Whiteburn's Wanderings

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

About

I’m Paul Atkinson a self confessed outdoor junkie.     Over the years I’ve been engaged in walking, rock climbing, caving, ice climbing, scuba diving and cave diving.  I retired from the oil industry in 2011 & have been hitting the hills more regularly than ever since then, predominantly solo backpacking .

I started backpacking over 40 years ago in the North Yorkshire Moors with nothing more than a home made rucksack, a cheap synthetic sleeping bag, a plastic survival bag, 1/2 a Karrimat and a 1/2 pint Primus stove (which is still around & working).

I now use what would be classed as lightweight backpacking equipment and technically much better than I used 40 years ago. My excuse for being a a lightweight gear freak is that my old legs need all the help they can get!

2 comments on “About

  1. markswalkingblog
    June 27, 2014

    Paul, just to say that the information contained in this blog- is really useful and I have enjoyed looking at your posts. Keep up the good work!

    • Paul Atkinson
      June 27, 2014

      Thanks for the feedback.

      Can’t say I’m a distinguished linguist or photographer, so I try to tailor the content towards ‘what I would find useful or informative’ perhaps I succeed sometimes, I’m still learning!

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