Hiking the Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand

Hiking The Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand

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If someone says to you 'New Zealand National Park', what is the first thing that jumps into your head? For me, it's the sweeping 360 degree, stunning, panoramic mountain shots in Lord Of The Rings, with dwarves and horses running across stunning…
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…