Monthly Archives: October 2011

My Saturday supplement

Cycling by torchlight, running by lamppost, cooking by gas Here’s what I’ve been up to since my hike up Ben Cruachan and its neighbouring peaks last Friday. I’ve been a hungry boy this week… Saturday: over to my in-laws for … Continue reading

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Lost on the Cruachan horseshoe

Most of the Munros I have done to date have been blessed with uncommonly decent weather. But as the seasons change so do the hills, and I’m beginning to learn there are different factors that have to be considered. The … Continue reading

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Kabul kalishnikovs and coke

It was on the 22 September 1991 that I sat aboard an Ariana Afghan plane with the intent of spending a month solo backpacking in India. I can remember the date so clearly because around about twenty minutes ago, my … Continue reading

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Mid-week supplement

Well, my recent plans to try to get back to normal hours haven’t exactly come good – sometimes you just have to do what’s required. But at least the weekends have been my own, and I’ve been using them to … Continue reading

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