Tested – SIGG Thermo Flask

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

Schiehallion

Ahead of the Christmas break we wanted to get a decent hill in and forecasts pointed east so Schiehallion in the Low east Highlands , near Aberfeldy was our decision. We’ve done Schiehallion twice already once in mid winter and once in spring , both times required crampons with a lot of lying snow and ice around the rocky summit but today it was a different story Setting out early ( been a while sixes we’ve been up at 6am!)Read more

Shorts? Hope for the best …

Been a very long time ( 2 years + I reckon) since Fraser and I got on a hill – of course the C19 issue stopped us all but Fraser and I did a lot of mountains together and it’s been faaar to long ! Grabbed some annual leave and we stuck August 12th in the diary for a hill day – both knowing we were way off our previous fitness after a year and a half of on andRead more

Not all those who wander..

… are lost – we all know this one but I found myself saying it in earnest for the first time at the weekend. We went for a “quick hit “ to Meikle Bin , a small 570m hill in the Campsie Fells , just north of Glasgow . Long story short .. wrong car park .. a much longer walk ensued but a lovely day out , a lot of in the forest trails and one very overgrown outRead more