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Online Charity Auction to support amazing causes

I recently held a charity ball to raise money for Treetops Hospice and the Wings of Kilimanjaro charities (The One Foundation, Plant with Purpose & Worldserve) We raised almost £10,000 and now thanks to the generosity of the Aosta Valley in Italy we have the chance to push that figure even higher! The following three holidays are […]

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Explorers Connect

Explorers Connect first came to my attention last year when a good friend of mine, Dave Cornthwaite – who’s worth checking out because he’s brilliant – invited me to a talk he was doing in the city. The talk was for ‘Explorers Connect’ explained Dave, the London group. I soon learnt that Explorers Connect had […]

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BMW Motorrad Days Garmisch 2012

The biggest event of the year in the BMW motorbike world is the three day festival in Garmisch Germany. I’ve never been before and jumped at the chance to go when I was invited to give a presentation. It’s hard to separate the mountaineering I’ve done from the motorbike adventures… so I didn’t! I talked […]

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Wings of Kilimanjaro

I’ve wanted to climb Kilimanjaro for ages… & so when I heard about this project – ‘To climb and fly from the roof of the world, raising lots of money for charity too’ it grabbed my attention. Wings of Kilimanjaro, originally Kili20twelve, was the fantastic and bold idea of Adrian McRae who first climbed Kilimanjaro […]

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For Luca

Some of you may have already heard about the ‘For Luca’ campaign – have a read of this get involved! Taken from the For Luca Facebook Page “Luca is a beautiful 3 year old who was struck down with Meningococcal Septicaemia in early January and his life changed forever…This horrendous disease ravaged every part of […]

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Everest 2012

Having been there last year I have had a much more heightened awareness of this years expeditions. The four people who I was watching closely; Kenton Cool, Mollie Hughes, Becky Bellworthy and Leanna Shuttleworth all summited the mountain and are all safely back down. Kenton fulfilled his Olympic Medal Quest and took a gold medal […]

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Cover Shoot

Towards the end of last year I received an email asking if I would like to be the cover story for the May issue of Experience Life, a USA lifestyle magazine, if I said yes I would need to go over to LA before Feb 2012 to do the shoot. Obviously I was thrilled and […]

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I love this jacket!

RAB’s Neo Stretch Jacket I’ll be honest, it was the colour that I loved first. You see I really do think that whilst function is the most important feature, look and feel come a close second & third. When I’m talking to people about getting into exercise, running for example, I always suggest that they […]

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Zaini Hats

A couple of years ago I was at the London Ski Show and my sister appeared with a fantastic beanie. She had just purchased it from a girl who was standing at the show with her own brand of hand-made beanie hats. It was a Zaini hat. In the months following, particularly when I was […]

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Mexico – Baja California Part 2

It was a long ride from Catavina to our next stop, Guerrero Negro. Almost 400km, but I can’t say I noticed the distance. My eyes were continually stimulated by the dramatic and ever changing surroundings and I was so enjoying the motorbike! (I’m riding a BMW GS 800, with the most fitting paint job, it’s […]

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