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Posts by: davewsmith

Manchester during Covid-19 #Stayhome – photo gallery

The outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) currently sees Manchester in state of reduced sociality and partial quarantine alongside many major towns and cities worldwide; some of which are currently under regimented isolation. Across the globe these are unconventional and challenging times we are all confronted with. The following images were taken during this period in the …

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(Product Review) – Montane alpine kit test – Naya Kanga (5846m) – Nepal

products under review: Alpha Balance Jacket CONSTRUCTIONPONTETORTO® Tecnostretch with a durable ‘hard face’ in main body120g POLARTEC® Alpha® Direct fleece inner in chest, shoulders and upper armsFEATHERLITE™ Air nylon stretch overlays with DWR FEATURESSnug helmet compatible stretch bound hoodArticulated arms with engineered tailoringFull length YKK VISLON® front zip with internal storm flapTwo zipped Napoleon chest …

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Naya Kanga (5846m) – Nepal

I think I’d forgotten the excitement felt only amidst the chaos in the streets of the far east. As motorbikes weaved between the cars blaring their horns, and saffron dust filled the air around us, I was brought back to my time backpacking through Southeast Asia, hopping between countries with my camera in hand. But …

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The West Highland Way

With our bags packed for a winter trek in Scotland, me and Chris left for Milngavie train station just North of Glasgow, ready to start our journey. As a photographer I wanted to capture what, in my head, was the true essence of Scotland – the cold, the wet, and the snow-capped mountains of the …

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(Product Review) – Salomon X-Alp LTR GTX

Salomon X-Alp LTR GTX® – (Dave’s rating 4/5*) The Men’s X-Alp LTR GTX® Approach Shoe from Salomon is low cut, lightweight multi-terrain shoe which offers robust protection for approaches and hiking on varied technical terrain. The soft leather upper allows for more flexibility and precision to the foot on rough terrain, whilst the rigid heel cup …

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Manchester By Night – Photo Gallery

Castlefield Canal, Manchester – 6.0 sec at f/9.0, ISO 400   Urbis (National Football Museum), Manchester – 30.0 sec at f/16, ISO 400   Manchester Central Convention Complex (G-MEX), Manchester – 1.3 sec at f/9.0, ISO 400   Castlefield, Manchester – 15.0 sec at f/9.0, ISO 400   Castlefield Canal No.2, Manchester – 13.0 sec at f/10, ISO 400   …

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My walk up Mam Tor – Derbyshire, The Peak District

Map details: THE HIGH PEAK OF DERBYSHIRE –  OS EXPLORER OL1, OS LANDRANGER 110.  Distance: roughly 15 miles from Hope train station (circular) Last Sunday I took out my new Columbia Titanium Outdry hard-shell jacket and a few other new bits of new kit to push them to their limits in the Peak District. As some of you may already know it wasn’t the nicest …

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