I’m PTC, Petesy and Peter Macfarlane. I’m various things: father; heating engineer: musician and by accident an occasional freelance outdoor writer, equipment tester and advocate of lightweight outdoors stuff, of which there has been a lot of on here over the years.
I’m no geek though, I don’t play in the garden, the gear goes into the hills and does its job or it goes on ebay.
Thanks for looking in, feel free to comment, criticise or contact me.
FAQ’s (with a wee 2017 edit or two)
Who is “the girl”?
Holly, my daughter.
What, did you think you were some sort of pop star?
I got all caught up the internet stuff, but any the adventuring you’ll see on here is of the mild kind, it’s stuff anybody can do.
What camera do you use?
It’s a super point-and-click, currently a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7. RIP the 3 & 5.
Do you really wear trainers in the mountains?
Aye, still do.
Why don’t you go to the Alps, do the TGOC, disappear into the wilderness for weeks at a time?
I love the outdoors, but I love my family more and being at home is more important, never mind having a business to run. I don’t have to go into the mountains to “find myself”, I’m right here already.
How many Munro’s have you climbed?
Don’t know exactly, but I wouldn’t say anyway. Some folk are too ready to define and be defined by ticks on a list. I’m not playing.
Let’s just say that I haven’t climbed them all, but I have stood on Munro summits more than 283 times…