We named our company after Lake District legend Millican Dalton.
Moving from London to Cumbria in the early 1900s, he traded a flat in the Big Smoke for a cave in Borrowdale Valley. Smart move for a man who was into sustainable living way before it became a CSR buzzword.
In fact, he spent his entire life in the outdoors and was completely self-sufficient. Well, almost. He did make a weekly trek to a shop in Keswick for coffee but we can forgive him for that, can’t we? He even made his own organic clothing, tents and rucksacks.
As self-proclaimed “Professor of Adventure,” he spent his daylight hours taking paying guests on rock climbing and mountaineering expeditions around the Lake District.
Inevitably, every trip would end the same way – with hours of philosophising and storytelling around the campfire. He had an opinion on everything but not in a knee-jerk sort of way. He was a deep thinker and would write his thoughts down in his notebook or in letters he’d post from Rosthwaite.
Millican Dalton’s life-story offers a wealth of inspiration for the modern day adventurer. For him, he felt true freedom when he was living simply out in nature.
We feel the same way.