Gear review: Baltic Flipper

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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 […]

Alpackas on the number 34

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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 […]

It doesn’t have to be gnarrr

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    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 […]

A week of pushing my bike up big bloody mountains part 1

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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 […]