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    Alex Kendall

    Alex is a Winter Mountain Leader and International Mountain Leader, who works full time in the outdoors both planning and leading trips for Large Outdoors. He started walking in the mountains at roughly 5 years old in Switzerland and Austria, and began to explore the UK as a student. Achieving his ML in 2011, he has led groups all over the UK, and has been on several overseas expeditions, including to Svalbard, Oman and India.

    Happy to see anywhere new, he has spent 5 months in the Borneo rainforest and half a year in Lapland. Alongside work he writes for Cicerone, developing a new long-distance trail in North Wales and publishing The Snowdonia Wayin 2017. Currently he is working on two more books about low-level walks in Snowdonia.

    Alex is happy doing most things in the mountains, from walking and running to scrambling and winter mountaineering. For fun he enjoys longer fell races and mountain marathons, reading non-fiction about history and wildlife and planning expeditions, whether they are likely to happen or not!

    2019 brings many exciting opportunities, from hopefully completing the International Mountain Leader award, to summer expeditions to Norway and Alaska, and the Dragon’s Back race in Wales.

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    Autumn on the Carneddau

    The Carneddau, Wales; a wild and rugged landscape with 19 peaks over 600m in height, the official elevation considered to be regarded as a mountain. Early autumn is a perfect time to explore the area, with matured heather, ferns and rough grass abundant amongst patches of shattered rocks. If you time it right and check the weather, clear and pristine walking days with cloud inversions are frequent and there are numerous walks in the Carneddau to suit all walkers. For adventures in the Carneddau, the Meindl Himalaya MFS and Meindl Bhutan offers a serious mountain-walking boot with a stiff sole and wide rubber reinforcement to guard against rock abrasion. Read more