Friday, 30 April 2010

Off to the hill with two names.

Forecast for Sunday and Monday in the Border Hills is good. Its the holiday weekend. I`m desperate to pick up where I left off last year, at Ettrickhead. So come Sunday I`ll be off to Over Phawhope Bothy for the night, then up on to `The Pen of Eskdalemuir`, now more commonly known as Ettrick Pen. Brilliant.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Ribbon of Wildness - the Long (linear) Launch

1. Edinburgh International Book Festival - Wednesday 25th August at 11.00. The first appearance of Ribbon of Wildness.
2. Sunday 5th September around noon - the formal big long launch.
Central event in Edinburgh (venue to be decided) - all welcome.
Groups of supporters and well wishers at 15 locations spread the entire length of the Watershed - mobile phones at the ready. As follows, from south to north:
Peel Fell (602m) on the Border
Ettrick Pen (692m) Southern Uplands - Jono Ellis and the Borders Exploration Group.
Craigengar (519m)south Pentlands - Penny Radway and family(s) plus Green Team party.
Carleatheran (480m) Campsies - Elric Honore and party
Ben Lomond (974m) western side of Loch Lomond
Stob Ghabhar (1,090m) Black Mount - Kate Dix and Venture Scotland party.
Ben Alder (1,131m) Central Highlands
Ben Tee (901m) Great Glen
Ben Attow (1,032m) Kintail
Sgurr Choinich (999m) West Monar - James Wright and MBA party.
Sgur Mor (1,110m) The Fannichs
Seana Bhraigh (927m) or Conival (949m) - Kenneth Wright and party.
Ben Hee (873m) west of Crask
Carn an Feidh (730m) s.w end of Ben Klibreck - Jim Shedden and party.
Duncansby Head (63m) overlooking `the strait of the land of the Picts.

So, 7 locations covered as of 9th April - 8 still to be bagged!

Your chance to take part in one of the more innovative book launches in recent years, and to help convey `Message from the Wild` (thats the current working title).

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Of a clear coast, and a set stage.

Following on from the very positive meeting with the Luath Press team, the coast is now clear, and the stage is set, to get down to organising the fairly innovative `linear launch` of Ribbon of Wildness on 5th September. Now that may seem like its a long way off, but the plan is certainly ambitious and will involve a fair number of people. So it needs to be good - it needs to work!

So. . . .

Watch this space. Keep the date clear (please), be prepared to get your boots ready for action, and have some fuel for your stove to hand. Oh, and you might need some for your car too.