Kevin Vallely, Frank Wolf and myself arrived in the small town of Glenfinnan just 20 kilometres west of Fort William, Scotland. It was here, in 1745, Bonnie Prince Charles arrived by boat on Lock Shiel to join Scottish Clans to help him fight the invading British.
Our goal was to follow his 50 kilometre route through the Scottish Highlands and enjoy one of the most remote wilderness experiences that Scotland has to offer. His route would take us north out of Glenfinnan and through some of the highest hills in Scotland before arriving in the small town of Invarie, Knoydart and our goal, the remotest pub in Britain.
We began our hike late in the day and enjoyed the amazing views from the higher peaks we crossed before entering thick forests and arriving at our first remote bothie for the night. Bothies are simple stone buildings that allow hikers a shelter out of the cold night air. The next morning we enjoyed a vast open valley before ascending and descending four more high peaks until we saw the small town of Invarie in the distance. Arriving at the Old Forge Pub, we toasted to Bonnie Prince Charles and our accomplishment at the remotest pub in Britain until the wee hours of the night!
Dave has travelled the world to challenge some of its toughest races. He has raced in over 400 events throughout his career, and hopes his passion will excite you to get involved in your own wild adventures. Visit www.noronalife.com for more info.