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Re: Painted rocks (posted by a grumpy old woman?)

I'm another NO. The hills are beautiful partly because they are 'natural' and painted rocks have no place up there and should be removed/ chucked in a loch! Leave no trace - don't leave visual graffiti no matter how well painted (which that one isn't)
by MusicalHiker
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:47 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Painted rocks (posted by a grumpy old woman?)
Replies: 83
Views: 6663

Re: Looking for non-vertiginous hills for hubby with vertigo

Very grateful to you all for suggestions, and pointing out that a fear of heights isn't the same as true vertigo - I think that's what he has, as it only happens when the ground gets high up and pointy!
Cheers everyone :)
by MusicalHiker
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for non-vertiginous hills for hubby with vertigo!
Replies: 22
Views: 1753

Re: Looking for non-vertiginous hills for hubby with vertigo

I'd echo Chrulaiste - great viewpoint. On a clear day, you can see all the Glencoe hills, right down Glen Etive, and across to Nevis and The Mamores. Meall Chuaich at Drumochter is straighforward, as are all the Munros there, and is actually quite a pleasant walk. Like a football pitch at the top :...
by MusicalHiker
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:36 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for non-vertiginous hills for hubby with vertigo!
Replies: 22
Views: 1753

Re: Looking for non-vertiginous hills for hubby with vertigo

jmarkb wrote:I suspect your husband suffers from visual height intolerance rather than true vertigo. You might find this that I posted a while ago useful:
https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=76702&p=362310#p362310



That sounds EXACTLY like it. Very interesting - thank you!!
by MusicalHiker
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for non-vertiginous hills for hubby with vertigo!
Replies: 22
Views: 1753

Re: Looking for non-vertiginous hills for hubby with vertigo

Sgor Gaoith from Achlean, Glenfeshie. A nice path and a fantastic viewpoint. Big drops at the top but no need to go near them. I think everyone is scared of heights but to different levels. It's only natural and a good thing. Gradual exposure is a good tactic, a good way to get used to it, I have f...
by MusicalHiker
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:27 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for non-vertiginous hills for hubby with vertigo!
Replies: 22
Views: 1753

Re: Looking for non-vertiginous hills for hubby with vertigo

mynthdd2 wrote:Could you not try some of the long distance walking trails that tend to wind in and out of exposed places?


Absolutely! We live on the Great Glen Way and also love the Water of Leith walkway in Edinburgh, I personally like getting to the top of something but a mixture is fine!
by MusicalHiker
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:05 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for non-vertiginous hills for hubby with vertigo!
Replies: 22
Views: 1753

Re: Looking for non-vertiginous hills for hubby with vertigo

Does vertigo get better with time?? I hope so! Cheers Fiona Hi Fiona. Has your husband seen a doctor to diagnose what type of vertigo he has? Errrrr...... no! I don't think either of us thought it might be something that could be helped at all by a doctor... it only happens at the top of high steep...
by MusicalHiker
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:04 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for non-vertiginous hills for hubby with vertigo!
Replies: 22
Views: 1753

Re: Looking for non-vertiginous hills for hubby with vertigo

What about Ben Macdui. Near Inverness and though it is the 2nd highest munro you can park at the ski centre which gives you a start at over 600 metres. A nice walk on a good clear day. All the best. :D Ah yes - I did Ben Macdui and it was fine! Might take him up there..... also Bynack More would be...
by MusicalHiker
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:02 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for non-vertiginous hills for hubby with vertigo!
Replies: 22
Views: 1753

Looking for non-vertiginous hills for hubby with vertigo!

Hello My husband has severe vertigo - we did the North Berwick Law recently and he just about coped, but was shaky - and several times has had to stop just metres from the summit of something because he couldn't go any further. I'd be grateful to anyone who can recommend some shorter hills I can do ...
by MusicalHiker
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:11 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for non-vertiginous hills for hubby with vertigo!
Replies: 22
Views: 1753

Re: Slioch, solo - one of the best mountain days ever....

Thank you all for the kind comments!
It was a fantastic day, and I'd love to go up again sometime - it had everything you could wish for and I did hit it lucky with the weather too!
by MusicalHiker
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:21 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Slioch, solo - one of the best mountain days ever....
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Re: Slioch, solo - one of the best mountain days ever....

Thanks - I reckon if I became focused on bagging all the munros, for example, I'd miss some of the really cracking smaller hills - like Suilven, The Cobbler, The Fiddler. They were all amazing! A lot of my favourites are smaller, and much harder too despite having lower summits. Next on my list - Qu...
by MusicalHiker
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:24 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Slioch, solo - one of the best mountain days ever....
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Slioch, solo - one of the best mountain days ever....

In April, we were in the caravan at Kinlochewe, and I was watching the forecast carefully. We were due to go home on Thursday, but I could see Friday was looking fabulous and so we extended our stay and went home on Saturday so that I could climb Slioch. I don't tick hills off lists; I've no real de...
by MusicalHiker
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:33 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Slioch, solo - one of the best mountain days ever....
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Dry going up, wet coming down! But still no eels :(

Nice morning, fancied something easy, we decided on this hill, which is only a short drive away from home. Very boring track underfoot all the way to the top, but great views, and certainly enjoyable! Trevor liked the track, and was unusually enthusiastic about the walk, as it was only 2 miles to th...
by MusicalHiker
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Dry going up, wet coming down! But still no eels :(
Replies: 0
Views: 285

Re: Suilven

I did Suilven a few years ago before the path improvements. I took a mountain bike as far as I could then dumped it and trekked across the bog and straight up the side using hands and feet - it was not much fun but the magic of the mountain made me forget it afterwards (a bit like childbirth maybe!!...
by MusicalHiker
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Suilven
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Sunshine and Salad at Abriachan

I'd been wanting to explore this walk for a while, and I waited for a good day. After all this rain recently, I thought it would be a good idea to stick to something with a path, too - everything's so wet and I thought Little Wyvis might be a bit too boggy! Up early, and drove the 20 minutes to Abri...
by MusicalHiker
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sunshine and Salad at Abriachan
Replies: 0
Views: 199
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