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Michael Thomson
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Here’s a wee pano from the ptarmigan on Ben Lomond, makes for a nice wallpaper on a multi-monitor setup. I’m using it over 3 screens and it looks alright. Click through to flickr and you can download it fullsize. It’s yours if you want it, free of charge.…
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I love this time of year. The first snows mean I start paying attention again. Here’s one I mentioned a short time ago when reviewing a hardshell, now the perfect time to talk about it. This is the Arc’teryx Cerium SL jacket. Warm midlayers are critical…
I love this time of year. The first snows mean I start paying attention again. Here’s one I mentioned a short time ago when reviewing a hardshell, now the perfect time to talk about it. This is the Arc’teryx Cerium SL jacket. Warm midlayers are critical at this time of year, and this has the …
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Haglofs Autumn/Winter 2015 highlights

Regulars will know that I tend to post season previews well in advance. That’s mostly driven by the industry and their calendars and the need to plan ahead. What that means is that I tend to be talking about new upcoming winter gear in the spring, just…
Regulars will know that I tend to post season previews well in advance. That’s mostly driven by the industry and their calendars and the need to plan ahead. What that means is that I tend to be talking about new upcoming winter gear in the spring, just when you’re packing away your thermals. By the …
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We popped up to Pitlochry and went for a walk in the woods. It’s interesting up there at this time of year.
We popped up to Pitlochry and went for a walk in the woods. It’s interesting up there at this time of year.
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The rucksack was packed, the snow gear was ready, I was up early (for once) and the car was loaded. I turned the key. BEEEEP went the car. BEEEPING BEEEPING BEEP said I. I wonder how many hills I can get to by driving only in straight lines?
The rucksack was packed, the snow gear was ready, I was up early (for once) and the car was loaded. I turned the key. BEEEEP went the car. BEEEPING BEEEPING BEEP said I. I wonder how many hills I can get to by driving only in straight lines?
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… and all through the house it was barely controlled chaos. The letters are ready to go up the lum tonight, looks like the big fella’s got his work cut out for him this year. I suspect there may have been some collusion on the selections too. Happy…
… and all through the house it was barely controlled chaos. The letters are ready to go up the lum tonight, looks like the big fella’s got his work cut out for him this year. I suspect there may have been some collusion on the selections too. Happy Christmas to you and yours, see you …
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Rab Inferno Basecamp Jacket

More insulation, and this time we’re getting the big guns out. This is the Rab Inferno Basecamp jacket. It’s a synthetic insulation option, which is good when the weather is a wet and cold as it’s been for the last couple of weeks. Down is great when it’s…
More insulation, and this time we’re getting the big guns out. This is the Rab Inferno Basecamp jacket. It’s a synthetic insulation option, which is good when the weather is a wet and cold as it’s been for the last couple of weeks. Down is great when it’s super cold, but when it’s parky and …
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As I stood in the crematorium watching the curtain fall, two thoughts occurred to me. The first was of memory. Spending time with those who are in their later life shows how important memories are, it seems they are the fuel that keeps us warm when the…
As I stood in the crematorium watching the curtain fall, two thoughts occurred to me. The first was of memory. Spending time with those who are in their later life shows how important memories are, it seems they are the fuel that keeps us warm when the fire is dimming. In some cases, it’s all …
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