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Here’s your excuse for some Monday procrastination 🤗 – your daily dose of adventure news…
We know how hard it can be for family and friends to pick the right gifts for the adventurer or outdoor lover in your life…(and by outdoor lover I do mean lover -of -the-outdoors, just to clarify!)…believe us, we’ve had the useless socks, the novelty this, the ‘haha oh gee thanks’ that – so here’s our Adventurers Christmas Wishlist – from stocking fillers to the big kahuna presents, there’s something for everyone…and Santa if you’re reading – please see below!
To make things mega easy, we’ve included links for you to go ahead and buy all the products listed – simply click on the images and voila!
Merry Adventuring One and All
Having the right gadgets when out on a hike or adventure, can not only make the experience even more awesome, but in some cases can even save a life…the GPS Unit is a tech-item you should find in every rucksack!
GoPro Hero 6
Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate and Fitness Wristband
Rock Jaw Clarito Lightweight In-Ear Earphones Finished In Aluminium – British Engineered
Threads for the treads:
For the outdoors, it is vitally important to have confidence in your clothing (believe us we’ve had our fair share of clothing malfunctions!) Below are some picks of the bunch that we think would be a welcome gift this Christmas!
Rab Sanctuary Jacket
Under Armour Men’s Tech 1/4 Zip Long-Sleeve Shirt
Merino Wool Hiking & Trekking Socks by DANISH ENDURANCE, Performance Socks for Outdoor Enthusiasts
Knitted Wolly Beanie Hat Style Skippy Batty with Ponpon Men’s Women’s Winter Warm SKI Snowboard Hats
From athlete to the rugged adventurer; the kit we use defines us – here’s a selection of kit which should tick all boxes…but there are links for more options!
Fjällräven Kånken Backpack
£50 – £100
Mountaintop 80L Hiking Backpack/Travel Daypack/Climbing Rucksack,83 x 36 x 25 cm
Water Bag Hydration Water Pack Hydration Bladder Up to Take 2 Litre Water
Pair of Trekrite Antishock Hiking Sticks / Walking Poles – Black
Solar Charger, BERNET Portable Solar Power Bank with 2 Input Ports (Lighting & Micro)
Just for a Laugh / Stocking Fillers:
Okay so I know I said forget the novelty gifts…but what would a stocking be without the naff prezzies!
Wiper Glasses…to keep your vision clear during those sudden down-pours!
Carabiner Stainless Steel Camping Mug
Spork! This genius item of cutlery has a welcome spot in any rucksack…
Hopefully we’ve taken some of the stress out of finding the perfect gift for the adventurer in your life this year!
Whether it’s to pass the time on that 2, 6, (12?) hour flight, or the lunchtime escape from the rat-race; we’ve selected some of the most exciting / horrendous / inspiring eBooks for you to zap onto your Kindle (just click on the image to take you straight to Amazon to d/l)
Let us know your #1 Adventure book in the comments!
Challenging The Pacific
– Maud Fontenoy
Just two years after rowing solo across the North Atlantic at the age of twenty-five, Maud Fontenoy was ready for a new challenge—crossing the Pacific Ocean. Leaving from Lima, Peru, and traveling 4,400 miles in seventy-three days, Fontenoy landed in Hiva Oa in French Polynesia, becoming the first woman to complete what is known as the “Kon-Tiki” route. Alone at sea for days and nights on end, Fontenoy’s story relates the ups and downs of her time at sea, from circling sharks to the celebrity welcome upon her journey’s end.
Named one of Time Magazine International’s thirty most important people of 2005, Fontenoy presents the reader with a terrific, entertaining adventure story on the high seas as she faces the Pacific Ocean. Fontenoy overcame the odds as well as her personal doubts and fears, demonstrating not only her indomitable courage and strength, but proving once again that women can conquer the most difficult and treacherous obstacles.
Slavomir Rawicz was a young Polish cavalry officer. On 19th November 1939 he was arrested by the Russians and after brutal interrogation he was sentenced to 25 years in the Gulags.
After a three month journey to Siberia in the depths of winter he escaped with six companions, realising that to stay in the camp meant almost certain death. In June 1941 they crossed the trans-Siberian railway and headed south, climbing into Tibet and freedom nine months later in March 1942 after travelling on foot through some of the harshest regions in the world, including the Gobi Desert.
First published in 1956, this is one of the world’s greatest true stories of adventure, survival and escape.
The Worst Journey in the World
– Apsley Cherry-Garrad
The Worst Journey in the World is a gripping account of an expedition gone disastrously wrong. One of the youngest members of Scott’s team, Apsley Cherry-Garrard was later part of the rescue party that found the frozen bodies of Scott and the three men who had accompanied him on the final push to the Pole. Despite the horrors that Scott and his men eventually faced, Cherry-Garrard’s account is filled with details of scientific discovery and anecdotes of human resilience in a harsh environment, supported by diary excerpts and accounts from other explorers. A masterpiece of travel writing, The Worst Journey in the World is the most celebrated and compelling of all the books on Antarctic exploration.
Lost in the Jungle
– Yossi Ghinsberg
Four backpackers meet in Bolivia and set off into the rainforest on a dream expedition, lured by the promise of uncharted villages and forgotten tribes hidden in places tourists only dream of seeing. But what begins as the adventure of a lifetime quickly becomes a struggle for survival when they get lost in the wilds of the Amazonian jungle.
No Picnic on Mount Kenya
– Felice Benuzzi
When the clouds covering Mount Kenya part one morning to reveal its towering peaks for the first time, prisoner of war Felice Benuzzi is transfixed. The tedium of camp life is broken by the beginnings of a sudden idea – an outrageous, dangerous, brilliant idea.
There are not many people who would break out of a P.O.W. camp, trek for days across perilous terrain before climbing the north face of Mount Kenya with improvised equipment, meagre rations, and with a picture of the mountain on a tin of beef among their more accurate guides. There are probably fewer still who would break back in to the camp on their return.
But this is the remarkable story of three such men. No Picnic on Mount Kenya is a powerful testament to the human spirit of revolt and adventure in even the darkest of places.
Touching the Void
– Joe Simpson
‘Touching the Void’ is the tale of two mountaineer’s harrowing ordeal in the Peruvian Andes. In the summer of 1985, two young, headstrong mountaineers set off to conquer an unclimbed route. They had triumphantly reached the summit, when a horrific accident mid-descent forced one friend to leave another for dead. Ambition, morality, fear and camaraderie are explored in this electronic edition of the mountaineering classic, with never before seen colour photographs taken during the trip itself.
We’re super excited to be announcing the launch of our project Summit Snappr on the 26th June.
(We’ve chosen the 26th as we’re going to need a pick-me-up after completing the Orwell Challenge on the 25th – a 25 mile day hike in Suffolk!)
All the details and how to join can be found by clicking though the image below; which if you want to part of a massive online community to enable massive environmental action to reduce litter on the UKs mountains, then you need to be clicking for sure!
We’re had such an awesome response from the hiking community so far; and we would love for you to join us too!