Some of my favourite inspirational outdoor quotes..

“Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.”  – Anatoli Boukreev

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing the lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain!”  – Jack Kerouac

“Going to the mountains is going home.” –John Muir

“The mountains are calling and I must go.”– John Muir

“Every Mountaintop is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay

“The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” – Vince Lombardi

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness & growth occurs while you are climbing it.” – Andy Rooney

“All good things are wild and free.” – Henry David Thoreau

“The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask.”  – Nancy Newhall

“Great things are done when men and mountains meet.”  – William Blake

How to stay safe under the sun

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The Basic Hiking Essentials

So you want to start hiking? Before you head off on a shopping spree and buy needless equipment, I have put down the bare essentials to enjoy your first hike. These are the things you will always need in a hike or backpacking expedition. Of course, depending on circumstances, you might need more.

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