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Dundonnell Kit Test

May 27, 2010 2:57 pm

Driving north towards Dundonnell in north west Scotland, the little snowflake warning light in the car lit up and we began to realise what we were in for. We were hoping to climb the Fisherfield Six (the remotest of all the Munros) but after the heatwave of the previous weekend, the weather had completely changed. Scotland has… Read more

Freedom

May 20, 2010 5:15 pm

Last night I handed in my security pass and left RBS for the final time. For the first time since I was at university, I’m now unemployed. The guys from work bought me an awesome Leatherman Blast as my leaving present, then joined me for some drinks in a bar near the office. The Leatherman… Read more

Decisions, decisions, decisions

May 8, 2010 11:38 am

There’s so much to sort out! If I was just going to set off and walk on my own then there’d be no need to plan a schedule in any great detail, but I’m hoping that various friends will be joining me along the way. To make that possible, I need to be able to… Read more

We need kit, lots of kit

May 7, 2010 10:43 pm

I’ve been steadily researching and acquiring more gear over the last few weeks, which has helped build the excitement to the point where I’m struggling to sleep when I lie down at night! Following on from the tent, I’ve now got a light-weight Grivel Air Tech Evo ice axe, some Grivel Air Tech crampons, a PowerMonkey Explorer… Read more