Monday, 06 August 2018 12:00

72 hours in the Jungfrau region

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Some time, long ago, so the legend has it, a young lady from a nunnery above Interlaken ventured onto the hills and attracted the attention of an ogre living on a neighbouring hill. To protect the nun from the ogre a monk climbed the mountain between them to stand in its way. And so the names of the Jungfrau (young woman) Monch (monk) and Eiger (ogre) were born.
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 09:28

Vauxhall Mokka X - an SUV at home in the outdoors?

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It was the run-up to Sheffield Adventure Film Festival and I was going through the annual struggle of how to fit everything in one vehicle for a week of mixing meetings with getting outdoors and culminating in another ShAFF kit sale when Vauxhall approached us with a review offer.
Slowly, I begin to submerge my bikini clad body into the icy pool below- a secret dipping spot in the Shropshire Hills. Feeling like a child again..… I brace myself for the cold to sweep across me, then flay around in the water, moving my limps like a frog in a blender, as fast as possible to generate some heat.
Space is at a premium in a campervan, and in a micro-camper you need the lightweight-camper ethos of everything you carry having more than one use. Even taking this into account, once the insulation and lining is in those few millimetres less on all sides seem like metres.
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