Customer Stories

Fell Running in Shelf Moor – Paul Skuse

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What goes up, must come down..

I knew the route fairly well having recce’d it twice the previous week. I knew I had to pace myself, especially on the steep ascent. I knew that I was running alongside some freakishly fast athletes but the only race that mattered was between me and the clock. Read more

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The fun of putting up a tent – Rebecca Smith

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Rebecca introduces classmates to the North East coastline

Many of the members of my lab at University will be finishing their PhD’s this year before heading back to their respective countries and and getting on with their careers and lives. Before they all left I wanted to make sure they saw a proper bit of the UK coastline and had a holiday the way it should be had; with a bucket and spade and fish and chips on the beach! Read more

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A return to camping – Sandy Antsee

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Sandy rediscovers camping after a few decades

I took my first camping trip in years over to the Lakes, we had been to ‘GO Outdoors’ and got all the essentials and more ready to have a really good time. I hadn’t been camping for well over 35 years and could only remember the big white canvas tent we had with guide ropes everywhere to trip over, a bit massive ground sheet over the top of the tent to keep us dry but the rain still seemed to slip in at parts! Read more

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Scafell Pike: A Second Chance – Grieg Barclay

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Greig takes on one of the three peaks

The wind whipped up the valley from the head of the magnificent body of Wast Water and the OS map i was holding fluttered like a terrified bird in my hands. I searched it for some clue as to the next step to take on my second attempt to reach the top of Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain. Read more

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Outdoor Fitness – Kim Moore

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Kim’s mission for 2011

Over the last few months I’d become an avid fan of GO Outdoors . For the last 8 months, I’ve been on a personal mission to drop some weight and become healthier. Read more

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Well Travelled Boots – Deborah Prior

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Deborah takes on the Canadian wilderness

Our holiday to Canada earlier this year was an adventure in itself we certainly needed our waterproofs and boots and my trusty walking poleRead more

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Climbing dangers – Martin Paley

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Martin’s Near-Death experience while climbing

Just over a week ago my friends and I went out to some small rock faces in Bathford. Nothing huge, just having a bit of fun abseiling down and climbing back up. Read more

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A trip with friends – Mark Morgan-Green

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Mark has trouble with a tent at Snowdon

Where do I begin?, a couple of weeks ago on the bank holiday weekend me and some old school friends went camping in a lovely site in Snowdonia to climb Crig Goch route (hard, ridge route) of Snowdon. Read more

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The sights of Hadrian’s Wall – James Cramp

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James takes a walk along Hadrian’s Wall

I have recently walked the hadrians wall with the equipment i had bought instore. I bought some hi-tec kruger boots which have proven to be the best boots i have ever had. Read more

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The long walk home – Charlotte Tuxworth

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Charlotte and her Dad opt for the long way home from University

What to do when you finish University?

Go on a 300mile backpacking trip in order to get home! Just after taking my last exam at Portsmouth university my Dad and I packed up my room, filled our backpacks and set off walking until we reached Grantham, in our home county of Lincolnshire. Read more

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A family camping trip – Mark Hall

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Mark and the family head for Derbyshire

We had a family camping trip with our vango Athena 600 bought from GO Outdoors. Read more

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A spot of Gorge Scrambling – Jacky Fitt

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Gorge Scrambling (aka some of the most fun you can have in a wetsuit …)

Pulse racing.

Water cascades down over head and shoulders; hands grasping boulders and moss covered crevices; pushing up through the racing white foam. Read more

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Turning an Outwell Tent into a Bar – Alison Wheeler

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Alison’s Outdoor Wedding

During our 10 years together as a couple we have had many outdoor adventures including scrambling in the Lake District, climbing in the Peak District and letterboxing on Dartmoor to name just a few.

At the start of every year we plan another expedition and in 2011 our big adventure was getting married!

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Run away home – Thomas Skelton

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Thomas takes a run 23 miles to get to his Mum and Dads house

I’ve been meaning to run over to my parents house for a while and finally got round to it on Tuesday. I planned my route the night before, working out which way I’d go after I’d got up to Standedge tunnel in Diggle.

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Hooked on climbing – Ross Evans

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Ross tells how even a car crash won’t stop him grabbing a climbing bargain!

Until about a year and a half ago I had only been rock climbing once or twice with cadets, then wolf mountain activity centre moved close to where I live. Read more

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2Nites in a Tent – Gordon Kirk

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2Nites in a Tent

Our new Icarus 500 in the car
and too much other kit by far. Read more

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Living on the edge in Tajikistan – Martin White

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Martin takes his kit for the ultimate test

They say you should do one thing a day that scares you…I did several years’ worth of that in one go when I went to visit a doctor friend in Tajikistan. Read more

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Muddy running shoes & paws – Amy Trollope

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Amy’s venture into Canicross

Picture a sport where you run through amazing forests in the UK attached to your dog. Sledding but without the sled. This is Canicross, canine cross-country. Read more

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An emotional expedition – Hannah Matthews

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Hannah’s Duke of Edinburgh Experience

I was not new to camping and walking, but when it came to it my Duke of Edinburgh Gold expedition was more than just challenging, it was a life changing experience. I had never taken on any previous expeditions and was quite nervous as a direct entrant. Read more

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Deep Water Soloing in Malta – Avril Gall

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Deep Water Soloing – Malta

Challenge – a last minute family holiday, less than 4 hours flying from Edinburgh with guaranteed sunshine and excellent climbing. Read more

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