What I’ve been reading this week, 8 March 2019

I’m back from the Cape Wrath Trail! Here is my first instalment of weekly reads since my return. I’ll have more to share about my adventure soon, so watch this space…

Ramblers Scotland: Scottish Environment Act needed to protect landscape from Brexit uncertainty – “Right now, without mitigation, the prospect of Brexit threatens to burst our walking bubble – with damaging results that could impact upon our cherished landscapes.”

History Vs Hydro Power in Glen Etive – an excellent overview of the Glen Etive hydro issue, including interviews with the developer and a prominent campaigner, David Lintern.

Sunshine and Storm in the Cairngorms – Chris Townsend shares some fantastic photos and a great story from the newly re-wintered Cairngorms.

Petzl Gully v Petzl Ride: 2 ice axes, so similar but so different – an insightful review from MyOutdoors of two ice axes that will be of interest to ultralight backpackers.

14 Signs You are Carrying too Much Stuff in your Backpack – this made me laugh. (I’m currently suffering from a complaining ankle, largely due to carrying a heavy pack for 317 miles…)

4 things I learnt about winter expeditions – plenty of wisdom here from Emily Woodhouse.

The Peaklander on the Pennine Way – Mark Rickaby is walking the Pennine Way to support Mountain Rescue England and Wales.

By Alex Roddie

Award-winning outdoor and nature writer, editor, author, and photographer.

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