Tuesday, 20 December 2016

In the January issue of The Great Outdoors: Yosemite Valley to Death Valley


There's a big ten page trip account and gear review of my Yosemite Valley to Death Valley walk in the January issue of The Great Outdoors, which is in the shops now.

Also in this issue I have a new series about Classic Gear, starting with the familiar orange Vango Force Ten, plus a piece on keeping warm in camp in winter and contributions to the coverage of the gear that won this year's The Great Outdoors Awards.

Another first in the gear pages is a piece on why rucksacks aren't waterproof from Outdoor Gear Coach, a project I'm involved in.

Elsewhere in this issue there's a superb piece with mouth-watering pictures by Alex Roddie on the Lochaber Traverse in perfect winter conditions. Dan Aspel also has superb conditions on Blencathra after a night-time start whilst further south in the Lake District Eric Whitehead does the same on Wetherlam. In Snowdonia Roger Butler climbs a wintry Carnedd Llewelyn from the Conwy Valley. In their respective columns Carey Davies ponders finding faith in humanity in the hills, Roger Smith makes some green wishes, and Jim Perrin likes Hunter Davies' A Walk Around The Lakes.


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