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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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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 on the A57. We had […]

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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 home we stopped off briefly […]

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Fire and Ice in Kamchatka

The guys over at letsbewild.com have made one the photos from our expedition to the Kamchatka Peninsula as their ‘travel photo of the day‘! Fantastic news, and well worth checking out the rest of their website for bucketfuls of inspiration to get out there and explore, or even to submit your own photos. Photo description:

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Rhobell Fawr & Dduallt

Rhobell Fawr is one of the many hills people drive past on their way to Snowdonia without realising that there are in fact some pretty stunning hikes to be done in Mid Wales as well. The advantage of course is that because people flock to Snowdon or Tryfan, walks on the periphery of the National […]

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Pumlumon Fawr

Although it was pretty cold and dry for the last week, Ingo and I suffered the elements quite heavily on our hike up Pumlumon Fawr yesterday. Not that it dampened spirits at all – the walk is a pretty good one, with plenty of variation and also away from the usual crowds on Cadair or […]

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Fire and Ice in Kamchatka

Bordering the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’ lies Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula – a territory twice the size of Great Britain yet containing a population no more than that of Cardiff.  Apart from being a vast wilderness, the region is renowned for its high volcanic activity and is what attracted Colin and myself to organise a 3-week expedition […]

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The Land of Ice and Fire

This summer, Colin Souness (a fellow glaciologist and caver in Aberystwyth) and myself are planning a three-week expedition to the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. Bordering the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’, the region is renowned for its high volcanic activity, as well its numerous glaciers. The objectives of the expedition will be twofold: Make detailed observations atop […]

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OCS, Llanberis and Tryfan

For my birthday, Megan had bought me tickets to an Ocean Colour Scene gig in Llandudno, so last Thursday evening we headed up to North Wales for some quality time in Snowdonia. The band played their Moasley Shoals set, as well as some other hits…needless to say we both had an awesome night. Over the […]

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The round-trip of Scotland

Last weekend Colin, Sam, Ingo, Nolwenn and myself headed up to Scotland for some winter climbing/hiking fun. The plan was to camp in Glen Coe the first night and while the climbers headed up the Aonach Eagach Ridge on Saturday, Ingo and I would climb the less technical Stob Dearg (1021 m). The route up […]

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