A geyser cloud following eruption in Iceland

Iceland's Golden Circle: Greenhouses, Geysers & Geology

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I'm going to throw it out there right away - there are many similarities between Reykjavik, Iceland, and Queenstown, New Zealand. As I was coming into land over the snow covered lava fields of Iceland, there was a certain excitement and trepidation…
24 peaks hiking challenge for Meningitis Now

24 Peaks In 24 Hours - The Recap

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After nine months of planning, our 24 peaks in 24 hours hiking challenge finally arrived on the 13th June. It was an incredible build up, a tough challenge, and one I'm pleased to say we smashed, finishing the challenge in 20.5 hours. Not…
Hiking Over The o2 Arena In London - Simon Heyes

Hiking Over The O2 Arena In London

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Following my 'Best Male' blogger award win in April (still can't believe it!), the next step was to claim my prize - a hike over the O2 Arena in London for me and three friends. After finally sorting a date, two good friends, my better…
Hiking The Fox Glacier - New Zealand

Hiking The Fox Glacier In New Zealand

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I love the outdoors. Since I was young I've been riding bikes, running around, climbing mountains, and generally trying my hand at any outdoor activity I could. Safe to say, New Zealand was my outdoor playground mecca. After visiting…
Hiking The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Hiking The Inca Trail To Machu Picchu

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I remember first hearing about Machu Picchu in geography class at high school. I must have been 13 or 14 at the time, and I remember thinking how amazing it would be to visit such a place, to visit one of the New7Wonders of the world. Fast…
Bothy to Bothy hiking in Scotland

Exploring Bothies In Scotland

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I recently took a weeks holiday to go and discover the Scottish Highlands. Although I've lived in Edinburgh for the last 4 years, I have never travelled to the West of Scotland, or up North towards Aviemore and Inverness. That all changed…
Maggie's Monster Bike and Hike - Scotland

Monster Bike and Hike Training

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Something I forgot to mention. I signed up...no.....my colleagues signed me up for an event called the Monster Bike and Hike. At the time I didn't take much notice about what it was or what it consisted, but I'm certainly taking notice now. The…