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Re: Winter - how did you learn?

I "learned" the hard way on an late Autumn day up Beinn Chabhair. Didn't have an appreciation for how long the walk would be or how early it would become dark. Came across snow and ice that was completely unexpected and also very misty conditions. Kept coming across false summits and rathe...
by Raynor
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:14 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Winter - how did you learn?
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: deepest peat bog

There is an old story that does the rounds about the rannoch moor railway line construction. Supposedly several of the construction workers fell into bogs and died returning to camp at night whilst under the influence of a local beverage or two. Not sure how true it is, but it's certainly got some h...
by Raynor
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:06 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: deepest peat bog
Replies: 25
Views: 610

Re: 4 rescued from Ben Nevis today...

The key points for me are that MRT said that they "admitted to having made "a significant error of judgement" and were "extremely sorry"" and that MRT said "the rescued four men should be "cut a little bit of slack"". I think MR need to look at how ...
by Raynor
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:22 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 4 rescued from Ben Nevis today...
Replies: 114
Views: 3443

Re: straying off paths

Feel free to wander. In Scotland you have a 'right to roam'. In actual fact, people continually walking on hill paths/trails leads to erosion problems. The main exception to that is on shooting estates during stalking season, where they will want you to stay on known paths/routes to avoid disturbing...
by Raynor
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:14 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: straying off paths
Replies: 22
Views: 769

Re: phone apps

Strongly advise against using OS Maps App. It's a very poor bit of software full of bugs and the GPS tracking is nowhere near as good as the viewranger app. It also still has issues storing offline maps. Worth having as a backup if you buy the paper maps and have the code to use but not something to...
by Raynor
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:03 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: phone apps
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: 4 rescued from Ben Nevis today...

What makes this unusual is that the weather was horrendous at ground level never mind up the hill. It's off the charts level of daft. The only thing I can think of is that they had no clue how high it actually was. Can only imagine how long it took them to slither up all that snow and ice in trainer...
by Raynor
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 4 rescued from Ben Nevis today...
Replies: 114
Views: 3443

Re: Easy Munro for retirees

Here's another link to a top ten easy Munros. https://www.stevenfallon.co.uk/10easy.html Good luck. Hmm, what Steve Fallon considers easy might differ from lesser mortals. I'm not sure Schiehallion should be in that list. It is a bit of a slog up a boulder field by its easiest route, full of false ...
by Raynor
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:13 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easy Munro for retirees
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: Inveruglas car park and toilets

Be interesting to see if the toilets are now 24 hours as was seemingly the plan.
by Raynor
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:23 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Inveruglas car park and toilets
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: When do you count a Munro?

I remember first starting out, being horrified that a friend was counting multiple peaks in the one walk. He wanted to do Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh in one walk without reascent from the bottom. I was outraged :lol:
by Raynor
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:57 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When do you count a Munro?
Replies: 77
Views: 4077

Re: Hello

Welcome. The drovers is essentially on the west highland way so walking north or south along it is really the only flat walk. There is a path that goes into the hills behind beinglas farm but it is definitely of the steep and strenuous variety.
by Raynor
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:46 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: Accurate Weather Forecast - Is there such a thing?

Forecasts are really only useful for wind I find. In general terms, I find the met office to be wrong more often than not and BBC weather more accurate. That said, both of them have a tendency to change their "forecast" last minute which basically means they are just telling you what the c...
by Raynor
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:43 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accurate Weather Forecast - Is there such a thing?
Replies: 20
Views: 682

Re: Cruach Tairbeirt - Still Open for Business

Oh no. I can't BEAR what this has become. I am going to risk Paul's wrath and his embargo about advertising other websites, hope he doesn't know where I live to let my tyres down and post this link to our superb outing there (I am Squiz over there) http://www.scottishhills.com/html/modules.php?name...
by Raynor
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:04 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Cruach Tairbeirt - Still Open for Business
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Cruach Tairbeirt - Still Open for Business

How come you never got a barrage of abuse crossing under the railway?! :lol: That's good you finally got up there but you'll need to go back i'm afraid, you never got the view and this is one of the best from a wee hill! :wink: I went past on tip toes :lol: And you are right about needing to return...
by Raynor
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Cruach Tairbeirt - Still Open for Business
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: OS 25k ex WH on mobile phone

Thank you both, Think I will continue to use paper - and maybe just occassionally use mobile for a 'fix' on google map for confirmation! RW I quite often print out sections on paper as well, and usually also have the actual physical copy of the os map. Not sure what type of walking you do but if it...
by Raynor
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:32 pm
 
Forum: Help - how to use the site
Topic: OS 25k ex WH on mobile phone
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: OS 25k ex WH on mobile phone

Not 100% sure what you are asking? Is it the map on WH or OS maps you are having problems with accessing on the mobile? I would suggest downloading the view ranger app on your phone for map use. There is a free basic version, and a premium version with all OS maps for around £25 a year. You can then...
by Raynor
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:58 pm
 
Forum: Help - how to use the site
Topic: OS 25k ex WH on mobile phone
Replies: 5
Views: 284
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