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Category: Wild Camping

Wild Camp in Peak District with Alpkit Ordos 2 Tent

So this weekend was a weekend of firsts.

My first wild camp in the peak district, first wild camp with friends (i.e. not solo) and first wild camp with my Alpkit Ordos 2 tent which I got for my birthday way back in February.

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Wild Camp on Berwyn Ridge

I planned this trip last month but couldn’t go in the end, so I moved the trip to September. Yesterday the MWIS weather forecast said perfect weather, clear except for some low-level mist in the morning and chance of inversion. I’ve never experienced an inversion before, so I was determined to get high up for the night with the hope of opening my tent in the morning and looking out onto the tops of the clouds as the sun rose up in the sky.

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Rhinog Fawr Microadventure Bivvy

“…This was my first bivvy under the stars and as a result, I had decided to bring a tarp so if the weather did change, I (and my expensive down sleeping bag) at least had some shelter from the rain. As I was setting up the tarp, I noticed some lights at the other end of the lake. It’s amazing that even in this remote part of the country, you still bump into other people. They seemed equally disappointed as one head lamp shouted to the other “Bugger, someone’s already there!””…

Inspired by Alastair Humphreys

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Wild camp by Llyn Cau, Cadair Idris

“…I had a decision to make for this first wild camp trip up a mountain. Do I take a Tarp and go lightweight, or do I take my tent and have some relative comfort (but heavier pack)…”

Inspired by Alastair Humphreys

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