Mud, tents, colourful vests, a field and a hubbub of noise. You’d be forgiven for thinking it was a music festival.
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Starting 2020 with a bang – and a bump
2020 kicked off with a race around Scout Scar near Kendal. I left with more than sore legs.
Meall a’ Bhuachaille Race 2019
Meall a’ Bhuachaille – 1:15.10
Stairway to Heaven – Ring of Steall 2019
The wind on my face, the sun on my neck – I wanted to lie down and crack open a cold beer right there and then.
Between control and chaos – Ben Nevis 2019
In some ways, I wonder if that is what caused Eddie Campbell and his rebels to report the fine weather on that wild day in 1980: a fire that has blazed for 123 years.
Skye highs – The Trotternish Ridge Race
After 32km, 2100m, four hours and 26 minutes in the rain and wind – how good was that? Incredible.
Beinn a’ Ghlo, goats and Gaelic
Sweeping corries, rocky peaks and a 1937 entry in the Journal of Animal Ecology.
The year of the wind – Carnethy 5 2019
We started in army formation, had entered the battle, and here we were strewn across the battlefield.
Devil’s Burdens – ‘Total chaos, but just brilliant’
“Should you pick that day for your visit [to the Lomond Hills], you’re likely to encounter a steady stream of pale, wiry red-faced folk wearing little else than shorts and a warm hat.”
Feet above the clouds – Creag Mhor and Beinn Sheasgarnich
We could not look down, like gods, on some dominion below. Instead, we looked out, for miles upon miles at the other ranges of hills – some still red dots on Munro maps, waiting to be explored.