December 22, 2019

Skin Up to and Ski Off the Cairngorm

For a while now I have wanted to ski tour, finally I managed to get the gear together to be able to! So I headed for the Cairngorm, I had…
July 17, 2019

The post-industrial landscapes of Snowdonia's slate industry are being re-imagined as a leisure resource

For a period of over 150 years the landscape of Snowdonia, and particularly the western side from Bethesda to Blaenau Ffestiniog was dominated by a brutal, industrial, visage of dark…
May 28, 2019

Freedom of the Hills - but will the snow last

In 2018 I visited the Cairngorms to write and photograph a feature for the British Mountaineering Council’s ‘Summit’ magazine. The piece was about using eMTBs to access the steep skiing…
December 03, 2018

Reeks District: Ireland’s Adventure Playground with Jessie Leong

‘How do you pronounce Carrauntoohil?’ ‘Karen-toole’ replied Piaras, mountain guide from Kerry Climbing. ‘It means inverted sickle, a serrated knife-edge. Just look at the ridge behind you.’
October 18, 2018

Frutt harvest and fresh berms - Autumn eMTB manoeuvres in Switzerland.

Autumn, when the light begins to fade earlier and a chill starts to fill the air. Not only the lowering of the temperature but that chilling feeling that summer is…
August 01, 2018

Vauxhall Mokka X - an SUV at home in the outdoors?

It was the run-up to Sheffield Adventure Film Festival and I was going through the annual struggle of how to fit everything in one vehicle for a week of mixing…
October 10, 2018

The Salomon Glen Coe Skyline – Taking on the race where mountaineering and running meet.

For the last 4 years September has seen an international field of runners, including some of the best in the world, gather in the West Highlands to take part in…