Updated: May 13, 2019
A film by Summit Fever Media for Sidetracked Magazine,
in association with Merrell & Cotswold Outdoors
In April 2018 Summit Fever Media headed to the Highlands of Scotland to film adventuring team Jenny Tough, a Canadian-born endurance challenger, and expedition photographer Kelvin Trautman, in their attempt to run the Great Glen Way high route from Fort William up to Inverness, detouring to ascend two Munros along the way.
The below is an extract from Jenny's story, which can be read in full via Sidetracked Magazine, with photos by Kelvin Trautman.
"The icy cold penetrates my body in an instant, kicking the air out of my lungs, as if Mother Nature herself has punched me in the gut. I deeply wish I hadn’t jumped into this river. I’m probably going to die. The bubbles dissipate and darkness surrounds me… then I remember to kick.I claw my way to the surface and try to draw in a breath, but I can’t seem to achieve more than shallow, rapid breathing. I look back up at the rock that we jumped off, and then notice Kelvin, next to me, yelling something."
Watch the full adventure below. Produced by Summit Fever Media.