The Outdoors Station

No 406 - Running the Outer Hebrides Pt1

Episode Summary

In May 2016 David Broom, a hill walker with a passion for wild places, multi-day trips and wild camping in some of the most remote places in the UK, set off the run the length of Outer Hebrides, a distance of some 150 miles. His purpose was to mainly to raise money for the John Muir Trust but also to reclaim part of his childhood, when as a child this magical place inspired him to become an Ecologist following his first visit as a teenager many years ago. One might think the series of islands to be rugged and undulating. However they are certainly very mountainous and challenging, both in the topography as well as the isolation, which puts the trip as ideal for those with a wild heart. The distance is estimated to be 150 miles and the height gain over the 11 days duration was in the order of 10,000m.

Episode Notes

In May 2016 David Broom, a hill walker with a passion for wild places, multi-day trips and wild camping in some of the most remote places in the UK, set off the run the length of Outer Hebrides, a distance of some 150 miles. His purpose was to mainly to raise money for the John Muir Trust but also to reclaim part of his childhood, when as a child this magical place inspired him to become an Ecologist following his first visit as a teenager many years ago. One might think the series of islands to be rugged and undulating. However they are certainly very mountainous and challenging, both in the topography as well as the isolation, which puts the trip as ideal for those with a wild heart. The distance is estimated to be 150 miles and the height gain over the 11 days duration was in the order of 10,000m.