A return to Buachaille Etive Mor and Stob Dearg

Buachaille Etive Mor hike scramble Scotland

I first walked up this great mountain in 2012. This time it was as part of a long weekend in Glen Coe and around to the north side of Ben Nevis.

Buachaille Etive Mor was ascended by the guys I was with in two ways. Four of us went up a curving ridge (called, I think, the Curved Ridge) and the other two of us (me as part of that) up the path that ascends Coire Na Tulaich.

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Surveying the Marsden Poetry Trail

Marsden Poetry Trail walk

I had a walk around the Marsden poetry trail, that I previously devised and shared on this blog, alongside poet David Coldwell.

See the original Marsden Poetry trail post here and the Viewranger file for the trail here .

I recently added to some of the waymarkers to the Viewranger file to give more (poetic) detail to the 9.4 miles.

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The Not Snowdon In The Snow trip 2017

Llanberis path on Snowdon In The Snow trip

The last few years have seen me join a trip to Snowdon / Yr Wyddfa (traditionally called ‘Snowdon In the Snow’) with a group of friends – some old, some new. I’ve organised it a couple of times too, if my unreliable memory serves me well.

The trip this weekend comprised seven of us and was organised by Jenny.

The annual (to date) trip originated before I first attended in 2012.

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Kit Review: Wisport Caracal Rucksack 25L A-TACS LE

Why did I jump at the chance of reviewing the Wisport Caracal rucksack? Well, I’ve written before about being raised in a forces household and (maybe because of that?) consequently liking military wear. Khaki outdoors trousers, military grade boots (I love my Altberg Tetheras) etc. And I’m typing this wearing a gun-metal blue shirt with patch pockets. My old man (RAF) would be proud.

Then again, faux military clothing can be a bit de rigueur in the marketing / creative communications world that I’m in.

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