There’s definite advantages to being impulsive and having a spontaneous streak running through you. For example, a recent weekend mountain forecast promising clear skies after a heavy snowfall prompted cancelling all plans, packing a bag the night before and setting an alarm for 5am. There’s excitement and adventure in the unpredictability of it all, not […]Read more "The Mountains are Calling and I……..forgot my camera"
28km with 2986m ascent over 3 days The last trip to Snowdonia was about six months ago just before solstice, three long days walking alone in the lush green valleys and along an empty Nantlle ridge with a light pack in perfect weather, endless sunshine with an occasional warm breeze, the June light lasted long enough […]Read more "Blizzards, Spindrifts and a Frozen Beard: A Winter Backpack in Carneddau"
Total distance 46km with 2701m ascended Inshriach Forest was a pure vision of autumn, the deciduous conifers had turned golden against their evergreen neighbours and red squirrels darted back and forth across the track and up into the canopies. There was a thick course of moss growing up the centre of the road leading out from Feshiebridge, […]Read more "Frozen Tents and Ptarmigans: a wintry backpack around the cairngorms"
With the UK sitting under a generous helping of snow, I took the opportunity to steal away for a few hours on Sunday and head out into the frozen monochrome hinterland of North Notts on my Whyte 901 to find some fresh unspoilt deep snow drifts to ride through. A less successful venture earlier in […]Read more "All White on the Whyte"