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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: 4094

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: 1080

A Greater Achievement Than The Ben

For many on WH a few days in Fort William would mean a hike up Ben Nevis, a round in the Mamores, or an adventure in Glen Coe, but my trip with my wife Cathie was for some much needed relaxation, giving us a short break from our grandparenting duties (much loved, but ever so tiring :lol: ) and with ...
by johnscot55
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:39 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A Greater Achievement Than The Ben
Replies: 7
Views: 1080

Re: New feature: walk wish-lists

Thanks for the addition. Pushing my luck! Is it possible to enable your wishlist hills to show in a different colour in your appropriate personal hill bagging map?
by johnscot55
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:59 am
 
Forum: Walkhighlands announcements and feedback
Topic: New feature: walk wish-lists
Replies: 11
Views: 6743

Re: How did you get on in 2019?

Due to normal family pressures, don't get out as much as i would like. Wish I could just go when it took my fancy, but needs must. However, managed to raise my Munro total from 20 to 46, and my grandson Matthew's total from 10 to 32. Favourite walk being Bidean nam Bian and Stob Coire Sgreamhach in ...
by johnscot55
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:10 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How did you get on in 2019?
Replies: 30
Views: 1503

Re: Rab vapour-rise / torque jacket

Was searching through the outdoor clothing sites, looking to spend my Christmas lolly on a softshell and, guess what, had noted the Torque, Vapour-Rise, along with the Rab Salvo. Couldn't make my mind up, so to give myself a break, came on to WH and immediately found this. Leaning towards the Torque...
by johnscot55
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:11 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Rab vapour-rise / torque jacket
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Getting to grips!

Looking for some advice please. I've been a fair weather walker for the last couple of years, but last week decided to try my nearest Corbett (Ben Ledi) to see how I fared on a day where the forecast was generally good. I have climbed it three times before so summiting or not was not a priority. Any...
by johnscot55
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:40 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Getting to grips!
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Righting a wrong, a walk in the Campsies.

I've no idea why, or from where or whom I got the idea, but for some years I laboured under the misapprehension that Meikle Bin was the highest summit in the the Campsie Fells,and as such I had "conquered" the Campsies on my numerous visits to it's summit. :lol: So on discovering some time...
by johnscot55
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:44 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Righting a wrong, a walk in the Campsies.
Replies: 0
Views: 746

Re: Opinions please on 3 pairs of Munros.

No interest in going all the way yourself is good, you can stick to the cracking munros and really enjoy yourself! Not so much "no interest", that would be fantastic, I'm just realistic. However, congratulations on your own double round. Very impressive. Can't begin to imagine how many ep...
by johnscot55
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:29 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Opinions please on 3 pairs of Munros.
Replies: 10
Views: 980

The Big Scary Two near Crianlarich.

At the beginning of September I thought I had managed to postpone three of the walks I had been chickening out of doing, till next year. And, to be honest, one year older, I think deep down, I felt I probably wouldn't get around to doing them then either. Bidean nam Bian and Stob Coire Sgreamhach, B...
by johnscot55
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:23 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Big Scary Two near Crianlarich.
Replies: 0
Views: 458

Re: Opinions please on 3 pairs of Munros.

Find it hard to work out from your photo what "getting on a bit" means. But having done Bidean, I would guess it means as old as you feel and probably a lot younger than your chronological age. "Getting on a bit" for me means I'm 64 and only started hill-walking a couple of year...
by johnscot55
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:59 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Opinions please on 3 pairs of Munros.
Replies: 10
Views: 980

Re: Opinions please on 3 pairs of Munros.

Find it hard to work out from your photo what "getting on a bit" means. But having done Bidean, I would guess it means as old as you feel and probably a lot younger than your chronological age. "Getting on a bit" for me means I'm 64 and only started hill-walking a couple of year...
by johnscot55
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:46 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Opinions please on 3 pairs of Munros.
Replies: 10
Views: 980

Opinions please on 3 pairs of Munros.

Being relatively new to hillwalking, I have to admit there are three pairs of Munros within my capture area that I've chickened out of committing myself to take on, worried about how strenuous I would find them (I'm getting on a bit). Ben Cruachan and Stob Daimh, Ben More and Stob Binnein, and Bidea...
by johnscot55
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:52 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Opinions please on 3 pairs of Munros.
Replies: 10
Views: 980

Re: The Big Scary One at the back of the Three Sisters.

You got a damn sight better day for this pair than I did! :lol: Good to see a youngster flying the Saltire at the summit of a Munro! 8) :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Hi Graeme D. I'm sure you will remember we chatted on Ben Vorlich last year. Matthew has added a few more hills since then, but is stil...
by johnscot55
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:27 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Big Scary One at the back of the Three Sisters.
Replies: 3
Views: 600

The Big Scary One at the back of the Three Sisters.

Earlier on this summer I decided I would really love to climb in Glen Coe again and Bidean nam Bian was the mountain I really wanted to tackle, but, to be honest, I was a bit apprehensive about taking it on and when I had a day available for a walk, I usually found another hill to go to, rather than...
by johnscot55
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Big Scary One at the back of the Three Sisters.
Replies: 3
Views: 600
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