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Sharp Edge for Breakfast

It was a righteously early 5 am start this morning for a quick (no traffic) drive over to the Lake District and a short scramble up Sharp Edge. The circuit down via Hallsfell ridge adds an entertaining and, if you follow the ridge line, an airy descent. All done and home in time for lunch. I have to...
by johnbythell
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:32 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Sharp Edge for Breakfast
Replies: 0
Views: 330

Re: Glenfinnan to Inverie the hard way

Done your route in reverse a few years ago,though I didn't do the Glean Finnan hills but done all the rest of them, it's a great tough route,lucky with the weather also.The Belgian who owns the Forge has destroyed the place which is a shame. Yeah - difficult to imagine better weather for this and I...
by johnbythell
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:13 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Glenfinnan to Inverie the hard way
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

Glenfinnan to Inverie the hard way

After a very special trip across Knoydart last year, Dave, Alex and myself planned a similar trip in reverse starting in Glenfinnan and ending in Inverie. This time, we hoped to take in a few of the munros on the way, ones that I had missed due to poor weather last year (see my post 'Kinlochourn to ...
by johnbythell
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:42 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Glenfinnan to Inverie the hard way
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

Ben More Circuit in the dry

$matches[2] Dave and I did the Beinn Fhada-Ben More circuit in almost perfect conditions after several weeks of dry weather in May. My last attempt, many years ago, had been abandoned as it was so wet, water seemed to be swelling up out of the ground. Today was much drier under foot, with high clou...
by johnbythell
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:38 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben More Circuit in the dry
Replies: 0
Views: 871

Re: Getting High on Low Fell

Wow! Stunning photos..
by johnbythell
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:06 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Getting High on Low Fell
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

Re: Yet another fine winter day of 2018 - and a cautionary t

Lakeswalker wrote:According to Wainwright you did climb Cust's Gully.


Thanks for the info! And as another curmudgeonly old ****, I can't think of a more authoritative source. Cust's it is.
by johnbythell
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:03 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Yet another fine winter day of 2018 - and a cautionary tale
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Re: Yet another fine winter day of 2018 - and a cautionary t

Superb report and photos. That gully looks like great fun - what a view to reward you at the top! And great job coming to the aid of the injured walker. Sounds like he had a lucky escape. Thanks, yes its a fun gully and in those conditions it was just superb - I forgot to mention the wind had died ...
by johnbythell
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Yet another fine winter day of 2018 - and a cautionary tale
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Yet another fine winter day of 2018 - and a cautionary tale

our_route.gpx The forecast was just too good to miss this weekend, so despite being busy with other things, we managed to find time for a Sunday walk. As usual, the plan was fluid, as in we didn't have one, until I picked Steve up in Penrith and asked 'where to' as we were driving out of town. The ...
by johnbythell
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:58 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Yet another fine winter day of 2018 - and a cautionary tale
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Re: Epic swim in deep snow on Ptarmigan Ridge

tomsnowball wrote:great report! me & the girlfriend had knee deep snow in the Kilpatricks on Saturday- most snow I've seen lying in a long time! good effort!


Thanks Tom!
by johnbythell
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:22 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Epic swim in deep snow on Ptarmigan Ridge
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: Epic swim in deep snow on Ptarmigan Ridge

I laughed at this, because there really is nothing funnier than watching your friend fall over in a snowdrift and then falling over yourself :lol: Of course, its also best to kick snow all over them whilst they're wallowing, after all, you know they'll return the favour when its your turn. http://i...
by johnbythell
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:40 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Epic swim in deep snow on Ptarmigan Ridge
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: Twin Peaks - so cold they'd take yer eye oot!

Wow, some absolutely stunning landscape photos in there! Envious - :clap:
by johnbythell
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:48 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Twin Peaks - so cold they'd take yer eye oot!
Replies: 17
Views: 3262

Re: Torridon I’m in love!

Wow! looks stunning, and a real adventure. Definitely added to my list.
by johnbythell
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Torridon I’m in love!
Replies: 14
Views: 2906

Re: Epic swim in deep snow on Ptarmigan Ridge

Well, it looked wonderful! Waist deep snow is somehow both ridiculously hard work and ridiculously funny. It does help if you've got a companion to take turns with/laugh at. Sounds like a fabulous adventure, who cares how far you got? Hi Mal/Jaxter. Yep, totally agree, although I'm quite glad no on...
by johnbythell
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Epic swim in deep snow on Ptarmigan Ridge
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Epic swim in deep snow on Ptarmigan Ridge

I'm starting to think that some of my best days out are the ones where I don't make the summit. At the least they're the ones where you don't have to make the call to mountain rescue. Today I tried to get up Ben Lomond via the Ptarmigan Ridge, but with an early start I was trailblazing up what devel...
by johnbythell
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:38 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Epic swim in deep snow on Ptarmigan Ridge
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Best walk I never want to do again!

Cheviot track 7 Jan 2018.gpx Sitting in front of the fire, planning a winter route, it's easy to bite off more than you can chew. Most people of my age have learnt this lesson well and plan their routes with a few escape options - easier alternatives if things don't quite go to plan. In the Cheviot...
by johnbythell
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:16 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Best walk I never want to do again!
Replies: 0
Views: 945
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