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Re: Cape Wrath Trail: Stage one at 71!

Sgurr. Thanks for your comments. You are quite correct on the Falls of Glomach not being UK's highest. I took it from the guide book which states "the largest drop of any waterfall in the UK". I'm not sure if 'drop' is different from 'highest' but I will amend my report to call it the thir...
by westgate
Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:01 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Cape Wrath Trail: Stage one at 71!
Replies: 18
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Re: Cape Wrath Trail: Stage one at 71!

Thanks. Kinlochewe will be too early if I am starting at Strathcarron, but Oykel Bridge would be perfect. 👍
by westgate
Thu Sep 30, 2021 6:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Cape Wrath Trail: Stage one at 71!
Replies: 18
Views: 7451

Re: Cape Wrath Trail: Stage one at 71!

Thanks for you comments on my report. Yes, I do intend to do both the final stages from Strathcarron to the Cape all in one go next April/May. Like you, I am working on my fitness as I had let it slip during lockdown so felt under-prepared this year. 20kgms is really heavy. I got my base weight (bef...
by westgate
Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:34 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Cape Wrath Trail: Stage one at 71!
Replies: 18
Views: 7451

Re: Cape Wrath Trail: Stage one at 71!

Thanks revalation.

My hope now is to complete it next year, in on go. I am working on my fitness, happy with my gear, but as always the weather is key. Also, next time I will not have such a fixed timetable. If I need an extra day I will take it.

Good luck with your plans.

David
by westgate
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:27 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Cape Wrath Trail: Stage one at 71!
Replies: 18
Views: 7451

Re: Cape Wrath Trail: Stage one at 71!

Thanks Bonzo.
by westgate
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:34 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Cape Wrath Trail: Stage one at 71!
Replies: 18
Views: 7451

Re: Cape Wrath Trail: Stage one at 71!

Thabnks Jim. Good to hear from you. Yes, a good trip, but hard in places. I still look back on Nepal as the best trip I have done. Stay safe.
by westgate
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:15 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Cape Wrath Trail: Stage one at 71!
Replies: 18
Views: 7451

Re: Cape Wrath Trail: Stage one at 71!

Thanks. When I first came back I thought perhaps it was a bit tough and I will be a year older next year so perhaps it is time to call it a day. But now, a couple of weeks later I would like to do the rest next May. I now know the sort of mileages I can do, and I will opt for some of the lower level...
by westgate
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:51 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Cape Wrath Trail: Stage one at 71!
Replies: 18
Views: 7451

Re: Cape Wrath Trail: Stage one at 71!

Thanks. Yes it's tough (well for me) but a great trip. I was lucky with the weather.
by westgate
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:41 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Cape Wrath Trail: Stage one at 71!
Replies: 18
Views: 7451

Cape Wrath Trail: Stage one at 71!

[Fort William to Strathcarron. [/code] It should have been at 70, but we all know what happened to last year. So I had an extra 12 months to plan and spend more money on equipment to bring my pack weight down. In the end it was 9.1 kgms base weight (without food, gas or water) and 12 kgms with four...
by westgate
Sun May 30, 2021 2:46 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Cape Wrath Trail: Stage one at 71!
Replies: 18
Views: 7451

Re: A 69 year old wild camps on the Skye Trail

Well done JohnBSnr. To complete all the Munros will indeed be a feat - at any age. Good luck.
by westgate
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: A 69 year old wild camps on the Skye Trail
Replies: 11
Views: 11747

Re: A 69 year old wild camps on the Skye Trail

Thanks Alteknacker You clearly have done some great walks and routes. Thanks for your encouragement. I had looked on the map for water sources before departing, but it was so dry the normally wet areas were baked hard. Yes, I was grateful for the kindness of others. I would have survived, but been t...
by westgate
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: A 69 year old wild camps on the Skye Trail
Replies: 11
Views: 11747

Re: A 69 year old wild camps on the Skye Trail

Thanks for kind comments. Glad to know there are other oldies out there. Well done Sgurr at 80.
by westgate
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:34 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: A 69 year old wild camps on the Skye Trail
Replies: 11
Views: 11747

A 69 year old wild camps on the Skye Trail

This is my report on completing the Skye Trail in May 2019. I am aged 69, was travelling solo and camping all the way, two nights on campsites and four nights wild camping. To prepare, I read the useful Cicerone guide book, the reports on this site which proved very useful, purchased the Harvey map ...
by westgate
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:54 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: A 69 year old wild camps on the Skye Trail
Replies: 11
Views: 11747

Rannoch to East Highland Way

I had planned on walking the East Highland Way, starting at Fort William, but decided instead to follow the suggestion of 'irishwaha' on this site and omit the first couple of stages and start further south at Rannoch station. The early stages sounded the least interesting and offered limited option...
by westgate
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:12 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Rannoch to East Highland Way
Replies: 1
Views: 3296

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