Thursday 28 March 2019

What I've Been Reading Online No.4

Ptarmigan, Cairngorms, March 5

Here's the third instalment of pieces I've been reading online that I find interesting. This covers the last four weeks.


Will you bag a summit in memory of Sir Hugh Munro?

 FionaOutdoors describes artist Eddie Summerton's Munro Project.

Sky-High trekking: taking on California's High Sierra Trail

Carey Davies hikes from giant sequoias to the summit of Mount Whitney on this superb trail.

Cul Mor & Snowshoes: a walk in Coigach, February 2019

Hazel Strachan praises snowshoes on a trip up Cul Mor, which isn't a Munro!

Thoughts on the legacy of Sir Hugh Munro

A hundred years after his death Stuart Younie looks at Munro's legacy.

The Karrimor Whillans Alpiniste and OMM Villain 45+10 with Mike Parsons

Petesy looks at an old classic rucksack and a current one with designer Mike Parsons

Caledonian pine forest, Glen Feshie, Cairngorms, March 21


Enchanted forests: the women shaking up nature writing

A look at two new nature writers.

Rewilding Abruzzo - bears and wolves and learning to live together

Rewilding working in Central Italy

'Insect Apocalypse': my waking nightmare

Ben Dolphin is quite rightly very worried about the disappearance of insects.

Horizon by Barry Lopez review - magnificent on the natural world, and furious too.

Robert Macfarlane reviews Barry Lopez's new book (which I've just started reading).

25th September 2018 - an historic day for British meteorology

Iain Cameron looks at the day the longest-lasting snow patch disappeared for the second year in succession

Thank you, climate strikers. Your action matters and your power will be felt.

Rebecca Solnit praises climate activists.

Why care? The importance of Glen Etive to mountaineers.

Mountaineering Scotland looks at the Glen Etive hydro schemes and goes back to W.H.Murray and his places of "outstanding natural beauty".

The Decaying Alps: climate change and glacial retreat in the Playground of Europe

Alex Roddie describes the effects climate change is having on the Alps and says writers and photographers should cover this.

Why we need to reinvent democracy for the long-term

Philosopher Roman Krznaric says democracy and politics has to change for long-term thinking

Is Backpacking a Sustainable Hobby?

Hendrik Morkel ponders on the sustainability of backpacking and looks at how it can be improved.

The destruction of the earth is a crime. It should be prosecuted.

George Mombiot praises Polly Higgins, a barrister who has devoted her life to creating an international crime of ecocide.

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