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Re: Trail shoes with decent grip

I also have the Roclite 290 with graphene sole and use it for both ultra marathons in soft conditions and for all hiking/hillwalking (I haven't done any true winter hiking yet, in which case these would not be suitable obviously). Anyway, this question is essentially the debate between the benefits ...
by malrc
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:01 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Trail shoes with decent grip
Replies: 27
Views: 2043

Re: Best Male Underwear?

Runderwear make some excellent underwear. It is (unsurprisingly) designed for runners, so should work well for hiking too.
by malrc
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:48 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Best Male Underwear?
Replies: 31
Views: 3616

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

Ruadh Stac Mor?
by malrc
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:56 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 3965
Views: 413986

Re: Mamores over 2 days, where to camp?

jmarkb wrote:That Scottish Hills report notes the water source on the old stalkers path on the NE side of Stob Coire a Chairn. Either thereabouts or on the SCaC - Na Guagaichean col may be a viable camp site.


Thanks, they seem like solid options if we can't make it to SEM lochans.
by malrc
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mamores over 2 days, where to camp?
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: Good all-rounder hillwalking camera?

I can second the Sony rx100 range for landscape shots. I have the mk III, which I felt was a good balance between features (it has a wider field of view than the previous 2 models) and price. The zoom is okay, but as with any camera of this size, it will struggle with close up shots of birds on the ...
by malrc
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:40 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Good all-rounder hillwalking camera?
Replies: 12
Views: 2250

Re: Mamores over 2 days, where to camp?

Thanks for this, very useful to see the water points and camps used (if over 3 days). We plan to do an anti-clockwise loop starting/finishing in the same place as the start (Glen Nevis) in the above link. We would therefore do SEM before Binnein Beag as our 9th and 10th summits (then the 10km walk o...
by malrc
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:18 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mamores over 2 days, where to camp?
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Mamores over 2 days, where to camp?

Hi All, hoping to bag all 10 Mamores during a 2 day trip later this year. I'm looking for advice on recommended ways of splitting this up i.e. where are sensible places to camp along the widely used single day loop routes?

Many thanks
by malrc
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:05 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mamores over 2 days, where to camp?
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: Lightweight 2-Man Tent Advice

Yes, 2 man as at times 2 people plus kit will be using it. I don't tend to use poles, say unfortunately that rules out a few nice lightweight options
by malrc
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:13 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Lightweight 2-Man Tent Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 705

Re: Lightweight 2-Man Tent Advice

Apologies for the double post. Having checked the stats in a bit more detail, my concern is that although fine for 1 person, it might be a bit tight for 2. The 3 man version gets a fair bit over 2kg unfortunately, which is a bit high to solo carry imho.
by malrc
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:47 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Lightweight 2-Man Tent Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 705

Re: Lightweight 2-Man Tent Advice

Thanks Marty, that's a very interesting option indeed

The upgraded version with skirt (seems to be essential) is about 1.8kg (including footprint), so top end of my weight range, but for a fraction of the price of alternatives.

My question would be, what am I sacrificing compared to the MSR or BA?
by malrc
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:27 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Lightweight 2-Man Tent Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 705

Hi All

Hello Walkhighlanders,

I've used the site for a while but only recently registered when I started bagging Munros (now addicted - just love being out in the mountains).

All the best

Rod
by malrc
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:03 am
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Hi All
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Re: Lightweight 2-Man Tent Advice

Dug out the old tent last night. It's a Vaude Terratrio and weighed in at 2.7kg. This tended to be split between two people, whilst the new one will largely be solo carried. I'm still happy enough with the 1.8kg weight limit listed above, but a bit lighter (assuming sufficient protection and durabil...
by malrc
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:59 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Lightweight 2-Man Tent Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 705

Lightweight 2-Man Tent Advice

Hi All, Planning a trip to bag some Munros in Sep/Oct (Mamores or Kintail/Glen Shiel probably). We plan to wild camp and I'm taking the opportunity to treat myself to a new tent as the old one is rather heavy. Research is very difficult due to the vast number of options and applications, making revi...
by malrc
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:00 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Lightweight 2-Man Tent Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 705

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