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Volcanic Ash Update – 12:00 Wednesday 05 May 2010

19 Apr , 2010  

Unfortunately Scottish Airports are again being affected by closures, cancellations and delays caused by volcanic ash. We would suggest that you reconfirm flights over the next couple of days before travelling to the airport as many airline schedules have been substantially dusrupted and may take some time to return to normal. The situation is dynamic […]

Walking, West Highland Way

Snowy Start to the West Highland Way Season

7 Apr , 2010  

Well done to the hardy walkers who persevered on the West Highland Way last week, and bad luck to those whose plans were thwarted by snow and blizzards. The unbelievable Scottish Winter continued last week with several of our clients walking the West Highland Way getting caught out by unseasonable snow falls. With the help […]

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AITO Pact and Our Commitment to Responsible Travel

26 Mar , 2010  

We are proud to be an independent tour operator, constantly committed to improving the standard of our service. That is why we are delighted to announce our membership of the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO). What does this mean for you? Now when we proudly, if metaphorically, fly the AITO logo from the Macs […]

Walking

Light on Their Feet: Illuminating Hadrian’s Wall

12 Mar , 2010  

A spectacular line of beacons will light up Hadrian’s Wall this weekend thanks to 1,000 volunteers willing to brave what could be a chilly night in the North of England. This is one of the most exciting things we have seen since Macs Adventure started walking holidays along Hadrian’s Wall Path and I really wish […]

Walking

My favourite B&B’s on Hadrian’s Wall Path

25 Feb , 2010  

Hadrians Wall Path is one of the most popular long-distance walking routes in the UK and a firm favourite of Macs Adventure clients. Having booked lots of walkers along the route over the last two years, I thought it would be useful to let you know about some of my favourite places for accommodation on Hadrian’s Wall.

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Kilimanjaro Photos

4 Feb , 2010  

I returned early on Tuesday morning from a very successful climb of Kilimanjaro via the Machame Route. Despite being tied to my desk ever since I have found a few moments to put together the best photos from the trip. Full trip report to follow but here are my Kilimanjaro Photos to wet your appetite:

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Kilimanjaro Climb Diary: Day 7

31 Jan , 2010  

Day 7: Kilimanjaro Climb: Mweka Camp (3100m) to Mweka Gate (1500m) We start the day with a huge breakfast as we try to recover from our calorie deficit caused by yesterday’s madness. This is closely followed by issuing tips to our fabulous crew of guides and porters. As we were dealing with a crew of […]

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Kilimanjaro Climb Diary – Summit Day

30 Jan , 2010  

Day 6: Kilimanjaro Climb: Summit Day: Barafu Camp: 4600m to Uhuru Peak 5895m It is, and feels like, the middle of the night when I drag myself out of my warm sleeping bag for the final push to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Friendly faces peer out of balaclavas, neck gaiters and woolly hats as we […]

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Kilimanjaro Climb Diary – Day 4

29 Jan , 2010  

Day 4: Kilimanjaro Climb – Barranco Camp (3950m) to Karanga Camp (4050m) Barranco Wall towers above Barranco Camp. As soon as the sun rose above Kibo Peak a stream of porters and climbers could be seen winding their way up the seemingly impossibly steep wall. What did Barranco Wall hold in store for us? Technically […]

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Kilimanjaro Climb Diary – Day 5

29 Jan , 2010  

Day 5: Kilimanjaro Climb – Karanga Camp (4050m) to Barafu Camp (460m) So here how day 5 is meant to work: 7:00 — Breakfast at Karanga Camp 9:00 – Walk the three hours from Karanga to Barafu. 13:00 – Have lunch at Barafu Camp 14:00 – Have a long leisurely afternoon sleep to build your […]

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