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Camping (29)
Canoeing (5) - I've not done much but now Howie is storing his canoe at our place I might do some more.
Caving (2)
Climbing (17) - I used to climb a lot when I lived in Snowdonia but now it's a rare luxury.
Mountain Biking (13) - I ride a lot in the dark and manage occasional weekends away.
Mountaineering (10)
Orienteering (5)
Running (18) - I prefer off-road running, ideally in the mountains.
Skiing (3)
Snowboarding (5)
Walking (29)
Portishead Quarry (1) - ST455745
Cheddar [Climbing Area]
Wye Valley (1)
William's Mountain Walking Log - A list of all the mountains William has climbed.

1987
Scottish Top Ten, September 1987 - Mon 28 Sep 1987 - Jim and I hitchhiked and camped for a week to climb the ten highest mountains in Britain.

1990
Knoydart, May 1990 - Sun 27 May 1990 - Seven day backpacking trip through a stunning area of Scotland.

1992
Onich, New Year 1993 - Dec 1992 - Cuilcheanna House, Onich.

1993
Torridon, May 1993 - Mon 24 May 1993 - With Jim, Dave Randell, Nick Cassin, Sam, Rob, Dan, Ed and John.
Onich, New Year 1994 - Tue 28 Dec 1993 - Lots of us staying at Cuilcheanna House again.

1994
Ullapool, May 1994 - Sun 22 May 1994 - A week in a remote cottage with Jim, Dave Randell, Dave Gee and Sam.
Black Mountain, November 1994 - Sat 26 Nov 1994 - Short camping trip with Liz.
Yorkshire Dales, New Year 1995 - Thu 29 Dec 1994 - A relaxing New Year at Brooklyn House, Carlton.

1995
Cairngorms, February 1995 - Feb 1995 - Long weekend in Howie's van, with Sean, Mike, Howie, Simon Mylius and Chris.
Aviemore, February 1995 - Sat 18 Feb 1995 - Liz and I stayed in a chalet. Lots of snow but it was too fresh for any climbing.
Dartmoor, Spring 1995 - 1995 - A 2-day backpacking trip with Liz to get fit for Turkey.
Lake District, July 1995 - Mon 24 Jul 1995 - Two days with Liz including Scafell Pinnacle and Needle Ridge.
Kackar Mountains, August 1995 - Sat 5 Aug 1995 - A trip to these remote mountains in Eastern Turkey.
Simon and Ruth's Final Munro - Sat 26 Aug 1995 - A trip to Mull for Ruth and Simon Love's final Munro.
River Wye, December 1995 - Fri 22 Dec 1995 - An open canoe trip with Howie from Bridge Sollers near Hay-on-Wye to Monmouth.
Loch Lomond, New Year 1996. - Thu 28 Dec 1995 - Camping then a cottage in very cold weather.

1996
Glen Coe, February 1996 - Feb 1996 - We hired a dodgy camper van and headed north for a long weekend.
Coverdale, February 1996 - Feb 1996 - Plenty of snow, staying at Brooklyn House.
Glen Spean, May 1996 - Fri 17 May 1996 - Unsettled weather prevented any climbing but the walking was good.
Morocco, August 1996 - Fri 2 Aug 1996 - By camper van with Liz to the Atlas mountains and an ascent of Jebel Toubkal (4167m), the highest mountain in North Africa.
Lake District, September 1996 - Fri 13 Sep 1996 - Weekend trip in the van with Liz, Mathias and Sean.
Rhinogs, October 1996 - Fri 18 Oct 1996 - A north to south traverse of the main ridge with Liz.
Brecon Beacons, November 1996 - Sat 23 Nov 1996 - A walk in the snow.
The Great Snowboarding Fiasco - Sat 30 Nov 1996 - In search of snow.
Sidcot Swallet, December 1996 - Sun 1 Dec 1996 - Caving with Howie.
Fort William, New Year 1997 - Sat 28 Dec 1996 - Staying in a couple of cottages by the Nevis Bank Hotel.

1997
Snowdonia, March 1997 - Thu 27 Mar 1997 - A windy but sunny Easter weekend, scrambling and climbing in the Ogwen valley.
Glen Cannich, May 1997 - Sat 10 May 1997 - With Jim, Dave Randell, Dave Gee, Sam, Conrad, (Ruth, Simon Love and Sarah.)
Norway, August 1997 - Mon 11 Aug 1997 - Two weeks touring Jottenheim in the van.
Lake District, November 1997 - Fri 21 Nov 1997 - Planning for Greenland with Sean, Ruth and Simon Love.
Vercors, December 1997 - Mon 29 Dec 1997 - North to South traverse of the Vercors on cross-country skis, staying at unmanned huts.

1998
Red Tarn, January 1998 - Fri 23 Jan 1998 - Winter climbing from Red Tarn with Sean.
Arran, Easter 1998 - Apr 1998 - Training for Greenland with Sean and Ruth and Simon Love.
Greenland 1998 - Sat 6 Jun 1998 - A three week expedition to a previously unexplored area of Arctic East Greenland.

1999
Brecon Beacons, February 1999 - Feb 1999 - We took the day off work to go cross-country skiing in marginal snow conditions.
Kishorn, May 1999 - Sat 8 May 1999 - With Jim, Dave Randell, Dave Gee, Sam and Conrad.
Stanage, August 1999 - Fri 27 Aug 1999 - A weekend climbing trip with Jim, Mathias and Sean.
Mendip Muddle 1999 - Sun 10 Oct 1999 - 20km multi-terrain race with 420m of climb.
KIMM 1999, Cowal Peninsular - Sat 30 Oct 1999 - My first KIMM.

2000
Tintern Trot - Thu 20 Jul 2000 - 6 mile multi-terrain. 600 feet of climb.
Mendip Muddle 2000 - Sun 15 Oct 2000 - 20km multi-terrain race with 420m of climb.
KIMM 2000, South West Lake District - Sat 28 Oct 2000 - Sean and I came 23rd in C class.

2001
Portishead Quarry, November 2001 - Sun 4 Nov 2001 - Portishead Quarry

2002
Snowdonia, January 2002 - Thu 3 Jan 2002 - A weekend trip to Snowdonia with Sean.
Polaris, Spring 2002 - Sat 23 Mar 2002 - Black Mountains

2003
Cuillin Ridge, July 2003 - Tue 29 Jul 2003 - An partially successful attempt at the traverse with Mike and Sean.
Hele Bay, August 2003 - Fri 8 Aug 2003 - Camping with Nick, Theresa, Ben and Pip.
Newton Ferrers, August 2003 - Sun 24 Aug 2003 - First trip for our new tent, an Aztec Palacio.

2004
Cheddar, February 2004 - Fri 20 Feb 2004 - A day off with Liz.
Gower, July 2004 - Thu 22 Jul 2004 - Family camping at Carreglwyd Camping and Caravan ParkPort Eynon.
River Dart, August 2004 - Fri 13 Aug 2004 - A weekend camping at the River Dart Adventure
Fforest Fawr, September 2004 - Sun 5 Sep 2004 - Training for the KIMM
KIMM 2004 - Sat 30 Oct 2004 - Brecon Beacons
Family Orienteering at Cannop Ponds - Sun 5 Dec 2004 - William's first orienteering event, at Cannop.

2005
Dursley Dozen 2005 - Sun 20 Feb 2005 - The length of the course is almost exactly twelve miles with about 1600 feet of descent. (19km / 490m)
Mendip MTB, March 2005 - Fri 4 Mar 2005 - Great ride with Steve, training for the Polaris.
Cotswold MTB, March 2005 - Fri 11 Mar 2005 - Another training ride, with Nick.
Polaris, Spring 2005 - Sat 19 Mar 2005 - 2-day mountain bike orienteering event. KIMM on bikes.
Pen y Fan, March 2005 - Sat 26 Mar 2005 - The boys' first mountain.
Burrington Combe, April 2005 - Sat 2 Apr 2005 - More outdoor activities with the boys.
Teignmouth, April 2005 - Fri 29 Apr 2005 - Bank holiday weekend with Liz, William, George, Sean, Lucy, Joe and Freya.
Quantocks MTB, May 2005 - Sun 15 May 2005 - My first mountain bike trip to the Quantocks, with Steve and Sean.
Dynamic Adventure Racing Plus, May 2005 - Sat 21 May 2005 - 8 hours navigating, running and mountain biking.
Windermere, May 2005 - Sun 29 May 2005 - A week in the lakes with the Liz, William and George.
Cotswold Way Relay 2005 - Sat 25 Jun 2005 - 105 miles, 3699m of ascent, teams of 10.
Exmoor, July 2005 - Fri 15 Jul 2005 - Camping at Westermill Farm to celebrate Simon's 40th birthday.
Lleyn Peninsula, July 2005 - Sun 24 Jul 2005 - A week in a cottage with Sue, Emily, Louise, Anna and Pauline.
Gower, August 2005 - Fri 12 Aug 2005 - A family camping weekend.
Bigbury-on-Sea, August 2005 - Fri 19 Aug 2005 - Family camping at Mount Folly Farm.
Black Mountains MTB, September 2005 - Fri 23 Sep 2005 - A good long route with Simon Holliday.
KIMM 2005 - Sat 29 Oct 2005 - Eastern Lake District.
Sodbury Slog 2005 - Sun 13 Nov 2005 - 8.5 miles through fields and mud.
Brecon Beacons MTB, December 2005 - Tue 27 Dec 2005 - "The Gap" with Mike.

2006
Avon, January 2006 - Sun 22 Jan 2006 - Trip from Keynsham, up to near Saltford and back.
Avon, May 2006 - Sun 7 May 2006 - From Bidford to Wyre Piddle on the Stratford Avon with Sean.
Mid Wales MTB, May 2006 - Fri 19 May 2006 - Wet mountain biking weekend with Bruce, Simon, Sean, Steve, Scott.
River Dart, June 2006 - Sat 10 Jun 2006 - A long weekend at River Dart Adventure with Liz, William, George, Nick, Theresa, Ben and Pip.
Snowdonia MTB, November 2006 - Fri 24 Nov 2006 - With Bruce, Mike, Mike R., Nick, Scott, Simon.

2007
Cotswold Way Relay 2007 - Sat 30 Jun 2007

KIMM Kit List - Here's what we took on KIMM 2004.
Wye - Source to Sea - 2 mile run, 50 mile cycle, 100 mile canoe.
Polaris Kit List - Here's what we took on the Polaris, Spring 2005.
Exmoor Sea Traverse - Plenty of opportunity for some wild adventure.
Welsh 3000s - Traverse of these peaks in 24 hours.
Running Diary 2005 - Runs of the year.
Running Diary 2006 - Runs of the year.
Aztec Palacio - Gear.


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