If you fancy watching the Kungsleden video that I've put together, you may want to do so with a nice brew and a chocolate digestive. It's about 20 minutes long, but set to some First Aid Kit music - which is always a bonus! And with guest appearances by Matt Holland, Peter Dixon and Lee … Continue reading The Kungsleden 2019 – The Video!
For a while, my close friends have known that I was planning on going to the States next summer and hiking the Colorado Trail. I love the States and have visited countless times to do many short backpacking trips, in a whole variety of mountain areas. Added to that, my parents lived over there - … Continue reading The St. Olavsleden – The Planning Stage
Kvikkjokk To Abisko, 20 Days Setting off from Kvikkjokk for the northern half of the Trail, felt totally different. Not only was Geoff finally starting to feel much better, our jumping forward had given us extra spare days. We were now planning two zero days at Saltoluokta and Salka, and had three more spare on … Continue reading The Kungsleden, August/September 2019 – Part Two
Hemavan to Kvikkjokk, 9 days Final approach into Oslo - the first of three flights that would eventually have us arriving in Hemavan. The plane had just descended through a low bank of cloud and we were gazing out of the window, waiting to see us cross the runway threshold. In a second, everything changed. … Continue reading The Kungsleden, August/September 2019 – Part One
Actually, the last time I was there I made friends with The Tree, and this spot is now rapidly becoming one of our favourite Quick Sleepovers. Of course that doesn't mean that the spooky stuff never happened, I'm just seeing it in a different light. The history of this ruined farm, half way up Kinder … Continue reading Cath And Rich Meet The Hanging Tree…
Friday The weekend was 'booked' a couple of months ago - the specific brief being a chillin', slackpacking trip - and dry, warm weather was ordered. James came up with the plan to mooch about the Shap Fells, whilst bagging a few summits at the same time. Beautifully quiet, with far-reaching views, we didn't see … Continue reading Slackpacking The Quiet Fells
Friday For once, the weather forecast was actually giving lovely conditions for both days. Definitely worth making the most of! Thinking that Kinder might well be 'busy' this night, I chose a spot I've used a couple of times before, where I didn't expect to bump into anyone else. As expected, it was suitably quiet … Continue reading Summer Solstice Sleepover On Kinder