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A long hard slog up Loch Earn

Nothing to merit a full report on this one. A not so enjoyable day on the hills. From the moment I left the car to the moment I returned I felt fatigued and sluggish. The walk up Ben Vorlich was a slow slog. I lost count how many times I had to stop. it was wet and cold and for some reason, despite ...
by martin1909
Thu Apr 07, 2022 12:42 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A long hard slog up Loch Earn
Replies: 0
Views: 25

Tent or Bivi

Looking to invest in a good tent or bivi bag this year for multi day trips. Can anyone recommend whats better? Looking at the Rab Alpine bivi or a good quality and importantly, lightweight, one man tent. I dont really have a set "kind" of camping I'm looking to do. Glen level, high level a...
by martin1909
Sat Mar 05, 2022 1:42 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Tent or Bivi
Replies: 9
Views: 755

A long long walk

What a day out this was. The longest hill walk I’ve ever done and without a doubt the fastest winds I have ever walked in. Nonetheless, a fantastic day. The days adventure started at about 07:45 at the Glen Tilt car park. My 2 friends and I set off for this epic journey into a quite remote area. Wal...
by martin1909
Wed Mar 02, 2022 11:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A long long walk
Replies: 0
Views: 331

Re: Whiteout

That struck a timely chord with me! Just stopped off at Carlisle services on my way to An Caisteal (plus its neighbours hopefully) tomorrow, and the forecast looks much like you had, cloud, snowshowers, and the temperature 'only' -5 but windchill down to -13. I applaud your spirit, relishing a bit ...
by martin1909
Fri Feb 11, 2022 12:01 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Whiteout
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Whiteout

Another midweek quickie for me. The previous evening was spent frantically trying to decide where abouts I'd end up. I thought Meall Chuaich looked good so at the last minute made my mind and packed my bag for the next day’s adventures. The forecast wasn’t looking great but for me, it adds to the ex...
by martin1909
Thu Feb 10, 2022 11:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Whiteout
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Galavanting in Glen Lyon

I had looked out another easy Munro for today’s walk, something that would allow me to get up and down fairly quick and back home in time for the football that evening. Meall Buidhe was todays calling. I left home at about 06:30 and headed towards Loch an Daimh. The drive up was beautiful. I have be...
by martin1909
Fri Jan 28, 2022 9:28 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Galavanting in Glen Lyon
Replies: 1
Views: 417

"Warm" winters

A question for all you experienced mountaineers and walkers. A few years ago, I was given a set of crampons and an ice axe and for one reason or another I've just not had the time to use them. I was hoping this winter would be the winter where I could get myself booked on a course or 2 and get up th...
by martin1909
Thu Jan 27, 2022 5:05 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Warm" winters
Replies: 8
Views: 907

Dalwhinnie Duo with Storm

Not much to write about so not publishing this one. Started the day the best way, with a bacon roll from Clarks 24 hour bakery. Went and got Storm after. Had to nip back home to get my jacket that I'd forgotten Drove up to Balsporran B&B, parked up, got ready and set off. Car park and first km o...
by martin1909
Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:42 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Dalwhinnie Duo with Storm
Replies: 0
Views: 74

A Fyne Day out

A weekend of stunning inversion pictures plastered across Facebook drew me out to Beinn Bhuidhe in the hope of catching one myself for the first time. I left Glasgow bang on 05:00 and headed towards the car park at the head of Loch Fyne. Arriving in the pitch black, I parked up, got the boots and he...
by martin1909
Tue Dec 28, 2021 12:40 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A Fyne Day out
Replies: 0
Views: 361

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: 8
Views: 1113

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: 8
Views: 1113

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: 310

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: 391

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: 362

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: 817
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