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 →

Sunshine, clouds and meal deals

Scotland has been good to us over the past few weeks. As she begins to shake off her winter cloak we've been treated to a couple of weekends of good snow and hill conditions. The first set of photos below are from a weekend spent on bikes and foot in the Cairngorms. In the preceding days... Continue Reading →

Photos from Tromso, Norway

Some photos from a wee trip up to Tromso in Norway in the first week of January 2016. The fjords around Tromso are literally teaming with whales. I had expected to spend hours scanning the horizon for small black dots but in reality if you went out on a boat, stood in one place and... Continue Reading →

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