Clare Balding joins polar explorers Caroline Hamilton and Zoe Hudson to walk in Scotland's picturesque Wester Ross.
Clare Balding explores walks that are good for the mind, body and soul.
Clare joins polar explorers Caroline Hamilton and Zoe Hudson to walk in Scotland's picturesque Wester Ross. Caroline is a record breaking polar explorer who led the first all-female teams to have trekked to the North and South Pole. Clare walks with Caroline and Zoe in what they both describe as the landscape of their heart, the remote outpost of Lower Diabaig.
Isolated and wild, with sweeping expanses of sky, it is a landscape of extremes - with soaring mountains and deep sea lochs, it is a place of space that begs to be explored. Look north and you can almost taste the cold air of the North Pole, a place that Caroline still longs for.
Walking from the tiny harbour dotted with white cottages, and through the rocky headland towards views of the Isle of Skye, Caroline and Zoe share their memories of polar adventures at minus 50 degrees celsius, self-sufficient living and wearing hats that look like mountains.