May 2011 – Aquapac Photo Competition

We sponsored a photo competition run in conjunction with Keswick Mountain Festival. There were three categories: – Landscape – Outdoor Action – Outdoor People. We received entries from 160 photographers. These were the judges’ top picks. Category: Outdoor People.  Winner: Vladimir Spirov. ‘One Morning’ (c) Vladimir Spirov Category: Outdoor People.  Runner Up: Alexandre Buisse. ‘Last […]

An interview with adventurer and mountaineer Ricky Munday

all images copyright Ricky Munday Aquapac: First, tell us about the ‘Australasia 3 Peaks Expedition’ – what is it?Ricky: The aim of the expedition was to attempt to climb Australasia’s 3 highest peaks in one expedition, over the course of six weeks. They are all on the island of New Guinea – on the western […]

A Visit to Headley Court

Around the end of March I drove down to Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court in leafy Surrey. This is the UK‘s premier facility for the rehabilitation of injured Service personnel. DMRC has over 300 dedicated military and civilian staff who provide clinical rehabilitation, training and research for the operational role, to achieve optimal military […]

Desert Ways Moroccan Survival Course – an excerpt

Paul Evans is an Aquapac Beta-Tester who recently undertook an arduous Survival Course in the Moroccan desert. We’ll be publishing excerpts of his adventures on this blog in bitesize chunks. We waited for the temperature to drop before moving onto the subject of shelter building. A continuing theme out here is that everything comes back […]