Are wolves coming back to Scotland?

Are wolves coming back to Scotland?

The last wild wolf in Scotland was shot dead in 1680. Now there are plans to bring wolves back. What do we think of that? Well, it’s a fascinating issue and one that gets to the heart of what the

International Mountain Leader assessment … all you need to know

International Mountain Leader assessment … all you need to know

In 2015  Climb it Range’s  Jim Langley completed his Winter Mountain Leader Award . Last week, he went one step further and qualified as an International Mountain Leader. Below Jim explains why he undertook a fifteen month process and what

The future of Snowdon / Yr Wyddfa – have your say

The future of Snowdon / Yr Wyddfa – have your say

  In many ways Snowdon is a victim of its own success. It already has around 400,000 visitors a year, and those numbers are rising. It seems to have a universal appeal.  Young and old, seasoned hikers and first time

Lighting up Tryfan to celebrate 50 years saving lives.

Lighting up Tryfan to celebrate 50 years saving lives.

This year Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue organisation (OVMRO) is fifty years old. To mark this birthday team members and supporters recently staged an unusual and memorable night out on Tryfan. Local photographer John Rowell explains… A few months ago Jim Langley,

My Winter Mountain Leader assessment: a week to remember.

My Winter Mountain Leader assessment:  a week to remember.

Earlier this month Climb it Range’s Jim Langley passed his assessment to become a Winter Mountain Leader. Below he describes how he achieved this accreditation.   I recently spent perhaps the hardest week of my life  being assessed for my Winter

Controversial Land Rover film shoot in Snowdonia

It seems that Land Rover – or at least advertising agents acting on their behalf – have made a right mess of Moel Eilio – one of Snowdonia’s iconic peaks that offers 360-degree views across Snowdonia. The view’s so good

The case for wild camping

The case for wild camping

  It’s legal on Dartmoor and across most of Scotland, but illegal elsewhere in England and Wales. What are we talking about you may ask… lighting fires? Smoking? Driving with one hand whilst eating an apple? No, it’s wild camping.

What not to eat when camping in the great outdoors

  Watching telly last night, we were intrigued to see a familiar sight on our screens: a  rain sodden campsite! It was the advert break. We were therefore intrigued to know what was being promoted and sold to us. Surely,

Blencathra: the people’s mountain…

Blencathra: the people’s mountain…

What do you do to celebrate climbing to the top of one of the UK’s most iconic mountains? Take a selfie?  Buy a T shirt…capture the moment by cracking open that bottle of champagne you’ve carried up the mountain with you?

Fossils on Snowdon

Fossils on Snowdon

Taking a break from promoting our new Jurassic Coast designs we headed off to Snowdonia for the Easter break. We therefore thought we were haunted by fossils and all things prehistoric when  the youngest member of the Climb it Range