I’m not really one for taking anyone on the hill that isn’t essential – fundamentally I hate carrying wasted weight – light and (not so) fast is the aim . I don’t sacrifice essential safety kit such as torch, layers, first aid kit, blanket etc but Flasks of coffee tend not to be something I pack. That said – both my wife Sam ( my main hill partner) and my regular climbing buddy Fraser both love a coffee on aRead more
For those that follow me you will know I have become a real fan of Fjerns clothing / equipment since I found them via Sport Pursuit around 2 years or so ago and since purchasing their superb Orkan hard shell waterproof Jacket (review here) and posting my review they have been kind enough to let me try out other items – most recently I just received the Breen Medium / Light Insulated jacket . A full review will follow onceRead more
A piece written by our resident Mountain Guide Andrew Mallinson, penned before Christmas but very pertinent as the snow and ice returns to the UK and many of us are now gearing up and getting out to the Cairngorms and other areas … So what do we want in our seasonal stockings ? Well, with the first dusting of snow on the mountains, thoughts inevitably turn to winter and whether we’re “tooled up” for those magnificent days that await inRead more
As we moved between pitches 2 and 3 the wind slowly started to pick up and the lack of sun on the face saw the temperatures start to dip as the sun hung low on this, the shortest day of the year. Get the feet movingRead more
So let me get it out the way – – I am OCD about weight, space etc and they just typically don’t serve a need for me – i don’t take hot food on a climb and its rarely hot enough in Scotland to need a keep cold solution.
That may be about to change…Read more