The backpacking conundrum – what next?

Entries for The Great Outdoors Challenge (TGOC) 2018 are now open, which reminded me it was around a year a go when I applied for the 2017 event. This gave me a bit of fright, where has the time gone? Ultimately, I withdrew from the TGOC with unpredictable back pain. I was somewhat disappointed with …

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Bike and hike to Faindouran bothy

Kevin and I had earmarked the August bank holiday weekend for a wild camping trip, neither of us had been under canvas since our Fisherfield trip back in May. As the weekend drew closer a colleague of mine announced he was having his leaving do on the Friday we planned to travel. I couldn't miss his night out, he was a popular guy …

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