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Re: Fisherfield 6 - snow on summits?

Saw the top of An Teallach briefly today - no snow at all. Freezing levels are not forecast to drop much below 1000m in the next week, so significant accumulations seem unlikely for now.
by jmarkb
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:06 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fisherfield 6 - snow on summits?
Replies: 13
Views: 315

Re: CMD difficulty?

Good advice above. A small minority of people do suffer quite badly with heights: if you aren't among them then I expect you will be absolutely fine, but if you have reason to suspect that you are, checking on something shorter and less committing might not be a bad idea.
by jmarkb
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:46 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CMD difficulty?
Replies: 13
Views: 480

Re: Cairngorms in October with younger walkers

Perhaps look at the Corbetts in the area Meall a' Buachaille is probably the best of the local ones. Geal-charn Mor is also good for a short day. Otherwise they are either a bit heathery-lumpy and/or a longish walk in. Creag Dhubh near Newtonmore is a good half-day hill and just short of Corbett he...
by jmarkb
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:20 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cairngorms in October with younger walkers
Replies: 15
Views: 582

Re: Cairngorms in October with younger walkers

Meall a' Buachaille is a good suggestion - you can continue along the ridge for a longer outing. Sgor Gaoith is a relatively short and non-serious walk: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/cairngorms/sgor-gaoith.shtml Bynack More is quite a long walk, but nowhere difficult and straightforward to retreat...
by jmarkb
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:46 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cairngorms in October with younger walkers
Replies: 15
Views: 582

Re: Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach

So 2 votes for clockwise, 2 for anti-clockwise, 1 abstention and 2 votes for a different route altogether! That's what you get when you ask the Internet: hope that helps making your mind up! :wink:
by jmarkb
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:00 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: Gairich & Sgurr Mor

I think a bike would be more a hindrance than a help on the Arkaig approach to Kinbreak.
by jmarkb
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:55 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Gairich & Sgurr Mor
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: More birds help please

Your mystery garden visitor looks like a leucistic dunnock That was my thought too - the shape and pattern of grey around the head look right for a dunnock. Colour aberration in birds is quite complex it appears, with a range of related conditions - see http://www.vogelringschier.nl/DB28%282%2979-8...
by jmarkb
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:30 am
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: More birds help please
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Hello From a Newbie.

Welcome to WH! Good luck with your Munro bagging project - it can take a while and become rather addictive! I would recommend that you don't just focus on the Munros, though - there are many other excellent hills which provide good walking, especially when the weather is not good on the higher tops,...
by jmarkb
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:31 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Hello From a Newbie.
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach

Sunset tripper wrote:a fantastic stalkers path that greatly eases the ascent.


You're right, that is a particularly fine path!
by jmarkb
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:30 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach

I don't think it makes too much difference - there are good paths for the ascent and descent either way. On some days, wind direction might be worth taking into account, but the forecast suggest that won't be a factor this weekend.
by jmarkb
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:03 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: Armchair enthusiast

Welcome to WH! Hope you get some inspiration from the site and that you make it up here some time.
by jmarkb
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:34 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Armchair enthusiast
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Munro Trig Points

I think we are talking at cross-purposes! Mad Meg's cairn is here, as far as I can tell:

Screen Shot 2020-10-13 at 09.39.52.png
by jmarkb
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:04 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Munro Trig Points
Replies: 32
Views: 1363

Re: Munro Trig Points

It's on the 2018 OS 50K map but not as prominent. The "Cairn" text is oddly positioned, but there is only one black dot (at the summit). $matches[2] On the 1:25k map the Cairn text clearly refers to the summit. Mad Meg's cairn seems to appear as a tiny contour ring. Screen Shot 2020-10-13...
by jmarkb
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:41 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Munro Trig Points
Replies: 32
Views: 1363

Re: Munro Trig Points

Fiona Reid wrote:
jmarkb wrote:Have I missed any?



Mad Meg's Cairn on Creag Meagaidh must be another contender especially in bad weather.

My original paper OS map had it marked but it doesn't seem to be there on recent maps.


Thanks Fiona, yes, that's weird - why remove it from the maps?!
by jmarkb
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:59 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Munro Trig Points
Replies: 32
Views: 1363

Re: Where to start?

Some other options that are a bit shorter than Beinn Ime: Ben Cleuch, Ben Venue, Ben Ledi, Beinn Each, Beinn an Lochain, Ben Donich, several options in the Luss Hills.
by jmarkb
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:46 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 7
Views: 126
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