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Re: Newbie

Welcome, Jamiebhoy! I haven't done either area, so the best advice I can give is read some of the walk reports from people who have, they'll give you a good idea of what to expect. Map, compass and waterproof coat are pretty well essential (don't trust the weather), and make sure your boots are comf...
by Pastychomper
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:54 am
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Fine afternoon on Ben Klibreck

My first introduction to Ben Klibreck, around 12 years ago. The description and route are from memory - I'm sure about the start and finish but less sure about where we left the ridge. It was a dry day but started cloudy. On the way we stopped to photograph Loch Loyal and my brother commented to an...
by Pastychomper
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:06 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Fine afternoon on Ben Klibreck
Replies: 0
Views: 390

Re: Vivo shoes?

Thanks both for the replies, and apologies for the delay in coming back. I've had a few Merrells over the years because they do my size and fit fairly well, I find their trail shoes are pretty good but the toe box is a bit small. I'm more interested in the shape than the thinness, although I like th...
by Pastychomper
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:33 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Vivo shoes?
Replies: 6
Views: 682

Vivo shoes?

Has anyone any experience with Vivo "barefoot" shoes? They've been advertising heavily on Facebook lately, which I usually take as a bad sign since it seems to be the preferred platform for Floggit & Leggit Ltd. Besides, "barefoot shoes" sound like something that should be pa...
by Pastychomper
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:32 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Vivo shoes?
Replies: 6
Views: 682

Re: Daftest thing you've done whilst on a hill..

Then there was the time at Luskentyre on Harris, when Mad Trow-Boy Orkney Graham stripped off and ran naked into the sea (this was October). He didn't realise that the sea was very shallow for a long way, and so had to run naked for hundreds of yards splashing through ankle-deep chilly water before...
by Pastychomper
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:23 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Daftest thing you've done whilst on a hill..
Replies: 74
Views: 5541

Re: the C word

The World Health Organisation is clear that the concept of herd immunity is a theory. Our government's plan therefore appears to be based on theory and expectation. I certainly hope it's based on theory and expectation, since it can't be based on certainty and shouldn't be based on speculation. (I ...
by Pastychomper
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:19 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: the C word
Replies: 152
Views: 8458

Re: the C word

From the little I've read about Norway I get the impression that it's very laid back and socially liberal for anyone that doesn't rock the boat - a bit like ol' Blighty in fact! :lol: Still a place I'd like to visit. Speaking of the C word, a friend pointed this out to me yesterday. Be warned, it's ...
by Pastychomper
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:59 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: the C word
Replies: 152
Views: 8458

Re: Recommended hiking route...

Welcome, Ohara! You can easily fly from London to Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh. As Tringa said, Inverness is probably best for the highlands. You can wild camp just about anywhere in the highlands, with a few exceptions. If you want serviced campsites you'd probably be safer to pick a known long...
by Pastychomper
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:11 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommended hiking route...
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: What3Words app

Interesting to think, isn’t it, that you consider that £199.95 is rather expensive for an individual’s life. Always something to mull over the next time that you break you leg somewhere without a mobile signal! :shock: This is a phenomenon well known in risk management circles: if a human life is i...
by Pastychomper
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:31 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What3Words app
Replies: 34
Views: 1505

Re: 4 rescued from Ben Nevis today...

I've seen the effect of insurance on another outdoor activity that is sometimes done in the mountains. In 1995 I learned to ride a horse, the lessons cost the princely sum of £7.50 per hour, which seemed to be typical at the time. By 2005 it was hard to get on a horse anywhere for less than twice th...
by Pastychomper
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:07 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 4 rescued from Ben Nevis today...
Replies: 114
Views: 5186

Re: Government plans to criminalise trespass

GOML = Get off MY Land? Spot on, RocksRock. It's a highly territorial creature named for its frequent use of that phrase. They are in fact human, but some might say that "some evil troll" is an apt description. They tend to be frustrated landowners who don't agree with whatever public acc...
by Pastychomper
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:36 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Government plans to criminalise trespass
Replies: 42
Views: 1787

Re: Government plans to criminalise trespass

I read and responded to the consultation. As it stands it shouldn't directly affect walkers in England and Wales since it targets groups of people who are trespassing with the purpose of staying there overnight, but if such a law was applied loosely then a landowner might be able to misuse it to har...
by Pastychomper
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:01 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Government plans to criminalise trespass
Replies: 42
Views: 1787

Cnoc Craggie

A nice evening walk over the little lump to the north of Ben Loyal. Cnoc Craggie has a good car park with an information board.
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Ben Stumanadh and Loch Craggie
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Ben Hope and some of Loyal
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Moon over Ben Loyal
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by Pastychomper
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:35 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Cnoc Craggie
Replies: 0
Views: 136

Solving an Enigma: Return to Inchnadamph

Inchnadamph. Meadow of The Stags, or is it simply Short And Moist? $matches[2] Either way this was our second visit in a week to that pretty hamlet, and our second attempt in a decade at Conival and Ben More Assynt. We thought the previous attempt was successful, even though one of our party had a t...
by Pastychomper
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:01 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Solving an Enigma: Return to Inchnadamph
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Bone caves

After perusing the weather forecast (wet, cloudy, thundery) we decided on a six hour round trip to do a two hour walk, which was more like three hours once we'd had our fill of the caves. $matches[2] The car park was nearly full but the other tourists had kindly saved us one space. The weather was w...
by Pastychomper
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:43 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Bone caves
Replies: 0
Views: 264
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