September, 2017

If it’s good enough for an otter…

I have been living and working in the Lake District for over 17 years. I teach wilderness bushcraft and expedition skills, instructing on everything from wild foods and tracking to axemanship and woodcraft, spending well over one hundred nights a year living outdoors under canvas in the UK, and travelling overseas to lead expeditions in the colder months, from dry desert to coastal tropical, and from steaming jungles to frozen sub-Arctic environments.

Performance Lab – how Analogy Waterproofs keep you drier

Páramo Commercial Director, Dr Gareth Mottram, kicks off our Performance Lab series with a look at how Analogy Waterproof fabric works harder to keep you drier from inside as well as out by moving moisture (from perspiration and condensation) away from you.

Watch Experiment Number 1 to see how Páramo can extend your comfort zone.

 

Jumping the midnight sun

So here I am, an Adventure Leader for British Exploring, fresh back from the land of fire and ice. It was three awesome weeks of inspirational landscapes and people. I’ve always loved geography, and one of the reasons I entered the world of outdoor education was to immerse myself in the geography of the world.

Iceland is about as amazing as it gets when you are looking for a few geography topics to bring into the day. We spent one evening jumping the sun at about 11pm! It was a memorable way to grasp the concept of the midnight sun!

Páramo sponsors The Great Ambleside Dog Walk

Fell dog Max and his young sidekick Paddy have become Facebook and internet celebrities promoting the fantastic experience of walking in the Lake District.

The pair of springer spaniels will join The Great Ambleside Dog Walk, sponsored by Páramo, just one of the attractions of the town’s second Festival of the Fells, which takes place from Thursday September 21 – Sunday September 24.