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Elated to be out in such amazing conditions.

A classic winters day on the Tarmachan Ridge

Another sunny day, another winter adventure in the mountains of Scotland. This time we were heading for the Tarmachan Ridge. After doing three walks in four days the previous week in fantastic winter conditions…

A perfect spot for a break overlooking the reservoir with the Fintry Hills behind it.
Mountain biking

Carron Valley circular from Stirling

The weather was so good yesterday that I just had to get outside. I still have an injury in my achilles tendon though so hillwalking was off the cards. Carron Valley on the mountain bike seemed like the answer then…


Perfect weather on the Pap of Glencoe

I've driven through Glencoe more times than I can remember since I started hillwalking, each time always looking up to the Pap of Glencoe in wonderment at it's fine shape and great vantage point…

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 …


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 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…