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A Weekend in Paradise – Torridon

I originally got into hill walking for photography. The height offers a much better perspective of the landscape and provides views that not everyone gets to see. But it seemed like months since I climbed […]

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Winter Wild Camp on Beinn Dubh

After walking and wild camping the West Highland Way last year, I decided that I needed a new tent for winter use. The Zephyros 1 was just too small inside and it has terrible ventilation, […]

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The Perfect Day

I was disappointed by last week’s failed attempts at Ben Choznie and was itching to get back out in the snow. I looked at the forecast and saw that Sunday looked to be absolutely perfect, […]

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I Gave Myself a Chance

Winter is my favourite season for hill walking (or mountaineering in winter) and photography.  There has been some snowfall over the last few days and more was forecast for the weekend. I wanted to make […]

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West Highland Way – Day 6 – Kinlochleven to Fort William

I woke up to a beautiful winter morning. It was still cold, but the sun was shining and I was looking forward to the last leg of the journey. I was eager to get going, […]

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West Highland Way – Day 5 – Inveroran to Kinlochleven

The next morning I woke up frustrated after tossing and turning all night in a tent dripping with condensation. It was bitterly cold and my tent was encased in a thick layer of frost. As I […]

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Microadventure? What’s That!?

I was introduced to the phrase Microadventure by a friend who read an article in a magazine by Alastair Humphreys. Here’s a short quote from his website:   “That is why I came up with […]

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West Highland Way – Day 4 – Falls of Falloch to Inveroran

My hips seized up during the night which made for an uncomfortable nights sleep. I skipped breakfast, taped up my feet and set off early towards Tyndrum. It was a cold morning and I was […]

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West Highland Way – Day 2 & 3 – Garadhban Forest to Falls of Falloch

Day 2 I woke up in a cocoon of dampness and discomfort. My feet had already started to blister and ache from walking for miles with wet boots the previous day. I stuck my head out […]

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West Highland Way – Day 1 – Milngavie to Garadhban Forest

 The West Highland Way was Scotland’s first long distance walking route, stretching 96 miles (155km) from Milngavie to Fort William. It has been on my to-do-list for a few years now, but I always found […]

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