In the summer of 2014, I visited Zermatt and took a trip on the Gornergrat mountain railway for an incredible view across the valley towards the Matterhorn, surrounded by a panoramas of high alpine peaks over a sea of ice far below.
Courtesy of @inntravel, a travel company who specialise in slow holidays, I’m giving away a hiking kit that incorporates everything you would need on your hiking trails.
The Zephyros 1 tent is a lightweight, one person tent, and exceptional value for money for what you get.
At under £100, this compact tent is, quite honestly, a bargain.
I’ve used the tent for four nights so far, in a variety of conditions (other than torrential rain). Once in a campsite in the New Forest in Hampshire, and then three nights wild camping in the far north of Scotland.
Here are my thoughts on this tent.
The words echo around my head with a crushing disappointment and realisation.
As a prelude to hiking up Suilven, we walked an 8 mile circuit around the attractive Cam Loch, a few miles south from the hamlet of Elphin in the far northwest reaches of spectacular and wild Scotland.
Delving into the flat and sandy stretch of pristine, unspoilt tranquillity – a night wild camping under the stars was one of the more memorable nights I’ve enjoyed in the UK, Sandwood Bay is unlike anything I’ve seen – a truly special place.
Glen Coe is one of the most dramatic and most beautiful locations in Scotland; a well visited glen in a country packed full of drama and beauty.
In this great glen, and out of sight from the road, lies a surprising and hidden ‘Lost Valley’.
Combining a short, steep walk to the valley with a spectacular winter ascent of Stob Coire Nan Lochan, meant one of my favourite days I’ve had in the mountains of Scotland.
A small silver lining in the clouds of boring admin when moving house is the discovery of long forgotten possessions.
As I prepare to move house for the first time in four years in a couple of weeks, a much needed clear out of some drawers prompted the re-emergence of a long since discarded external memory drive. On it contained some archived pictures of old routes, activities and hiking adventures from way back in 2009.
Taken in January 2009, here are some of the photos of a winter climb of Snowdon – the highest peak in Wales.
Having now booked a few trips for 2015, here are a few places – mostly new, some not – on my horizon for the next few months.
For years, as long as I can remember, I have wanted to visit Iceland to marvel at the geology and landscapes with my own eyes. Yesterday, I opened the email to the words ‘We would like to confirm our offer of a placement with our volunteer team this summer’.
I leave in late June, for two weeks