Kit Review – The no-hiking hiking kit roundup

I’ve hurt my back and that coupled with busy work life has meant no real outdoorsy-ness for a while. My lower back occasionally fubars (traced back to schoolboy rugby and then a very long tumble down an ice-field where it all went a bit somersault-y). This time it was brought on by an innocuous slip on some leaves on a steep cobbled path. Pah. … Keep reading >

New App for hiking the West Highland Way #hike

I got contacted today by an app developer who has brought out an app (for Android initially I think) for people looking to do the West Highland Way. I’d love to do this path / trail its entirety – on my bucket list, as having driven up most of it (and walked a tiny part + one mountain at the northern end) it’s a beautiful … Keep reading >

Kit Review – What’s under here? New Augmented Reality App for geologists and hikers

My son just put me on to a new app from the British Geological Survey – iGeology 3D. It’s only available on Android (maybe it was too onerous / time-consuming / costly to develop an iphone version? not sure.) We’re going to give it a proper test drive (walk) on Saturday – I like the idea of being able to identify what you are walking over … Keep reading >

Out on a walk – the geek edition

So, I’ve decided that before I attempt the national 3 peaks I need to make sure I can find my way up and down them. Obviously paper maps are a must – actually, learning to read one properly is a must also – but I’m a geek so I also want to try out a GPS system. I’ve looked at … Keep reading >