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Adventure Reading 101 Expedition and travel books were my first opening into the world which gradually became my passion, my obsession and – eventually – my career. I’d like to help you prise open the door yourself and glimpse inside. Be careful! Open […] Read »
Into The Empty Quarter “I knew instinctively that it was the very hardness of life in the desert which drew me back there – it was the same pull which takes men back to the polar ice, to high mountains, and to the sea.” […] Read »
An Open Letter to Northumberland County Council Dear Northumberland County Council... Why are you stopping children climbing hills? Read »
Jiro Dreams of Sushi Possibly my favourite film of the year. Read »
Let’s get Kids up into the Hills A challenge to help change the lives of deprived young people. Read »
Summer Solstice Get outside and appreciate it! Read »
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