Its been an amazing summer so far and I’ve tried to take advantage of the dry clear nights to go on some mini adventures. Sleeping out under the stars for me is like a tonic for the soul. A way of getting away from screens and to just unplug, even if only for 24 hours. Its also about pushing comfort zones. Sleeping out on the mountains without a tent could make you feel vulnerable in a strange way, but once you have done it a few times it feels like freedom. Theres nothing quite like waking up on the side of mountain with the sun coming up, or blinking awake in the middle of the night to a canopy of twinkling stars above and a gentle breeze across your face.
The premise for me is simple. Find a friend who is game. Choose a date and keep an eye on the weather. Decide where you want to go…for me it always needs to include the possibility of a wild swim somewhere. Pack some kit. Go on an adventure! I like to keep things simple and for me its not important to summit a mountain, rather to seek out a quiet place and claim a small part of it for just a few hours, enough to sleep, wake and wander onwards.
If you are keen to try out a micro adventure then keep an eye on the events pages…there may well be an opportunity to come along soon!