Cerro Toro

Re-discovering Patagonia under the stars on a mountain summit.
Travesía de Cerro Tore.

Wild Land

A canoe and hillwalking adventure around Inverpollaidh for Wilderness Scotland.

Tide Time

A kayak circumnavigation of Handa Island and journey into Loch Laxford on the whim of the weather.

Paddles in Patagonia

Learning to live and work as an expedition kayak guide in Chilean Patagonia.


Tracing a 60km route between colossal glaciers and turquoise lakes the W-circuit takes it name from the shape of it’s route. The popular, well-marked trail leads through the Torres del Paine national park, A UNESCO world Biosphere reserve named after the formidable granite range which dominates the region. It is recommended to plan 4-5 days to tackle the hike with days ranging from 5-10 hours dependent on fitness & ability. The challenge in the route is brought through Patagonia’s notoriously harsh and unpredictable weather.

Packing for Patagonia

Life is not about sitting at home knowing what is coming next but jumping straight into new unknown opportunities.

The Hidden Gorges of Loch Broom [Garbh Allt]

Re-visiting a childhood adventure to find out what had changed;
Exploring the Garbh Allt gorge in Loch Broom.

Tongariro Northern Circuit

New Zealand/Aoteora’s Tongariro is the world’s fourth oldest national park. Managed and operated by the Department of Conservation the site holds world heritage status for both cultural and geological reasons. The park is well visited and most known… Read More

Solstice on the Sea

I glanced at my watch; it was 4am. The sun which had set into a dull twilight was rising somewhere behind the clouds; their fringe was lined with a tint of pink from the first light of day…. Read More

Ben Lomond and the Arrochar Alps

Ben Lomond and the Arrochar Alps Whisked from Loch Lomond to Edinburgh to briefly say goodbye to my sister Emma before she flew to France and then back to Loch Lomond in 24 hours had left me groggy… Read More

Biking to Ben Lomond

Waking to a silhouetted figure standing over me in the dark I leapt out of my sleeping bag with a start. I had forgotten there was a bronze statue at the end of my bed in the conference… Read More

Cycling Coast to Coast

Chaos between boat and bike I had finished kayaking in the nick of time, gales had arrived overnight to pound the eastern coastline with 10ft swells. Had I been just a day longer I would have had little… Read More