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David’s fastpacking journey to Ben Alder

Written by Fiona

June 27 2017

David Mair is keen to inspire more people to enjoy the trails of Scotland through his On the Adventure Trails videos.

He recently enjoyed a fastpacking trip around the Munros of Ben Alder. The journey started at remote Corrour station and covered 29 miles and 6,000ft of ascent. He also took in a night at Ben Alder Cottage Bothy and reports that “the spooks weren’t around the night I stayed!”.

David adds: “Fastpacking is a brilliant sport. Simply put, it’s a sport where you strap a small amount of gear, food and water on your back and go running and power hiking for days at a time.

“You sleep under the stars wherever your feet have landed you. You cover big miles and earn even-bigger views.”

Here is a video he made of the outing:

I really like this idea for making videos to inspire people to hike and run new trails in Scotland. See more videos On the Adventure Trails.

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