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Re: Smartwatch

I have done many a munro and multi day walk including the CWT with my Fitbit versa. The battery lasts about 5 days and links with my phone which has viewranger. Can then download when you have reception to upload to your phone. It can be set to monitor individual routes and they have a new version o...
by Holly
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:07 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Smartwatch
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: Bull in a Field

I have had a few ‘wobbly’ experiences when coming across cattle on my travels. I too, have dogs and one now who couldn’t outrun cattle as he is an elderly boy, is deaf, partially blind and wouldn’t know what was coming. I remember before COVID, I had gone into Glen Nevis where many people walk to th...
by Holly
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:17 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bull in a Field
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: Ideal pack size and weight for weekend backpack?

I have a 35 litre pack and it holds an overnight or two for three seasons. BUT,, My 60 litre Granite gear is actually lighter than the 35 litre pack so it makes sense to use that instead, I try not to overpack it and in winter, it allows for additional winter gear. It rolls down well anyway and very...
by Holly
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:08 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Ideal pack size and weight for weekend backpack?
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: Walking dog harness

I have the ruffwear webmaster for mine and had it many years now. Have a wee look at their website as they also give good instructions for how to have them fit properly. Its been a godsend to help me with my older dog who needs a hand now and again and the handle is brill for that. It fully supports...
by Holly
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:25 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Walking dog harness
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: Where to buy gas in Glasgow or Milngavie?

Tiso in Couper Street showing as open
by Holly
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:14 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Where to buy gas in Glasgow or Milngavie?
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Where to buy gas in Glasgow or Milngavie?

I think Tiso are open now? I was in the one in Aviemore a couple of days ago? The one in Couper Street would not be too far out of your way and if you were there sharp at 10 when it opens then you should still have plenty time to make a start on your walk? Not too far from the bus station either. Ob...
by Holly
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:11 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Where to buy gas in Glasgow or Milngavie?
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Last Munro for compleaters

Have never really looked beyond the next Munro and really didn’t ever consider that I would finish them all. Perhaps that isn’t an unusual way to think ? But if I do get to that point and I am fit and able do complete then perhaps unusually for me ,, I haven’t yet done Ben Nevis? This wouldn’t be de...
by Holly
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:13 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Last Munro for compleaters
Replies: 45
Views: 3453

Re: Stiles on Ben Challum

I just walked around the fenced area when I got near to the enclosure where the stiles are. Took a bit extra time but no problems encountered at all . You will see it on the OS map...
by Holly
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:21 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stiles on Ben Challum
Replies: 9
Views: 811

Re: Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX Womens Hiking Boots

With the exception of winter, my Ultras are brill. I have done many a Munro, long distance walk including CWT in mine (and had relatively dry feet, but it was good weather) and really comfy. I am on to another pair as my first did what Salomon seem to do, and began to leak. They were well out of war...
by Holly
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:36 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX Womens Hiking Boots
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: New Coronavirus Law

I have followed this thread with interest because it appears to be one of the few places a genuine, respectable and intelligent dialogue is encouraged without it turning into a slagging match. So,,, I am going to pose an question :-) . I have been trying to find in all the government guidance, where...
by Holly
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:12 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Coronavirus Law
Replies: 336
Views: 21181

Re: Mountain inspired doggo names

My lass from many many years ago was called Saoirse which is Gaelic for Freedom . I think it’s used as a female name. It might be Irish Gaelic tho? I’m sure someone can correct me if I’m wrong . Anyway it was my name for a beautiful wee dog I will never forget .
by Holly
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:54 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mountain inspired doggo names
Replies: 18
Views: 1058

Re: Advice for training a dog to sleep in a tent!

I use a thermarest closed cell mat for my two. Actually it’s my first mat from many years ago and cut down to size , it seems to be good for insulation. I carry an alpkit cloud cover quilt which gets thrown over the two dogs and me dependent on whether I take it and if not, I use a quilt bag now whi...
by Holly
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:22 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Advice for training a dog to sleep in a tent!
Replies: 16
Views: 1207

Re: Advice for training a dog to sleep in a tent!

When I take mine camping then they are normally pretty tired by the time we get to where we are going and have seen them trying to get into the tent before its even up properly! The main issue is the morning when they are raring to go. I normally take them a wee dander around where the tent is and l...
by Holly
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:41 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Advice for training a dog to sleep in a tent!
Replies: 16
Views: 1207

Re: wild camping in Norway

Re the water. I didn't filter at all and lived to tell the tale. In the Dovrefjell area re your query re the wildlife :-) There were Musk Ok that are fab to see and advised to keep a safe distance from :-)
by Holly
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:14 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: wild camping in Norway
Replies: 28
Views: 2255

Re: wild camping in Norway

I walked through Dovrefjell with my tent over 8 days and wild camped and took all my food with me. There are a good few 'huts' that can be used but I never used or went into them.
by Holly
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:11 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: wild camping in Norway
Replies: 28
Views: 2255
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