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Re: Ben Nevis. Let's get it over and done with!!

A good read. I suppose you have to balance the good with the bad. Great to get views from the top but always means it will be mobbed. I know people who are into double figures of ascents of ben nevis and are yet to get any sort of summit views :lol:
by Raynor
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:39 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Nevis. Let's get it over and done with!!
Replies: 9
Views: 546

Re: Ben Lomond- The Peoples Mountain

If you think Ben Lomond is busy, you should try Ben Nevis during the summer. You could literally crowdsurf the entire way to the summit :lol: I go up Ben Lomond fairly regularly but I go up by the ptarmigan path now which is usually deserted. If I go up the tourist path, I make sure I start either v...
by Raynor
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:50 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Lomond- The Peoples Mountain
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: Ben Vane from Butterbridge (and Ben Ime)

I think nearly all of the car parks will say no overnight parking. I very much doubt anyone bothers to enforce it. I often set off at 3/4am in the summer so who is to say what is overnight parking or just getting an early start.
by Raynor
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:40 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Vane from Butterbridge (and Ben Ime)
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: Hill of Mi-Stake

That's an interesting route. I've been waiting seemingly forever for a decent dry spell to do this one. Can confirm the deadly bog. I used to fish queenside loch up there regularly and have been thigh deep a good few times :lol:
by Raynor
Fri May 31, 2019 6:03 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Hill of Mi-Stake
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: Even a scorcher didn't dry the bog on The Fruin

Great report. You have a funny definition of taking it easy though :lol: I did the same route in wetter conditions, starting at the hill house car park. I vowed never to do it again :lol: It's got nice views over to the grahams but the terrain is brutal. The bogs are bad enough but the up and down a...
by Raynor
Thu May 09, 2019 3:03 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Even a scorcher didn't dry the bog on The Fruin
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: summit attempt; outsiders perspective

If it's any consolation, boots usually end up wet as well, even the waterproof ones. A good pair of merino socks though and you will barely notice.

The term to describe such conditions is "bogfest" :lol:
by Raynor
Tue May 07, 2019 4:54 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: summit attempt; outsiders perspective
Replies: 8
Views: 696

Re: Of Corse this could have been easier....

Can you park at the carrot end? I had an unsuccessful attempt at this one from the windfarm centre a few months ago. Underestimated the distance big time. It got dark and I got slightly lost :lol:
by Raynor
Tue May 07, 2019 4:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Of Corse this could have been easier....
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: Cautionary note

Reminds me of a similar experience I had in Muirshiel Country Park at Lochwinnoch a few years ago. Farmer on an atv with two sheepdogs was herding heavily pregnant ewes along the only track. I happened to be coming the other way and had nowhere to go with steep drops into bogs on either side. The sh...
by Raynor
Sun May 05, 2019 1:49 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Cautionary note
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Ben Lomond a tourist hill but still a worthy walk

Nice report and good weather for it. I know what you mean about the clothing and footwear. Last time i did it, there was a japanese family plodding up in shorts and tshirts and it was full on torrential rain. They looked utterly miserable :lol: I assume the local hotels/tour packages suggest it as a...
by Raynor
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:35 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Lomond a tourist hill but still a worthy walk
Replies: 5
Views: 3623

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