Tuesday 14 February 2023

Ten years ago Countryfile filmed a short piece with me in the Cairngorms - it's being shown again on February 26th

Back in December 2013 I was filmed walking and camping in the Cairngorms for Countryfile's Winter Special. Unfortinately the weathe was more wet and windy rather cold and snowy than but we did find a patch of old rotten snow for me to wander about on insecurely with ice axe and crampons. You can see it in the picture below.

I wrote about the trip here

The short piece was shown on the 19th January 2014. I'd forgotten all about it when I had an email saying that Countryfile were going to show it again as part of a compilation episode in commemoration of the ascent of Everest in 1953, with links to mountain walking and how you can stay safein the mountains. The episode, to be shown on 26th February, will feature other material from the Countryfile archives. So if you missed my little snippet ten years ago or would like to see it again, along with other outdoor stuff, here's an opportunity. 

After the piece was shown there were some comments from people obviously unfamiliar with winter camping and tarps. I used the Trailstar and one viewer berated Countryfile, asking "why did you make that poor man sleep under a sheet!".

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