Walking boots and a camera: amateur landscape photography

Amateur photographer and Meindl UK ambassador, John Smith shares some of his favourite shots captured during 60 years in walking boots with a camera in hand or at the ready.

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Meindl kids gear test

Monika Strell and her family are ambassadors for our stockist, Little Trekkers. They put our Meindl kids walking boots to the test in Austria's mountains (and an ice cave with 1,000 steps!).

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Bagging Wainwrights

For those not in the know, the Wainwrights are the 214 fells featured in Alfred Wainwright’s seven-volume pictorial guide to the Lake District fells, which were published between 1955 and 1966. Many walkers are keen to ‘bag’ or climb the hills, often with the objective being to climb as many of the 214 as they can, but not many take them all on in a calendar year. Meindl’s Heather is one of the few. Here’s her story of a year bagging Wainwrights…

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Meindl walking shoes - an African adventure

An African adventure – two wheels, 1,000 miles and endless memories

Heather and her reliable Meindl walking shoes (Lites) left the office behind and embarked on a cycling expedition through Africa, travelling from Zambia’s magnificent Victoria Falls to Cape Town’s rugged coastline; the Cape of Good Hope. Here, she tells us a bit more about pedalling over 1,000 miles across the home of the big 5...

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Meindl gear test reviewer Declan Cunningham

Walking boot reviews: Meindl Bhutan and Respond

Declan Cunningham is a keen writer and photographer and his journalistic work includes regular articles in Outsider Magazine where he is the Mountaineering Editor. He also writes for The Sunday Times and other publications highlighting the excellent selection of walking all over his native Ireland as well as further afield. He is a man of all seasons, out in all weathers, and a firm believer in Safety in the Hills and Leave No Trace. Now throw in 16 years in Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and you’ll realise he lives in his boots and when he’s not wandering Ireland’s wildest places finding himself he’s looking for you!

We invited him to review our Bhutan and Respond GTX boots - read on for the verdict...

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meindl ambassador John Smith scrambling up Catbells

Seven decades of hill walking

At the age of 86, John Michael Waddy Smith is a keen mountaineer and can claim to have been donning his hill walking boots for nearly 7 decades. What's the great inspiration behind almost 70 years of adventures? His love of the Lake District, and the photographic opportunities that it delivers.

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Meindl Vakuum Men's Walking Boots

Meindl Vakuum GTX stars in new campaign

If you happen to be passing the Great Outdoors store in Chatham Street, Dublin you may notice a pair of Meindl Vakuum GTX leather walking boots in their latest seasonal window advert. Read on for details of why they were chosen and review snippets.

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Source hydration for cyclists - source ambassador Cress Allwood at the Fred Whitton

Riding the Fred Whitton 2018 – what I learned

For those of us who like cycling and live in the Lakes, the Fred Whitton Challenge ‘the Fred’ is an annual event that tugs at the sinews of curious cyclists. Is it achievable? Will I secure an entry? How much will it hurt? Do I have enough time to train?

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