail Youth Hostel at the head of Ennerdale. The picture above shows the whole team at Scarth Gap. From left to right: in front; Honor (Ozzie granddaughter) with Tippi, Will (Keswick […]View Article +
Ultra Trail Mt. Fuji
30 04 2013
Anna and I passed another important milestone in our training journey for the GHT. Five months ago we were looking for new ways to train and change our routine. Something different from the 30-60 km Trail that we do regularly and the 250km multi-day races. We do not like non-stop races mainly because that implies […]View Article +