Whiteburn's Wanderings

One man's wanderings backpacking around Scotland plus the odd digression

Bothie Shuffle

A 3pm start from Braemar for the less than 10km trek up to Glen Callater; the old military road up Glen Clunie had a least been cleared of snow making … Continue reading

March 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Winter Gas

My favourite stove for the winter months in Scotland where overnight temperatures may typically be down to -5C, or more infrequently below -10C, is the Kovea Spider. Having used this … Continue reading

March 6, 2018 · 2 Comments

Bothy Hopping

The recent thaw in the mountains had given way to hard frosts which according to the SAIS blogs had refrozen the snow pack, time for another outing without the thought … Continue reading

February 28, 2018 · 6 Comments

A Pyrenean Wander – Part 2

In Part 1 I covered my journey west from L’Hospitalet Pres L’Andorre to Luz Saint Sauveur, mainly following the GR10. After 3 weeks on the trail, which seemed to me … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · 6 Comments

A Pyrenean Wander – Part 1

I started out planning a gentle jaunt along the Pyrenees from Candanchu to Puigcerda exploring some of the trails I’d not traversed previously & taking around 4 weeks, the plan … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · 4 Comments

A West Coaster

I had a plan, 4 days walking over the hills from Lochawe to Glen Coe, 11 Munroes & a lot of fine ridge walking, with a reasonable forecast what could … Continue reading

May 31, 2017 · 2 Comments

A Weeks’ Wander

Must admit to being a bit tardy of late in writing up trip reports, half a dozen 2 – 3 night-ers, mostly in the ‘gorms, having passed un-noted. I’m still … Continue reading

May 21, 2017 · 4 Comments

Ginger Beef/ Pork Noodles

I’ve been trying for a while to come up with a ‘Chinese’ style recipe for a sauce, suitable for dehydrating, to combine with the good old backpacking favourite Ramen styles … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · 2 Comments

Early Spring

I must admit to feeling a bit lackadaisical for the past few weeks, probably down to mid-winter blues & the absolutely rubbish weather for backpacking; a good weather forecast finally … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

Short days…long nights

Time for another stroll into the Cairngorms, this time I decided to head off into one of the quieter areas, off to the SW of the park with 4 nights … Continue reading

December 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

HRP 2016 gear

I thought a short review of the gear used on my recent HRP Revisited trip was worthwhile for those planning a similar trip. On long treks I’m always trying to … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 2 Comments

Bits & bobs

Bloggers are often guilty focusing on their latest piece of expensive stuff, usually one of the Big 3 (backpack, sleeping bag+pad & shelter) well here’s a selection of some of … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

Winter Ramble

I’ve been a bit remiss recently, being guilty of hopping out for a few bimbles in the Cairngorms without any postings. The latest trip turned out to be the first … Continue reading

November 24, 2016 · 5 Comments

The Mounth

I finally managed to break away from the chores by early afternoon & drive the couple of hours over to Braemar quickly dropping the car & hoofing it up past … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · Leave a comment
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