Sunday, 22 July 2018

Solo Camp and Hill Walk in Killin

What was solo camping like? Scary? Lonely? Boring? Pretty much none of the above describes my first solo camping trip. It was far more more along the lines of riveting, fun and relaxing. 

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Gear Review: SubZero Factor1+ Seamless Thermal Base Layer (Unisex)

I was delighted a while back when I received an email from SubZero, asking if I was able to review their new Factor 1 Plus Unisex Long Sleeve Seamless Base Layer. I'm a sucker for a good base layer, so of course accepted gladly, and I was not disappointed.

Product Description

"Sub Zero Factor 1 Plus Unisex Long Sleeve Seamless Base Layers are manufactured from super soft 100% polyamide fabric produced on a seamless circular knitting machine. Utilising body mapping technology allows us to construct innovative seamless body forms and add features such as stretch rib zones for support and waffle zones for enhanced heat retention and greater perspiration control."

Delighted with the soft, cosy fabric as soon as I put it on

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

5 New Years Goals for Adventurers

While not everyone loves the idea of 'new years resolutions', I doubt a lot of people would disagree that important to have goals. For each person, these are completely different, and can be set at any time of year, not just January. I personally quite like new years resolutions (though I think 'goals', 'aspirations' or 'achievements' are more suitable words). I think the start of a new year is a great time to gain some perspective on life. You get a bit of time off with work, spend it with loved ones, and have some time to evaluate what you want out of life and the year ahead. 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Kayaking in Arisaig

Earlier this summer, my dad and I took our first daddy-daughter weekend trip up to Arisaig for a spot of kayaking! After a scenic road trip on Friday night, we were unfortunate to encounter unsuitable kayaking-weather on Saturday. Paddling adventures put on hold, we instead explored the breathtaking Silver Sands of Morar and had a small hill climb, before finding a camping spot near the water in hope of better weather on Sunday. 

Monday, 25 September 2017

Hiking Up Ben Lomond

One of my training walks before I headed to Spain for Los Tres Picos, was heading up Ben Lomond, one of the most well-known and well-trekked Munros, situated in the West of Scotland. I tackled Ben Lomond with my Auntie Tricia, who was my companion for Los Tres Picos, and my Uncle Martin. This was, however, my second attempt at this mountain.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Walking the Lairig Ghru

This summer, my old school friends and I figured we'd mix it up a little and instead of our usual barbecue, night out or pizza nights, we'd take an exciting trip and walk the Lairig Ghru.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Los Tres Picos: Charity Trek in Spain

A few weeks ago, I finally embarked on the trip I have been jabbering on about all year: an absolutely incredible 3 day trek up 3 of Spain's highest mountains! All in aid of the EY Foundation, the trek was both mentally and physically testing, but equally rewarding and all for such a great cause.

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