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Re: Culling the North East Subs

Congratulations :clap: . I keep a look out for your posts as they're always an entertaining and informative read and get me looking into Marilyns of I hope future hill bagging excursions.
by Owen b
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Culling the North East Subs
Replies: 12
Views: 1260

Re: From Golden Autumnal Afternoons to White Wintry Blasts

Very helpful report for two reasons : firstly to see what I missed on the two Corbetts + 1 Graham north of Loch Arkaig. I was based near Fort William the week before last and got mostly filthy weather and got less than half my target of Corbetts done :( . Secondly, I just happened to be checking out...
by Owen b
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:39 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: From Golden Autumnal Afternoons to White Wintry Blasts
Replies: 3
Views: 1473

Re: Am Basteir: an Executed Circular Compleation

Many congratulations :clap: . Thanks for the great report :) . Fantastic hill, I was up there the day before with Jonah Jones, it would have been fun to have met you compleating.
by Owen b
Mon May 20, 2019 8:41 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Am Basteir: an Executed Circular Compleation
Replies: 39
Views: 4409

Re: Possible adder sighting near Ben Avon

Unbelievable. Never having seen an adder in my life until Wednesday (when I saw two on Jura, post above), I saw another one today. This one was coming off Beinn Bheigier (Islay) north west towards Cattadale, about 220m asl. Again, my walking pole nearly impaled it before I saw it, happily I was able...
by Owen b
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:03 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Possible adder sighting near Ben Avon
Replies: 11
Views: 2064

Re: Possible adder sighting near Ben Avon

Got a fright coming off Cnoc an Ime (Jura). At about altitude 150m, on a deer path through knee deep long grass, my walking pole narrowly missed two adders. I've never seen one before. One slunk off into the grass quick as a flash. The other retreated maybe 50cm then stopped. I backed off slowly, bu...
by Owen b
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:20 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Possible adder sighting near Ben Avon
Replies: 11
Views: 2064

Re: Bheinn Bhan - one for the purist!

Did this one on a very changeable day in February 2016, the wind blowing frequent claggy squalls across the top but in between gloriously clear views over to the Nevis range and the Mamores. At the top we found a collie dog which was lost but full of beans and very pleased to see us. It obviously ha...
by Owen b
Thu May 31, 2018 6:47 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Bheinn Bhan - one for the purist!
Replies: 5
Views: 1288

Re: Pine Martins in Inverness

I've just been reading the WalkHighlands article about pine martens by Ben Dolphin in the newsletter and it reminded me that I have once seen a pine marten. Not being a wildlife expert I had no clue what it was at the time but I checked it out on the net afterwards and it was definitely a pine marte...
by Owen b
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:51 am
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Pine Martins in Inverness
Replies: 17
Views: 5207

Re: Amazing Assynt & Torrential Torridon

[u]28th September Ben Mor Coigach & Sgurr an Fhidhleir https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4455/23715553178_0654f620de_b.jpg [b]The ridge ahead, with a distance walker I think that's me :D . I think you parked next to me in the Culnacraig parking area and set off a few minutes behind me. I said hell...
by Owen b
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Amazing Assynt & Torrential Torridon
Replies: 23
Views: 5263

Re: The Blencathra Top Gear Challenge

Entertaining report :clap: . I saw Julia Bradbury do it on telly, and I saw Stuart Maconie do it on telly. I figured out that if they could do it then so could I. I got a dry calm day but with low cloud in May this year. The next obstacle was the Bad Step – a large sloping slab of rock. In wet condi...
by Owen b
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:54 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: The Blencathra Top Gear Challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 2153

Re: Cape Wrath and Parph, with a night at Kearvaig

On the Sunday I was parked 300 metres from you and did Foinaven. Did you get back just before 4 pm? I spotted someone walking back to a car parked a bit closer to Gualin House than me, and wondered if they'd been up Foinaven - was probably you! Unlucky with the weather - it was quite spectacular fr...
by Owen b
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:14 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Cape Wrath and Parph, with a night at Kearvaig
Replies: 8
Views: 3650

Re: Cape Wrath and Parph, with a night at Kearvaig

On the Sunday I was parked 300 metres from you and did Foinaven. As your photos testify, the mist was frustrating. It was clear as a bell when I set out, but the mist lowered to 500m and there was light rain, then no sooner had I got back to lower ground the mist cleared the summit. Thanks for the r...
by Owen b
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:34 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Cape Wrath and Parph, with a night at Kearvaig
Replies: 8
Views: 3650

Re: My Completion...Ladhar Bheinn from Corran

Many congratulations :clap: . Your reports are always a must read, because while getting to the top is enough for me, it's fun to read of altogether more imaginative and adventurous ways of getting the blue balloons. Looking forward to many more reports.
by Owen b
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:31 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: My Completion...Ladhar Bheinn from Corran
Replies: 56
Views: 14799

Re: Holiday in Heaven

I don't post here often, though I read the walk reports nearly every day, and there are many fantastic detailed reports with beautiful photographs and great information for planning my own visits to Scotland, as well as some crazy and incredibly fit people completing great feats of endurance and ima...
by Owen b
Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Holiday in Heaven
Replies: 21
Views: 11230

Re: White out on Carn na Caim & A'Bhuidheanach Bheag

I did A'Bhuideanach Bheag as part of a group of six on 13th Feb this year. It was the most difficult navigation I've ever known. There was dense white out all the way along the plateau, the track was completely obliterated by the snow most of the way, fence posts were rare, plus it was windy and col...
by Owen b
Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:18 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: White out on Carn na Caim & A'Bhuidheanach Bheag
Replies: 5
Views: 2801

Re: Weasels on Hols - Part 2 - Skye, Torridon & Mull

What a gripping :) report. I've been following your reports for a long time and find them as readable, well illustrated and helpful as any on this site. I'm still scared of the Skye Munros but write ups such as this help me think that maybe, just maybe, they are doable for mortals. Thank you, well d...
by Owen b
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Weasels on Hols - Part 2 - Skye, Torridon & Mull
Replies: 27
Views: 9139
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