January 15, 2020

Finally we can stand up, stretching out to squeeze any lingering stiffness from our tired limbs as we lean into the bracing wind. Leaving the bags with the tent, we can now walk a short distance to relieve our bladders of a full night of inactivity.

November 28, 2019

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars” - Jack Kerouac, On the Road

For those of you that have joined a City Mountaineering trip with me (Stuart), you're likely to have heard my grand plan for City Mountaineering.

The ultimate ai...

April 5, 2019

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist. That is all” - Oscar Wilde

Having finished another amazing season, I am finally taking some rest in The Lake District, to recuperate after an almost continuous string of back-to-back trips from 15 December, u...

November 30, 2018

“There are two seasons in Scotland. June and Winter...”

- Billy Connolly

Hiking in North West Scotland

The week can be summarised around delicious food, soggy but stunning hikes, with dramatic weather, breath-taking scenery, and more delicious food and excellent whis...

August 23, 2018

“Mountains, like men, have their history. They too are born, grow old, decay and die. ‘Do they also love?’ A character from Mosca might ask. No, of course they don’t love. But they are loved, and with what love!”

- Felice Benuzzi, No Picnic on Mount Kenya

Scrambling...