Reuben Tabner https://www.reubentabner.com Endurance Athlete - Writer - Photographer - Adventurer Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:44:18 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 20160124 A wild visit to Stoer Head https://www.reubentabner.com/a-wild-visit-to-stoer-head/ Thu, 09 Feb 2017 21:21:13 +0000 https://www.reubentabner.com/?p=1559 The plan had seemed so simple, back in Inverness, curled up in front of a roaring fire. Park at Lochinver and ride along the coastal paths to Archmelvic before returning back via the roads, back to a warm van, food and whisky. However, by the time we arrived, walking along the pier was a challenge in itself, […]

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Looking out over the Cromarty Firth.

Looking out over the Cromarty Firth.

The plan had seemed so simple, back in Inverness, curled up in front of a roaring fire. Park at Lochinver and ride along the coastal paths to Archmelvic before returning back via the roads, back to a warm van, food and whisky. However, by the time we arrived, walking along the pier was a challenge in itself, as a westerly wind raged in off the Atlantic. Gale warnings were quietly announced on the local weather report.

Katie looks out over the bay of Lochinver.

Katie looks out over the bay of Lochinver.

Hum… what to do? Now I love a good storm, I love the physical battle against the elements as they try to beat you back, yet you fight onwards. The feeling of really having pushed yourself when you come out the other side, tired but happy. The feeling of warmth as you collapse, exhausted and frozen in the bar afterwards. Growing up in North Yorkshire, I loved nothing better than leaning into the wind as it howled up and over the cliff edge. But, over the years I’ve also come to realise how exhausting cycling in a constantly changing wind can be. I know, that riding along the cliff today, will be no fun at all! There will be no warm bar waiting for us at the end, just a half frozen van full of damp kit.
Katie spends some time discussing food options with the locals.

Katie spends some time discussing food options with the locals.

Achmelvich Beach Youth Hostel is a traditional and remote rustic hostel situated just 300 metres from the legendary white sandy beach.

Achmelvich Beach Youth Hostel – What a great place to stay!

There are times when bailing on any opportunity to ride my bike leaves me feeling empty or disappointed in myself. At a loss as to how to fill that time or grumpy that play has been stopped. But since moving back to Scotland, I feel much more at peace with these decisions. After all, today we are on the West coast of Scotland, with perhaps some of the most amazing scenery in the World. Also, after the last few months, what we really need is some quite time to allow us to rearrange our thoughts and feelings.

Sea loch on the way to Stoer Head.

One of the many sea lochs on the way to Stoer Head.

As the wind brings the inevitable rain, we huddle around a coffee and map in the back of the van and hatch an altogether different plan. What is here, that we can experience in this, finest of Scottish weathers?

With literally, miles of unspoilt coastline to explore and dozens of quiet secluded beaches to make our own, we decide to head North up the coast. To find somewhere both quite and wild, Remote, removed from everyday life, somewhere to relax as the wind rages on outside. Loaded with food, books and music we can point the van away from the busy roads and find somewhere to reflect and dream, dreams for another day.

Rain behind Stoer Head Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built by the Stevenson family in 1870 and was automated in 1978.

Rain behind Stoer Head Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built by the Stevenson family in 1870 and was automated in 1978.

Stoer Head Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built by the Stevenson family in 1870 and was automated in 1978.

Stoer Head Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built by the Stevenson family in 1870 and was automated in 1978.

We followed tiny, seldom used single track roads, out over the Stoer Peninsula, arriving as the light started to fade at Stoer Head and the rather spectacular Lighthouse. The Stoer Head Lighthouse stands on a rocky promontory surrounded on two sides by cliffs at the westernmost point of the Stoer Peninsula. This is a remote spot today and must have been still more so when the lighthouse was built back in 1870. I’ve always had a fascination with lighthouses, as a child, I used to dream about being a lighthouse keeper, I was devastated when I found out that they are now mostly automated.

A wild, windy parking spot... maybe a little exposed.

A wild, windy parking spot… maybe a little exposed.

Looking North from Stoer Lighthouse.

Looking North from Stoer Lighthouse.

We are separated by the Minch, which separates the Western Isles from the mainland. 28 miles due west of here is another lighthouse, at the tip of the Eye Peninsula on the Isle of Lewis. The Minch has a reputation for being one of the most formidable stretches of water anywhere in the world in bad weather, and over the centuries this area became the graveyard of many ships. With my face to the blowing wind, I look out over the Minch now and wonder how many lives have been saved by this great building?

The light glows from Stoer Lighthouse warning shipping to stay away.

The light glows from Stoer Lighthouse warning shipping to stay away.

We watch as day turns to night, imagining a perfect sunset, out over the Minch, tomorrow will bring better weather. The wind never ceasing, batters my tripod as I try to take a final shot of the night. There won’t be any stars to see tonight.

Stoer Lighthouse, sitting proudly on it's rocky outcrop.

Stoer Lighthouse, sitting proudly on its rocky outcrop.

The following morning brings at least some nice light, but the wind has howled all night, buffeting the van, never relenting. If anything, this morning it is even stronger! We cook bacon, drink coffee and watch the waves crashing on the rocks below, it’s a perfect way to spend the morning, accepting that today won’t involve a climb on near by Stac Pollaidh, instead we set out along the cliff tops, careful not to get blown over the edge. Between the rain showers, the light is amazing, but we struggle to hold a conversation as the wind snaps away our voices.

Finding some shelter from the wind.

Finding some shelter from the wind.

Rain clouds gather over Stoer Head Lighthouse.

Rain clouds gather over Stoer Head Lighthouse.

But, then as we reach the crest of a hill, we spot the Old Man of Stoer, a sea stack rising some 200ft out of the ocean. It’s a dramatic sight, especially today as the waves crash on the rocks far below. Again my thoughts drift back to the sailors, who journeyed these waters, in days before the lighthouse was built.

The Old Man of Stoer, a spectacular sea-stack, stands proud, looking out over the Minch.

The Old Man of Stoer, a spectacular sea-stack, stands proud, looking out over the Minch.

We turn inland and climb the summit of Sidhean Mor, it’s only 141 meters high, but the highest ground around and provides impressive views both up and down the coast. We wind our way across the moor top, hunting at the end of rainbows, before returning to the van and the drive back to Inverness. It wasn’t the weekend we planned, but in many ways that is what will make it so special, some places are just meant to be visted when the weather is wild!

Katie enjoying the views from the summit of the 141m high Sidhean Mor.

Katie enjoying the views from the summit of the 141m high Sidhean Mor.

Looking North from the summit of Sidhean Mor.

Looking North from the summit of Sidhean Mor.

Between the rain storms, we find the end of the Rainbow.

Between the rain storms, we find the end of the Rainbow.

Looking out over the Minch between the rain storms.

Looking out over the Minch between the rain storms.

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Banff Mountain Film Festival – Inverness Dates https://www.reubentabner.com/banff-mountain-film-festival-inverness/ Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:49:46 +0000 https://www.reubentabner.com/?p=1513 This year I’m once again working alongside the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – UK team, with their Inverness dates. The UK Tour includes the best new films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival. If you love adventure films, then it’s a must-see event, with the added bonus of plenty of free swag […]

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Banff 2017 EFlyerThis year I’m once again working alongside the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – UK team, with their Inverness dates. The UK Tour includes the best new films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival. If you love adventure films, then it’s a must-see event, with the added bonus of plenty of free swag up for grabs.

Inspirational adventure films are coming to the Eden Court Theatre in Inverness on Thursday 9 February and Friday 10 February.

Through the big screen, unleash your wild side with an evening of mind-blowing journeys, high-altitude action and ocean-crossing epics. The world’s top adventurers and most intrepid film-makers are pushing life to the limits in some of the furthest-flung corners of the globe – and you’re invited along for the unforgettable ride!

Different films at each screening – book for both and save!

Visit www.banff-uk.com for more details.

WHAT IS THE BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL?

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is one of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. The “mothership” festival has been held at the start of November each year since 1975 in Banff, Canada.  The festival draws some of the world’s best film makers and accomplished outdoor heroes to celebrate adventure, the environment, mountain culture and the outdoors through film.

AND WHAT ABOUT THE BANFF WORLD TOUR?

Hot on the heels of the festival each year, the best films head off on the Banff Mountain Festival World Tour with stops in around 400 communities and 40 countries across the globe. The Banff films toured the UK for the first time in 2010 and the 2017 Tour will be heading to more venues than ever before – across both the UK and Ireland.

INVERNESS

There are two unique and entirely different film programmes showing in Inverness in 2017 so you can come along to two shows (9 & 10 February) for double the adventure. 2 night discounts are available by calling the box office on 01463 234 234.

The world’s most prestigious mountain film festival is coming to Inverness with a brand new selection of extraordinary short films from the world’s leading adventure film makers.

Through the big screen follow the expeditions of some of today’s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports, be transported to the world’s last great wild places and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe.

You can book tickets for both days via Eden Court Box Office.

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Is this our Winter? https://www.reubentabner.com/is-this-our-winter/ Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:09:13 +0000 https://www.reubentabner.com/?p=1502 We woke this morning to a nice foot of snow. The landscape looked perfect, completely transformed. Katie was heading towards the Cairngorms with a friend, to tackle a winter hill. Unfortunately, I had to be in Inverness most of the day, so couldn’t join them. So, instead, I popped out for a “quick” spin on […]

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We woke this morning to a nice foot of snow. The landscape looked perfect, completely transformed. Katie was heading towards the Cairngorms with a friend, to tackle a winter hill. Unfortunately, I had to be in Inverness most of the day, so couldn’t join them. So, instead, I popped out for a “quick” spin on the bike, although trying to push through drifting snow, proved not to be so quick!

I ran up this way, only a couple of days ago. Then there was a light dusting, just enough to call snow, now my feet sink in, well above the ankles. Trying to ride the bike, becomes a full workout, fighting against the snow, a slow and laborious task.

Rivers are made for crossing. This one is usually fairly easy, I can either hop rocks further down or ride through keeping my feet mostly dry. Today, neither option was going to work. The river, swollen by previous rain, was bigger than normal. The rocks are covered in a lethal layer of slippery snow. Wet feet in the freezing morning awaits. 

The snow proves something of a challenge to ride through today. Even the landrover tracks leading up to the wind farm are hard going. So, reluctantly I turn for home, a hot shower and work. 

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In want of Snow https://www.reubentabner.com/in-want-of-snow/ Sat, 07 Jan 2017 10:13:19 +0000 https://www.reubentabner.com/?p=1472 Driving through Aviemore, I was feeling rough, full of cold, not quite man flu, but not great. I would have been happy curling up on the sofa with hot chocolate and all day Netflix, but the sun was shining and the mountain bike wasn’t going to get ridden on it’s own. Exercise wouldn’t make me […]

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Looking South east towards Bynack More.

Driving through Aviemore, I was feeling rough, full of cold, not quite man flu, but not great. I would have been happy curling up on the sofa with hot chocolate and all day Netflix, but the sun was shining and the mountain bike wasn’t going to get ridden on it’s own. Exercise wouldn’t make me feel worse would it, it might just make me feel better, even if only for a little while.

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Enjoying the winter sun

Falling out of the van, I reluctantly pulled on my riding gear, before locking up and peddling up the road past Glenmore Lodge. If Katie had suggested turning around at this point, I would have done without question, as I hacked up all sorts of nasty gunk from deep within my lungs. All of this probably wasn’t helped by the fact, that despite the -1ºC temperature we had kitted up in the warmth of the sun. Now we were amongst the tree’s and in the shade, I realised I had under layered and was suffering. Pulling on my Montane Prism, finally made me feel that little bit happier, healthier and ready to ride.

Heading up the hill past Ryvoan Bothy we finally found the sun again and as the views opened out over the Cairngorms in all directions, my fog finally lifted and it was all worth while. Stopping for a snack, I thrust my hands under my armpits, trying not to spew as the hot aches throbbed away in my fingertips. I never used to suffer from the cold, but repeated broken fingers seem to have left me vulnerable to the dreaded mercy in my fingers. Even with no snow on the ground, perhaps next time I will wear my winter gloves.

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Abernethy Forest is a remnant of the Caledonian Forest

The land rover track turned downhill, and we whopped as gravity sped us up and we flew into the ancient Caledonian Pine forest of Abernethy It seemed, this wasn’t going to be a quick out and back as we first planned, but a good spin of the legs. Reaching a junction in the forest road, we stopped to check the map on Viewranger and look at options: turn around now and retrace our steps up the long hill we had just flown down, or head out in a big loop. The loop won!

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Where’s the snow?

We cut through the forest, finally taking a turn off the forest track on to a fun little section of single track, which weaved and swooped down through the trees, before spitting us out back on to the road smiling and laughing.

The road continued for a while, rolling leisurely and roughly in the right direction before it came to an abrupt stop. Or should I be more accurate, it disappeared under a long stretch of frozen water. With boggy ground, either side of the road, which was clearly also semi-frozen, mostly under water, wet feet waited. We tried to in vain to find a dry route along the banks of the road, but at regular intervals clumps of what looked to be safe grass, turned into soggy foot traps as they gave way to the pools of freezing water beneath. Coming out the other end, we both had wet, cold feet – the next 15km was going to be slightly painful in the toe department.

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A road of floating icebergs

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Wet, cold feet all round

Again we turned off the road, heading back uphill, back in the direction of Loch Morlich. We climbed a fun land rover track, which gradually gave way to singletrack and then, as the forest gave way to clear fell, some rather stunning views, back towards the Cairngorms. Another forest road, lead downhill from here, providing some fast rolling as energy levels started to wane, thoughts of Cobb’s Cafe at Glenmore grew, providing motivation to get down, dry and warm.

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Views back towards the Cairngorms.

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The final stretch

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Not much snow for January

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Back just in time for sunset

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Friday Stoke: Trail Dog – Salomon Running https://www.reubentabner.com/friday-stoke-trail-dog-salomon-running/ Fri, 06 Jan 2017 11:15:37 +0000 https://www.reubentabner.com/?p=1507 The past few weeks have been rather difficult for a number of reasons. As a result, I think I’ve perhaps been rather quiet around friends and collogues. So, a couple of days ago Jenna sent me the link to this amazing little film. It put an instant smile on my face as well as made […]

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The past few weeks have been rather difficult for a number of reasons. As a result, I think I’ve perhaps been rather quiet around friends and collogues. So, a couple of days ago Jenna sent me the link to this amazing little film. It put an instant smile on my face as well as made me cry! Trail Dog is an ode to the beauty and happiness that can be found in the simplest of things – friendship. Watching this short film reminds me of my own dogs and how much I miss running with them, perhaps it’s time for a new hairy friend?

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New Year 2016 – #SwimWild & #GetOutside more https://www.reubentabner.com/new-year-2016-swimwild/ https://www.reubentabner.com/new-year-2016-swimwild/#comments Fri, 01 Jan 2016 20:36:54 +0000 https://www.reubentabner.com/?p=1448 2015 was an amazing year filled with adventures ranging from the Himalayas of Nepal and an earthquake, to a honeymoon on the islands of the west coast of Scotland. So determined to get 2016 of to an even better start and with Katie working all night in A&E, I found a high vantage point with […]

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The finest light show in the world takes place above the Highlands, to welcome in the New Year.

The finest light show in the world above the Highlands, to welcome in the New Year.

2015 was an amazing year filled with adventures ranging from the Himalayas of Nepal and an earthquake, to a honeymoon on the islands of the west coast of Scotland. So determined to get 2016 of to an even better start and with Katie working all night in A&E, I found a high vantage point with Gru, to watch the northern lights, as they danced through the sky, whilst the bells chimed in the New Year. As we walked home, a flurry of snow started to settle, turning the ground white under a rising moon, it couldn’t have been better (with the exception of Katie not working).

Away from the ice it should be warm..?

Away from the ice, it should be warm..?

Waking to a cold, snow-covered morning, frost hoar covered the trees and there was no chance the sun would make an appearance, to mark the 1st of January and the new year. So walking past a small half frozen loch, Gru and myself asked what better way to mark the new year than a wild swim.

Looks fine lad...

Looks fine lad…

Gru checks out the Loch...

One…

One... Two... Three...

Two…

Welcoming in the New Year with a wild swim in a semi frozen Scottish Loch.

Three…

With the light rapidly failing and only the simple iPhone to record our daring do, Gru sampled the water to make sure it was nice and cold, I soon followed keen to flush out the old year and to set the precedent for a new year of adventures… A year dedicated to adventures closer to home, wild swimming and getting outside more.

Welcoming in the New Year with a wild swim.

Welcoming in the New Year with a wild swim.

So as we plan to make use of the opportunities that surround us closer to home and get outside more during 2016, what are your plans for the new year…? Let us know in the comments below, and most importantly… Happy New Year…

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International Mountain Day https://www.reubentabner.com/international-mountain-day/ Fri, 11 Dec 2015 12:18:09 +0000 https://www.reubentabner.com/?p=1403 Today is International Mountain Day, a day to reflect on the importance mountains play in our daily life and the world we live in. If you’ve spent any time reading my blog, you will know that spending time in the mountains is a very important part of who I am. The United Nations General Assembly […]

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Dawn breaks over the Himalayas, from the summit of Gokyo Ri.Today is International Mountain Day, a day to reflect on the importance mountains play in our daily life and the world we live in. If you’ve spent any time reading my blog, you will know that spending time in the mountains is a very important part of who I am.

Dawn breaks over the Himalayas, from the summit of Gokyo Ri.

Dawn breaks over the Himalayas, from the summit of Gokyo Ri.

The United Nations General Assembly designated 11 December “International Mountain Day” in 2003, it has been observed every year since in order to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build alliances that will bring positive change to mountain peoples and environments around the world.
Dawn breaks over the Himalayas, from the summit of Gokyo Ri.

Dawn breaks over the Himalayas, from the summit of Gokyo Ri.

Dawn breaks over the Himalayas, from the summit of Gokyo Ri.

Dawn breaks over the Himalayas, from the summit of Gokyo Ri.

I’ve spent a considerable amount of time in the mountains over the years, most recently six months, living and working in Nepal with my wife. This time, last year we were returning from working high up in the Himalayas, where we had been running a mountain rescue post. One of the best days from this trip was a morning we spent sat at the top of the Gokyo Ri, we had climbed up from the tiny village of Gokyo to watch the sunrise above Everest and spent several hours sat in the sun, marvelling at the stunning landscape whilst eating boiled eggs and chapati.
The Gokyo Valley, Nepal.

The Gokyo Valley, Nepal.

The sky turns pink, as the sun sets above Machermo, Nepal.

The sky turns pink, as the sun sets above Machermo, Nepal.

The sky turns pink, as the sun sets above Machermo, Nepal.

The sky turns pink, as the sun sets above Machermo, Nepal.

Watching the sunrise over Everest from Gokyo Ri, Nepal.

What do mountains mean to you..?

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Cairngorms VK with #MiniActionMan Tobias Mews https://www.reubentabner.com/cairngorms-vk-with-miniactionman-tobias-mews/ Tue, 08 Dec 2015 18:20:58 +0000 https://www.reubentabner.com/?p=1422 I was hiding from Storm Desmond in my office last week, warm in front of a roaring fire when my phone rang… Fellow adventurer and Mini Action Man Tobias Mews wanted to know if I fancied a winter run to the summit of Cairngorm… After checking with him that he had indeed seen the weather […]

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Running up Cairngorm mountain with Tobias Mews.

With Tobias Mews at the Ptarmigan Cafe.

I was hiding from Storm Desmond in my office last week, warm in front of a roaring fire when my phone rang… Fellow adventurer and Mini Action Man Tobias Mews wanted to know if I fancied a winter run to the summit of Cairngorm… After checking with him that he had indeed seen the weather forecast, I readily agreed and a date was set.By the time I arrived in the car park in Aviemore, the plan had changed a little. With more bad weather threatening an already short winters day, the decision had been made, to add biking into the mix. It turn’s out, that it’s almost a vertical kilometre from Aviemore at 228m to the Ptarmigan Station at 1,097m, so a new VK challenge was born. I was to race Tobias to the Ski Station half way up Cairngorm, from there we would ditch the bikes and run the rest of the way, for a well-earned cup of coffee, to add a little extra spice, it was mountain bike v road bike and I had the short straw.

Tobias and cameraman Dave MacFarlane are on a two-week journey around the National Parks of Britain, spending a day in each to complete a micro adventure and putting the Mini Countryman to the test. So as dark snow clouds started building in the sky above the mountain tops, we quickly sorted through piles of biking and running kit whilst Dave asked for quick soundbites.

Turning left out of Aviemore and heading up the ski road has always sparked a sense of excitement in me, the Cairngorm’s tower above you and provide so many possibilities, adventure always awaits. Today, I tucked in behind Tobias for the start of the 9 mile uphill ride, before darting off to the left to join the Old Logging Way which winds its way through Rothiemurchus forest to the shores of Loch Morlich, here I rejoined Tobias on his much slower road bike. From the loch, we rode together, through the snow gates and onto the main climb up to the ski station. We slowly climb above the treeline, out onto the open mountainside. Behind us, the stunning vista drops away from us, occasionally the bright red Mini would appear with Dave shouting encouragement as we battled into a strong head wind, whilst grinding uphill, short of breath. With jelly legs, we arrive at an almost empty carpark, a biting wind and only a short run between us and a hot mug of coffee, it’s not a time to hang around.

As the train slowly inches down the funicular, we leave Dave fixing the bikes to the roof of the Mini, with warnings of 50 mile an hour winds and minus 8 wind chill ringing in our ears, we follow the trail as it climbs it way up the mountain side. Our calves are soon screaming as we push forward, the effort of the bike ride reminding us that we are human. In parts, we are almost blown uphill by the wind as we cross patches of snow weaving our way up the hill. 35 minutes later we gratefully find shelter at the top station, moment’s before the funicular arrives with Dave – it seems running up is faster than waiting for the train!

Running up Cairngorm mountain with Tobias Mews.We watch from the warmth of the cafe, as storm clouds turn to snow, the wind doesn’t seem to be about to stop, so finishing our coffee we head back out into the cold. Waving goodbye to Dave as the doors of the funicular start to close, we laugh and shout that we will see him at the bottom first. Racing from the station, we set off running down the hill, temptation talking more than sense, we head for the fall line, straight down the tow line of the M1 Poma ski tow. Just before we reach halfway, we are passed by the funicular train and we can see Dave filming from the window, we push on, leaping through banks of snow and over rocks. Almost ten minutes later, we arrive gasping in the carpark just as Dave emerges from the station. The result, running is faster on the way down as well.

Half an hour later I wave goodbye, to Tobias and Dave as they head off in the Mini for Loch Lomond, the next National Park on the tour. I hope to see them both back in the Cairngorms this winter as today’s adventure has only brushed the surface of what this National Park has to offer.

Running up Cairngorm mountain with Tobias Mews.

It might be a little chilly…

You can follow the rest of the #MiniActionMan Road Trip around the National Parks over on Hard as Trails

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Winter Running https://www.reubentabner.com/winter-running/ https://www.reubentabner.com/winter-running/#comments Sun, 29 Nov 2015 20:44:34 +0000 https://www.reubentabner.com/?p=1360 We woke up to a fresh covering of snow this morning, completely transforming the landscape, winter is clearly here. When most people are hiding inside, I love nothing better than exploring winter landscapes, crunching through the snow, regular training routes take on a whole new dynamic. As the light was falling, I locked the house […]

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20151129-Scotland-Daviot-155914We woke up to a fresh covering of snow this morning, completely transforming the landscape, winter is clearly here. When most people are hiding inside, I love nothing better than exploring winter landscapes, crunching through the snow, regular training routes take on a whole new dynamic.

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Nepal Earthquake – Update https://www.reubentabner.com/nepal-earthquake-update/ Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:31:52 +0000 https://www.reubentabner.com/?p=1350 Just a very brief update to let everyone know that both Katie and myself as well as both the Himalayan Rescue Association – Pheriche and Everest ER Teams are safe and well, following Saturdays Earthquake here in Nepal. I will post a full update later once things have settled down.

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Just a very brief update to let everyone know that both Katie and myself as well as both the Himalayan Rescue Association – Pheriche and Everest ER Teams are safe and well, following Saturdays Earthquake here in Nepal. I will post a full update later once things have settled down.

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