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Re: Name that Loch!

Whoops - Wallpapering a ceiling - an interesting concept :crazy:
by Kinshusrst Kid
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:28 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Name that Loch!
Replies: 2757
Views: 251816

Re: Name that Loch!

Wallpapering a ceiling - an interseting cocept :crazy:
by Kinshusrst Kid
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:27 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Name that Loch!
Replies: 2757
Views: 251816

Re: Winter Trousers

I use Jack Wolfskin Activate XT softshell trousers. Berghaus Paclite overtrousers supplement them in heavy rain. The XTs are comfortable,dry quickly and are hardwearing . They are also a good fit for me - other similar trousers are not. I also use Buffalo Teclite trousers - but they are hard to sour...
by Kinshusrst Kid
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:05 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Winter Trousers
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: High Spy via Nitting Haws and Rigghead Quarries.

That's a lovely walk. I'm rather jealous. It s a walk I was hoping to do next week. Alas current restrictions cause our booked hotel to be closed. It looks like this will be the first year this century, and long before that, that we haven't been to stay in Borrowdale. Thanks for reminding me what it...
by Kinshusrst Kid
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:31 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: High Spy via Nitting Haws and Rigghead Quarries.
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: My Favourite Munro.. So Far

There is no doubt I will be back here, and scramble that ridge in the summer.

If you do then stay overnight at Magoo's bothy and spend the evening admiring where you have been.
by Kinshusrst Kid
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:32 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: My Favourite Munro.. So Far
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: Time to stop the burn

Thanks Dom for your answers.

I was just wanting to raise the issues in case anyone on here wasn't aware of what is really happening on the hills we love to walk.
by Kinshusrst Kid
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:20 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Time to stop the burn
Replies: 29
Views: 1132

Re: Time to stop the burn

@Kinshurst Kid, my understanding is that muirburn is rarely if ever done purely for biodiversity reasons. It's principally done as part of managing the upland environment either for game shooting or for grazing livestock. Any biodiversity impact is a side effect of that. Having looked at the releva...
by Kinshusrst Kid
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:37 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Time to stop the burn
Replies: 29
Views: 1132

Re: Time to stop the burn

Some questions on this. Is muirburn only used on shooting estates - and that includes in England? If so do they do it to increase biodiversity? Is there a connection between areas where estates use muirburn and illegal raptor killing? Why has stubble burning been stopped and not muirburn? Just asking.
by Kinshusrst Kid
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:59 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Time to stop the burn
Replies: 29
Views: 1132

Re: Should I have intervened?

Whether or not it's wise for someone with little navigational experience to be up there, the fact is that they are there, . The original poster, nor you and I know what navigational experience the unknown guy on the summit of Macdui had. Or whether he had map, compass or GPS device. The interpretat...
by Kinshusrst Kid
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:46 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should I have intervened?
Replies: 37
Views: 2487

Re: Should I have intervened?

It matters not if the guy was a beginner or experienced. Checking where you are at an obvious point is a sensible thing to do, even on what appears to be an obvious summit on a clear day. It then becomes a good habit for when things aren't so good. On many a summit in such conditions I will have bee...
by Kinshusrst Kid
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:14 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should I have intervened?
Replies: 37
Views: 2487

Re: Walking trousers

Jack Wolfskin Activate XT are priced at £80.Well made ,hard wearing, comfortable, stretchy & dry quickly. Have got 2 pairs, the first was four years ago, worn for over 150 hill days. Still look good. Hardly worn the second pair.
by Kinshusrst Kid
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:25 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Walking trousers
Replies: 16
Views: 717

Re: Something to be ashamed of?

Missed this first time round. My wife and I usually spend some time in the summer in the alps. We have found people very respectful towards those who walk Scotland's mountains. Not least because of their beauty but also because there is no signposting or waymarking. August ten years ago saw us in th...
by Kinshusrst Kid
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:03 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Something to be ashamed of?
Replies: 51
Views: 12071

Re: Lock down environmental improvements in air quality

According to Sterling University lockdown did not reduce "most harmful" type of air pollution in Scotland.

https://www.stir.ac.uk/news/2020/09/lockdown-did-not-reduce-most-harmful-type-of-air-pollution-in-scotland/
by Kinshusrst Kid
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lock down environmental improvements in air quality
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Name that Corrie!

BP, I am assuming you took the picture on your recent expedition over Garbh Bheinn. Your madness report. The tracks are madness too but of a different sort. I think they started the desecration about four years ago. We went back three years ago and were horrified. We must, unfortunately, steel ourse...
by Kinshusrst Kid
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:21 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Name that Corrie!
Replies: 1452
Views: 142891

Re: Name that Corrie!

Altnacker you are so right, that hydro track is an utter abomination :( . If I recall correctly it is wider than the road that is just seen horizontally in BP's picture :( . I suspect I know when and where BP took this picture. As I'm a reluctant photographer I have no corrie pics so I will not name...
by Kinshusrst Kid
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:01 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Name that Corrie!
Replies: 1452
Views: 142891
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