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What I’ve been reading this week, 28 November 2020

Alex Roddie
Alex Roddie
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What I’ve been reading this week, 28 November 2020

Grouse shooters in dismay, a tribute to the Fox of Glencoe, a sunny day on Skye, and the impact of high winds.

Nature and environment

Grouse shooting licence move sparks ‘dismay’ — atrocious headline from the BBC aside, this is a step in the right direction. I’d like to think that England is next.

Outdoors

Hamish MacInnes, the Fox of Glencoe — a lovely tribute here by Dave ‘Heavy’ Whalley.

Rab’s New Vapour-Rise Range — this is a superb review from Dan Bailey at UKHillwalking, testing out Rab’s revised Vapour-Rise garments in the Scottish mountains.

Photo Journal | Autumn in the Cairngorms — lovely images here from Vicky Inglis.

How Hard is New Zealand’s 3000km Te Araroa Trail? — Katrina Megget writes for UKHillwalking about New Zealand’s big walk. ‘What Te Araroa offers is a snapshot view, at walking pace, of the best of New Zealand.’

Sgurr nan Gillean and Am Basteir: the Black Cuillin’s hair-raising finale — the last instalment of Mark’s Cuillin adventure. ‘Instead, here we were, facing a full day out in the Black Cuillin under sunny skies. Yes, that’s right. Beautiful sunshine in the Black Cuillin of Skye. I can’t believe I’m saying that.’

The Last Wilderness of Scotland — a splendid digital feature by Jamie Barnes and Ian Finch for Sidetracked.

Thoughts on the wind and two walks on Meall a’Bhuachaille — Chris Townsend’s blog post on high winds and their impact on progress in the mountains got me thinking that I ought to carry my own anemometer more often.

Wild camping in winter — Mountaineering Scotland have published a worthwhile piece on wild camping in winter as part of their ThinkWINTER campaign. It’s packed with useful tips.

Books, writing, and publishing

Some Good Books I Read During Lockdown 2 — an eclectic list here from Alastair Humphreys.

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Alex Roddie

Happiest on a mountain. Writer, story-wrangler, digital and film photographer. Editor of Sidetracked magazine (I make the words come out good).

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