Tag: wild camp

Orkney odyssey – Scottish island adventure

Orkney is a large group of islands sitting North East from the Scottish mainland. Steeped in history with everything from Neolithic tombs, to vikings and even World War II sites. Orkney has a massive amount of rich material to explore. I travelled to the far north of Scotland with my mother to fulfil one of […]

Cairngorm off grid van life routine

I write this journal entry sitting in the Linn of Dee car park in Scotland on day seven of my new life.  Living the van life.  A phrase that has became more popular recently as it once was in the 60s.  Those uttering it may or may not be qualified to do so.  After over […]

Cape Wrath trail a long distance odyssey

What every break from 9 to 5 work needs. An epic long distance trekking adventure. Think of Scotland and most of you will instantly think of the West Highland Way. A well marked walking route between Fort William and Glasgow. Having completed this 100 mile trail in the late 1990’s I was looking for a […]

Aonach Eagach Ridge Scramble in Glen Coe

Recently working 9 to 5 has ceased to be a thing I need to do. Living the van life full time opens up so many opportunities, not just physically but creatively and motivationally. Inspired by the recent freedom and favourable weather it was time to hit the hills and get more munros climbed. Two summits […]

Halfway point and hitting reset

27 miles travelled, more than a full marathon distance. A combination of mountain biking and good old fashioned boots on the ground got me there. The halfway point of my munro adventure, hitting 141 of the Scottish mountain summits. In hiking to two of the more remote munro peaks in An Sgarsoch and Carn an […]

Sgulaird the one that got away

It’s felt like a tough couple of weeks for making it out into the hills munro bagging. A failed attempt at climbing in the Cairngorms close to our New Year bothy outing had not increased the summit count. With conditions for the weekend looking cold and challenging I selected a munro peak closer to home […]