Ben Macdui summit

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 […]


Great to be Bhac in the mountains with our son!

If you’ve read some of our previous blogs, you’ll know that we try to include our son in the decision making of our weekend adventures whenever we can. So, feeling the need to strap on our boots and get a good walk and wildcamp under our belts, we asked him what he’d fancy doing. “I […]

Wild camping in the southern Cairngorms

Three wild days in the Cairngorms: A family adventure

The Cairngorms are known as one of the largest areas of high ground in the UK, and a particular feature of them is the deep valleys which cut through them. We have been wanting to try a walk and wild camp with more than just a single night camp with our son for a while […]

reasons to go wild camping with kids

Reasons to go wild camping with kids

Wild camping (not camping on an official campsite or right next to the car) is a great experience, and can be the basis of a fantastic family adventure. Here are our top reasons for giving wild camping a go with your family. Adventure – Wild camping feels significantly more adventurous when you don’t know exactly […]

dt trek first day

Dientes de Navarino Trek

The Dientes de Navarino Trek is the southernmost trek in the world, and takes you on a wilderness trek through magnificent unspoilt landscapes. We completed a self made-up variant of this trek at Christmas in 2010, taking 5 days to complete the trip out to Cabana Charles at Lago Windhond. Supposedly, more people have been to the top of Everest […]

An Outdoors Family adventuring as a couple

Adventuring as a couple; how we spent our 3yr wedding anniversary

I met Keith at a bus stop in Southampton (romantic, eh?) over 15 years ago and he changed my life from that moment on. I was doing a double language degree and wanted to travel. He was studying physics and was active, windsurfing or climbing weekly, so it wasn’t long before he introduced me to outdoors […]

Kids clothes layering

Don’t let cold weather stop you from getting outdoors – A guide to kids clothes layering

Now that the weather’s wetter, colder and snowier it certainly doesn’t have to mean the only option we have is to sit in front of a cosy fire with our thickest socks and snuggliest jumpers on. Sounds idyllic though right? I know for us that seems like something we may have considered back in the […]