Biography

Full-time teacher, author, and freelance International Mountain Leader, Ali has been wearing Meindl boots and hiking shoes for over 18 years, walking them into the ground until they finally give up the ghost.

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Ali Rowsell

Ali has worked internationally, in countries including Australia, South Korea and Switzerland. She specialises in the outdoors, in particular mountain walking, and is a freelance International Mountain Leader, Climbing Wall Instructor and Mountain Bike Leader.

As a seasoned adventurer who has set foot and traveled on all continents except Antarctica to date, she has a passion for exploring new locations and sharing her love for the outdoors.

Based in Sussex, Ali can regularly be found exploring every kilometre of the South Downs, as well as Ashdown Forest. Ali regularly works and plays in Snowdonia and the Lake District, and has explored all other National Parks the UK has to offer.

Ali has been wearing Meindl boots and hiking shoes for over 18 years, walking them into the ground until they finally give up the ghost. The most satisfying of which was when Ali departed with her Meindl Borneo’s on the Salkantay trail to Machu Pichu in Peru, after 12 years of international use!

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Year round rambles in the South of the UK

The South-East of England; one of the most populated areas in the country, which is also home to the newest National Park, the South Downs, making it the perfect getaway for a pair of Meindl boots away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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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.

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Spring in Snowdonia

Long mountain days, fresh flowers emerging from under a blanket of snow and extensive panoramic views. Ali Rowsell shares with us the best time of the year to visit Snowdonia. There's 1,497 miles of public footpaths waiting to be explored.

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Year round rambles in the South of the UK

The South-East of England; one of the most populated areas in the country, which is also home to the newest National Park, the South Downs, making it the perfect getaway for a pair of Meindl boots away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Read more

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