Snowshoe Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition

This February six 17 year olds from Shrewsbury School became Duke of Edinburgh's Award pioneers, undertaking the first ever snowshoe expedition. Normally expeditions happen between March and October, avoiding the winter. Our expedition however, after a great deal of planning and preperation, took place high in the snowy Cairngorm mountains in February. Here is an account …

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Hammock camping, campfire cooking trail runner

So my plan was to do a big 60km reccy of a gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award route in Perthshire, running it in two days travelling really lightweight, sleeping in my hammock and cooking on a fires - so no stove. My rucksack weighed 7kg with food and water and all my overnight kit. I …

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50,000 steps on the Mini Cateran Trail

  Keeping track of your daily steps and competing with family, friend and colleagues to reach the highest total is kinda popular just now. Fitbits and Garmins seem to be on everyone's wrists: keeping track of steps, calories and distance. We took one with us this weekend and reached the smug total of 52,000 steps, …

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