How to Spend a Long Weekend Adventuring the Scottish Cairngorms


It was twenty to eight on a Saturday morning when I alighted the train where I’d spent the past eleven hours playing origami on my cheap seat. Only two other passengers got off. I looked at their backpacks and for a moment thought that they were fellow hikers, until I saw their shoes: they weren’t. … Continue reading How to Spend a Long Weekend Adventuring the Scottish Cairngorms

Guide to a Two-Day Mt Seoraksan Hiking Trip: Weathering the Dinosaur Ridge and Daecheongbong Peak


It’s just after 10.30 in the morning and I find myself on a mountain ridge, surrounded by a dramatic vista: a raw scenery of brutal cliffs and endless forestry. I am quite literally on top of the world. The only problem is that I can’t find my trail. I am on top of a ridge and … Continue reading Guide to a Two-Day Mt Seoraksan Hiking Trip: Weathering the Dinosaur Ridge and Daecheongbong Peak