walkhighlands

Search found 306 matches

Return to advanced search

Re: GPS/Inreach setup for remote multi-day trekking

I use an inreach mini & suunto ambit 3 peak watch. Got my phone, map and compass for back up. Works great for me. The watch has the route on it and I can follow it as a line, it also gives a grid reference if needed. When this watch gets changed, I will be getting a garmin Fenix 6 as I think the...
by Scottk
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:37 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: GPS/Inreach setup for remote multi-day trekking
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Dried food

I take muesli or granola for cold breakfasts and instant porridge for hot. Both of these, I weigh into bakofoil safeloc bags which can handle boiling water. I use Nido milk powder and then just add water. For the porridge I add dried fruit, cinnamon or chocolate powder to mix it up a little. I do fi...
by Scottk
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:11 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dried food
Replies: 24
Views: 938

Re: Skye Trail Recommendations?

Have a back up plan. Parts of the trail are high level and you may get snow. Best to be flexible and if the weather on the west is poor, head for the east-although you are more likely to have full on winter conditions at that time of year. Same for any of the Munro’s on Skye-if you are not experienc...
by Scottk
Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:49 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Skye Trail Recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 409

Re: SNOW!

At least the ground is a bit colder now.
by Scottk
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:51 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SNOW!
Replies: 17
Views: 1468

Re: Lessons on autumn hillwallking

Best gloves I have found so far are the pile pertex type. Warm even when wet and pretty light. Mitts are probably best for winter though.
by Scottk
Tue Nov 09, 2021 9:27 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Lessons on autumn hillwallking
Replies: 5
Views: 450

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: 1616

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: 345

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: 26
Views: 1054

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: 26
Views: 1054

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: 421

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: 654

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: 813

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: 432

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: 407

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: 432
Next

Return to advanced search