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Re: The Hunt for a Down Jacket?

by starrynights
Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:30 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: The Hunt for a Down Jacket?
Replies: 8
Views: 10395

Re: The Hunt for a Down Jacket?

Canada Goose ! :( Maybe some aren't aware in these naturally accepted faux fur days. Or worse, aren't bothered . However, the above company use Coyote fur for the hood trim on their jackets. The animals are trapped using a standard leg iron. They suffer for days in agonizing pain and fear waiting fo...
by starrynights
Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:14 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: The Hunt for a Down Jacket?
Replies: 8
Views: 10395

Re: Winter wild camp high above Glencoe: blue, white and gre

What fantastic photos :clap: Tried to pick a favourite, but gave up - although your silhouette at summit with stars behind is worthy of a magazine cover!
Superb report. 8)
by starrynights
Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:46 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Winter wild camp high above Glencoe: blue, white and green!
Replies: 61
Views: 25267

Re: Christmas 2014 - Inverness local walks in the sun

Great seeing photos of my local area -( further down the Loch south of Dores Inn.) Imagine this side is looking a bit different when viewing from Abriachan - lots of tree felling going on, sad to see much loved walks disappear completely. If you've ever been to and enjoyed Farigaig Forest walks, bes...
by starrynights
Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:51 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Christmas 2014 - Inverness local walks in the sun
Replies: 2
Views: 2299

Re: Winter Sunshine had me screaming for More!!

Great stuff :clap: . Was also out enjoying the fantastic winter weather - snow and sunshine, ya just can't beat it.
Superb photos :D
by starrynights
Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:09 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Winter Sunshine had me screaming for More!!
Replies: 17
Views: 7420

Re: Poncho recommendations

I had one at some point to use for wet warm weather while walking my dogs. Military style, breathable, strong and practical as leaves hands free..... Yeah right. Felt like a portable sauna. Such a nightmare if the wind picked up - completely useless. Went back to using a light weight jacket (Paramo)...
by starrynights
Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:39 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Poncho recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 10436

Re: Question: Can you walk portions of the Isle of Skye Trai

Agree with all the above, but can't emphasise enough how high midge levels can be during those months. The Quiraing and Trotternish takes a couple of days and is my favourite bit. I've done this in early spring and late autumn. Personally couldn't handle the midge in summer. Midge net, hat and repel...
by starrynights
Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:39 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Question: Can you walk portions of the Isle of Skye Trail?
Replies: 4
Views: 1685

Re: Loch Ossian 3 from Corrour 'train dilemma'.

I did these hills some years ago. Also in pre-midge spring - which is difficult on Rannoch. I stayed at the hotel at Rannoch Station, got the early train to Corrour, did the hills, which most definitely took 8-9 ish hours - although I wasn't really clock watching, just enjoying the views and taking ...
by starrynights
Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Loch Ossian 3 from Corrour 'train dilemma'.
Replies: 10
Views: 3751

Re: Drinking in a parked car?

In short, don't be in or around the vicinity of your car after having consumed alcohol ... So if you're sat at home watching telly whilst sipping a couple of beers, and your car is parked on the drive outside, and you stagger past it (with the keys in your pocket) in order to put the bins out, tech...
by starrynights
Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:03 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Drinking in a parked car?
Replies: 23
Views: 8062

Re: Red beanie lost in Glen Affric

:lol: Now you mention it, thought I was missing something else. :wink: If you find it Caberfeidh, I doubt it would be very nutritious - fairly empty! (I was hopeful someone had found said beanie when I saw a reply - sniff :( Looked for it again today, it's still on the missing list. May start puttin...
by starrynights
Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:47 pm
 
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Red beanie lost in Glen Affric
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

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by starrynights
Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
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Replies: 0
Views: 635

Red beanie lost in Glen Affric

Not just any old beanie!!! but one I had difficulty getting hold of, and this was its first trip out, and I loved it :( :( . Red Angus beanie made by Arc'Teryx. Definitely had it when I got back to the end car park - took it off before I had sarnie and a cuppa at picnic table. 'Incident' happened We...
by starrynights
Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:05 am
 
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Red beanie lost in Glen Affric
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

Re: Diabetes

It would be a sad world indeed if anyone with a potentially dangerous illness was told not to take part in things they enjoyed. I have asthma but won’t let it stop me from hill walking. Do all you can to be safe by following medical advice given etc., know your limits and don’t be down hearted if yo...
by starrynights
Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:25 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Diabetes
Replies: 22
Views: 5155

Re: Fastest Munro round ... ??

I'd be amazed if he had time to take any!! He did it for charity, so a big well done to him. A bit too gruelling to even think about for me though. :think: ... makes we want to run for the duvet :)
by starrynights
Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:58 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fastest Munro round ... ??
Replies: 7
Views: 3507

Re: Fastest Munro round ... ??

Thanks for that balgonie :) I'm a bit surprised a 'continuous' round hasn't been done in less than a hundred days by a girlie. (Sorry Ms M .. not knocking that great achievement! :clap: ) The record set by Spyke (Stephen Pyke) - just 39 days and 9 hours seems unbeatable, although I'm sure someone wi...
by starrynights
Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:18 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fastest Munro round ... ??
Replies: 7
Views: 3507
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