Outdoors since 1983

Outdoors since 1983

I started keeping a journal of outdoor activities in 1983. I was inspired at the time by the writing of the great Scots climber W. H Murray. I had obtained an old copy of his great book “Mountaineering in Scotland”, and found his prose style delightful. I considered him a mentor as a writer and deliberately tried to emulate his style. Others must be the judge of whether I can write as gracefully as he could.

Here then, is a collection of accounts and reports from some of the best mountaineering days and outdoor activities I have been on over the last forty years. It is mostly hillwalking and scrambling, with some climbing, cycling and even a little potholing. Some accounts are brief and to the point, others longer and more detailed. Join me on a journey onto the hill – outdoors since 1983.

It is a work in progress and i will add more as and when I have time.