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Re: Summer-in April: Aonach Beag & Mor from Glen Nevis

Great report, bringing back memories of walking these hills a couple of years ago. I remember stopping frequently on the steep pull up Sgurr a' Bhuic to gorge on blueberries. Unlike you, in spite of a lot of searching (and excellent conditions) I didn't find the route down the western spur and ended...
by MartinMeredith
Wed May 15, 2019 11:40 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Summer-in-April: Aonach Beag & Mor from Glen Nevis
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Munroing in the Rough Bounds of Knoydart

Great report, excellent photos! Funny how it's difficult to capture 'steep' in photos unless its a great pillar with a climber hanging off it. Any advice from people who know about photography? Totally agree about the Cicerone guides and timing. But then you look at the credentials of some of the pe...
by MartinMeredith
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:43 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Munroing in the Rough Bounds of Knoydart
Replies: 16
Views: 14731

Re: How to get lost on Ben Lawers - step-by-step instructions

Virtually the same thing happened to me in thick fog on the top of Ben Lawers earlier this year! I'd come over from the An Stuc direction and saw some guys heading off down this obvious path in the supposed direction of Beinn Ghlas so of course I followed them. A couple of minutes later I bumped int...
by MartinMeredith
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to get lost on Ben Lawers - step-by-step instructions
Replies: 24
Views: 8170

Re: Thunderstorms make life exciting?

Thunderstorms will certainly drive me off the mountains. It's possible to adapt to or accommodate many other conditions depending on how much discomfort you're prepared to tolerate (except perhaps strong winds on exposed ridges), at least outside winter, but lightning is well outside my comfort zone...
by MartinMeredith
Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:49 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Thunderstorms make life exciting?
Replies: 16
Views: 11245

Re: lawers circut + more. Also Met a few celebs !

Hi MountainCoward I just posted a new thread in the general section on scrambles in the Lawers region. As for that 'flying' photo, it was taken with a zoom from half way down the descent from Meall Garbh (Lawers). I reckon for some scrambles a light pair of binoculars would be worth having to study ...
by MartinMeredith
Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:23 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: lawers circut + more. Also Met a few celebs !
Replies: 12
Views: 7602

Scrambles in the Lawers area

Let's face it, the prospect of a scramble is enough to send a frisson of excitement/dread through the average walker -- well, me at least. Even the slog up from sea-level to a Munro summit seems like just the prelude if there's some hands-on bits to be tackled later in the day. There are (at least) ...
by MartinMeredith
Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scrambles in the Lawers area
Replies: 15
Views: 7230

Re: lawers circut + more. Also Met a few celebs !

I was over in the Lawers region in early June. The path on An Stuc is pretty clear. The difficult part is quite brief -- say 5-10 mins and maybe 30m -- but quite eroded under foot. In this photo, you can see a couple of walkers just about to tackle the scrambly bit. Unfortunately, the photo is cut o...
by MartinMeredith
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:51 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: lawers circut + more. Also Met a few celebs !
Replies: 12
Views: 7602

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