Land of ghosts, what went wrong on the Cape Wrath Trail, tips for lightweight walking, and the most exciting mountain in Ecuador.
Land of Ghosts – ‘It’s time we reformed how land is owned and managed. It should not be up to the whim of a land owner whether he supports the creatures who live there or whether he turns the landscape into a blood soaked desert.’
Plans approved for large-scale peat extraction near Penicuik – not good news.
Long-distance hiking and the outdoors
The Cape Wrath Trail – what went wrong – a great blog post from Andy Wasley analysing his retreat from the CWT earlier this year.
Lightweight walking – tips for beginners – good practical tips here from Fiona Outdoors.
Fuya Fuya, the most exciting mountain in Ecuador – Mark Horrell gets more than he bargained for on an ascent in South America.
Rant: don’t be an ‘influencer’ – a sorry tale! Is it just confirmation bias in action, or have I begun to sense the beginnings of a backlash against influencer culture?
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