Cairngorms, Autumn 2019

At the end of October 2019, five days were spent backpacking alone through the Cairngorms covering just shy of 60 miles and climbing around 11000ft, the change of the seasons apparent in the sharp drop in temperature and the nights drawing in early. Writing this now in week 6 or 7 (difficult to tell) of a […]

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A night on Cnicht

A few photos from a a bitterly cold day and night around Cnicht and the Moelwyns, it was easy enough to lose the sparse crowds that had shuffled up to the summit on a frozen November weekend and explore the scattered high tarns that populate the landscape to the north. Regrettably it was also the […]

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Last week the young ‘un and I finished our own round of the three Yorkshire Peaks with a breezy stomp to the top of Whernside. We felt the first cold winds of Autumn and descended back to Chapel Le Dale against an ethereal light in the late afternoon. The record for the 3 peaks fell […]

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Edale Skyline 2018

A few photos from a recce of the Edale Skyline Fell Race I did on my birthday earlier this year, not everyone’s choice for a birthday treat. I knew the route well but this year it was being run anti-clockwise and there were a few sections I was a bit more hazy on. Heavy snow had […]

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Howgills : November 2017

Just a quick overnighter as Winter was on the way in, setting out from Ravenstonedale at the end of November, it was a bright day with very strong northerly winds adding a sharp chill to the air. I’d forgotten how steep the Howgills are, relentlessly so. Coming off the south slope of Randygill Knott I […]

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Winter in The Monadhliath

At the end of February I spent four days backpacking around the Monadhliath Mountains, the walk finished up just in time to miss the the heavy snow and sub zero temperatures which affected the entire UK. In fact if I’d attempted to drive back home just a few hours later from Kingussie to the Midlands […]

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