Ray Mears does survival, Ran Fiennes does long cold walks, Kenton Cool does Everest summits and Chris Townsend does backpacking and wild camping - that's just the order of things. There are names that become synonymous with particular types of adventure and Chris Townsend is one of them. Multi award winning author, respected journalist and photgrapher, Chris has become an institution in the outdoor world. From President of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland to recently appointed Hill Walking Ambassador for the British Mountaineering Council he's been at the heart of the British outdoor community for a generation. Two years ago he got together with then rising star of the outdoor film makng world, Terry Abraham, to bring a small part of his accumulated knowledge and experience to the big screen in The Cairngorms in Winter with Chris Townsend and the rest, as they say, is history. Backpacking in the Lake District with Chris Townsend is not so much a follow up to The Cairngorms in Winter as a spin off, following Chris on a three day route back in the Lake District where he first followed his love of walking onto the hills.
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Watch the video of a stunning ice cave in the Scottish Highlands formed by a huge block of snow and ice from the remnants of last winter. The cave was formed by meltwater running underneath the ice.
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