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Re: Lost

The BMC maintains an incident and near miss reporting service at https://www.incidents.thebmc.co.uk/responses but contributions are entirely voluntary. Cheers. I'd have thought MRTs kept reports but maybe they would have personal data on them.and just for internal use There is an annual statistics ...
by jmarkb
Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:15 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lost
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Lost

The BMC maintains an incident and near miss reporting service at https://www.incidents.thebmc.co.uk/responses but contributions are entirely voluntary.
by jmarkb
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lost
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Lost

Maybe he was relying on his buddy to do the navigation and had no idea where he was?
by jmarkb
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:44 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lost
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Caberfeidh wrote:Bruach na Frithe with snowy Sgurr nan Gillean behind? Isle of Skye.


No, not there - the other guesses were much closer.
by jmarkb
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:29 am
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 4853
Views: 685116

Re: Recommendations for beginners

Welcome to WH! Most of the standard long distance routes will involve much more than 10km per day. If you want to organise it yourself, then staying in one place for 2-3 nights, doing some local walks (maybe using public transport or taxis), and then moving on somewhere else might be easier than try...
by jmarkb
Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:22 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommendations for beginners
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Not Stob Ban either!
by jmarkb
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:45 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 4853
Views: 685116

Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Not Binnein Beag, but you are in the right area.
by jmarkb
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:07 am
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 4853
Views: 685116

Re: Best towns for first hiking trip to highlands

I hope I don't jinx us us by saying this, but my partner & I are moderately experienced off trail. We certainly are respectful of the challenges and try to be aware of our limitations. With that experience and attitude you should be fine! Usually by May snow is not a problem on most routes, esp...
by jmarkb
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:02 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best towns for first hiking trip to highlands
Replies: 15
Views: 677

Re: Clegs.

There doesn't seem to be a lot of research on the effects of diet on attractiveness to insects. However, Vitamin B1 patches have been tested and found to be ineffective against mosquitos: https://academic.oup.com/jinsectscience/article/15/1/140/2583458
by jmarkb
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:28 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Clegs.
Replies: 14
Views: 512

Re: Name that Corrie!

...with similar names...
by jmarkb
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:01 am
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Name that Corrie!
Replies: 1672
Views: 196164

Re: Easiest and safest munros in late october with children?

I remember thinking it looked quite steep and narrow, so the bypass path itself might be a hairy if the ground is wet or icy. The bypass path is itself now eroding down to the bedrock in places, so it does require some care (but it is still a much better option than the original route, especially i...
by jmarkb
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:58 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easiest and safest munros in late october with children?
Replies: 19
Views: 1178

Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Thanks rockhopper, I'm looking forward to being back up in Badachro next week!

Which peak is centre stage, here?

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by jmarkb
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:00 am
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 4853
Views: 685116

Re: Name that Corrie!

...between two Corbetts.
by jmarkb
Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:52 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Name that Corrie!
Replies: 1672
Views: 196164

Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Outside the Shieldaig Lodge hotel?
by jmarkb
Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:36 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 4853
Views: 685116

Re: New Members

Welcome to the WH forums! Portavadie is maybe a slightly unusual choice for a walking holiday, but there are some nearby walks detailed here: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/argyll/cowal.shtml You can also head over to Kintyre https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/argyll/kintyre.shtml or Bute https://www....
by jmarkb
Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:01 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: New Members
Replies: 2
Views: 130
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