A mountain biking adventure on Beinn Alligin: Naomi Freireich

Images from a mini adventure on Beinn Alligin in the Torridon region of Scotland with Naomi Freireich, a mountain biker based in Edinburgh, sponsored by Gore, Naomi specialises in endurance racing, e.g. 24-hour mountain bike races, and she is the 2017 female UK 24-Hour Mountain Bike champion. Naomi's also a friend and, I've learnt, game for most things on a mountain bike. So when she gets in touch I know we're going to have fun.

Published in 220 Triathlon Magazine: Celtman Extreme Scottish Triathlon

The June 2017 issue of 220 Triathlon magazine included an image I captured on Beinn Eighe in Scotland whilst working at the 2016 Celtman Extreme Scottish Triathlon. The image shows competitors descending the very loose scree gully on Beinn Eighe, which is the crux of the marathon-distance 42km mountain run, and it illustrated 220 Triathlon's race calendar for June 2017. 

My thanks to Liz Barrett and Nathaniel Brain at 220 Triathlon, for continuing to choose my images. It's always a pleasure working with them.

Look out for my images from Celtman 2017 in various publications soon.


Published in Adventure Travel magazine: Tranter's Round

Another publication in a series of articles I've collaborated on with Adventure Travel magazine, the 'longest-standing outdoor active travel magazine in the business'. (See my previous entries here).

Adventure Travel's 'Weekenders' section includes photo essays of a number of "cracking UK adventures", to help people "make the most of those precious two days". For the July/August 2017 issue of the magazine, I was commissioned to submit a feature on Tranter's Round, a 36-mile horseshoe over the 18 Munros in the West Highlands of Scotland that make up the Mamores, Grey Corries, Aonach Mor, Aonach Beag, Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis. The traverse of these peaks in 24 hours is the goal of a classic fell-running challenge named after Philip Tranter. They're also ideal for a backpacking adventure.

My thanks to Adventure Travel editor, Rob Slade, for continuing to choose my images. Look out for more photo essays I'll be submitting for future issues of the magazine.