The annual New Year post to wish all readers and fellow bloggers the best for 2013, and to reassure everyone that we haven’t been swallowed by a fearsome bog in Wales or the North Pennines. This photo is from a pitch on an unpublished short backpack in June.
2012 was an unusual year, the highlights being two superb Scotland backpacks in Spring in what turned out to be the only sustained fine weather of the year.
After July we were occupied full time with other projects for months, and now the appeal of winter backpacking is waning with each passing year, in particular the travelling to the hills. There were few good opportunities anyway, even the local country lane was closed due to flooding for a while curtailing the possibilities for short walks. Fitness may be a significant problem when we finally start the ascents, it will be a slow business!.