Jackie Greaves survives for two nights during a big winter storm. She’s finally found by a search and rescue dog, bundled into a helicopter and flown to hospital. Jackie’s safe, but then another ordeal begins.
February, 1994. The Cairngorms are in the grip of an Arctic storm. Alone and in a whiteout, Jackie Greaves strays out on to a cornice. Seconds later, the snow collapses into air.Continue reading #19 The fall, part I
Bikepacking coast-to-coast across Scotland. Adventure cyclist Lee Craigie loves to ride her bike, but when the road ends and the trail begins, the ride becomes so much more than a simple journey through the landscape.Continue reading #18 Where the road runs out
There are days in the mountains that have you hiding behind rocks to get out of the relentless wind. Days when you tug your hood over your face to shield it from blasts of hail. Days when you think: “Where did all this begin?”Continue reading #17 In footsteps
Even small hills have secrets. A chance discovery on a mountain walk leads to a hidden tunnel entrance and an abandoned village.Continue reading #16 A quarry full of ghosts