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WH Gear Test - Baselayers

Just a quick twopence worth having read the latest gear review of base layers, which can be amongst the most useful but expensive item of clothing for us hilly folk...last year my husband and I hiked/wild camped for 10 days in Yosemite (I know it was awesome 8) ). Picking gear was a massive task, in...
by maryhillmoose
Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:52 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: WH Gear Test - Baselayers
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

Re: The bargain gear thread

Reviewed in this months Trail - Sprayway Tyrant waterproof jacket - RRP £110 but I found it online at Outdoormania for £54.99 - thats him indoors sorted for Santa coming...

Okay, so no one loves Trail but the subscription was a gift so whattya gonna do - not read it?!! :lol:
by maryhillmoose
Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:43 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: The bargain gear thread
Replies: 150
Views: 69767

Bear canister for sale!!!

I have a Bearvault 500 for sale that I bought for my recent (and totally amazing!!!) backcountry hiking trip in Yosemite National Park. Impossible to buy over here but essential for pretty much all hiking in California and other bear areas... £35 if anyone wants it... Can be picked up in Glasgow or ...
by maryhillmoose
Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:37 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Bear canister for sale!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1826

Re: Trip to Scotland Imminent! Suggestions Appreciated.

I too would skip the brewery on Skye and instead can highly recommend a detour route to Dornie by skipping the Skye Bridge and driving down to Kylerhea on Skye to take the amazing Skye-Glenelg Ferry across to the mainland - from there its a lovely drive to Shiel Bridge and back to Dornie via an amaz...
by maryhillmoose
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Trip to Scotland Imminent! Suggestions Appreciated.
Replies: 4
Views: 1531

Re: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2

Hi, I recently purchased a Tarptent Scarp 2 and have used it several times, on a WHW trip, a few overnighters and will be testing it out again this weekend at the Lochalsh Dirty 30. I'm off to California in august so light-ish weight was most important factor. Its 1.7k so wee bit heavier than the on...
by maryhillmoose
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:51 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2
Replies: 9
Views: 6090

2 x Marmot Sleeping Bags for sale

Hola folks, got me a down sleeping bag so need to make room, so women's marmot wave iii bag and a wave 0 summer/warm climate bag for sale. Both used each on a single trip, as new condition and cleaned. Wave iii is 1750g and very toasty (I sleep cold). I used the wave 0 on the WHW for 3 nights in Jul...
by maryhillmoose
Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:42 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: 2 x Marmot Sleeping Bags for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1320

Re: Panorama Trail, Yosemite Valley

Wow, what a brilliant report, just spotted it now :clap:
We are off to California for 3 weeks at the end of August and are backpacking the first 60 miles of the John Muir Trail inc Half Dome - your pics have made me super excited!!!!
by maryhillmoose
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Panorama Trail, Yosemite Valley
Replies: 13
Views: 2868

Re: I need a split personality tent-help!!!!

Ooooo scarp 2 is very interesting!!!! :clap:
by maryhillmoose
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: I need a split personality tent-help!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1895

Re: I need a split personality tent-help!!!!

Thanks so much for this, will def check these out!!
by maryhillmoose
Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:43 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: I need a split personality tent-help!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1895

I need a split personality tent-help!!!!

Have given myself Google search exhaustion so hoping someone can show me the way!!! I need a lightweight two man tent to add to our collection, ideally it would be around 2kg or less, geodesic or semi geo and I have max £300 to splash...but, here's the thing, I need it to hold up to overnights in wi...
by maryhillmoose
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:27 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: I need a split personality tent-help!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1895

Re: Aonach Eagach - 28/08/13 (50 Shades of "Dismay")

:clap: great report, was up there a few weeks before you, it's great to tick it off the list, so great in fact that I'm doing it all over again in a fortnight!!! Your pictures really give a sense of perspective, and the cloud just adds to the atmosphere!!!
by maryhillmoose
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Aonach Eagach - 28/08/13 (50 Shades of "Dismay")
Replies: 18
Views: 7102

Re: A different side to Majorca - the Alfabia Ridge

I,d wait and buy a guidebook once there, or go for the cicerone book by Paddy Dillon. Smudger we have been back to Majorca since for more walking, totally fallen in love with it, going again in March and will redo the Alfabia ridge, the scrambling sounds good, we are more experienced now so that's d...
by maryhillmoose
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:58 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: A different side to Majorca - the Alfabia Ridge
Replies: 11
Views: 5725

Re: The 12 Munros of the North Glen Shiel Ridge

What a brilliant report, my favourite hills in all the world but doing the south side in one day was my limit!!!
This year I did my own first solo wild camp trip, your reports are an inspiration!
by maryhillmoose
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:49 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The 12 Munros of the North Glen Shiel Ridge
Replies: 35
Views: 23499

Re: Not the Not the West Highland Way...

mrssanta wrote:lovley, you had me giggling - anyhoo, what's wrong with a bit of midlife crisis if it gets you out of the house?


Couldn't agree more! :D
by maryhillmoose
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:29 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Not the Not the West Highland Way...
Replies: 6
Views: 4326

Re: Midges at 4000 feet - CMD arete

fab report, this route whatever the weather just cannot be beaten...
by maryhillmoose
Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:06 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Midges at 4000 feet - CMD arete
Replies: 12
Views: 6641
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