Elliot Rollason

Hey! My names Elliot (he/him) and I am hiking the AT with my wife Britta. I'm a Brit who moved to America 4 years ago to live in the Smoky Mountains. I lay claim to the titles of 'Worst Boy Scout of all time' and 'Most likely to overpack on a trip'. Both of these titles lead me to believe that Britta and I will have nothing but success on the trail! Follow me on the gram @rollason94

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The Whites are Not for Fearing

The Whites are Not for Fearing

As I sit here atop the wildcat mountain ski lift, I have a solid 18 miles left of the whites, and I’ve enjoyed almost every second of it. For over

Jul 7, 2023 : Elliot Rollason
A Case for Virginia

A Case for Virginia

If there’s one thing that terrifies every new NOBO AT hiker, it’s Virginia.As you enter the quaint southern VA town of Damascus, you're somewhere

May 27, 2023 : Elliot Rollason
Appalachian Questions From My Mom

Appalachian Questions From My Mom

My days off on the Appalachian trail look very similar each time: sleep inside, shop for resupply, and call my parents (super exciting, I know). With

May 1, 2023 : Elliot Rollason
Quarter Way Thru: So much more to do!

Quarter Way Thru: So much more to do!

Hooray! As of  this week we are one quarter of the way thru the trail! A royal 600 miles down… and I rather not say how much more to go. To say the

Apr 15, 2023 : Elliot Rollason
Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

The trail provides! We’ve hit our first month on the AT, which also means we’ve lived in a tent for a month! Or does it?No, I’m not talking about

Apr 3, 2023 : Elliot Rollason
Tramily or Triends?

Tramily or Triends?

As we approach the three week mark on trail, I’m happy to announce, against all odds, we’ve made friends!! We went into our hike hoping for some

Mar 24, 2023 : Elliot Rollason
Learning Lots and Learning Knots

Learning Lots and Learning Knots

So. Months and months of research have gone by, and now it’s real. We are a week into the trail and it’s gone by at a blistering pace. Quite

Mar 7, 2023 : Elliot Rollason
Final Prep: Q and A

Final Prep: Q and A

Well, it's all happening over here! In the last 24 hours we have finished up with our jobs, packed up our belongings, and left our home town. We're

Feb 25, 2023 : Elliot Rollason
My Reasons Why I’m Thru-Hiking

My Reasons Why I’m Thru-Hiking

The moment I told my boss I was leaving my job to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail I knew I had a problem. All she did was ask the simple question;

Feb 10, 2023 : Elliot Rollason
Its a Brain Game

Its a Brain Game

We're off on our little walk "Wow, that's a great physical achievement!" Most people we tell about hiking the trail immediately praise us for hiking

Feb 6, 2023 : Elliot Rollason