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Moose hunting

 

On Håkøya, a small island close to Tromsø, moose can be found...or so we were told. Andrea suggested going over one Saturday to see what we could find. No guns, just cameras!

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One-way ticket to Norway

 

Life can often throw up unexpected opportunities, and last November was just one such example. I received a phone call at work, out the blue, from my former PhD supervisor asking what plans I had for when my contract finished in the new year. At the time things were looking …

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Stanage Edge

 

It's a real shame that with a National Park on my doorstep I haven't managed to spend that much time exploring the surrounding countryside. However, this was made up for on Saturday when, after a short bus ride, four of us were dropped off at the county boundary of Derbyshire …

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To the top of Scotland

 

A group of us from the Geography department took the opportunity to drive up to Scotland with the aim of climbing Ben Nevis. As it turned out, we managed to pick a weekend when it wasn't actually raining, and we rewarded with glorious clear skies! On the long drive back …

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One man and his dog

 

Today I was invited along to the sheepdog trials on the Longshaw estate. The only prior knowledge I had of this sport was from watching the film Babe, though was pretty sure I wasn't going to be seeing any pigs running around. Aside from that disappointment, it actually looked incredibly …

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A2 Loubenegg

 

With Daren Cilau collapsed, it was looking like it would be a quiet few months digging-wise. We did, however, have the Fat Belly Boys' summer retreat to Switzerland to look forward to! Last winter, Phil and Matt went out to join the Höhlenforschungsgemeinschaft Region Hohgant (HRH) caving club for a …

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North Africa: 4. Morocco

 

After the huge overland traverse from Benghazi to Tunis, we arrived in Casablanca pretty shattered. A few days sitting on a beach would have been fantastic, but with only a few weeks left before heading home I wanted to see as much of Morocco as possible. From Casablanca we planned …

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North Africa: 3. Libya

 

At Tunis airport it was obvious we were the only non-Arabs on the flight to Tripoli. As we boarded, people were asking if we were journalists; of course we weren't, but we stuck to the job description on our visa forms of 'engineers'. Once landed in Tripoli airport we joined …

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North Africa: 2. Tunisia

 

Tunisia was an unexpected destination after our time in Egypt, but our travel options had been limited by this point after the Libyan consul in Alexandria refused us entry visas. We submitted another visa application before leaving Cairo, hoping that we could pick up entry stamps at Tripoli airport three …

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North Africa: 1. Egypt

 

Deciding that you want to go travelling somewhere is the easy part. Organising and making the dream happen is the much harder next step. To make an east-west traverse across North Africa was the idea of my friend Oli, as a sort of procrastination for returning to the UK from …

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