Try: Expedition food.

When planning and preparing for an overnight expedition, I can fling all my kit together in about 5 minutes. I know exactly what I need, where I like to pack it and everything goes in the same colour coded dry bags in the same order every time. I've got a system that works. And then …

My 5 favourite places on the NC500

At the start of June, Craig and I headed off to explore the North Coast 500. Following the coastline, the route heads north from Inverness to John O' Groats before heading west towards Dunress and looping back around by Unapool, Ullapool and Torridon. While the roads and many of the places to visit en route …

The Isle of Skye

Skye is an absolutely stunning island off the West coast of Scotland. It's the largest Isle of the Inner Hebrides, and despite being over 5 hours from Glasgow or Edinburgh, it is still a hugely popular tourist hotspot. I've been to Skye quite a lot - almost once a year since I was 8 months …

Kit store: Alpkit Numo

I spent 40 nights in a tent over the course of last year. It's looking like it'll be even more this year. With so many nights sleeping on the ground, I'm rather glad I upgraded from my old foam mat! For the past year, I have been using the Alpkit Numo. I bought it before …

2018

January seems to have flown in, with a solid four weeks having passed already. So far, I've managed to see my friends more (hurray!), I've been running twice (must try harder), and I've made several steps towards cutting down my use of plastics. With a busy start, I have a few more plans for the …

New Zealand: The North Island 3 weeks

Our November was pretty amazing!  Craig and I spent the best part of three weeks touring New Zealand's north island. We did so many amazing things that it's really difficult to pull out just a few highlights, but I thought I'd give it a try. Auckland We spend a few days at the start and …

2017 ticked off the bucket list

2017 was quite an exciting year! Craig and I got engaged right at the start, and since then it's been pretty packed with big trips, adventures and just a few goals ticked off my bucket list. Here are just a few highlights: In March  I travelled to Geneva to complete my Explorer Belt with Robyn and Lewis. …

Making 2017 Another Adventure

New year new me? Nah, I prefer to set a few goals and plan a couple adventures when the new year rolls around. Last year was pretty action packed, so I'm massively looking forward to seeing what I can fit in this year. I've managed to meet my January challenge, so I just have to …

The year ahead: 2016

It seems that this time every year, every other newspaper is publishing reports about how unlikely we are to stick to our New Year resolutions. With so many vague "get fitter", "be healthier" type resolutions, I guess it's not all that surprising. However, I've found that I have a lot more success with a to …