Cape Wrath Trail
A Highland book launch for The Farthest Shore
Tickets are now on sale for my book launch in Fort William.
The End of Winter: hiking the Cape Wrath Trail in February 2019
"Genuine silence is rare and special in our hyper-connected era. You might discover something about yourself and the world around you if you take the time to listen."
The Farthest Shore is available to pre-order – 20% off signed copies
My next book – The Farthest Shore, about hiking the Cape Wrath Trail in winter – is now available to pre-order from Vertebrate Publishing.
My top ten wild camps of 2019
Ten of the best from the mountains of Scotland and the Pyrenees As I mentioned in my year in review, I spent a total of 67 nights under canvas this year, of which 47 were ‘wild’ camps. It’s been a fantastic year for wild camps. The Haute Route Pyrenees
News: Cape Wrath Trail features published
There’s plenty to read about my February Cape Wrath Trail in TGO magazine this month. In my last blog post about the CWT, I promised that more detailed features about this trail would be published in due course. I’m glad to announce that the first of these features
The Cape Wrath Trail(ish) in winter(ish) – a very brief account
In February 2019, I hiked 299 miles from Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath, the north-westernmost point of mainland Britain, mostly following the Cape Wrath Trail. Here’s how it went, plus a few photos. Folks looking for a comprehensive trip report may be disappointed this time. I’m a professional
The winter Cape Wrath Trail resupply plan
How am I feeding myself on the Cape Wrath Trail in February 2019? In summer I’d buy everything locally, but I’m using a different plan this time. Edit 8th of March 2019 I’d like to clarify that sending gas cartridges and batteries through the post isn’t
Why go offline on the Cape Wrath Trail – and how?
Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone. That is the secret of invention. Be alone. That is when ideas are born. —Nikola Tesla For some years, I’ve been aware that I can’t think properly when my mind
The winter Cape Wrath Trail gear list
After months of preparation, I have a near-final gear list for next month’s winter Cape Wrath Trail attempt. Here are a few thoughts on the gear I’ve selected and why. Trigger warning: this is not an ultralight gear list! General gear considerations For information on the trip’s
The Cape Wrath Trail in winter: seeking silence in the Scottish Highlands
Time to announce my big winter project for early 2019. More: * Gear list on Lighterpack * Why go offline – and how? * Resupply plan It’s time to talk about a project I’ve been planning for a while. You may have seen hints on social media or in my newsletter about