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Winter Munros wonderland – Part 2 0

Winter Munros wonderland – Part 2

Yet more glorious hiking and climbing in Scotland’s amazing winter wonderland this weekend. I think perhaps I have struck it lucky and embarked on my first experiences of winter walking during a year of...

Running on ice – the solution 0

Running on ice – the solution

Thanks to fellow runner Superfit Dave, I may now have the answer to how to run on the ice and snow. First, Superfit suggested that I use orienteering shoes with spikes. These are like...

Running on ice – the solution 2

Running on ice – the solution

Thanks to fellow runner Superfit Dave, I may now have the answer to how to run on the ice and snow. First, Superfit suggested that I use orienteering shoes with spikes. These are like...

The sledging workout 0

The sledging workout

Sore thigh muscles, abs, glutes and shoulders this morning just go to show the exercise potential of a couple of hours spent sledging with the kids. It’s also hard to beat this snowtime workout...

The sledging workout 1

The sledging workout

Sore thigh muscles, abs, glutes and shoulders this morning just go to show the exercise potential of a couple of hours spent sledging with the kids. It’s also hard to beat this snowtime workout...

Every snow blockade has its silver lining 0

Every snow blockade has its silver lining

So I had hiked the gorgeous Ben Ledi (879m, near Callander) in snowy but not treacherous conditions. I had spent some time feeling a little wind blown towards the summit of the hill. I’d...