Berghaus Capacitor 35 Rucksack

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    So, the kind people at Outdoorkit.co.uk have given me the opportunity to review a day rucksack. The rucksack in question, is the Berghaus Capacitor 35. Berghaus describe this as a “Simple and Efficient 35L Pack designed for a Big Day on the Hills” First Impressions The first impression that I got when I received the Capacitor, was that it was robust pack that could be taken anywhere, take a beating and triumph without any problems. The other thing was that it looked quite basic, in the terms of the features – this was view was changed after further inspection. […]

Kayaking to the Parson and Clarke

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From the Sunday outing with the Scouts which went very well – click here to read up on the Scouts Kayaking. Teignbridge Canoe & Kayak Club, asked if I was going to be coming along for there sea session on the upcoming Wednesday. Of course I could not let an opportunity like that to just fly by. So on Wednesday 1st May, I joined Teignbridge Canoe Club at their club hut in Teignmouth to go for a paddle. After sorting out everyone getting boats and spray decks that matched up it was time to hit the water. The sea was a […]

Kayaking the Exe Canal

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So, Sunday 28th April I was helping out with Teignbridge Canoe Club who where running a trip for two Scout Troops. The club run the trip every year for the Scouts to introduce more people in to the outdoors and the sport. I personally was a member of the club some 7 years ago where I got my 2*, however, since then I have done a 6 session white water course, assisted with various a canoeing trips and nearly got my 3* in kayaking. I meet some of the club members at there club hut in Teignmouth at 08:30 to […]

Dartmoor Sun and Fire

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Saturday 13th April, having a late night before and then having to wake up at 05:00 was not a fun start to the day, but, having to drive for an hour to Prewley Farm (SX 547 910)  to meet a Scout Group who I would be walking with this weekend. The weather was an odd one, I could not decide whether to wear shorts or not as it was very sunny so I would get warm while walking, however the group I was walking with would be going slow. The group that I was walking with had never been out […]

Brecon Brecons – Stairway to Heaven, Fan Y big

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Sunday 31st March, after yet another cold night in Cwn Llwch and the clocks changing depriving us of our sleep. Not that it mattered to us as well were all in bed by about 9 and up 9 so still a good night sleep. After an amazing breakfast of chocolate bread and bacon cooked Trangia style. We were also bless with lovely weather yet again, making our short drive over to Tal-y-Bont Resivour very pleasant. We arrived at the bottom of was is know as the “Stairway to Heaven”, which from having walked up 2 years ago for my Gold Duke […]

Brecon Beacons – Pen Y Fan, Cribyn and Corn Du

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Saturday 30th March, after a freezing cold night, it must have been about -2 or -3, in a sleeping bag that is only just suitable for camping out in the summer. I woke up around 08:00 to glorious sun shine, although it was still bitterly cold. After getting a brew on and having grub, Me and Cameroon woken Drew from his sleep. From our camp site Modrydd farm (which I posted about earlier on), we started by following the river up the valley of Cwn Llwch. The further we ascended the more snow we encountered for obvious reasons, we enter […]

Llangorse Activity Centre

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On Friday 29th March Cameroon, Drew and myself ventured in to Llangorse Multi Activity Centre to do a spot of climbing and generally just have a mess around. And I have to say we were very pleasantly surprised with what climbing they had to offer. From the standard climbing walls to an indoor high ropes course and real limestone climbing inside. Starting out with a little bit of a boulder and traverse around the small but very impressive bouldering room, The routes are some what confusing to follow so we hardly did any proper routes although we did have abash at […]

Modrydd Campsite

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Friday 29th March, leaving Teignmouth to head up to the Brecon Beacons for the Easter weekend. It was a challenge just getting there as my car is not very big and with four days worth of kit and three people it was pretty interesting with the suspension taking a beating. After a 3 hour drive we arrived at the camp site; a field owned by the Powell Family which is in the valley of the horseshoe ridge of Pen Y Fan, Corn Du and Cefn Cwn Llwch. The camp site itself is amazing if you are willing to wild camp […]

River Dart Country Park

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Spent today working down at the River Dart Country Park in Ashburton. It was a insanely cold probably in the region of -2. To be standing around working with metal clips on the high ropes course does really give you cold hands. On the plus side this was trail day for working down at the Park as well as the grand opening of there new high ropes course which I have to say is very impressive indeed. For any willing to give it a go it very fun indeed, enduring and tricky in some places on the likes of the […]

Dartmoor Camp Out

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Last Saturday night was pretty mad, I went up to Dartmoor to assist with the camping of a Ten Tors team after they had walked for approximately 25km during that day in lovely weather – I think not! They had all seasons in one day, hail, thunder and lightening, monsoon rain and thick fog just to make things fun. Despite all of this when I got out to them at Nuns Cross Farm (SX 606 698) around 18:00 they where in very high spirits. After talking to the teams I retired with the other leaders to one of our tents […]