Hillwalking Camping

Stargazing on Sgurr na Stri

Standing only 494 metres high, Sgurr na Stri on the Isle of Skye sits well and truly in the shadow of the mighty Cuillin hills but that doesn't make this small coastal hill any less interesting. It's famed for possessing arguably the best view in Scotland …

Hillwalking

Tested Tough on the Isle of Skye

It was Friday 21st October and my alarm was ringing like any other morning. Except it wasn’t any other morning, I was in the Isle of Skye and I was about to interview to be one of Columbia’s next Directors of Toughness. I looked outside and caught a glimpse of the Cuillin…

Hillwalking

A wander in the woods

I've been to Lewis Hill and Middlethird Wood on quite a few occasions now but each time was on my mountain bike in the rain and wind. This was the first time I had been able to go on foot and with blue skies above me, it was definitely the best…

Hillwalking Camping

First wild camp up the Ochil Hills

After five years of hillwalking, I have finally wild camped up the hills! Years of excuses and not finding the time or money to do it are finally over. Not wanting to go too far from home for my first outing, I thought Dumyat up the Ochil Hills in Stirling would be my best bet…

Hillwalking

The Black Mount double

After years and years of asking me to go up the hills with him when I was a boy, my father and I finally managed to climb a couple of Munros together. Being the old and experienced hillwalker, I let Billy choose where we'd go and Stob Ghabhar was the choice…

Hillwalking

The Glen Falloch experience

After last week’s epic adventure up and around Ben Lui, I thought I'd go for something a bit easier and shorter this time round. So I set my sights on either An Caisteal & Beinn a'Chroin or Cruach Ardrain & Beinn Tulaichean from the layby where the River Falloch meets the A82…