So, I've got to nearly 35 years old and realised I'd never actually climbed a Munro. I'm sure most of you will know what that means, but a Munro is a mountain in Scotland with a height over 3,000 feet (914 m). I've been walking and hillwalking around Scotland for more years than I care to remember, but none of those hills were apparently over 3,000 feet! My dad has been an avid hillwalker and long distance trail walker for over 20 years, and has inspired much of my walking and exploring, so I wanted to summit my first Munro with him. We chose Lochnagar in the Cairngorms National Park which as one of our closest, and a local favourite (I think you will see why from the photos - it's a beauty) and a couple of weeks ago we did a 12-13 mile circular walk up Lochnagar and then down to Loch Muick. Some of the views literally made me say 'wow' over and over. You can follow the route here.
I think there are both positives and negatives to social media. For me, it's about about being selective about what content you are consuming, and of course creating. I like to see posts that inspire me, and give me ideas, and try to only follow people or brands that do just that. It can be a great way to share your passions, 'meet' - even virtually - people you feel you can connect with, and its also a good way to express your creativity.
There are so many people I enjoy following on Instagram, but one lovely lady I wanted to mention in particular is Iona, who runs the account Iona Adventuring I'm not sure when I started following her, but I love seeing the posts of her adventures around Scotland and she has such a positive attitude towards the benefits of getting outdoors and being active. She also posts some awesome stories of what she's up to, and watching her cycling stories gave me the push I needed to get out on the bike I'd owned for nearly three years and not ridden! (posts on that to come...)
I'm Kelly. A thirty-something year old adventurer from Aberdeenshire. Read more about me in the ABOUT ME section.