Tag: Expedition

What does a teenager like to wear on a DofE expedition?

Craghoppers Ambassador, Lucy Grayston, recommends her favourite pieces to take on a DofE expedition. As a teenager, I'm quite fussy with what I wear. I still want to look fashionable, especially amongst my friends on my DofE expedition. At the same time, I need functional gear that's going to help me handle whatever the Great British weather and environment have in store for me on my expedition. These are two…

How To Walk Ben Nevis

The latest Ordnance Survey calculates that our Big Ben is getting even bigger. The most up to date reordered height is at 1,345 metres, a full metre taller than in 1949. As Ben Nevis is a big news topic at the moment we thought that we would put together a How To guide for walking up The Ben. Walking Tips The most popular route to take up the mountain is…

Aberdeen Guyana

[caption id="attachment_4919" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Image credit: The Press and Journal[/caption] A source of ceaseless inspiration, captivating landscapes and raw adventure. “The land of many waters”: Guyana. Over the past two years, we four medical students have relentlessly dedicated all of our passionate efforts (and sparse free time) towards undertaking an ambitious research expedition in the dense jungle region of this small country on the Caribbean coast of South America. And…

Africa to the Americas

A2A Expedition with the Bell family We started travelling overland with a Land Rover while the kids were still small. In 2010 we drove up to the Kenyan border from Cape Town, touring the interior and both the Indian and Atlantic coasts. We returned home elated and desperate for more overland travel. In 2012 we sold most of what we owned and set off for South America with the Land…