Our Top Twenty Most Successful Blog Posts

Our Top Twenty Most Successful Blog Posts

Since December 2016 we’ve been tracking the performance of our blog posts, so we that we can keep up with what kind of content our followers like to read. Often, something that we think will be really useful and interesting doesn’t turn out to be very popular, and vice versa. And the results, as of 31st March 2019, in reverse order, are…

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How To Pack Your Rucksack The Minimalist Way

How To Pack Your Rucksack The Minimalist Way

We've all seen it: an expedition group toiling under the weight of huge rucksacks, with all kinds of things swinging around on the outside. They have no energy for enjoying the journey - all they can think about is getting to the campsite and crashing out. But it doesn't have to be like that. When I run Mountain Leader courses I set my candidates a challenge: to pack all their kit for a three-day two-night expo into a 45 litre sack weighing no more than 10kg. Most of them are surprised, and think it isn't possible. Here's why it's a good idea, and how to do it.

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My Top 10 Tips for Wild Camping

My Top 10 Tips for Wild Camping

Camping in the high fells is one of the best ways to get away from all the busyness that fills our lives. It gives me time and space to slow down and to reconnect with nature. One of the best things about running MLA courses is the time spent out on expedition in the mountains. I love having breakfast in bed in my tent and then snuggling back into my sleeping bag for 15 minutes – a great way to start the day.

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