Author Archives: Richard Talbot

About Richard Talbot

An accomplished fell-runner as well as being a keen climber and mountaineer. Since 2005 he has worked for the UK based manufacturer Mountain Equipment and is currently Director of Product. He has worked in the outdoor industry for over 15 years.

Last days of ‘winter’

A glorious weekend in the Lake District as the last few days of the meteorological winter draw to a close. Today Steph, Seren and I went for a leisurely run around the Kentmere Horseshoe. Compared to the central tops of Helvellyn … Continue reading

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No messing on the Pottage

Managed to grab a short day of climbing with my colleague Matt ahead of a few days working in the Cairngorms. Conditions are currently very good, with a good general cover of snow, scoured in places and some notable spots … Continue reading

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Night running

Another cold, clear night. Another late evening foray onto the Kentmere Fells.

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‘Hodgson’ Skyline

Saturday dawned bright. The forecast was essentially good again, albeit perhaps a little cloudier with the odd snow shower or two. By recent standards a thoroughly decent day. So today we have ran around the skyline of Patterdale, following much … Continue reading

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A winter’s evening

Friday has seen an idyllic evenings run over Helvellyn today. Apart from a little cloud which was clinging to the tops the weather was incredibly benign with virtually no wind. Compared to the far eastern fells, the central fells around … Continue reading

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Finally…..

At long, long last; a dry, clear and sunny day has given way to a clear, cool, starry evening. Wednesday has seen me head out on my first proper night run of the entire winter. A short-ish outing from Kentmere … Continue reading

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Facing the inevitable

A quick blast up to the Scottish Highlands on Saturday night with the intention of climbing on Lochnagar on Sunday. The forecast meant conditions were never likely to be perfect but the corries of Lochnagar can often be relatively mellow … Continue reading

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