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Re: A good death is its own reward.

I can empathise with those feelings in so far as dying doing something you love. Having said that and not knowing your circumstances the concept of having not yet found a suitable hill suggest something deeper. Without wishing to upset anyone here, suggesting there is something to live for, I can fu...
by spiderwebb
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:01 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A good death is its own reward.
Replies: 11
Views: 1304

Re: Something to be ashamed of?

Agree with the last post :D Like so many things its down to personal opinion. For me it certainly isn't simply a question of height, the mountains in Assynt being the perfect example of how stunning a landscape can be without the height. Whether you think the Scottish mountains are the best in the w...
by spiderwebb
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:07 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Something to be ashamed of?
Replies: 51
Views: 11787

Re: Knoydart 3 , is there an easy way ?

Better still canoe/kayak in from Kinlochourn to Barrisdale :D That sounds a bit easy - could you no swim it? :wink: :lol: Swim, SWIM :lol: :lol: I swam under the Spey Bridge at Fochabers, it was a bold expedition planning to paddle to Spey Bay. In the event, I think I stayed upright for approximate...
by spiderwebb
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:15 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Knoydart 3 , is there an easy way ?
Replies: 17
Views: 986

Re: Knoydart 3 , is there an easy way ?

Better still canoe/kayak in from Kinlochourn to Barrisdale :D
by spiderwebb
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:15 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Knoydart 3 , is there an easy way ?
Replies: 17
Views: 986

Re: Ben Lawers 7

I got a lift back from the Chef at the Hotel, after a beer of course :lol:
by spiderwebb
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:13 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Lawers 7
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: More Birds to ID

I'd hazard a guess at No 2 being a Redshank, and 3 being a juvenile herring Gull or Lesser Black Backed Gull :D
by spiderwebb
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:14 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: More Birds to ID
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: Am Faochagach - Abhainn a'Ghrabainn Crossing

If the site of the usual crossing point is impassable, walk upstream to the loch outflow, the water is calmer at this point. You'll need to remove boots/socks, but at least the chance of falling off a boulder or a slip is mitigated :D
by spiderwebb
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:42 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Am Faochagach - Abhainn a'Ghrabainn Crossing
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: Strathfarrar 4 - Parking

I did it from Inverchoran, and recommend it. Not least because you have no time constraints to get back in time, unlike everyone I met on the ridge itself, who all seemed to be in a rush :lol:
by spiderwebb
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:44 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Strathfarrar 4 - Parking
Replies: 11
Views: 1007

Re: Stay at home

No DIY, cripes, but to be fair most accidents occur in the home :crazy: Whilst not advocating a hill walk, I personally see no problem with walks locally, even up a familiar prominence. The problem will lie in what others think. Especially folk who don't live on the doorstep to areas of wilderness, ...
by spiderwebb
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:42 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 35205

Re: waterproof trousers for backpacking

Berghaus Paclite have been my choice for years. They are not the most durable, but that's the price you pay for their lightness and small packed size. For backpacking they should be ideal, you'll hardly know you're wearing them. For scrambling etc. they can rip on sharp rock easily, although as has ...
by spiderwebb
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:39 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: waterproof trousers for backpacking
Replies: 24
Views: 1922

Re: Winter - how did you learn?

Having started hill walking back in the pre-internet days, much of first experiences were outwith of winter. I got lost once somewhere around Esk Hause with my pals, and after that unnerving experience vowing it would never happen again, map reading, compass work became second nature (no GPS then). ...
by spiderwebb
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Winter - how did you learn?
Replies: 26
Views: 1555

Re: Mental health/hillwalking

Scotsmist, you've been through tough times, but I fully understand the difference a dog makes. I too lost my hill companion some years back and miss her still. I think the beauty of a dog or other pet for that matter, is that they do not judge, do not care about your mood, and are quite simply just ...
by spiderwebb
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:31 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mental health/hillwalking
Replies: 49
Views: 5227

Re: What does a ranger do!!!!

Don't judge a group by the individuals! I only wish people in general were logical enough to apply this rule regularly. I tire of all the they belong to X so they are Y (where Y is either good or bad depending on whether they like or dislike the group). It is the cause of much unnecessary conflict ...
by spiderwebb
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:59 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What does a ranger do!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1380

Re: Opinion on ways to tackle northernmost 4

I did this a couple of years ago. BMA and Conival in the morning, then a drive to Ben Hope for an early evening summit. The next day a lonely ascent of Klibreck - lonely due to my friends deciding Klibreck was one hill to many and going home :lol: Totally doable over a weekend with a tent Lonely, I...
by spiderwebb
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:25 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Opinion on ways to tackle northernmost 4
Replies: 18
Views: 2269

Re: A'Mhaighdean summit camp

Congratulations on compleating, stunning photos, well done :clap: :clap:
by spiderwebb
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:12 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A'Mhaighdean summit camp
Replies: 35
Views: 5902
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