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Fjelltur: A Norwegian Adventure

Fjelltur: A Norwegian Adventure

Fjelltur is a film I made about a winter trip to Norway with two friends and the subsequent adventure we had. “Fjelltur” translates literally to mountain trip or mountain tour. This was always the intention of our trip, for us to make a ski tour in the mountains. Being a northener I appreciate the…

Planning An Overseas Wilderness Journey

Planning An Overseas Wilderness Journey

To me, the attraction of going further afield boils down to the differences that other geographies offer that the UK might not. On the face of it, this is an obvious statement. But before you just stick a pin the map at random, I think it’s important to be clear…

Enter A Virtuous Circle: Take Your Bushcraft Skills On An Adventure

Enter A Virtuous Circle: Take Your Bushcraft Skills On An Adventure

We were sitting high up in a mountain valley overlooking trees and surrounded by peaks. We’d set up our tents on a small, relatively flat, grassy area. The nearby stream provided us with water and we had collected up some firewood. As our small campfire became established, it didn’t seem particularly important. It had been a hot day, we had sweated our way up and out of the main valley in the afternoon sun and in the evening it was…

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Six Men, Three Boats and The Bloodvein: Canoeing A Wilderness River

Six Men, Three Boats and The Bloodvein: Canoeing A Wilderness River

Rory, our pilot – about one third the age of the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver he was flying – took the plane into a banked turn as we descended towards Artery Lake. About 31 minutes earlier we had taken off from Red Lake. Malcolm was the other passenger. Just behind him, to the rear of the small fuselage, was our personal kit, a barrel of food and some canoe paddles. Outside, strapped to the port float struts was a 16ft…

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Way Out North: A Boreal Forest Foray

Way Out North: A Boreal Forest Foray

Recently a couple of the Frontier Bushcraft team and I took the opportunity to get away for a short foray in the northern wilderness. We only had a week to spare in between teaching and guiding commitments. Our destination area has no hiking trails and we were likely to see few people. The idea was to explore by foot, taking some food and camping equipment with us as well as investigate the resources available to us. We travelled to northern…

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