Entries by neilpratt


Every now and again, you endure a day on the hills so unremittingly grim that it colours your perception of the hill you’ve visited for some time afterwards! Cat and I had just such an experience a few years back when we went up Beinn Eunaich and Beinn a Chochuill, where we trudged around the […]

Ptarmigan Travels

Regular viewers of our Facebook page or Instagram account will be aware that, despite appearances on the blog, we haven’t been sleeping for the last year, and have in fact being doing the odd bit of work here and there! When I kicked off 360 Degrees Outdoors, I saw it primarily as a means to […]

Kids need Nature…

Today saw us returning to Pinkston for another session on the water. We had a different coach this week, but Phil carried on where Fraser had left off last week, delivering another another positive, fun experience for the young people. Watersports isn’t my forte, so my role for this session is really just organiser, driver, […]

Wet and Wild!

I’ve had a busy summer so far, providing a range of outdoor activities and micro-adventures on behalf of SiMY Community Development. One component of the programme that I’ve been particularly looking forward to was the overnight trip to the Cairngorms with some of the young adults who participate in our regular hill walking group. We’ve […]

Walking off the Turkey on the Ptarmigan

The combination of festive overindulgence and the murky weather we often get at Christmas don’t tend to offer much in the way of motivation to get out onto the hills, but thankfully, this year, I had the benefit of Laura, Catriona and Jeanne wanting to take advantage of a decent forecast for the 1st of […]

North Glen Shiel Ridge

We spent this weekend up in Glen Shiel, getting back to work on slowly paring away at the list of Munros I haven’t visited yet. I’m still a bit ambivalent about the whole ‘bagging’ thing, but there’s no doubt that the discipline of working through a list of hilltops pushes to you visit corners of […]