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Re: First time with full pack....feeling battered and nervou

This is beginning to remind me of the thread we had from the guy who wanted to climb the Ben wearing some sort of mask that would make it feel as hard as Everest to raise money. Does the fact that it is for charity mean you have to behave like flagellants? Who sets these rules? Believe me, the real...
by Melaniet1987
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:13 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First time with full pack....feeling battered and nervous
Replies: 22
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Re: First time with full pack....feeling battered and nervou

Hi everyone, regarding the baggage transfer companies, if I was doing this for leisure I would 100% use one of these, however this is a charity challenge in aid of a local dementia charity who looked after my friend (and fellow walker's) Dad before he sadly passed away this year so to use a baggage ...
by Melaniet1987
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First time with full pack....feeling battered and nervous
Replies: 22
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Re: First time with full pack....feeling battered and nervou

Probably it is enough to do some more training rounds. You'll be fine. No need to have the training rounds as long as 24km. 3 points to check: Did you carry a new pack? Was it comfy? Is there proper support at the hips? Like shoes, new packs have to be worn in. If you simply overstuffed your day pa...
by Melaniet1987
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:17 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First time with full pack....feeling battered and nervous
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Re: First time with full pack....feeling battered and nervou

Round Glentanar or Blackhall forests would be good. If you plan on doing any other hills before you go, I'd suggest taking your full pack with you then as well, even if it's just up Scolty. Walking poles might help, even until you get used to a few hours of walking with the pack. I did consider goi...
by Melaniet1987
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:13 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First time with full pack....feeling battered and nervous
Replies: 22
Views: 3251

First time with full pack....feeling battered and nervous

So, as part of our West Highland Way/Ben Nevis training (which we will undertake in just over 7 weeks, yesterday we decided to load up our packs with a similar weight to what we will carry and get out there and try it out. We are lucky enough to live right on the Deeside Way so we left our house in ...
by Melaniet1987
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:12 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First time with full pack....feeling battered and nervous
Replies: 22
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Re: Beautiful day on Lochnagar

willsdad wrote:Great pics. I'm heading there this weekend. Hoping to get your weather!

Beinn Eighe has the wreckage of a Lancaster bomber. Stunning mountain too. Well worth a look to Kinlochewe 8)


Oh really? Sounds good, will need to investigate!
by Melaniet1987
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:11 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beautiful day on Lochnagar
Replies: 3
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Beautiful day on Lochnagar

Second Munro in 2 weeks and second Munro overall in the bag! :D After completing Mount Keen last weekend, we thought it would be good to take on Lochnagar as the next one on our list. With a beautiful day forecast we packed up the rucksacks and headed off to the Spittal of Glen Muick accompanied by ...
by Melaniet1987
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beautiful day on Lochnagar
Replies: 3
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Re: Our first Munro!!!

Thank you all for your lovely comments & welcoming Sheldon into the canine hill bagging community. We have put Lochnagar on our list for this weekend if the weather keeps up so let's see how we get on! :shock:
by Melaniet1987
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Our first Munro!!!
Replies: 7
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Our first Munro!!!

We did it, our very first Munro! After agreeing to walk the West Highland Way and climb Ben Nevis for charity in September, we decided after a few months of long distance training on flat ground, it was time to tackle some height! Original plan was to do Ben Lawers as our first and get some camping ...
by Melaniet1987
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:10 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Our first Munro!!!
Replies: 7
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Cairn Mon Earn

Leisurely walk with the dog after work
by Melaniet1987
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:53 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Cairn Mon Earn
Replies: 0
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Newbie Walker - West Highland Way training

Hi everyone Having never really done much long distance walking apart from taking the dog up Bennachie occasionally, my husband and I recently agreed to walk the West Highland Way for charity. Since then we have spent the past few months up hills, along old railway lines and getting as many miles un...
by Melaniet1987
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:24 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Newbie Walker - West Highland Way training
Replies: 5
Views: 1088

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