Amazing Photographs to Inspire Your Next Adventure
Having completed an 18,000km solo run from Vancouver to Buenos Aires, trekked through 700km of the Atacama Desert and crossed The Andes, well-traveled adventurer and charity fundraiser Jamie Ramsay has certainly seen his fair share of breathtaking sights and once-in-a-lifetime encounters.
In this article, Jamie shares highlights from some of his most recent adventures and spectacular photos taken with a Kodak Ektra Smartphone. From Scotland to the Alps, expect to see some stunning scenery…and wildlife.
Traprain Law, Scotland
“I grew up in East Lothian, Scotland, and Traprain Law was the most iconic hill near my home. On a recent trip home to see my family, I took the opportunity to run to the top and was pleasantly surprised to see wild ponies have taken up residence here.”
Loch Coriusk, Isle of Skye
“In 2016, I had the privilege of being part of a small group made up of runners, photographer James Carnegie and videographer James O’Garra who went on a mini adventure to the Isle of Skye. This photo was taken near Loch Coriusk with an awesome view of the Black Cuillins. Ever since seeing this beautiful scenery I have been dreaming of returning and running that ridge.”
Lake District, England
“The Lake District is one of my favourite places to train for trail running. On this particular day, I was hiking Glaramara on the way to Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak, when this sheep appeared on the horizon.”
Brecon Beacons, Wales
“I normally travel alone, but this year I have had the pleasure of being able to take people from London on mini adventures to Wales. The trails around the Brecon Beacons are fantastic, and on occasion they take you through farms and fields and you get to meet nature up close and personal.”
Lago Ghiacciaio, Italy
“My running partner, Kev Foster, lives in the Alps and as part of our training for this year’s GORE-TEX Transalpine run, we ventured to the Italian Alps and spent three days running the route of the Grand Tour de Courmayeur. This photo is taken near La Thuile and is looking down on Lago Ghiacciaio.”
“My parents moved to France over 15 years ago and you can see the Pyrenees on a clear day. There is one peak, the Pic du Midi de Bigorre, that I have always wanted to visit. At over 2800m, most people take the telecabin, but as a trail runner the only option was to run. The 1400m vertical climb stretches over 11km of beautiful trails with lakes, llamas and spectacular views.”