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Wilderness Adventure

Knoydart is a peninsula on the west coast of Scotland, often referred to as the most innacessible community in Great Britain. You can only get there on foot or by boat.
Here I tackle a very un-ambitious walk up a hill.

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  1. Ron Granich Posted

    I live in the colonies ( Montreal Quebec Canada) I last week I was introduced to your blog, and I must say I’m enjoying it and I have sent my daughter your 9-5 theory, and she doesn’t have to apply it to outdoorsy stuff, but she can apply it to other facets of her life! I was wondering, what kind of camera/ sound are you shooting with and more importantly, what software are you using to edit! I have various types of cameras, including the go pro which is fun, but I have all these pics and videos, which require editing and putting them together in a montage of sorts! A great project for a snow day come winter
    Thanks for all the entries – it been a great boot in the butt for me

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    • Alastair Posted

      I used an Edirol R-09 and a Canon 5D Mkii.
      I used Final cut for this. Soundslides is good too. Also audacity for the audio cutting.

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  2. Mike Kearsley Posted

    Alastair, you are a great story teller. Thanks you, thank you!! I like your simple storytelling style. You have inspired me to do an overnight mini adventure on 6-21-2013. I rode my pedal bike from my back door in Woodinville, Washington, USA to Snoqualmie summit and back. I slept in a hammock in the woods alone. The round trip was 120 miles. I will post some pictures to my face book.
    Thanks, Mike Kearsley

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  3. Ben Hepworth Posted

    I was up there a couple of weeks ago (the weather was a lot better then!). Such an inspiring landscape, I can’t wait to go back! I like your use of photographs and audio, rather than just a video, it’s more reflective and personal. Great stuff!

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  4. Always inspirational! Loving how often you’re posting videos/slideshows at the moment – surely you can’t keep this pace up??! Very impressive. I shall remember you and your work ethic when I step out on my little adventure, walking back to London from Cornwall 🙂 Happy tramping!

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  5. A lovely post – enjoyed the words & pictures… beautiful photos and a wry smile from me when the adventure ends in inclement weather/pub combo… like all 3 of my attempts to climb on Skye!

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  6. Brilliant as always Al. Love it! What audio recording device are you using these days? Additionally, what software did you stitch this together with? Soundslides or using your Mac video software?

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    • Alastair Posted

      I used an Edirol R-09
      I used Final cut for this. Soundslides is good too. Also audacity for the audio cutting.

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  7. Paul Gallagher Posted

    Great adventure and pictures.

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  8. Nick Hatchard Posted

    Great edit and storytelling Alastair. I like this style of story telling more than video as you capture specific moments in time with much more relevance. Did you use any specific software to pull it together? Also, what tarp is that you used? Cheers, Nick

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    • Alastair Posted

      The tarp is a Trailstar.
      I used Final cut for this. Soundslides is good too. Also audacity for the audio cutting.

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  9. Blane Crawford Posted

    Really enjoyed this – truly inspirational. The Tranquility was palpable… I am looking to visit myself. Planning the logistics. Looking at the map’ how did you get to Mallaig ? Is the best option to drive from Glasgow, or is there a train service in which I could board with my Bicycle ?

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    • Dave Callaghan Posted

      If this is a help, it’s possible to get a coach from Glasgow to Fort William, then a train to Mallaig, though not sure about getting your bike on the coach….!

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      • Alastair Posted

        You can get a train all the way to Mallaig from anywhere. You’ll need to book a space for your bike on the ride as far as Glasgow though.

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    • Alastair Posted

      Driving is quicker, train is beautiful…

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  10. Rich Atack Posted

    I was up there a couple of years ago, spending some time exploring the peninsula. On the day we walked out of the wilderness to Inverie, we were greeted by the glorious view of musicians basking in the sunshine, beer flowing and a general cheerful hubbub – there was a folk festival on that we knew nothing about. I’ve never pitched a tent so quickly in my life to get involved, or dropped one so quickly the following morning when we almost missed the boat back to Mallaig, running along the road, heads pounding with the cloudy memories of the night before. Blane – you can get the train all the way from Glasgow, very easy with a bike. Great work, Alastair.

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