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Re: Scarpa Manta Tech GTX

Winter hiking, particularly later on in winter when the snow is hard and icy. The boots I have now wont take a crampon as they are to flexible
by martin1909
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:58 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Scarpa Manta Tech GTX
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Scarpa Manta Tech GTX

Hi all. Thinking about getting a pair of Scarpa Manta Tech GTX for the winter. As seen below. Can anyone who owns these tell me what they think. Taa

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by martin1909
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:40 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Scarpa Manta Tech GTX
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Sunrise to sundown

Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime were the weekends Munros. The six of us setting out this weekend to take on two of the Arrochar Alps mountains got up bright and early and at 05:45 set off from Glasgow to the Succoth car park. Arriving at about 06;30 we readied ourselves for the day ahead and come 06:45 ...
by martin1909
Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:09 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sunrise to sundown
Replies: 0
Views: 134

Ben Chonzie

The beautiful thing about Scotlands mountains is that you can have a great day out regardless of the ascent or difficulty of the walk. I decided on Ben Chonzie for the weekends walk, my second Munro of the year (shamefull I know) as it is one of Scotlands quicker Munros and it's the time of year whe...
by martin1909
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Chonzie
Replies: 0
Views: 155

Clegs, Midges & Thorns

I headed out for only my second Munro of the year with my partner and her family. Having heard mixed reviews about this walk I wasn’t sure what to expect. My dad who has been up twice says that it's a cracker of a day out but going by some of the walk reports already published I could see that this ...
by martin1909
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Clegs, Midges & Thorns
Replies: 0
Views: 233

Re: Glas Maol question

I went with number 2. A quick descent but as you mentioned a good bit of road walking which wasnt ideal after such a long day. If speed is your main concern though, 2 is your best bet I reckon.
by martin1909
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:11 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glas Maol question
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Between rain and snow

Lockdown is over, the hills are back open for business! It's been possibly the most sedate winter I and many others have had due to the lockdown so I tried to pick out an easy-ish hill for the year’s first. It was to be An Socach by Braemar. I headed out early and arrived at the layby on the A93. I ...
by martin1909
Sat May 08, 2021 6:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Between rain and snow
Replies: 0
Views: 364

Loch Ossian Camping

Hey all. I'm hoping to climb Carn Dearg & Sgor Gaibhre this summer but would prefer to camp by Loch Ossian or thereabouts than stay at the accommodation at Corrour Station. Has anyone camped up there before and if so what like is the ground? Are there any flat enough and dry enough (weather perm...
by martin1909
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:14 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Loch Ossian Camping
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Caim and gone

Today proved to me that sitting in a university library all day all week may help me get a degree, but it doesn’t help my fitness much. This was my first Munro in over a month and I could not wait to get out. The forecast for the cairngorms was for sunshine and no cloud whatsoever. I left the house ...
by martin1909
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:42 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Caim and gone
Replies: 0
Views: 371

Quickest Munro yet

A quick dash up Creag Leacach to complete the Glas Moal Munros today. I didnt plan on this one taking too long but I couldnt have imagined being up and down in a mere 3hr 3 minutes exactly. Winters coming and there was a distinct chill in the air at the top of this one. Walked the whole way down wit...
by martin1909
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:41 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Quickest Munro yet
Replies: 0
Views: 130

Winter boot recomendations

Hi there I'm looking for recommendations for a good, sturdy winter boot. The boots I have now are great for pretty much everything but are just a bit too flexible for my crampons to really grip onto perfectly. I was thinking about a pair of Scarpa boots in the £300 ish range. Any suggestions appreci...
by martin1909
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Winter boot recomendations
Replies: 10
Views: 891

The tale of the impossible bicycle

A fairly non eventful walk up Mt Keen on a day off uni. A nice walk up Glen Esk reaching the Queen's Well, then up to Mt Keen. I saw an adder for the first time in my life, it was a juvenile at about 15/20 cm in length, but it was unfortunately lying dead on the dirt road up Mt Keen. A cracking Sept...
by martin1909
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:57 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The tale of the impossible bicycle
Replies: 0
Views: 129

September snow

The MWIS had forecast some pretty crazy weather for the weekend but since there is a very good path up Ben Vorlich Gill, her mum and I decided to plough on to the north western shores of Loch Lomond to Inveruglas to tackle this Munro. Ben Vorlich is my most westerly Munro to date and I was fairly su...
by martin1909
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: September snow
Replies: 0
Views: 618

Five out of six

Today we set off to do the four Glas Moal Munro's and include Tolmount and Tom Buidh on the way. Six Munros, an ambitious feat given that my two mates had never been up a Munro before. As we drove into Glenshee and into view of The Cairnwell ahead, my mates began to wonder what they had gotten thems...
by martin1909
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:12 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Five out of six
Replies: 1
Views: 712

Driesh...the third attempt & dinner with a view

Twice before I had tried to summit Driesh and twice before was I unsuccessful. IN January, my girlfriend and I made it up Mayar but the wind and ground ice was proving to difficult for her, in February I made a solo attempt but the Kilbo Path was a sheet of ice and I didn't fancy my chances. Fast fo...
by martin1909
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:05 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Driesh...the third attempt & dinner with a view
Replies: 1
Views: 526
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