Had some random footage laying around, cut it together for some bushcraft action. Forest of Dean followed by some canoeing round our island. Thanks to Kieth and Ed for having a lens pointed at them!
We are excited to announce some summer bushcraft courses in the heart of London, these are special events in partnership with the Isis Education Centre in Hyde Park.
We are running two courses…
6 session bushcraft course, details HERE
Bushcraft is all about learning to use the natural resources we all have around us to thrive in the great outdoors.
The course goes from the basics of fire lighting and water purification to wilderness cooking around our camp fires to many other bushcraft topics such as tree identification, weaving and shelter building. This is a fun, active six session bushcraft course with all participants receiving a certificate of completion at the end.
The course is designed for 11-15 years olds
In the days before Ispo kicked off we checked out the outdoor retail scene in Munich, see post 1 HERE.
Having had our standard raised to an inconceivable high level the other day with popping into Schuster we thought we were prepared for high end outdoor shops. Oh how wrong we were. For outdoor enthusiasts it’s very rare to find an outdoor shop here in the UK that has it all under one roof, so we were completely unprepared for stepping in Globetrotter.
The first ‘wow’ moment happened in about 15 seconds from entering the shop. “Is that a pool at the bottom of the shop?” I ask. “Yes it’s for testing our kayaks” answers an assistant.
Had an action packed time in Munich, so much to see. However we found ourselves returning evening after evening to a certain venue, Boulderwelt.
Bouldering is a climbing sport but with no rope or harness, instead of long winding routes up high walls you are presented with a shorter set of climbing moves that are focussed into several ‘crux’ style moves. It’s very addictive, dynamic and challenging, especially if your fellow instructors are determined to out climb you…
Boulderwelt has a busy evening atmosphere with the centre being packed until very late. However everyone is just having a great time chilling out, climbing and of course after a session relaxing at the bar sofa area enjoying epic German beer.
Ember popped over to Munich to check out Ispo, however the first couple of days were spent exploring the city and surrounding areas. Bavaria has this really relaxed feel to it, great food and fantastic public transport but its also an outdoor hub. This is the first in a series of posts outlining the outdoor scene in Munich.
In between sampling locally brewed wheat beer, of which Paulaner was a particular favourite, along with sauerkraut and various sausages we managed to find time to go into a couple of the outdoor shops in Munich.
From the outside it was like nothing we had seen before, multiple floors covering 5000 square metres. A truly massive store. We started on the ground floor and made our way up looking at each department as we moved through. The shop is rather seasonal, so it did concentrate on winter sports such as skiing of which it had an amazing range of boots, skis, poles and helmets for both mountain skiing as well as speciality styles such as nordic. Didn’t see any snowboarding gear however…