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Re: Last Chance for a First Munro

"The second third was brutal..." Had a chuckle reading that. This is always the issue with predefined paths, sometimes it would be easier to meander up a hill but no, some masochist decided straight up is best. Also hate steps as they define the height of the step you have to take. Much pr...
by AHillTooFar
Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:54 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Last Chance for a First Munro
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: Easiest and safest munros in late october with children?

Mount Keen via Glen Tanar as mentioned in the 10 easier munros is a good choice. Glen Tanar is a nice place that can be quite busy near the car park but is a nice walk. Personally I would ignore the word Munro altogether as it might rule out some nice walks. Merrick down in the Galloway region is a ...
by AHillTooFar
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:58 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easiest and safest munros in late october with children?
Replies: 19
Views: 1486

Re: Walking Etiquette

I am not sure there is such a thing as walking etiquette. However, minimising erosion and damage to flora and fauna is a worthy goal. I like paths and will always try and follow them even if often they appear just to be deer paths. But sometimes, paths themselves can be damaging and cause erosion an...
by AHillTooFar
Mon Aug 30, 2021 2:08 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Walking Etiquette
Replies: 20
Views: 1514

Re: Should I have intervened?

Ben Macdui is not exactly a dramatic summit being a plateau if my mind serves me right. Sure it has the stone with the various points of interest marked but it is quite rocky and not that good a summit. So perhaps it was more of "is this it?" I have one memory of Ben Macdui, a cloud rollin...
by AHillTooFar
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:31 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should I have intervened?
Replies: 41
Views: 5031

Re: A good death is its own reward.

I think you should avoid the 700ft drop https://medium.com/@ennyman/a-lesson-from-29-golden-gate-suicide-attempts-a42f4ef3f970 Often it is regretted very quickly, the idea is tempting, the reality not so much. Anything where your body has to decay before being found is probably not ideal for those w...
by AHillTooFar
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:54 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A good death is its own reward.
Replies: 11
Views: 2229

Re: Stay at home

Gareth Harper wrote:I do believe something strange happens to many people when they climb into their motorised cages.


Reading that reminds me of this cartoon. The important thing is the date it was released...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFHT1lw3vSI

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_Mania
by AHillTooFar
Sun May 03, 2020 5:19 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 54507

Re: Stay at home

Until such things are in Law then nothing is being tightened and people should avoid making statements like Mr Leitch did, the 30 minutes or 1 hour thing is not from anything official and numbers like those do not help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJVICqJ33cA Link to the press conference regardi...
by AHillTooFar
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:04 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 54507

Re: Ever been lost and how didyou get on (off?)

Aye, and it could do with a wee polish.

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by AHillTooFar
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:53 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ever been lost and how didyou get on (off?)
Replies: 31
Views: 3335

Re: Ever been lost and how didyou get on (off?)

Too many times...I have a habit of getting lost in thought and just plodding on. A cloud rolled over Ben Macdui and I proceeded down the North slope not the East following some other walkers. After I was out of the cloud/rain I noticed the scenery did not look like the map and checked my compass/map...
by AHillTooFar
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:17 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ever been lost and how didyou get on (off?)
Replies: 31
Views: 3335

Re: Stay at home

I don't need any clarification personally. Stay away from others. Stay at home just sends out completely the wrong message personally. People are repeating it like a mantra and if there is one thing I hate, it is people saying something without understanding why. Of course isolating from others will...
by AHillTooFar
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:33 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 54507

Re: Drovers Return: Ben Avon & Beinn a'Bhuird, the long rout

That is quite the outing. Puts younger folks to shame I feel. That highland cattle part rings so true. I had to get a lift from some people on holiday after being blocked by some cattle and they barely even registered the car, had to drive round one or two of them. So I can quite imagine your relief...
by AHillTooFar
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:47 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Drovers Return: Ben Avon & Beinn a'Bhuird, the long route
Replies: 11
Views: 3840

Re: Munro’s in gales

I am staying down low till it all blows over.

Really don't enjoy the wind especially with temperatures are low. I have been out in wind in July even and did not enjoy it even though at ground level the day was great.
by AHillTooFar
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Munro’s in gales
Replies: 19
Views: 2430

Re: deepest peat bog

Funny Fionn Bheinn was mentioned as I ended up thigh deep in the ground on the way up there. I saw some muddier ground which thought to be a path. Only after climbing up to it did I notice I was standing on that bright green moss that appears to grow on the surface of waterlogged ground. Anyway, bit...
by AHillTooFar
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:05 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: deepest peat bog
Replies: 31
Views: 6494

Re: The answer is blowing with the wind

The wind puts me off as it is no fun especially at this time of year. Tomorrow is looking hairy as well according to MWIS. That is also one thing that photos do not show, how windy it is. You can view old photos and reminisce but fire up a video and it all comes back what staring into the cold blast...
by AHillTooFar
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:44 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The answer is blowing with the wind
Replies: 1
Views: 815

Re: Plans for 2020

Same as 2019, get out more. Last year was unlucky with holidays. Weather primarily. This year I will seek out areas I have not been to or have not seen enough of. Which is most places. One visit to some are not enough. Some Island visits would be good too. Just get out and enjoy the views which is w...
by AHillTooFar
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:01 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Plans for 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3100
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