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Re: Dongles

I use 3 and EE, but in the west highlands I would say that vodaphone has the best coverage - whenever I am connected for emergency calls only (ie not to my network) it is invariably vodaphone. It is more expensive, but if you are on a short break I doubt it would be overly expensive.
by clem_f
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:03 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Dongles
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: Spidean Mialach and Gleouriach - Advice saught

Giant Stoneater wrote:Pack a tent and start from Cluanie Inn at Glen Shiel using the old stalkers paths for these hills.

Why would you do that if you have a car to drive to the hills?
by clem_f
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:08 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Spidean Mialach and Gleouriach - Advice saught
Replies: 11
Views: 683

Re: Spidean Mialach and Gleouriach - Advice saught

That is where we camped when first we went to the area.... Few decades ago. An airy spot if the midges are biting. I wouldn't take the big van down to Kinlochourn... It is quite worrying in a small car. Narrow Road all the way from the turn off from the road to Skye.:-) Yes, it certainly gets a lot...
by clem_f
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:39 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Spidean Mialach and Gleouriach - Advice saught
Replies: 11
Views: 683

Re: Spidean Mialach and Gleouriach - Advice saught

There is room for about 4 cars at the bottom of the Gleouriach track in a small lay-by. I would have thought you could get a camper in there. If you are parking overnight there is a much nicer spot about a mile before that - where the 227 is marked near the radio mast in the OS map below.
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by clem_f
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:19 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Spidean Mialach and Gleouriach - Advice saught
Replies: 11
Views: 683

Re: Landslide near Loch Quoich dam update.

Was up Sgurr a'Mhaoraich yesterday - the bridge over the road that was washed away seems temporary at the moment, but easily crossable with any car. There is still a lot of construction equipment out there and traffic control lights, so assume that they will be working on it for some time yet. bbrid...
by clem_f
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:55 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Landslide near Loch Quoich dam update.
Replies: 29
Views: 5062

Re: Landslide near Loch Quoich dam update.

iain_atkinson_1986 wrote:Road is fine at the dam now.

Good to hear - apologies for my mis-information in this thread.
by clem_f
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:39 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Landslide near Loch Quoich dam update.
Replies: 29
Views: 5062

Re: Can I 'claim it' dilemma?!

Yes Munro-bagging is a by-product of hill walking, but it's nothing more than a hobby or a quest. There are no rules, it's more about honesty that you have actually been to all the summits. It would only be a false round in my opinion and if I knew about it. If the original poster confirmed he'd co...
by clem_f
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:59 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I 'claim it' dilemma?!
Replies: 48
Views: 3429

Re: Can I 'claim it' dilemma?!

If you play football and take a shot and it rebounds off the post.....it's not a goal. What about if the goalie spills a save and it rolls very slightly over the line before he pulls it back. Being an amateur game the linesmen hadn't made it back in time and the ref was unsighted. The ref asks the ...
by clem_f
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:58 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I 'claim it' dilemma?!
Replies: 48
Views: 3429

Re: Can I 'claim it' dilemma?!

So has someone written down rules for bagging, such as how close you have to be to a summit, and where the true summit is defined? and whether you are allowed to bike part of the way, or use off road vehicles part of the way? Or start at the Glenshee car park? Seems to me that all these rules are up...
by clem_f
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I 'claim it' dilemma?!
Replies: 48
Views: 3429

Re: Pacer Poles

I don't actually use poles, but every year there seem to be more people using two poles as they walk. I was just wondering, is this usually to aid with knee and leg pain, or are people using them to increase walking "performance"? I originally got mine to help me with ascents and descents...
by clem_f
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:50 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Pacer Poles
Replies: 10
Views: 999

Re: Can I 'claim it' dilemma?!

Thanks for that, was a really interesting perspective. I have a memory of a munro summit once getting reclassified at another point on the top by more accurate surveying techniques, although perhaps I am dreaming that one. If it was the case would everryone feel the need to go back up the hill as th...
by clem_f
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:28 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I 'claim it' dilemma?!
Replies: 48
Views: 3429

Re: Can I 'claim it' dilemma?!

I would say for what my opinion is worth (which is not much!) that I would for sure claim it. As someone said before there are no rules to this, is it a personal hobby and it is up to the individual as to what they accept. Otherwise there will always be someone who will say that you haven't done it ...
by clem_f
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:07 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I 'claim it' dilemma?!
Replies: 48
Views: 3429

Creag nan Gobhar - South Laggan

Just a quick walk up Creag nan Gobhar today. It is a 500m hill that rises above Loch Oich. From the A82 there are two approaches, either through the South Laggan forest, or to go along the Great Glen Way by Loch Oich for a while and then head straight up the side of the hill. The former has the adva...
by clem_f
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:55 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Creag nan Gobhar - South Laggan
Replies: 0
Views: 307

Re: Pacer Poles

I don't actually use poles, but every year there seem to be more people using two poles as they walk. I was just wondering, is this usually to aid with knee and leg pain, or are people using them to increase walking "performance"?
by clem_f
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:44 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Pacer Poles
Replies: 10
Views: 999

Re: Odd ?? GPS question perhaps

As far as I know GPS signal should be fine wherever you are. In fact worse in cities than in the wilderness areas as there are no buildings to get in the way. You could have a problem getting a fix on the GPS satellites in a dense forest or maybe a gorge. Ususally the GPS needs to be able to "s...
by clem_f
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:21 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Odd ?? GPS question perhaps
Replies: 4
Views: 642
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