Deer are a vital part of our ecosystems, but how they are managed has a huge impact on our natural environment
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.
After 32km, 2100m, four hours and 26 minutes in the rain and wind – how good was that? Incredible.
Somehow, the view now goes beyond my visual boundaries. The effort, the movement, the senses are all contributors to the perception.
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.
It started as a slog, but a blowy day in the Cairngorms revealed some incredible scenes up high.