Wednesday 4 February 2009

Trekking Poles & Winter Cairngorms in TGO

The March issue of TGO, just out, contains my review of the latest trekking poles plus a short Wild Walks piece on a winter walk up the north ridge of Cairn Gorm, a trip I undertook last December. Also in this issue is a section on Scotland in winter with pieces by Mike Cawthorne, Jamie Whittle, Ronald Turnbull and Bernard Newman plus Nigel Williams of Glenmore Lodge on snowholes. Eddy Meecham has an interesting in-depth report on the Kahtoola crampons, which I recommended in a crampons and ice axes piece in the December 08 issue. And John Manning has a useful feature on companies who can repair and restore your gear to make it last longer while Judy Armstrong looks at fitness and training so you can keep your body in shape as well as your gear.

Photo info: Bynack More from the north ridge of Cairn Gorm. Canon EOS 450D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS@55mm, 1/200@F5.6, ISO 200, raw file converted to JPEG in Lightroom 2.


  1. Indeed, trekking poles are needed when you are navigating frozen icecaps or frozen tundra.

  2. You always have to remember to bring some first aid kits when ever your going trekking or any camping trip.