Reflections – 2018

At the end of the year, most people find themselves looking back on the events that have taken place previously, as well as hopes and plans for the future. For those who feel that this year didn’t quite go to plan – amongst other reasons – the festive season can be …

#GetOutside Day

On Sunday 30th September, Ordnance Survey organised the first national GetOutside day. The aim of the day was to get 1 million people outdoors, whether it was 5 minutes or 5 hours. The majority of us OS ambassadors, or “GetOutside Champions” got involved by either leading events on our own …

#RunCommuterRun

Although I am not good at running, I am not a stranger to it. During my school years I often competed in local and county athletics competitions, and whilst at university I was happily running half marathon distance trails up to three times a week. However, once university finished and …

Favourite Climbing Spots

Obviously, the ‘best’ climbing is subjective. Climbing styles and abilities vary from person to person. But for those searching for some recommendations of places to check out, here are a few of my favourites from the places I have travelled over the years, with links to further information on the …

Introduction to Climbing

Climbing is for everyone. And it will solve pretty much all of your problems. This is not a statement that I make lightly. I have climbed with blind people. I have climbed with those who have no lower limbs. I have climbed with toddlers, teenagers, pensioners, and everyone in between. …

Blackout Climbing

So our ‘local’ (i’m talking about climbing walls here, not pubs) had a blackout event last weekend that we got fully involved in. Throwing a load of disco lights, UV canons and a couple of DJs, oh a bar and a few sponsors too, into the climbing centre resulted in an …

Water

Water is one of the most amazing substances, and its somewhat ironic that us humans, up to 60% water, travel for miles to experience the calming effects of this mysterious liquid. We were extremely lucky to have have spent 4-5 years studying at Swansea University with the coast right on our doorstep, …