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Congratulations to OutdoorLad Martyn Brown who has just summited Mount Kilimanjaro!

He told us about how the expedition came about and how OutdoorLads helped him:

"After going on my first OutdoorLads event in January 2016 I got hooked very quickly, due to the friendliness of leaders and other members, and my passion for getting out into the outdoors and exploring grew.

After several day walks I signed up and undertook the Keswick to barrow walk last May with OutdoorLads. Completing this challenge and raising money for charity was a great feeling. Shortly after this I undertook a second 40 mile charity walk but with a team from work. 

After these events I wanted to push the challenge even further and signed up for Kilimanjaro and raised money for the Alzheimer's society in memory of my grandma. 

If it had not been for OutdoorLads it is unlikely I would have had the confidence (gained by meeting and interacting with up to 30 new people on each event), fitness or passion to undertake this challenge, which is one of the best life experiences I have had. 

OutdoorLads has given me an improved outlook on life and a real sense of being part of a very supportive community."

Congratulations to our North Region Coordinator, Bryan Cosgrove, for this amazing photo article in this month's Trail Magazine! Bryan wins himself a £25 OutdoorLads voucher for his efforts.

Don't forget you can get a half price subscription to Trail and Country Walking Magazines with your Member Benefits - find out more at by choosing 'Member Benefits' from the 'Membership' menu above.

Did you know that last year, OutdoorLads spent £1600 training its volunteer leaders? Funded courses included food hygiene for hostel leaders, outdoor first aid, mountain skills weekends as well as training and assessments for NGB awards including Mountain Leader and Single Pitch Award (outdoor climbing) and this year we've already committed to training six Leaders for their Climbing Wall Award and a further six for the Hill and Moorland Leader Award.

If you're interested in becoming an event leader, find out more about how simple the process can be at by choosing 'Become a Leader' from the 'Events' menu above.

The minutes of February's Board of Trustees Meeting are now available to read on our Governance page (choose 'About Us' and 'Governance' above).

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