I was recently interviewed by Christian Stahl about how my experiences on the mountains had changed my life. Taking decisions in critical moments is vital when the world is throwing everything at you. Right, wrong, good or bad, you have to live with them for the rest of your life.
Heres the podcast on Christians ‘Beyond Blindness’ Website…
011 – How to take decisions in critical moments of our lives
Here’s the podcast on other sites…
For almost 30 years I’ve led a New Year’s Walk to get family and friends together. For many, it has become a must in their diaries and I often get asked for the date months in advance.
Leading 50+ people isn’t an easy task, so here’s a few of the lessons I’ve learned along the way…
Here’s a blog for Ordnance Survey
There will be no party for my 50th birthday, no barbecue or Easter celebration, but I will be racing across South Africa in honour of my Father…
Here’s an article from the Derby Telegraph…
Spring should be a time for celebration as new life bursts forth and drives the grey skies of winter away. As a child I spent many happy days with my father watching the buds burst, flowers rise and listening to the birds call, but this spring is different.
This spring is grey again. On the first day of spring this year, I lost the man who gave me my love of the outdoors. An early morning call was like a tolling bell and within a few hours, he was gone…
I’m delighted to have been accepted as a Brand Ambassador for Grangers, based in my beautiful Derbyshire…
I recently recorded a StoryHinge Podcast with Jason Vidaurri about my life in Mountaineering and what life lessons it has taught me.
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During 20126 I took part in the ICEMAN POLAR Race in Greenland. A film crew followed the race and produced this short film on the trials and tribulations of Greenland ski racing..!
Heres a blog I wrote about the race itself…
The ICEMAN Polar Race 2016 – Second Time Lucky..?
Adaption after injury is a long and hard battle, but with perseverance, good friends and the right suppliers, you can do the things you love.
Heres a blog I’ve written for Ordnance Survey…
I was recently interviewed by the Peak District’s Park Life magazine about my life in Derbyshire and how the national park has shaped my life long love of adventure…
Here’s a link to the online magazine –
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…”