According to the wee nagging widget on my screen, it’s been 160 days since I last posted. There’s a good reason for that: I was scunnered

(I shall leave a pause here for international viewers to Google that)


Now I am less scunnered and hence I have returned. There’s a whole story there, which I won’t go into here, I don’t want this place to become one of those po-faced therapeutic blogs. We are here to talk about mountains and gear mostly, and maybe with just a dash of life-stuff.

In the intervening 160 days, has my digital world fallen into disrepair? Nope. I had a look this morning at the stats and I have 23% more readers than last year and most curiously the bump up started in March. It would seem that the SEO works even when I don’t.

Coming up, two tents that I’ve been meaning to write up for ages, some outstanding shoes, an excellent pack and a few other bits and bobs (technical term)

Maybe by the time I’ve written all that up the snow will have arrived…



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James Henderson
November 1, 2016
Glad your back. Have always enjoyed your posts.
November 2, 2016
You might have just made my day. :)
November 2, 2016
Likewise for me. Glad to have you back posting. Had it not been for your review of the Fjallraven Barents parka, I would not have purchased it. And I'm glad I did.
November 3, 2016
Thanks Eric, it's nice to think that someone is getting something useful from my ramblings.
December 12, 2016
Good meeting you today Michael. Just had a wee catch up trawl on your blog while on a conference call. Great write ups and photos as always!
December 15, 2016
Good to see you too, thanks for the kind words. I'll definitely sort out a reunion trip in the new year.