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Climbing in Hong Kong

Monday, 18 November 2013 23:09:52 Europe/London

Climbing in Hong Kong

Of all the places in the world, you wouldn’t immediately think of Hong Kong as a destination for climbers but more as a busy metropolis, international trade centre, glass and steel skyscrapers and a shopping paradise. It’s definitely a consumerist heaven but there is more to Hon...

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Posted in Travel News By Gareth Sear

Diamox (Acetazolamide) - do you use it?

Friday, 16 August 2013 10:03:24 Europe/London

Diamox (Acetazolamide)

SummitClimb give their opinion on the popular medication for climbers and trekkers at increased altitude 

Everest Western Cwm, Camp 1 - Dan Mazur Altitude acclimatization is the number one subject of conversations on the mountains. Some of us are on 'Diamox', some others are not; everyone has their recipe, beliefs.

The...

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Posted in Walks Around the World By Gareth Sear

Trail Magazine Review

Sunday, 17 March 2013 21:57:00 Europe/London

Trail Magazine Review

Trail Magazine CoverI was given a voucher for a magazine subscription for Christmas and I wasn’t sure if I should go for Country Walking or Trail. I have bought both in the past and thoroughly enjoyed reading them. I decided to plump for Trail this time round (don’t worry Country Walking I will sti...

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Posted in Outdoor Gear Reviews By Gareth Sear

From Little Pips Grow Large Apple Trees

Sunday, 17 March 2013 14:17:02 Europe/London

From Little Pips Grow Large Apple Trees

 

Discarded Apple CoreApple trees. I have fond memories of scrumping for apples at the local orchard. I never knew who owned the orchard - when you are a kid you don't really care. It wasn't like we had to climb over fences or anything to get to them. The orchard was just at the bo...

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Posted in Walk and Travel News By Gareth Sear

Bailiffs and Babies

Thursday, 28 February 2013 22:14:48 Europe/London

Bailiffs and Babies

Bailiffscourt Hotel ClimpingIt’s not really about the Bailiffs; this is a brief travel review of a little trip to the Bailiffscourt Hotel in Climping in West Sussex. It was a special treat, an indulgence you may say that led us to be there on a wet and blustery Sunday afternoon in March.

As we drove up the sw...

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Posted in UK Travel Reviews By Gareth Sear