8, 9 or 10 Under the Ben

Ewan, Gregor, Cieran and I had lots of pints, some nachos and venison burgers, then a wee bit of sleep and a full cooked breakfast and did an endurance mountain bike race. 10 Under the Ben. Except we didn't do 10, we stopped a tad early because we'd already ridden the circuit a few times... Continue Reading →

Strathpuffer 2017

The Strathpuffer…….a year on from 24 hours of mud induced leg pain here we stood again, a dithering group of men in their most uncomfortable environment, the supermarket. Staying in group formation we advanced around the isles cramming not so sporty, sports food into our trolley. Things like cheese and sausages. Fortunately emerging from that... Continue Reading →

And off to Russia we went.

I would much prefer to open dramatically with tales of adrenaline and fear but a chronological tale of mountaineering more than often starts with obscene amounts of time spent canned up in airports, aeroplanes and other vehicles. And so it started for us. Our destination was Bezengi mountaineering camp, which lies within the great Caucasus mountain range between Russia and Georgia. It... Continue Reading →

Me and Ewan are going on an adventure again

We’ve been on a few before you know. It’s hard to define the threshold beyond which something becomes a true adventure. One of the contributing factors for us has been that adventures usually have a higher degree of uncertainty or list of unknowns. Time ‘out and about’ for us has included camping, biking and climbing... Continue Reading →

Slioch Horseshoe Hill Race 2016

Slioch towers above the south east end of Loch Maree in Wester Ross, just north of the village of Kinlochewe. The Slioch Horseshoe hill race is one of the 10 Scottish long classic hill races and is run annually in May.

Stuc a’ Chroin 5000 Hill Race

A wee bit of patter on my first Scottish hill race of the season, with the second (Slioch) now looming on the horizon. I 'borrowed' the main photo of the hill from Google as the race photos have yet to be released, it was a lot snowier on the day: The Stuc a’ Chroin 5000... Continue Reading →

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