Affordable changes to backpacking gear

Last week we bought you our tips on reducing your packweight for free. The next step is looking at what items you can buy for not very much that will save you that bit of extra weight in your bag. Let’s face it, we all like the thought of being able to go further at […]

An Outdoors Family on the Glen Lyon Horseshoe

New chapter at the Glen Lyon Horseshoe

As we drove up towards Glen Lyon watching the scenery change and the mountains rise steeply upwards, we were excited by the possibilities of what the weekend would hold. Little did we know that it would be a massive turning point for the future of our family adventures. Times they are a-changing and it’s obvious to […]

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In search of the Grey Man on Ben Macdui

In February I ski-toured across Cairn Gorm and Ben Macdui, starting in the dark and cloud as the snow fell. It was a very evocative trip, bringing images of the Grey Man of Ben Macdui to my mind as all I could hear was my skis swishing across the snow and my rapid breathing as […]

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Double trouble: Family Munro bagging Carn an Tuirc and Cairn of Claise

The forecast is looking good for Sunday so what do you fancy doing this weekend? You know you are into outdoors activities when you check specialist weather forecast sites almost daily. is our favorite for the UK, normally giving a pretty good idea of what to expect, tailored for mountain weather in particular. Anyway, […]