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Re: Scrambling Boots and shoes

You don’t need anything special unless you’ve been reading too many magazine articles? Unless on the cuillin , I use old skanky footwear as the gabro destroys it. Not sure I agree with that. I've used various approach shoes, trail shoes, walking boots, winter boots and can certainly notice the diff...
by LeithySuburbs
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:25 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Scrambling Boots and shoes
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: Phoineas Hill and that elusive trig point!

It's worth bashing on for a few hundred metres past the trig to reach the hill fort and some lovely natural woodland on the northern slopes.
by LeithySuburbs
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:29 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Phoineas Hill and that elusive trig point!
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Something to be ashamed of?

John Doh wrote:all of which can make the climbing of a lowly Scottish hill way more demanding and tiring than one of those „autobahn“ footpaths to a comfortable mountain hut in the alps.

Aye, but you can't get a beer at the top.
by LeithySuburbs
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Something to be ashamed of?
Replies: 51
Views: 12421

Re: Overnight camp

Is that not the place they sacrifice tent dwellers to the Wickerman? :wink:
by LeithySuburbs
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overnight camp
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: LightWeight double sleeping bag ??

Nothing readily available in the UK but we have used a Big Agnes: Cabin Creek for many years for both car camping and backpacking. The King Solomon is the down version which is lighter but more expensive - https://www.bigagnes.com/Gear/Sleeping-Bags/Doublewide . You would need one of the 15degree ve...
by LeithySuburbs
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:33 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: LightWeight double sleeping bag ??
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: MRT callout

To be fair, I'd pay a small fine to get out of Motherwell for the day.
by LeithySuburbs
Sun May 24, 2020 9:47 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MRT callout
Replies: 53
Views: 3908

Re: Complex question about everythig

1. Online independent shops are usually good value, but I use GoOutdoors, Tiso, Cotswolds etc as well. Depends on who has what I want at the time at a price I'm willing to pay. Mind you, I very rarely buy anything other than gas for the stove. Hats, gloves, fleeces, baselayers, trousers, socks can a...
by LeithySuburbs
Sun May 24, 2020 5:16 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Complex question about everythig
Replies: 11
Views: 1023

Re: Stay at home

KatTai wrote:So it's don't go crazy and don't go where there are going to be lots of other people.


Yep, it seems the SG have taken on board some of the valid criticism of yesterday's rather vague statement - which is to their credit.

I hope the guidelines will be respected :) .
by LeithySuburbs
Fri May 22, 2020 5:58 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 39685

Re: 5 mile radius - best & worst places to live vs. reality

It turns out that 5 miles is not the same in rural areas as it is in cities... https://www.vimeo.com/421106922.

:crazy:
by LeithySuburbs
Fri May 22, 2020 9:11 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 5 mile radius - best & worst places to live vs. reality
Replies: 30
Views: 2877

Re: Best way to improve scrambling skills

The Lakes are a good place to start - lots of routes and many are escapable and not too long. You need to learn how to control your body weight with your feet, hands and general balance. This takes practice but is a perfectly natural process - human beings learn how to keep themselves safe pretty qu...
by LeithySuburbs
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:59 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to improve scrambling skills
Replies: 16
Views: 1288

Re: Lake District Congestion Charging

but most of Scotland is inaccessible to the casual walker unless they have a car. Am afraid I would disagree with this as I have done over 120 Munros by public transport(bus,train,ferry) plus Corbetts and Grahams,so it can be done. "Inaccessible" is probably the wrong word but most workin...
by LeithySuburbs
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:13 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lake District Congestion Charging
Replies: 33
Views: 2601

Re: Beinn Eighe Scrambles - In Victorian Footsteps

Very enjoyable, thanks :) .
by LeithySuburbs
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Eighe Scrambles - In Victorian Footsteps
Replies: 19
Views: 3634

Re: WH Summer Meet - Inverie - 10-12 July 2020

The Mam Barrisdale bealach between Ladhar Bheinn and Luinne Bheinn at roughly 450m - are there any feasible wild camping spots up there or is Barrisdale Bothy pretty much the only show in town for breaking up the journey? And is it both possible and desirable to scuttle up and down Ladhar Bheinn fr...
by LeithySuburbs
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:34 am
 
Forum: Meeting up, arranging trips and walking clubs
Topic: WH Summer Meet - Inverie 10-12 July 2020 NOW 9-11 JULY 2021
Replies: 40
Views: 6158

Re: WALKHIGHLANDS AUTUMN MEET 25th/26th Oct 2019

Many thanks to David for organising such a cracking meet :clap: . Great venue and acceptable weather 8) !

Hope to see you all again.

Dougie
by LeithySuburbs
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:44 am
 
Forum: Meeting up, arranging trips and walking clubs
Topic: WALKHIGHLANDS AUTUMN MEET 25th/26th Oct 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 12688

Re: Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor, and Sgurr Alasdair Circui

mynthdd2 wrote:...this is more like it - following with interest

Steady... I'd hate to think this site got some sort of reputation for useful hill-related discourse.
by LeithySuburbs
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:51 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor, and Sgurr Alasdair Circuit
Replies: 18
Views: 2197
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