According to the LearnGaelic dictionary, Garbhlach apparently means rugged country. And this was where I was heading for a bluebird weekend with some of the boys, a roam around the rough corrie and the wider expanse of Glen Feshie, one of my favourite glens. Coming from different parts of the country, we all converged on … Continue reading The Rugged Country of Coire Garbhlach
The Tomaselli Salami
The Ferrata Tomaselli is a well known Via Ferrata in the Dolomites, and also possibly one of the hardest. It also gives its name to an award given out at an annual meeting of two outdoor sports clubs for what they call "endeavour". This yearly award was given out on Saturday night past and I'll … Continue reading The Tomaselli Salami
Cottongrass and Cloudberries
A walk around Sgairneach Mhor and Beinn Udlamain in the heat.
It’s hard not to get lost in The Lost Valley
I've driven along the A82 through Glencoe many times. The road is an outdoor addicts dream as you pass mountain after river after ridge after yet more stunning views. Despite the many drive-throughs, I had no idea the Lost Valley (or Coire Gabbail) existed until about 4 years ago when I walked the Bidean Nan … Continue reading It’s hard not to get lost in The Lost Valley
Bernie has moved onto pastures new. Meet Roger, our new adventure wagon. #volkswagent5 #vanlife #microadventure #hellogreatoutdoors
Two days walking part of the Southern Upland Way from Balgrennan to Dalry with Paul and James. Our camp near White Laggan bothy looking towards Loch Dee, a peak at just how "dark skies" that part of the world is, and our morning view as the sun was hitting Craiglee. A belter of a trip. … Continue reading Dark Skies
Do you take your swimming goggles for a walk?
This is a question you won't often ask yourself. Although stranger things do happen I suppose. My mum used to take her cats for a walk (yes, all 4 of them) and it was always a thought that made me smile, the somehow odd idea that felines needed a lead to leave their home. One … Continue reading Do you take your swimming goggles for a walk?
Shall I have Summit to Eat?
Cairngorm summit, early yesterday. I'd have stopped for lunch if it wasn't for the following reasons: The wind was gusting at about 50mph. The temperature/windchill was around -5C. The views were non existent. It was only 10am...