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Re: Lost

They got separated in the clag-very easy where they were. Imagine one stopped to get something from his bag, a pee etc. All too easy for the pair to get split up. I would not like to get down from Macdui to the Lairig Ghru in the clag either. Down to Loch Etchachan and Hutchies would be my choice bu...
by Scottk
Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:45 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lost
Replies: 22
Views: 1353

Re: Solo on the Skye Trail

I camped on the lovely grass! It was very nice but quite hard to get pegs in due to the stones. I came from the other direction and didn’t see the sign until I was leaving the next morning. Think the sign is to deter cars and camped vans. I have still to finish the trail as the weather turned very s...
by Scottk
Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:35 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Solo on the Skye Trail
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Re: Garmin inReach Mini

There are 2 sets of tracking on the device. One is send and the other is log interval. It is the send interval which costs. I believe that when you send an SOS it sends your location and this has nothing to do with the send intervals. I hope this is correct as that is what I based my send intervals ...
by Scottk
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:36 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Garmin inReach Mini
Replies: 22
Views: 611

Re: Garmin inReach Mini

If you are leaving it on, make sure you are not on the cheapest plan as tracking points are charged at 10p each so it doesn’t take long to make the next plan better value. You can also turn the tracking frequency down. My own preference is the recreation plan for when I am going to be out a lot. Nex...
by Scottk
Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:19 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Garmin inReach Mini
Replies: 22
Views: 611

Re: Motorhome hire Shetland

You could hire in aberdeen and take the ferry
by Scottk
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:44 pm
 
Forum: Meeting up, arranging trips and walking clubs
Topic: Motorhome hire Shetland
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Alternative parking sugarbowl carpark (Cairn Toul-Braeri

Park at the Cairngorm mountain car park. There is a suggested donation of £2.
Alternatively, do it from Linn of Dee at the Braemar side.
There is also parking at Loch an Eileen but think it is quite expensive but the money is invested in the area.
by Scottk
Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:40 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alternative parking sugarbowl carpark (Cairn Toul-Braeriach
Replies: 9
Views: 569

Re: New boots - some advice please

There is the Berghaus Supalite gtx which looks good but I have no experience of it. I find boot weight makes a huge difference on long days. I use mids for most of my hillwalking at about 450g per boot-big difference from my winter boots at 1kg each. I also use unlined trail shoes in the summer whic...
by Scottk
Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:01 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New boots - some advice please
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: Tent for a tall person

Someone has a Tarptent Satrosphere 1 for sale on the trek lite forum. £230
by Scottk
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:41 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Tent for a tall person
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: Bynack More and Loch A'an route advice

I think you would need to go round the loch-it’s probably too steep to go direct! I would be tempted to cam at Loch Etchachan with the option to bail out to Hutchison’s if the weather turns. Plenty spots to camp but maybe not as nice as Loch A’an. From Loch Etchachan, Ben Macdui and Derry Cairngorm ...
by Scottk
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:49 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bynack More and Loch A'an route advice
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Tent for a tall person

Hi John,
Have a look at the Tarptent website. They have a tent finder section which you can filter for over 6’3” to see which are suitable.
I have a Scarp 1 which I think would be big enough-very spacious. I live north of Aberdeen if you want to have a look at it for size.
by Scottk
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:23 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Tent for a tall person
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: Rucksack

I use a clear bin bag for a liner. Weighs nothing and can see what’s inside.
by Scottk
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:34 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Rucksack
Replies: 15
Views: 1321

Re: Save time and cycle up Glen Tanar to Mount Keen

It’s a lovely route through Glen Tanar. Did you see the capercaillie on the way up? It is quite well known for chasing people!
by Scottk
Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Save time and cycle up Glen Tanar to Mount Keen
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: Sharing location with Mrs!

With the garmin you can start and stop the monthly plan and there is also an annual fee. There is also an option for an annual plan. I use the monthly plan currently but may change to the annual one next spring. Be aware that on the basic (safety) plan, there is an additional cost for tracking point...
by Scottk
Tue Aug 31, 2021 10:38 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Sharing location with Mrs!
Replies: 30
Views: 1149

Re: White Mounth 5 in glorious weather

I passed you on the way up! It turned into a lovely day and pretty hot! Pity about your back and hoping you have a speedy recovery.
by Scottk
Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: White Mounth 5 in glorious weather
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: Highest car park when doing a munro

I did the 9 Munro’s from Glenshee two weeks ago and Cairnwell was my last. Hardest bit was down carn an tuirc and back up carn aosda. The ski lift was working and when I came off the cairnwell, a guy was getting off the lift with a rucksack! Think the road is close enough you don’t need the lift.
by Scottk
Mon Aug 09, 2021 10:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Highest car park when doing a munro
Replies: 21
Views: 4162
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