Holidays from Hell around Africa

Walking into a furnace; that’s how I felt the very moment I left the air-conditioned airport terminal in Berlin after having flown there from Scotland. Instantly I had to take off my fleece I’d donned all the way from Aberdeen. At that moment I couldn't possibly know it was the foretaste of what would I…

Beinn Eighe (western summits)

The weather forecast left me thinking hard whether to travel all the way to the West Coast or not. It was predicted to remain dry for most of the day, but overcast. The latter meant a fair chance for the tops to be shrouded in clouds and thus obscuring the views. The only way to…

Slioch

Rather a bit unusually, the weather forecast was relatively favourable for a narrow strip of land along the west coast of northern Scotland; narrow, but wide enough to promise dry conditions on Slioch, a Munro I’d been eyeing for quite a while. With a fellow hillwalker we started our adventure shortly before 9am at a…

Bynack More Revisited

The forecast was good enough to plan a walk in the Cairngorms. My plan was to climb Bynack More, then to descend to Loch Avon, walk along its northern bank to the far side and from there to climb Cairn Gorm, followed by a stroll down to the Base Station and then to the car…

Visit to Poland 2017

Muskau Park/Park Mużakowski (on Polish-German border) Tanks An exposition of the tanks used by the Polish Army during and after WWII, set in front of the headquarters of 11th Armoured Cavalry Division. Recreational walks Żary (near Żagań) Wildlife