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Re: Current snow conditions thread 2019

Im now more concerned about being able to drive there..... :/ Thanks for the reports! I dont use facebook. I use the webcams and the official channels but I find this info extremely useful. Plus I dont understand people talking about others using this info to decide about gear?? If anything is to de...
by Daymoth
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Current snow conditions thread 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2585

Re: Current snow conditions thread 2019

Its not about gear (only). Knowing the conditions beforehand is useful to understand better avalanche conditions on the day. Same as we look at wind conditions days in advance to make safer decisions when on the spot.
by Daymoth
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:39 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Current snow conditions thread 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2585

Current snow conditions thread 2019

Havent found a snow conditions thread for this season.

You know how it goes: if you are in the hills in Scotland please come back and tell us where you went and the date, the level of the snowline and the type of snow you encountered so we can all get excited and plan better :).

Cheers!
by Daymoth
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:54 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Current snow conditions thread 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2585

Re: Our first scottish winter (kind of) - GlenCoe & Fort Wil

Thanks for adding those to the list!

I hope to go back at least once or twice per year :)
by Daymoth
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:44 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Our first scottish winter (kind of) - GlenCoe & Fort William
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Our first scottish winter (kind of) - GlenCoe & Fort William

My first WH report, hopefully those like me that are just starting to learn winter hill walking will find it useful. We did a winter skills course earlier in the year and wanted to put it to practice by doing some easy routes. People here in the forum gave me very good suggestions. I live near Londo...
by Daymoth
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Our first scottish winter (kind of) - GlenCoe & Fort William
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Re: Winter conditions

Did Buachille etive Beag today in Glen Coe. The snow is PERFECT (also is the weather!) Nice and crunchy. A bit softer in the late afternoon.
by Daymoth
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:02 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Winter conditions
Replies: 54
Views: 8112

Re: Recomend some shoes for scrambling and boggy-ness please

prog99 wrote:Salewa Raven is another option which I used for exactly the scenarios you described. The previous model which I had was a more subtle colour than the current blue one.


Interesting! I will check them out! Thankyou!!
by Daymoth
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:21 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Recomend some shoes for scrambling and boggy-ness please?
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Re: Recomend some shoes for scrambling and boggy-ness please

Cairngorm creeper wrote:Scarpa Rebel Lite would do all your asking, we have used them summer and winter, walking and scrambling, a good all rounder.


Oh I know those and hadnt thought about them! Its a good point! I will try them on. Ta!
by Daymoth
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:19 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Recomend some shoes for scrambling and boggy-ness please?
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Recomend some shoes for scrambling and boggy-ness please?

Hello all I am one of those people that try to go hill walking only when the weather is good. Please dont judge me, I am from sunny spain. However this is really limiting my options since I live in the UK, and I want to embrace the rain, fog and bogs and get out more (train disruptions permitting......
by Daymoth
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:11 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Recomend some shoes for scrambling and boggy-ness please?
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Re: How did you first take to the hills?

Love reading these stories.

SO and me just started hill walking and camping 4 years ago, so Im taking notes about how to gain experience!
by Daymoth
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:19 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How did you first take to the hills?
Replies: 70
Views: 5885

Re: Afraid of cows

I walk at the surrey hills regularly ( NDW) and it is full of cows, and you have to walk closely beween them in some parts of the trail they usually have a nap on. The guidance is usually to keep dogs on a leash and talk to them. I defenetly talk to them and they just look at me. Now sheep are a dif...
by Daymoth
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:22 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Afraid of cows
Replies: 25
Views: 3463

Re: Glen Coe in Feb / March for some easy snow fun hill walk

Glen Coe itself tends to be a bit steep and dangerous, not the best place to start out. A good place to go for ice axe and crampon practice is the Aonach Mhor ski area, now known as Nevis Ranges. You can get a ski gondola up to about two thousand feet on Aonach Mhor, then a short walk around the si...
by Daymoth
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:35 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glen Coe in Feb / March for some easy snow fun hill walking?
Replies: 14
Views: 1171

Re: Glen Coe in Feb / March for some easy snow fun hill walk

Yeah Im not trying to predict, just understand usual behaviours in an area I am not familiar with. Will note those sketchy areas to avoid them, thanks. Still trying to find a place that rents mountaineering stuff in case we dont want to check in ice axes on the flight. I can just see sky / snowboard...
by Daymoth
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:13 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glen Coe in Feb / March for some easy snow fun hill walking?
Replies: 14
Views: 1171

Re: Glen Coe in Feb / March for some easy snow fun hill walk

Its me again, have been reading the winter conditions post and the SAIS website. We are not properly trained in avalanches ( just awareness) so we would want to go when the chances of a good stable snowpack are highest and chances of aborting the trip are lower. I know this is impossible to predict ...
by Daymoth
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:22 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glen Coe in Feb / March for some easy snow fun hill walking?
Replies: 14
Views: 1171

Re: Glen Coe in Feb / March for some easy snow fun hill walk

This is so useful, million thanks, will start doing homework on the first lot you recomended :)
by Daymoth
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:42 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glen Coe in Feb / March for some easy snow fun hill walking?
Replies: 14
Views: 1171
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