I've almost got to the point where I don't like talking about this, and in doing so I certainly don't want to belittle any trials and tribulations that anyone else might be going through, that really isn't my intention. But if talking about it makes someone else think twice about ticks and the possibility of … Continue reading Lyme Disease Update
Doing some more detailed planning for the St Olavsleden is helping to keep me going through some of the Dark Days at the moment. The St Olavsleden trail is mainly rural, promises to be pretty quiet and touches the mountains where it crosses the border into Norway. It will also be necessary for me to … Continue reading More Planning For The St Olavsleden
A Kinder camp with Pebbles and Dale: The Hanging Tree, with Cate: A Yorkshire Dales #ghostcamp: Pebbles and I finish the Pennine Bridleway, with a camp with Mike Fields on a site at Horton in Ribblesdale, then another camp in a field full of sheep, near Garsdale Head: A Peak District … Continue reading Wild Camp Round-Up, 2019
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