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Re: Degenerative complex tear of medial meniscus

I have it on the lateral ( not medial). None left now after 5 operations over 25 years. Impact for Hillwalking is fine in the beginning with minor pain. I live in Finland now and visit for Munro bagging in bursts. I can still manage 20 Munros over 10 days holiday but the pain is getting worse each y...
by ScotFinn65
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:00 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Degenerative complex tear of medial meniscus
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Packable Daypack recommendations?

I used to have the Osprey pack sack but there was no structure, it was flimsy and no real functionality. There was no support and anything heavy (flask or water bottle) bounced around. I got the Haglöfs LIM light 25ltr and extremely happy with this. Everything you want from a daypack that packs down...
by ScotFinn65
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:37 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Packable Daypack recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: How difficult is Minlgavie to Drovers Inn in two days

Based on my own capabilities, it would be on the edge. I also don't rate the early part of the walk (Milngavie to Drovers).

If you really want to finish at the Drovers after 2 days, l would get the train to Bridge of Orchy and walk back the way.
by ScotFinn65
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:21 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How difficult is Minlgavie to Drovers Inn in two days
Replies: 12
Views: 815

Re: Hills Open from Friday!!

Excellent news. It also seems to be clear this time, travel within mainland Scotland is allowed for Hillwalking.

Any idea if overnight stays for wild camping are fully allowed?
by ScotFinn65
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:36 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hills Open from Friday!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1331

Re: Maol Chean-dearg - rocky mountain high

Stunning pictures. :shock: Great to see a new report, so nice to think lockdown might be over and allow us back to the hills 8)
by ScotFinn65
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:25 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Maol Chean-dearg - rocky mountain high
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Another 2 from Crianlarich

2019 - Pre-Cov-id Walk The burning summer spell from mid June to mid July was now behind us and the weather was now turning to the standard Scottish "summer". I had just flown in from Finland this morning and drove from Edinburgh airport. My start time was now 13:00 but I reckoned I had pl...
by ScotFinn65
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:11 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Another 2 from Crianlarich
Replies: 0
Views: 235

Re: Pocket mountain books

I'm sure the re-sellers can charge what they want. It works in reverse, as most will offer discounts on MRP or RRP.

It's just up to the buyer to decide
by ScotFinn65
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:49 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pocket mountain books
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: Fannaichs Solo - which direction?

Thanks for all the contributions. I got some great input and think l have made my decision.

Assuming we are all allowed back out in the summer :crazy:
by ScotFinn65
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:57 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fannaichs Solo - which direction?
Replies: 9
Views: 678

Fannaichs Solo - which direction?

Hi All. I am looking for some advice on the best way to tackle the 9 Fannaichs if going solo with one car and a bike. I am considering a circuit but recovering much of the ground doesn't seem appealing and the added km not attractive. If l done a linear route, would it be better to east to west or v...
by ScotFinn65
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:31 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fannaichs Solo - which direction?
Replies: 9
Views: 678

Re: Walking the CWT at close to 60yrs - shorter daily walkin

This great report from a previous walker may be of use. I know it inspired me.

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=89413
by ScotFinn65
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:25 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Walking the CWT at close to 60yrs - shorter daily walking
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Variation in device measurements, what is acceptable?

Hi. I have a gear question that l am hoping someone in this group could help clarify for me. Yes, l am a "stato" and keep all my records 😄. I recently got myself a nice lockdown present of a Garmin Instinct Solar. I've always wanted to try a Garmin watch and l was attracted by the incredib...
by ScotFinn65
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:19 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Variation in device measurements, what is acceptable?
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Re: Hill Walking after a Stroke

Hi, the advice I would give is to build up slowly it may take 6-12 months or even longer but the hills will always be waiting for you to enjoy. I suffered a heart attack at the end of 2017 and it took all of 2018 to regain my fitness ready for the hills and eventually in 2019 I completed my final 1...
by ScotFinn65
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:02 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hill Walking after a Stroke
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: Is April a good time to hike to the very North of Scotla

The only thing l can think of, apart from what has already been mentioned, is that you might have 2 - 3 kgs extra due to sleep system and extra layers / spare clothes between a mid April start and mid May start.
by ScotFinn65
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:25 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is April a good time to hike to the very North of Scotland?
Replies: 18
Views: 1783

Re: 2 month Backpacking/Wildcamping through Scottland June/J

Just out of curiosity, has anyone mentioned anything to you on the subject of midgies ? well.. i dont think one can google "wildcamping" and "scottland" without finding MIDGIES. sadly yes and i dont know how horrible it will be.. i have a few friends over in Aberdeen and they sa...
by ScotFinn65
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:34 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: 2 month Backpacking/Wildcamping through Scottland June/July
Replies: 10
Views: 717

Re: GPS watches

I have a Suunto Ambit2 and it has performed great for 6 years, no issues at all.
by ScotFinn65
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:02 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: GPS watches
Replies: 7
Views: 699
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