Finding an excuse to stay indoors is easy, especially today as I write and outside it is sub-zero. But, the joy of getting out of the house, into the countryside and onto the hills is wonderful. It beats the stifling feeling you get when you stay in and watch something terrible on TV.
That's why when I saw this video 'The Trail Runner' I felt the urge to get planning more adventures this year. In it, the trail runner, Tom Hill, sets off from 'civilisation' in just his trail running shoes and clothes. He heads off to Suilven Mountain in the north west of the Highlands of Scotland.