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Re: Odd things seen on walks

Don't know if this counts properly for this thread or not but once when coming down Coire Odhar, I passed a chap going the other way so I stopped and asked "Hello, where are you headed?". He made a gesture past me with his walking pole and replied "Up there". I didn't really know...
by alanbatty
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:49 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Odd things seen on walks
Replies: 47
Views: 12119

Re: Photo Competition #9

woo hoo!!! I did it :shock:
by alanbatty
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Photo Competition #9
Replies: 88
Views: 16040

Re: Photo Competition #9

Right, here goes. No doubt I'll post this without putting the picture on but, oh well! :? The Lairig Ghru, looking south, from Sron na Lairige (just below Braeriach). Loads of munroes in this picture. It doesn't however do justice to what I saw with my own peepers. I think this just qualifies as it ...
by alanbatty
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:25 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Photo Competition #9
Replies: 88
Views: 16040

Re: Photo Competition #9

Glen Luibeg on an outing to Carn A Mhaim from the Linn of Dee on 19th September around 3pm. Taken with my Samsung Galaxy S3, no editing ( I wouldn't know how!) Shelby, thanks for putting this one up. This is without doubt my favourite area and is so scenic and photographable (it's a real word...hon...
by alanbatty
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:17 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Photo Competition #9
Replies: 88
Views: 16040

Re: When I see Bennachie I know I'm almost home...

You get a good walk up Bennachie, i love it. Not living too far away, I've been up countless times and never tire of it. The views at the tops are brilliant and it's such a lovely area. Surprisingly, there are many different ways up and down and you could easily pass 4 or 5 hours up there despite it...
by alanbatty
Sat May 05, 2012 8:35 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: When I see Bennachie I know I'm almost home...
Replies: 15
Views: 5465

New MetOffice web-site

Hi, Is it just me or has anyone noticed that the new Met Office web-site is laid out badly and really awkward to use? I found the old one simple and I could get to any information I wanted (especially Mountain forecasts) really quickly even when I first started using it. Sorry Met Office guys but it...
by alanbatty
Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:43 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New MetOffice web-site
Replies: 7
Views: 1505

Re: Eagles Rock Via Loch Budhe & Dubh Loch

Hi, The path is fine up Glen Muick as far as Dubh Loch but disappears soon after. I've only ever been this way coming down from above so I can't comment on another route. It is quite steep either side so you could probably make your way up to Carn a Choire Bhoidheach (sorry, probably spelt that wron...
by alanbatty
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eagles Rock Via Loch Budhe & Dubh Loch
Replies: 2
Views: 1095

Re: Cairngorm John

Got it from the library last Thursday and finished it by Sunday, couldn't put it down. I really admired the way he recounted his tales and never thought the worst of anyone, just made me realise how professional these guys are.
by alanbatty
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:14 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cairngorm John
Replies: 15
Views: 3455

Re: How old is too old?

Answer: Never. If your kit works then why should you get rid of it. You're only playing into the hands of the corporations who are trying to convince you that you can only enjoy the outdoors with fancy, expensive new gear. I don't have anything "ancient" :) but my equipment would have to b...
by alanbatty
Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:35 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How old is too old?
Replies: 14
Views: 2698

Re: Miles or Km's

Oddly enough I think kilometres for distance but feet for ascent/descent :? - and I'm ancient I'm with you on that one. I think the decimal / metric system is how it should be as it is all in base 10 (like our fingers) but hypocritically I just can't let go of feet. 3000ft sounds much mightier than...
by alanbatty
Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:50 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Miles or Km's
Replies: 37
Views: 5820

Re: Baby Carriers....

I took my youngest son, Dylan, up Hill of Foudland in Aberdeenshire when he was about 7 months old (late November last year). I carried him in a front-mounted baby carrier with him facing towards me as was best for his size at the time. He was quite happy in there and didn't mind the wind in his hai...
by alanbatty
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:47 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Baby Carriers....
Replies: 10
Views: 1582

Re: snow hole survivor

Chuck Norris wouldn't have to dig a snowhole. The snow would dig a hole for Chuck Norris.
by alanbatty
Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: snow hole survivor
Replies: 40
Views: 6410

Re: snow hole survivor

MacCookie wrote:Does everyone here really believe that the article is a true and accurate account of what actually happened?!


A story from a newspaper...must be true then :)
by alanbatty
Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:19 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: snow hole survivor
Replies: 40
Views: 6410

Re: High Starting Point

as far as I'm concerned you should do it however you feel comfortable. it's being on the top that counts.[/quote]

oo-er!!! :lol:
by alanbatty
Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:17 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: High Starting Point
Replies: 21
Views: 3936

Re: Photo Competition

I haven't read through all replies but could the first poster put 1 before their title and name , the second poster put 2 and so on. This way will make it easier to vote (and tally). If this has already been suggested , sorry. Looking forward to a lively thread, I am sure there will be plenty good ...
by alanbatty
Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:14 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Photo Competition
Replies: 137
Views: 15884
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