Sunday 8 January 2017

A Belated Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone! Belatedly!

A bad cold has rather delayed the feeling of a new year beginning. I was visting friends and family in Edinburgh but spent New Year's Eve and New Year's Day coughing and spluttering in an armchair rather than being sociable. Only now, a week into 2017, is my head and chest clearing and thoughts of the outdoors seeming a little more real. I have a number of plans for this year, including long walks in the Highlands and Scandinavia, of which more soon.

In the meantime I'm hoping for snow - the hills are pretty bare at present - and trips like the one in the photo, which was on the Moine Mhor in the Cairngorms last February.

May everyone have an exciting, adventurous and safe 2017.


  1. Thanks Chris and a Happy New Year to you. Good that you're feeling better and ready to get into the outdoors again. Have a great 2017 - sounds like you will!

  2. Yep happy new year to you too. I am having a good one so far nearly half way through your book. Already got plans to buy pacific trail one when I can afford it. Good luck with your walks this year I will follow your progress on Twitter and fb
    Andy ellis