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Walker, canoeist, sailer, glider pilot, rock climber and father of 3.

Middle son of a polar explorer, and grew up in the wilds of Orkney and the Falklands - so take after my father in outdoors pursuits.

Happy in the middle of mountains or forests in a tent :-)


Mar
1
comment Experiences hiking with a baby: backpacks
Additionally, try a few different models. I got one that is a traditional rucksack construction, with aluminium tubing frame and I find it really comfortable as it puts all the weight on my shoulders, but my wife ended up getting her own one which put the weight more on her hips as that is more comfortable for her.
Feb
26
comment coolest summertime baselayer?
Yep- this is what we use both for long distance running and as a base layer when hiking. Even in colder countries it helps wick away sweat.
Feb
25
comment Trekking poles with many attachments?
In thinking about this, it would seem that it could be better to fit items like camera screws to the other end, keeping the pole point.
Feb
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is there special etiquette for hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) during AT Season
Feb
22
awarded  Custodian
Feb
22
reviewed Close How much garlic in the mountain kitchen?
Feb
22
reviewed Leave Open Looking for a boot recommendation
Feb
22
reviewed Leave Open Hiking popularity in North America vs. Europe
Feb
22
reviewed Close How to find a secluded cabin to rent
Feb
21
revised Trekking poles with many attachments?
edited to remove unnecessary terms
Feb
19
revised How to minimize sea sickness?
formatting, removed unnecessary footer
Feb
19
revised Best type of rope for glacier travel?
fixed tag spelling
Feb
15
revised Trekking in the himalayan region
Your link to the news article 404'ed - so I have updated. I hope that is the correct article
Feb
12
comment How to Clean Rock-Climbing Shoes
This is exactly what I do - a scrub withwarm soapy water and a toothbrush, then leave them to dry in the conservatory, full of newspaper, then a spray with Febreze or similar odour neutraliser.
Feb
11
revised Good “real” fridge for car camping
edited tags
Feb
10
comment What is scientific relation between body weight and backpack weight in mountain climbing?
+1 - I have some friends much lighter than me who are much fitter, and can therefore carry greater weight for longer. I have some who are strong, but not fit, so although they can carry heavy packs, they can't travel long distances with them.
Feb
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on resources tag wiki
Feb
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on maps tag wiki excerpt
Feb
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on resources tag wiki excerpt
Feb
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on maps tag wiki