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Family adventure blogs to follow in 2017

Whether you’re a seasoned pro at getting your kids outside or just starting out and after a bit of advice and inspiration, looking online is always guaranteed to throw some useful information your way. There are hundreds of blogs offering just that, ranging from beginner guides to advice about routes, clothing or gadgets and inspirational family time spent outdoors […]

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What do adventurers eat for breakfast?

Imagine this:  You’ve spent days packing and unpacking, making sure you have the essentials for your 3day walk and wild camp trip in the Cairngorms. You’ve got the tent, down quilt, airbeds, cooker, waterproofs, hats, gloves. The list goes on. But you’ve got everything. Absolutely everything, including food. Oh yes. Food. You’ve packed enough variety […]

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Trip report; Boys day at Meall Chuaich

Autumn half term started with a weekend of perfect sunny still weather forecast and so I was keen to get out with our son on a mountain. It was going to be a boy’s day, so leaving Stacey at home and not wanting to plan too big, I decided on a slightly different approach. Many of […]

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Gear review: Buff Headwear

I set off on my daily cycle last week in sub-zero weather and as my ears froze solid I realised exactly what I needed but had forgotten: my merino Buff. It is moments like this where you really appreciate the value of high quality equipment, and since then it has been with me every day. […]

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Trip report; Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas

Recently we took advantage of good autumn weather for an ascent of Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas, which tower above Loch Tay. With the shorter days we packed the night before and set off early to give ourselves the time we needed. The drive along the Tay valley was dismal, with thick fog for most […]

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A trek down memory lane: The Torres Del Paine circuit a decade on

Almost 10 years ago now we walked the Torres Del Paine circuit in Chilean Patagonia during a year travelling. We had seen the iconic images and wanted to experience it for ourselves. it would be the largest trek we had been on at 7 days and around 100 km. We travelled from northern Chile to […]