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The Labrador Wild Man and Rohan in Canada

Red Bay Labrador

Hi Rohantime from Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada.

I first found Rohan in 1985 in a magazine, and sent away for the catalogue a week later. I received a small book style catalogue which I kept for years. I mail ordered the grey Bags, grey Hot Bags (Winter Bags) grey Olfio, yellow shirt sleeve and the long sleeve.… Read more

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Don't Forget The Hat – The Rohan Pilkington Hat

John Pilkington, long time friend of Rohan, has been described as “one of Britain’s greatest tellers of travellers’ tales”. In the 1980s and 1990s, after crossing the Himalayas on foot, he retraced the Silk Road across Asia and became one of the first Westerners to explore the Central Asian republics after the break-up of the Soviet Union.… Read more

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There's a lot of Rohan in a Spark Top

Rohan Spark Top
Somebody said to me the other day

 “There’s a lot of Rohan in a Spark”.

Spark the lightweight, reversible, excellent warm to weight, windproof, water-resistant, small pack size, easy venting insulated pullover.
Spark Top and Vest
Weight: 220g Pack Size: 700ml
Rohan Spark Packpocket
I sat and thought about it and you know what he is right there is.… Read more

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Rohan Long Preston – Cloudspotting Festival 24th-26th July

Forest Festivals
Cloudspotting Music and Arts Festival is planning to make its fifth birthday with another long weekend of music, arts and outdoor pursuits in the beautiful Forest of Bowland.
This long summer weekend retreat deep in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is supported by Arts Council England and the Forestry Commission.… Read more

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Chris Townsend – Rohan on the Continental Divide Trail (CDT)

Chris Townsend  At the start on the US/Canada border in Glacier National Park, May 31, 1985
UPDATE: The Great Outdoors July edition: Continental Divide Trail & Backpacking Tents
A  recent post by Chris Townsend titled  Thirty Years Ago: The Continental Divide Trail has prompted some action on Rohantime…
The post starts with the following…

On May 31, 1985 I walked 10.5 miles in Glacier National Park in the Rocky Mountains.They were my first steps on the Continental Divide Trail, a 3100 mile walk that would take me from the snowbound Northern Rockies to the deserts of New Mexico.

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