Monday, 19 October 2015 06:19

Heading into the Cairngorms with Fjallraven & Primus Featured

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Fjällräven and Primus held a Press Trip to the largest National Park in Europe, the Cairngorms of Scotland. A select group were invited to test out their latest offerings for 2016, including tents and cooking systems, whilst learning fundamental bushcraft skills.

Fjallraven packing up copy

Sometimes the best plans are spontaneous and you never planned to head out the door, with a large pack strapped to your back. After all I’m a runner.

Now, being the running guy, naturally I wasn’t at the top of the list, however when Dave was unable to attend I stuck my hand in the air and frantically waved it in the air! I wanted this. Even though I have become accustomed to covering large distances in relatively short times, packing as minimal as possible, this trip reminded me of my outdoor routes; Camp fires with Scouts, adventurous training with Cadets, immersing ourselves in the surroundings rather than challenging them.

2 weeks later I was on a flight to Inverness, Aviemore my target.  The following 72 hours brought me back to my roots, taught me new skills and allowed me to get hands on with new kit (always a bonus!).

More swill be released in the coming weeks, but for now here's some images of the trip to give a taster of what’s to come.

Rimus cookwear - available Spring/Summer 2016

Fjallraven Tents - Available Sping/Summer 2016
 

A huge thanks to Fjällräven, Primus, Rosker, Backcountry Survival, Spring PR and Skookum PR for the invite and opportunity. 

Last modified on Friday, 27 November 2015 10:14
James

With a Scout leader for a mother, James was always destined to enter the outdoors world. Cubs, Scouts and Cadets came and went, but it wasn’t until a week’s adventurous training put on by his school CCF in Snowdonia, that his passion was found. A wet and wild week didn’t dampen spirits, and the following year he returned with a friend for a week of walking and climbing in the Ogwen valley. Since then James has taken part in trail marathons, fell races and an ultra marathon, as well as racking up countless miles on his own over the Lakeland Fells. A ML trainee, come rain or shine, he’ll be out there GoPro in hand, capturing his exploits.

Preferred activities: Trail/Road/Fell Running, hill walking, road cycling, wild camping

Areas commonly visited :Peak District, North wales, Lakes.

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