I've just uploaded a video of the gear I use for winter hillwalking. My first video like this. Took three attempts - frozen camera, inaudible audio, wind noise, all problems.
For the first time in a few years the snow has been deep enough for local skiing so I retrieved my oldest skis from the garage.
Leaving behind the magical forest described in my last post I started the climb up Meall a'Bhuachaille.
With a promise of sunshine and clear views I headed out intending to climb to the Cairngorm Plateau and revel in the snowy mountains.
Some days at this time of year I look out of the window at grey skies and a dark landscape and wonder if it's worth going for a walk. It always is.
Forty years ago a young hillwalker from Kent changed the way we treat walking boots forever. Until then the products available were designed to soften as well as waterproof leather.
The first touches of winter have gone from the hills. The air is warm. The forecast has been for stormy weather but with mild southerly winds.
Brit Lou Rudd has touched down on the ice to begin his ‘Spirit of Endurance’ expedition with the goal to be the first person to cross Antarctica solo
Matt Heason, Director of the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, has announced plans to take the festival on the road over the winter for the first time in its 13-year history.
In March last year I visited Loch an Eilein in Rothiemurchus Forest in the Cairngorms and was appalled at some logging that was taking place.
My next book is due out soon. It tells the story of my Scottish Watershed walk and the various thoughts and feelings it engendered...
Second in the Classic Gear series that appeared in The Great Outdoors last year. This time, a revolutionary stove.
The hotly anticipated climbing film 'Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Backey' is to be released to UK cinemas on Friday 10th August.
British army Captain Lou Rudd has announced plans to attempt an unsupported solo crossing of Antarctica, by the same route on which fellow Briton and friend Henry Worsley lost his life in 2016.
On the 8th February 1913 Australian geologist Douglas Mawson stumbled across a remote hut in the northern reaches of the Antarctic continent.
We all hope there’s a long career of hillwalking ahead of us, but one day of course we’ll all climb our last.