Trip to the Isle of Rum #2 – A traverse of The Cuillins

This was to be our first full day on the Isle of Rum, with a traverse of the Cuillins and a stay at Dibidil Bothy that night. Firstly – a quick ad : before this trip I was chatting to a blogger and a man with real knowledge of the Scottish Islands, Pete writes over at and was really … Keep reading >

A hiking trip to the Isle of Rum – Part #1 – a detour up Buachaille Etive Mor

Part #1 isn’t actually about Rum at all. More of that in the 2nd part of this extended post. This is the ‘Let’s climb a Mountain on the way up to climbing some Mountains’ post. The plan was to get our walking legs in after a few hours of driving from Marsden en route to Mallaig (to get the ferry … Keep reading >

Traversing the Rum Cuillin .. soon (ish)

I’ve got two big walking dates in my diary for this year (so far) and I’m just beginning to fact-find about the first of them – a trip to Rum (Rùm) and a traverse of the Rum Cuillin. This will be in early May and I can’t wait. I’m excited for a few reasons, one is the obvious thing of … Keep reading >

Kit Review – Berghaus Freeflow 25 + 5 day / rucksack

Score : 5 out of 5 on features and comfort. 5 out of 5 on weight. ** [review update (May 2012) – I took the Freeflow on a 4 day trip to Rum and it carried all the stuff I needed it to. The stow / expansion side pockets were really handy and I got lots in there. Great balance with sack crossing the Cuillins.]** I already have a … Keep reading >