I fished as a youngster and have re-discovered the sport as a way to relax and learn. Stubby fingers and bland nerve responses don’t make it easy, but standing in a river washes all my stress away.
Here’s a blog for Ordnance Survey about my latest life learning experience…
I believe strongly in inspiring youngsters and much of my work in schools teaches learning, life and leadership skills. Earlier this year I held two sessions at Lydgate Junior School in Sheffield and the pupils have written wonderful blogs about our time together…
I’ll be speaking at a RGS-IBG lecture which promises to be an exciting evening of adventure and drama. I’ll be covering some of my exploits across the globe from high mountain peaks to remote rain forests.
Held at Blencathra Field Studies Centre, Threlkeld, Keswick, Cumbria. CA12 4SG on 15th Sept 2018
“The world may be extensively mapped, and the internet can show images of anything, anywhere, but there is nothing like sticking your head over the ridge, or round the corner to see what’s there with your own eyes”
As human beings, we have a great effect in the countryside we love and thats why I ‘Leave No Trace’. Here a few thoughts in a blog I’ve written for Ordnance Survey…
“As humans, we create many types of waste. We have no right to leave any of them for others or nature to find”
I first met Zoe through the Ordnance Survey and feature in her series ‘The GetOutside Interviews’.
“I set an example by writing about my battles with stress and depression and getting into the great outdoors”
THE GETOUTSIDE INTERVIEWS | NIGEL VARDY
Earlier this year I travelled to Jordan with 360 Expeditions. I crossed the desert and experienced some beautiful historic sites with a group from the YesTribe…
“Sleeping outside has always given me the most peaceful slumbers and I regularly find a quiet corner to put my head down…”
An article I wrote for Blacks about my years of experience with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme…
“Get away from the norm, think differently and challenge yourself. This is where leaders are created, and futures built…”
While medication can help some people cope with their mental health problems, many also benefit from being outside more, getting some exercise and enjoying what the great outdoors has to offer. That’s why Winfields Outdoors Walk & Talk campaign has been created. Its aim is to contribute to the wider conversation around mental health and encourage more people to use what nature has provided as just one method of tackling their issue.
I’ve written a blog for Winfields regarding my life in the outdoors and how its saved me many times…
Walk & Talk
Controlling your breathing is vital at altitude, but it can also help control stress and fear. A blog for Ordnance Survey on how my life has been built on control…
“Sit peacefully, and learn to breathe…”
I’ve grown up in the Peak District and wrote a blog for the Ordnance Survey on how we have evolved together…
“The word ‘Peak’ is nothing to do with the parks hills, but the Saxon ‘Pecsaetan’ tribe which inhabited the area, but the park does have its fair share of hills…”
A blog with Mountaineer Cathy O’Dowd for The ‘Business of Adventure’ website about my life in the mountains, speaking and the media.
“I want people to see more of me than just Mr Frostbite. That is going to be with me until the day I die…”
An Article from the Daily Star from October 2014
“The family of one man feared dead in the Himalayan snowstorm disaster celebrated last night that he was safe – as others still waited for news of loved ones.”
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