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Ochil Workout

I don't get out to the hills as often as I would like, and at my age, the very little amount of hill fitness you think you have gained, soon feels as if it is draining away day by day when you go just a week or so without getting out. It's amazing how quick I go from feeling like "I'm a hillwal...
by johnscot55
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:51 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ochil Workout
Replies: 0
Views: 400

Karrimor Atomic Pro.

Got a pair of Karrimor Atomic Pro, size 11s, Vibram soles. Only worn casually a couple of times, but don't get on with my feet. Not expensive originally, about £50, so not asking anything for them. They are just sitting in a box. If you live in the North Lanarkshire area and think you can make use o...
by johnscot55
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:57 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Karrimor Atomic Pro.
Replies: 0
Views: 173

Glencoe Revisited.

On the 15th Sept I had a go at these two hills, but gave up on the summit of Meall a'Bhuiridh because of strong winds and poor visibility. Also it was very quiet and the only other two people I had seen ahead of me, I met just below the summit, they having turned back for those reasons. And to be ho...
by johnscot55
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:03 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Glencoe Revisited.
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Uniquely Different (for us anyway)!

With various weather forecasts a bit middling, MWIS predicting just a 30% chance of cloud free summits at most of my practical choices, I decided to put into action a plan I've been thinking about for a couple of years but haven't managed to get around to, Beinn na Lap. Yes, I know this is one of th...
by johnscot55
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:33 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Uniquely Different (for us anyway)!
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Re: Creran cracker: blistering end to the most bizarre week

Jings. Up early in the morn but kept telling my wife I'd be coming to bed right after Andy Murray's match. Then I started reading this. Just joking :lol:. More effort taken than my last report :). Sounds an enjoyable walk, not completely marred by the dreaded midge. A couple of weeks ago, I parked j...
by johnscot55
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Creran cracker: blistering end to the most bizarre week ever
Replies: 12
Views: 826

If I tell ye, ye willnae look.

OK, you're here. It was only Ben Challum!!! Another one "in the can" for me. My "57th" individual Munro, and my, what a "variety" there has "beanz". 20200828_094841.jpg 20200828_101756.jpg 20200828_105529.jpg 20200828_111821.jpg 20200828_124609.jpg 20200828_12...
by johnscot55
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:59 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: If I tell ye, ye willnae look.
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Need to get to 40 before I go back to school (No, not me).

Winter, my sciatica, coronavirus lockdown, the three main reasons why me and grandson Matthew had not been out for a hillwalk since a Hogmanay jaunt in the Pentlands. But an easing of my sciatica coincided with an easing of lockdown restrictions and suddenly getting out on the hills was possible aga...
by johnscot55
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:56 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Need to get to 40 before I go back to school (No, not me).
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Recovery Plan 1,2,3 done. Skip 4. On to 5.

Some of you may have read a couple of reports I did recently describing my attempts to regain confidence in my body and also my hill fitness, which were both lost after a spell of sciatica which, coincidentally, almost perfectly spanned the period from the beginning to the easing of the lockdown mea...
by johnscot55
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:22 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Recovery Plan 1,2,3 done. Skip 4. On to 5.
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: Rehab...one little hill at a time.

Good to see you both up and about. Did you explain to the police your predicament on the phone before they arrived? Bet that story did the rounds in the station for a while. Did the two Lomond Hills a couple of weeks ago as part of my own rehab from sciatica so know it's no mean feat to get to East ...
by johnscot55
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:58 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Rehab...one little hill at a time.
Replies: 14
Views: 1240

Taking the next step. Recovery plan Part 2.

After last week's little walk in the Kilsyth Hills, I needed to up the ante a bit to test to test both my physical fitness after the inertia of lockdown, and more importantly my body's reaction after an attack of sciatica taken at the beginning of April, which had mercifully eased off somewhat over ...
by johnscot55
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:34 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Taking the next step. Recovery plan Part 2.
Replies: 0
Views: 254

Re: Wasn't Sure If I Would Be Doing This Again.

Cheers to all. Glad you got back out into the hills. It looks like a great wee hill, I will put it on my list to do now that we are allowed to travel and my days of doing big hills are done (age and severe plantar fasciitis :roll: ) It's terrible when the spirit is willing but the body not so much :...
by johnscot55
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Wasn't Sure If I Would Be Doing This Again.
Replies: 6
Views: 1087

Wasn't Sure If I Would Be Doing This Again.

First of all, can I apologise for the amount of self pity in this report , but it does give a little idea of my feeling during lockdown, especially concerning hillwalking. I KNOW many people have had it, and are still having it, far worse than me, but here's my little report anyway. I ended last yea...
by johnscot55
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Wasn't Sure If I Would Be Doing This Again.
Replies: 6
Views: 1087

The Mound (No, not the one in Edinburgh).

With all the normal hillwalking targets off limits at the moment, I set my sights on a climb that I had spied before, but had never had the nerve to tackle. As far as I know unnamed, I like to call it "The Mound, in the woods, just off the path that circumnavigates Cumbernauld House fields.&quo...
by johnscot55
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:45 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Mound (No, not the one in Edinburgh).
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: 4 rescued from Ben Nevis today...

Despite all the information at the Visitor Centre, I wonder how many "tourists" cross the bridge and mistake Meall an t-Suidhe for Ben Nevis and believe it looks doable by the badly named Tourist Path. Maybe on the Nevis side of the bridge a warning in several languages that Ben Nevis is n...
by johnscot55
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:00 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 4 rescued from Ben Nevis today...
Replies: 114
Views: 7197

Re: A Greater Achievement Than The Ben

Sgurr wrote: Neither of you seem ready for bagging tea rooms yet, which is what we fear as we get older.

Definitely not. I'm going to try and persuade Cathie to do Ben Nevis via the CMD arete for our 40th anniversary :lol: :lol: :lol: .
by johnscot55
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:01 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A Greater Achievement Than The Ben
Replies: 7
Views: 1640
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