Toby Martin (@toby.c.martin) , Shot on a Canon AL-1 with HP5 400 film.
It all started with a bikepacking trip a few years ago along this very route. Scotland cemented itself in my mind on that trip with its truly wild offerings. While time constraints meant we had to rush on through our surroundings I took mental notes vowing to return one day.
Scotland You Beauty
Fast forward a few years and experienced outdoorsman Ollie - a newcomer to bikepacking and brimming with excitement - asked me to think of a trip where we’d find the limits of our humanity. “I have zero concerns other than meeting death without clean underpants on”, the text read. Perfect, I thought, I know just where to go.
The plan was to set off from Fort William and head for Dalwhinnie, via Glen Roy, Melgarve and Laggan, heading back via Loch Ossian and Corrour with the choice of Glen Nevis or Kinlochleven from there. We’d stay in bothies or bivvy, a perfect plan, a solid three day trip, a long weekend to remember.