All dogs love their walkies.
But very few have had the adventures that spaniels Hugo and Spencer enjoy with their owner Hollie Jenkins.
Hollie, 26, from Edinburgh, brings her beloved pups with her as she goes wild camping and hiking across Scotland, even giving them their own sleeping bags.
Dynamic duo! Hollie Jenkins, 26, from Edinburgh, brings her beloved pups with her as she goes wild camping and hiking across Scotland, even giving them their own sleeping bags
Taking in the sights: Faithful spaniels Hugo and Spencer, pictured, have ‘bagged’ 90 munros – mountains in Scotland over 3000 feet high – in the last year
The faithful spaniels have ‘bagged’ 90 munros – mountains in Scotland over 3,000 feet high – in the last year.
Hollie, who works in vet healthcare marketing, said: ‘For my 25th birthday I decided I wanted to climb Ben Nevis. At that point I didn’t even know what a munro was.
‘After that I thought “let’s do another one” and I just got the munro bagging bug and knew it was for me. It’s a different world when you are on top of a munro, I love it.
‘I have climbed 90 in total, 78 unique ones and 12 I have done more than once. During lockdown my eyes were opened to hiking and I got really into it.’
Action dogs! Hugo and Spencer also enjoy going paddle boarding with their active owner
Time to relax: The spaniels enjoy ‘running around’ while Hollie is hiking but know when it is time to calm down and rest
On top of the world! Hugo and Spaniel stop for breath at the top of one of the munros
Newfound passion: Hollie, who works in vet healthcare marketing, discovered the joys of hiking munros last year
The dogs wear a harness that is tied to Hollie’s waist, allowing her to keep her hands free to climb. She also takes other precautions to protect her pets.
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