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 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
The doors are closed and locked on adventures far from home once more as coronavirus takes hold again. So close to home is the default option when scouring maps for places to explore. I'd seen the Castle Law hill fort from afar loads of times, often from the Dunning to Bridge of Earn road in … Continue reading Castle Law Hill Fort
Went on my first adventure of 2021 today to Loch Ordie, which is off the A9 between Dunkeld and Pitlochry. The weather was beautiful. Cold, sunny and cloudless. And I spent a good part of my time at the loch being followed around by this Robin, even managing to photobomb me at the top of … Continue reading Good Lordy it’s coldy at Loch Ordie
Q. What equipment do you need to go caving? I only ask because if a Trivial Pursuit victory depended on my knowledge of potholing, I would be left floundering with 5/6s of a pie. The very idea of exploring the depths of middle earth excites me but scares the bejesus out of me, probably because … Continue reading A Hole Lot of Wonder
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7B7ZCX6udU 4 boarders took to the slopes of Glencoe Mountain for the first snows of 2014 on 2nd January. (Some would say it was a new form of hangover cure.....) This is the result.