From their simple origins as surplus survival rafts from the US Air Force, packrafts have become hugely popular tools for human-powered adventure. Their only limit is your imagination and creativity with a map, and in recent years their popularity has boomed among adventurous folks looking for new ways to move through and experience wild landscapes […]
First off Packrafters sometimes choose not wear buoyancy aids, some even wrap their foam sleeping pads around themselves in an attempt to increase there safety in a risk benefit situation. Now I have struggled with the concept of this for a while, having worked in the outdoors for 15 odd years and attending lots of […]
With temperatures in Aviemore soaring to the mid twenties this afternoon, we retreated once again to the river Spey. Today’s outing was a chilled float down to Boat of Garten. A swift gin and tonic later and we were on the number 34 bus back home, Alpackas in packs. Alpackas on the bus! Genius! Try […]
After all the excitement and exertions of the Highland Trail 550 we decided something gentler was in order this morning. So, as the early morning commuters were heading out of Aviemore, we packed our rafts and headed down to the river Spey- a mere stone’s throw from the Backcountry Biking unit, but a whole […]
So its been a while since I penned anything on this here blog, but with the new year and new enthusiasm here I go. A quick look back at last year reveals a odd one, We found courses tough to sell? Our theory being that Packrafting is still at the ‘early adopters’ stage meaning it’s […]
It’s been just about a year since we went to Knoydart. You may think that it’s taken me a while to get over it, but no, I’ve just had other stuff on. It was probably the hardest 5 days I’ve spent on/beside/underneath a bicycle. During the the “planning” phase we were all giddy with ideas: “What if […]
First off A massive thanks to Paul Masson from Cycletherapy who kindly gave up a bluebird day and came and took some awesome pictures of myself and Rob riding fat bikes. Enough from me I’ll let Paul’s work do the talking. Enjoy
A taster of things we’ve been playing with…our world is a bit wetter:-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K_SXI_OD7M Yes, we’re back on the case…bear with us. More soon.