Traditionally, non-human adventure partners are not cats. Robyn Davidson, the woman who crossed Australia by foot, was accompanied by a dog and four camels (see Tracks, a new film made after the book she wrote). And Rory Steward, who traveled across Afghanistan and wrote The Places in Between afterwards, did a long part of the trip together with Babur, an afghan dog with no teeth, which he ‘recruited’ for his trip in a village. But these are different stories.
Craig Armstrong’s travels are perhaps more local but at least in terms of partner, more unusual. He adopted Millie, this black cat, and ever since then she’s been coming along on his hiking and climbing trips.
See more of Craig and Millie here.