Monday, 8 June 2009
Seeking the Wild in TGO
Rather belatedly I thought I’d point out that my backpacking column in the latest TGO magazine (July issue – in the shops now) is about the nature of wilderness. The piece is called Seeking the Wild and looks at what wilderness means for the backpacker, especially in a British and European context. In this issue I’ve also reviewed hiking shirts, just at the right time for the recent hot weather, during which I’ve worn two of the shirts tested, the Paramo Katmai Light and the Patagonia Sun Tech, on Ben Macdui, Ben Nevis and the Carn Mor Dearg Arete, and Sgurr a’Mhaim. Also in the Wild Walks section is an account of a two-day backpack on Ben Avon and Beinn a’Bhuird (the Wild Walks are accounts of walks rather than route descriptions with a brief route box attached).
Photo info: Knoydart, one of the wildest areas in Britain. Canon EOS 450D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS@55mm, 1/100@F8, ISO 200, raw file converted to JPEG in Lightroom 2.