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Ben of the Antarctic?

Ben Saunders, and some ice. Brrrrr.

A short while back I spoke to Ben Saunders, who's aiming to become the first person to recreate Scott of the Antarctic's epic journey to the South Pole and back - an 1,800-mile round trip.

On foot.

Is he mad? No actually, quite sane. In fact adventurous would be a better word to use to describe him. Ben himself told me there's something awesome about the immense scale of the polar regions, and that going there and being the only human in about a bazillion square miles of snow and ice is an incredible feeling.

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Stuart Kidman is the magazine's Deputy Editor. He has been a journalist for ten years, writing for local newspapers before joining the Club in 2009. He loves camping and enjoys nothing better than trekking off into the wilderness to 'rough it' for a couple of nights.

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Rain or shine...

My Force Ten pitched up at Keswick Club Site

OK, so the weather's not been brilliant has it?

I'm fairly sure one of the big daily papers was promising a heatwave to hit us later this month. Let's hope so, but in the meantime I wanted to share a few of my previous camping experiences where I've had a really enjoyable time, even if the weather hasn't been great.

This year, I've already been camping a few times in my little two-berth Force Ten tent (which I love - it feels like home away from home). Most recently I was at Keswick Club Site, pitched about 20ft from Derwentwater with an unobstructed view of the lake and surrounding hills.

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Stuart Kidman is the magazine's Deputy Editor. He has been a journalist for ten years, writing for local newspapers before joining the Club in 2009. He loves camping and enjoys nothing better than trekking off into the wilderness to 'rough it' for a couple of nights.

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When a plan comes together - shooting the April magazine cover

The April magazine's front cover

As April's magazine arrives with readers, many will have noticed the cover is a montage consisting of two different photographs, joined together.

For this we owe a big thank you to photographer and friend of the Club magazine, Alisdair Cusick whose patience and skill was a massive help in getting this ambitious idea turned into a reality.

We'd initially come up with the plan for a split front cover having realised we didn't have a natural picture that illustrated the concept behind our main feature this month, an article about the two sides to a holiday in the Lake District.

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Stuart Kidman is the magazine's Deputy Editor. He has been a journalist for ten years, writing for local newspapers before joining the Club in 2009. He loves camping and enjoys nothing better than trekking off into the wilderness to 'rough it' for a couple of nights.

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