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Simon Reeve: Guaranteed For Life

Words by Simon Reeve WE FOUND a pair of old Craghoppers walking trousers at the bottom of a dusty suitcase a while ago. They had belonged to my Dad, who had worn them on family holidays throughout those distant years of the 1980s, tramping around the land, from the wilds of Surrey to the Lake District and the Highlands. The trousers had seen more than a few peaks, bogs and…

Simon Reeve: How Clothing Has Changed

By Simon Reeve, HUMANS have been on the move for thousands of years, and they have always needed clothing and kit for adventures. In 1991 Otzi the iceman was found frozen on a high ridge in the Alps. The perfect needlework on his preserved clothes meant the authorities initially thought he was a lost hiker from the early 1900s.  It was only after carbon-dating his remains that scientists realised Otzi…

Microadventures with Simon Reeve

By Simon Reeve THE greatest challenge with any adventure is actually getting started. Too often we can spend months planning and day-dreaming about going on an epic journey or climbing scattered peaks in the high Andes. We buy a book or two, look online at maps, and imagine ourselves returning home with a rush of achievement. But many of us never get round to actually doing it. Life has a…