Name | Elliott Waring
Blog | See Outside
Where in the world are you answering these questions?
Sat in the back of my van with a brew.
Describe your blog in one sentence.
A place for me to document my adventures, share my passion with others through photography, and give advice.
What sparked your love of the outdoors?
I’ve loved being outdoors for as long as I can remember. My grandad had a lot to do with that; he was an avid hiker and took me up Snowdon as soon as I was capable of walking! My family holidays from the age of 0-16 were either camping in France for 6 weeks in the summer (both parents were teachers) and skiing in the winter (usually with my parents’ schools), so I’ve been subjected to an outdoor lifestyle from day one!
What is your favourite thing to do outdoors?
That’s a tough one! I think combining outdoor activities for a prolonged period of time is my favourite; multi day bike-packing trips and wild camping is something I really enjoy doing. Ski touring in the backcountry and charging tree lines is something I love, but unfortunately don’t get to do that often any more. Taking my VW camper van to the coast with my surfboard is always a joy, and I also love scrambling/climbing on new terrain! Everything really!
If you could see the sunset from one place in the world where would you go and why?
I’ve been lucky to experience some pretty special sunsets over the last twelve months: countless Indonesian sunsets, whilst surfing in Raglan in New Zealand, from the summit of Mount Taranaki, and even closer to home in Anglesey, North Wales! I’m planning on travelling again at the end of 2017, with many more nations on my list. Top of the list is Peru – I’d love to watch the sun set from Machu Picchu!
What is your favourite meal to eat after a day spent outside?
There’s nothing better than pitching up after a long day’s ride/walk and getting some food on. Chilli con carne is a personal favourite and super easy to whip up on a stove! I also love a disposable BBQ on the beach!
Tell us about a recent outdoors adventure you enjoyed.
I recently took a friend up Snowdon via my favourite route, Crib Goch. I had been keeping an eye on the weather and it looked promising for a cloud inversion. Once we had scrambled up to the ridge, we spent the morning above the clouds in the sunshine which was amazing!
What has been your biggest outdoors adventure to date?
Last year I travelled for 6 months, embarking on numerous adventures: 4 day jungle trek in Northern Thailand, 3 day trek in Vietnam, riding a motorbike down the length of vietnam, and living in a van for 12 weeks in Australia and New Zealand. Every single day was an adventure and I made sure that getting outside was the main objective at all times!
Tell us something about you that’s not related to the outdoors… if you can!
I work for a marketing agency, chained to a desk for 40 hours a week. You can imagine my pain…