Friday 5 August 2022

A Look At The September Issue Of The Great Outdoors


The September issue of The Great Outdoors is out now. In it I have a trip and gear report on a three day venture in the Cairngorms during some superb summer weather. I also review the Garmin InReach Mini 2 satellite communicator.

Also in the gear pages there are 3-season boot reviews by Kirsty Pallas and Peter Macfarlane.

In the main features Francesca Donovan camps on top of Cadair Idris then walks to the sea, in a photo essay Nick Livesay traces his journey from a council estate to Mountain Leader and landscape photographer in Snowdonia, Alex and James Roddie undertake the classic Suilven circuit in Assynt, and Andrew Terrill seeks solitude in the popular Mount Evans Wilderness in Colorado.

Shorter pieces include adventure filmmaker and climber Rachel Sarah as Creator of the Month, Hanna Lindon on how climate change is making mountaineering more dangerous, Emma Schroeder on lessons from her ongoing walk round Britain's coast, conervationist Matt Stanick on how sewage is killing Windermere, Lewis Jevons on completing the Wainwrights without a car, Jim Perrin on Mynydd Enlli on the island of Bardsey, and guide Suzanna Cruickshank on safe wild swimming. 

Two good-sounding books are reviewed. Ian McMillan's My Sand Life, My Pebble Life by Francesca Donovan. Lee Schofield's Wild Fell by Roger Butler. 

In the Wild Walks section Vivienne Crow has a walk over Four Stones Hill on the eastern edge of the Lake District, Andrew Galloway makes a summer exploration of Winter Hill in the West Pennines, Fiona Barltrop traverses the New Forest, James Carron visits lonely Steele's Knowe in the Ochil Hills, and Roger Butler walks the Golden Road in the Preseli Hills in Pembrokeshire.

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