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Summer Solstice Microadventure Winners

This is the fourth year I’mve run a solstice microadventure challenge on my blog. I’mve noticed a very different response this year to the last couple of years. There have been more people than ever getting out into the wild, having microadventures and sharing their stories online. That’s fantastic to see. But there has been a smaller number of people specifically making plans to head out in response to my Microadventure Challenge. Hopefully this is a sign that the concept has gained enough traction for people just to be doing this stuff without me needing to urge or offer incentives. And, of course, loads of people are making their way through the Year of Microadventure Challenge and so the solstice was just another microadventure in a year of fun.

I see people sharing their microadventures online every day now (you can track the hashtag here) and these have been some of my favourites over the period of the solstice challenge. And rest assured I won’t be picking my own entry as a winner!

#microadventure #bivvytramp

A photo posted by Ed Smith (@rocketandsquash) on

The warm weather makes a Microadventure a much easier prospect. With calm weather forecast for the Lake District, a mate…

Posted by Matt White on Thursday, 11 June 2015

Plus a fun blog entry from Ben.

Whatever you did this June, I hope that you enjoyed it and will be tempted to start your own Year of Microadventure from right now if you haven’t already done so. Find out more here.

It’s very hard to pick winners when the only thing that really matters is doing cool stuff, but the ones that stood out the most to me will receive prizes kindly donated by Mountain Equipment howies and Osprey Packs (see below for prizes). . I have chosen these three:

Oh boy, oh boy, reading this makes me happy…

Posted by Microadventures on Sunday, 28 June 2015

And this family blog account from Galen made me chuckle.

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  1. Wow! Some gorgeous photos and wonderful tales to read. I love the “Going on a Wild Camp” video – so cute! Thanks for running the challenge again and for collating and sharing all these marvellous snippets.

  2. Matt (@gwasanaethau) Posted

    Brilliant – agree that the “Going on a wild camp” video is great. I can’t believe how nice the rest of the pics look in comparison to my pic from the Brecon Beacons – the forecast was no rain in pretty much the whole UK yet on reaching the trig point at 1.30am it was raining and blowing a gale. Good times…



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