In a follow up to the article The MyOutdoors Guide to Chamonix between the seasons from Dave and James, one of our Mountaineering Team, Alan 'Tosh' McIntosh and his wife Sam, headed for the Alps earlier this year. Alan describes how they developed their Alpinism skills from Ice Climbing to Snowshoeing to an Introduction to Skiing with details of the areas they visited and some costs associated with their experiences.
Jumping through hoops and into water pits, crawling through tight spaces, and dragging your body across the mud is not everyone’s idea of a fun weekend. But here in the UK, a growing community of ‘mudders’ are joining race after race to do just that.
Winter is approaching quickly and many people can think the end to endless outdoor adventures is near. But the UK has plenty of options to allow people to stay fit, even during the colder months of the year.
“Sometimes I ask myself, what am I doing here?, It would be so much easier being at home having breakfast with my family.” The words of Severine Pont-Combe are similar to my thoughts almost every time I pit myself against the mountain.