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Re: Underground bothy near Ba Bridge, Rannoch / Bridge of Or

A quick google search brought up a page on bothies, with this regrettable adendum from 2016. Oh dear.... "On the way home Alastair was keen to see the Rannoch doss, one of Scotland's semi-secret bothies, hidden surprisingly close to the main road. It was gone, flattened, a mass of collapsed co...
by orion
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:21 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Underground bothy near Ba Bridge, Rannoch / Bridge of Orchy?
Replies: 30
Views: 3589

Re: Underground bothy near Ba Bridge, Rannoch / Bridge of Or

Back in the late 70s I was camping at the Inveroran.Two teenagers from Lanark were camping beside me and had run out of food so I gave them enough to stay on another day and in return they told me about a bothy their teacher had built on the mooor and gave me directions to it.Filed it away in my to ...
by orion
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:18 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Underground bothy near Ba Bridge, Rannoch / Bridge of Orchy?
Replies: 30
Views: 3589

Re: Mont Blanc - Aug/Sept 2019

Other than guides, the biggest cost of the gouter route is staying in the refuge before the summit attempt. I wasnt thinking of the Gouter, but Cosmiques :wink: @cozi: I'll PM you Keep a wary eye out for the seracs on the final descent under Tacul if heading back to the Cosmiques.A huge collapse th...
by orion
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:31 am
 
Forum: Meeting up, arranging trips and walking clubs
Topic: Mont Blanc - Aug/Sept 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 882

Re: Underground bothy near Ba Bridge, Rannoch / Bridge of Or

It was intact in the late 1970s when I stayed in it.It was indeed burrowed into a mound of earth and difficult to find.A small stove was vented through the roof and the small chimney was a giveaway when you got close.It was built by a teacher from Lanark I think.No door but there was a heavy tarpaul...
by orion
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:15 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Underground bothy near Ba Bridge, Rannoch / Bridge of Orchy?
Replies: 30
Views: 3589

Re: Vintage Climber Magazines

The 1950s and 1960s ones like Mountaincraft will sell on Ebay to a collector in Australia. Any early copies of Mountain magazine from issue 1 up to issue 20 you may get up to £10 for on Ebay if you are lucky.Later ones than that about £4 including postage if you find a buyer ,Climber and Rambler and...
by orion
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:38 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Vintage Climber Magazines
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: Hills In Lanzarote

If you are staying in Playa Blanca then get the ferry aross to Corralejo on Fuerteventura and then a bus out to Tindaya which is a half decent hill.Don`t know if you still need a permit as it has sacred carvings on the top .I never bothered ,Montana Rojo (?) at the southern end of the Corralejo dune...
by orion
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:07 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hills In Lanzarote
Replies: 29
Views: 3195

Re: France achieves first compleation on Ben Hope

Sunset tripper wrote:A great achievement. It would be interesting to know of any other foreign nationals that have done all the munros. ~ Not including the English and Welsh. :D


I`ve met a Belgian guy who finished them.Think he lives in Alloa :)
by orion
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:12 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: France achieves first compleation on Ben Hope
Replies: 26
Views: 5320

Re: Winter Hols

by orion
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:58 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Winter Hols
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: Crappich Hill, near Comrie

Agreed.Nice wee hill :)
by orion
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Crappich Hill, near Comrie
Replies: 3
Views: 1000

Re: Winter Hols

Hi All This maybe a bit of a long shot but I/we our going on a winter holiday to Tarifa Spain. I have read that it is the start point of the E4 and GR7 Trails. We our there for a few weeks so maybe do a few days walking so has any one on here walked say the first bit. Or know where I could get an a...
by orion
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:01 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Winter Hols
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: Corbett partners needed

Hi Cozi, I`ve got four left to finish but seem to have lost my Corbet bagging mojo this year :) Hoping to finish them in the first few months of the New Year. Buidhe Bheinn above Kinloch Hourn Sgurr Dhomhnuill in Ardgour. Beinn Dearg in Torridon. Creag Mhor in the Cairngorms.Pencilled in for Feb 17r...
by orion
Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:23 pm
 
Forum: Meeting up, arranging trips and walking clubs
Topic: Corbett partners needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Re: Knoydart wild camp

Duggie12 wrote:Hi Orion, it's a 9.8hp 2 stroke, took 25 minutes or so from kinloch hourn


Thanks. Mines is a 4hp 2 stroke but my boat is bit bigger than yours. I`ll never do it in 25 minutes :lol:
by orion
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Knoydart wild camp
Replies: 15
Views: 4636

Re: Knoydart wild camp

Hi Duggie,

What hp is your outboard and how long did it take you to boat in ? Quite fancy this one myself :D
by orion
Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:04 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Knoydart wild camp
Replies: 15
Views: 4636

Re: In the days before the hills became Munros.

It is available online at archive.org along with thousands of old films and books .Some good music also :D
A legal site and not a torrent site.
The inside cover suggests the copy belonged to a Donald McKenzie (?) of Portree.

https://archive.org/details/walksscramblesinbagl
by orion
Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:08 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: In the days before the hills became Munros.
Replies: 11
Views: 2312

Re: Ailsa Craig (a stunning wee island)

Many thanks for your patience in towing us back Andy :D The main 90hp outboard started smoking and cut out and then the smaller auxilliary outboard snapped the attachment point on the transom would you believe.Couldn`t thank you all in person on the return as I was a bit seasick with the sideways mo...
by orion
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ailsa Craig (a stunning wee island)
Replies: 9
Views: 5245
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