P I L G R I M

The Pilgrim Boot by AKU is in my humble opinion one of the best all round walking boots ever created.

Regardless of what kind of terrain you’re going over, regardless of whether you’re carrying lots of weight or just the essentials, this may well be the boot for you.

I’ll start this by saying that just because this boot works perfectly for me it may not work perfectly for you. I would always recommend going and getting your feet measured and fitted for a pair of boots so that they work perfectly for you aswell.

Now back to the pilgrim. This boot was designed for the military with a lot of input from military professionals in the special forces. Its light and comfy enough to run in with enough support and cushioning to TAB in or spend long days in the hills with heavy weight on your back.

It comes in goretex or non goretex depending upon your requirements. The goretex version does exactly what it says on the tin without sacrificing to much breathability, the non goretex while it may let water in is very quick drying.

These boots have already done hundreds of kilometers for me and are still as good as the day I first put them on and I really can not recomend them highly enough.

I would not be surprised if over the coming year you will find almost all of the C2S staff wearing them while instructing you or cutting around in the hills in their own time.

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S O L O

Everyone likes to be alone from time to time. Being in the mountains is a great escape from the chaos of the real world. Below we talk about the key things we here at City to Summit think you should do to ensure that your adventures dont suffer and become unsafe.

Matt reflecting in the hills.
Number 1, be realistic, by all means push yourself, but within reason, I for instance will never physically push myself on a solo hike/ mountain day unless it is somewhere with very good amenities if something was to go wrong. Dont attempt something that you wouldn’t attempt with a friend or a team, on your own.

Number 2, pack the essentials and dont worry about the luxuries. Warm kit, wet kit, water, food, and safety equipment (map, compass, emergency shelter, first aid kit) do you really need any more?

Number 3, dont neglect your navigation practice. A map and compass, should always be taken out into the hills with you. Use it, every day is a learning day, you may learn something new when you least expect it. Use your solo hike to practice the basics, pacing, practice your ability to take and walk on a bearing etc.

Finally number 4, always let someone know where you’re going and when you’re expecting to be back, dont forget to always add in a little leeway in terms of the final time to account for things that you didnt expect to happen.

If this seems like something you’d enjoy but dont have the confidence to go out by yourself yet then a lesson or two with the crew at C2S could be exactly what you need to gain that confidence in your abilities.

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