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Clocks back, weather more positive

The clocks went back an hour today. Preparing for the winter months ahead. Headtorches in your rucksack ready outdoor people. Benightment can catch us all out. We are lucky this

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Busy having adventures

Over the last few months i have been trying to keep the work/life balance in order. Not enough time in the day. A few weeks ago i visited a friend

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Making the most of it

I decided earlier this week to take a break from guiding this weekend. Tired and with plenty of decorating to catch up on in the house. That said, there is

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Success story: National three peaks

You may remember earlier this year that i assisted Dave as he wanted to refresh and top up his navigation skills in the mountains before leading a group of friends on

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Belays and blinding sun at Stanage, Peak District.

Sunshine, little cloud, a slight breeze and no midgets. This cannot be Stanage? Yesterday afternoon me and Mr T headed over to the north end of Stanage to get some

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Fathers day in the sun

I were guiding on Saturday in the white Peak District which was perfectly timed for a Sunday visit/run over the hill to north Staffordshire for Fathers day. I grew up

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Keeping active and getting the steps in

Before the showers this afternoon i thought i would get some steps accumulated on the pedometer for the Virgin Pulse/GCC team i am apart of. No lengthy runs at the moment

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A step forward

First of all well done to Egle running the Manchester half marathon today. Raising money for a worthy cause, keeping active (earning that coffee and cake!) and demonstrating the show must

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National 3 Peaks navigation skills refresh

Today i were joined David who was looking to refresh his navigation skills before he attempts the national three peaks challenge with a group of friends in July. To scale

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A day out around Edale, Derbyshire.

I were up early yesterday morning so i decided to make the most of the day and head out for a run over the moors from Glossop to Edale and

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Short adventure in the Peak District

I have been losing the battle of work/life balance in the last few weeks. Too much thinking and not enough fun. I had a spare few hours available on Saturday

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Winter walking around Cairngorm and Glenmore

Last weekend i headed up to Aviemore in the east Highlands to try and catch the last bit of snow underfoot for this season of winter.  In previous years i

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Lake District Mini Mountain Marathon – Borrowdale

I ave just arrived back from the snowy Lake District after taking part in the Kong Mini Mountain Marathon around Borrowdale. The mini mountain marathon series is a timed four

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Snow, ice and an cloud inversion: Running in the Lake District

A couple of weekends ago i were in the Lake District national park for a few days of running in the hills. Cold, dry and with little northerly winds we

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Where the snow? It’s December.

I ventured up to the Lake District yesterday with fading hopes of finding some snow on the hills. Fading hopes being underlined as the Fell Top Assessors have started back in their

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Blog: Rab mini mountain marathon

Although i love fell running i have not competed in a fell race for years. I am a member of the local running club, Glossopdale harriers, but my work commitments

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Northumbria & Peak District weekend

On Friday in the dark Peak District we got a fair dusting of snow. In the surrounding towns and Manchester it may not have been much at all, but at

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Snowy Lake District run

Yesterday i headed back up to the Lake District national park for a wintery fell run. The conditions were looking cold (-2c at 700 metres of height) and windy (30-45mph

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Mountain adventure in the Lake District

Reading time four minutes My legs are tired today. I am “feeling it” this morning. High pressure over Scandinavia is currently blessing us with some stable weather. I did not

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Charity walk in the Peak District

Today i was joined by Liz and her colleagues from a Norfolk based company. They are raising money for a local charity they continue to support within their community. With

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An accessible escape. Relaxing in the Peak District national park.

Yesterday i was joined by David, Jen, Alex and Alexandra. The two couples were looking to explore and refresh by spending quality time away from their busy lives in London.

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A weekend break in the Peak District

Today i was join by Leanne and her dog on a short break from the hustle and bustle of London. After meeting in the scenic village of Hayfield we headed

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Walking to the top of Snowdon. Wales highest mountain.

At the weekend i were joined by Pam and Naomi in Snowdonia.  Both of the ladies were hoping to summit Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales at 1085 meters/3560 feet.

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Making a television programme in the Peak District (Part two)

Continuing from last weeks blog this is the second instalment. I will provide a few more videos and photographs of what was happening behind the camera whilst making the program.

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Making a TV programme in the Peak District (Part one)

Over the last few months i have been employed by NHK, the Japan state broadcasting corporation. NHK are the equivalent of the BBC but in Japan. I have been working

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A favourite image whilst filming the NHK documentary

I am currently at the halfway stage of filming a documentary in the Peak District for NHK broadcasting. I class the Peak District as my back garden. I work, play

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Filming a documentary with NHK television in the Peak District

As you may be aware i am currently  working with NHK broadcasting corporation (the Japanese equivalent of the BBC) as a location manager. The end product will be a six

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A visitors guide to the Peak District (part four)

Continuing onwards as we walk through the Peak District we arrive at part four of my blog series. I have been working as the location manager for a national broadcaster

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A visitors guide to the Peak District (part three)

Moving forward from part two of the blog, i have been working as the location manager for a national broadcaster in producing a television programme on the Peak District national

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A visitors guide to the Peak District (Part two)

Continuing from part one of the blog, i have been assisting a national broadcaster in producing a television programme on the Peak District national park. The five hundred and fifty

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A visitors guide to the Peak District (Part one)

Over the last few months i have been assisting a national broadcaster in producing a television programme on the Peak District national park. The five hundred and fifty five square

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Extra photos: Yorkshire three peaks challenge for RBS

Marcin, who completed the Yorkshire three peaks walk last week, has taken some great photographs whilst he was on the walk. Here are some of Marcin’s photographs and some extra

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Working with a national TV broadcaster in the Peak District

Over the last two months i have been working with the Japanese state TV broadcaster, NHK. NHK are the equivalent of the BBC in the United Kingdom. They broadcast to

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Success story: Yorkshire three peaks challenge for RBS

Yesterday myself and Andy were fortune to guide the Yorkshire three peaks challenge walk that colleagues at the Royal Bank of Scotland were taking part in. Twenty three of us

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Success story: National three peaks challenge

This week i was glad to hear of previous clients having a successful attempt at the national three peaks challenge. Summiting Ben Nevis (1,345 metres) in Scotland, Snowdon (1085 metres)

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Healing and hilly retreat in the Peak District

Today i were joined by Nathalie, Margo, Ruth, Anwaar and Rebecca. All of the ladies were in the Peak District to enjoy the countryside and relax……with wine. After meeting at

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Three Yorkshire peaks prep day in Edale

Today Elena joined myself and Louise in Edale, Derbyshire for a hilly walk and chat in preparation for the Yorkshire three peaks challenge. Elena is a determined person. Having traveled

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This is the second preparation day i have spent with work colleagues of RBS as we prepare for the Yorkshire three peak challenge. After a hard week at work we

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Working with a National broadcaster in the Peak District

Over the last few days i have been joined by a director from NHK, Japan’s national broadcasting organisation. NHK are the Japanese equivalent of the BBC, a publicly owned corporation

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Exploring the Peak District on foot

Today to share the sun with me i was joined by Steve, Kevin, Joanne and Rose. I was working for peak walking adventures. My clients were staying in Edale and

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