Being Comfortable in the cold

“I can’t handle the cold.” I hear this phrase a lot when talking to people about what I do for a living. It’s the most common reaction to the idea of sleeping outside, 500km inside the Arctic Circle, at -25°C with a sleeping sack, bivvy bag and air mat for shelter. Indeed, this latest spate […]

Coping with injury on a multi-day trip

I’ve had my fair share of moments where I have felt that my body has failed me. Every time I have inevitably learned that it was because I had asked it to perform outside of its normal parameters. This particular knee injury occurred on a multi-day winter hike in the Scottish Highlands and resulted in […]