Cairngorm Summit Bivvy: January’s Outdoor Sleep

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
Cairngorm Summit Bivvy: January’s Outdoor Sleep

My  monthly outdoor sleeping has spilled over into 2016 due to missing February last year. Winter is always tricky because the short days encourage a relatively long lie.  Having a long lie in a remote outdoor location makes it hard to get much else done the next day, and in winter there is much that I […]

A Daylight Approach to Maol Bhuidhe

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in Bothy, Northwest Highlands, TV and Film | 5 Comments
A Daylight Approach to Maol Bhuidhe

Some places get inside you, and the remote Maol Bhuidhe bothy is one of those places. My first visit was in the winter of 2008-09 by the most obvious route, a long icy cycle up Glen Elchaig followed by a climb over the Aonach Bhuidhe – Foagaich bealach. We returned a further three times, using a […]

Glen Affric Hammock Camp: December’s Outdoor Sleep

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in Bivvy, Camp, Northwest Highlands | No Comments
Glen Affric Hammock Camp: December’s Outdoor Sleep

Hammock camp by Loch Beinn A’Mheadhoin I woke in a swaying hammock, too scared to peep over the rim in case four hundred pounds of muscle, tooth and claw was staring back at me. When I first attempted to sleep in a hammock, 13 years ago in the Toluene meadows area of Yosemite, this fear […]