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Re: Who wears / takes a helmet when walking?

I do, I took one into the Cuillin in Summer when scrambing alone, and during winter were there's a risk of slipping and tripping. Glad I was wearing one in the alps walking, I tripped and dove head first down a small ledge. Landed head first. :crazy:
by Jonay
Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:35 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Who wears / takes a helmet when walking?
Replies: 19
Views: 5939

Re: Best online shops for outdoor gear

http://www.theoutdoorshop.com/default.asp?submit=Home Excellent service/mail order and prices competitive. I'll second these guys. Do discounts if your a MCoS or BMC member too. Just email them a scanned copy of your membership card and they'll edit your account to show the reduced prices in the ba...
by Jonay
Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:27 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Best online shops for outdoor gear
Replies: 13
Views: 8306

Re: Gaiters, up to the knee length

Gaiters are disposable objects to me. I've torn mine with my crampons countless times, had the elastic drawcord at the top snap and the buckle for the under foot strap tear off. I've gone through extremities, Tresspass, Trekmates types and the Trekmates have lasted the longest. They've got the plast...
by Jonay
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:11 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Gaiters, up to the knee length
Replies: 20
Views: 10885

Re: Women Walkers need your advice please !

The women's Arete only comes in 35L IIRC?
by Jonay
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:36 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Women Walkers need your advice please !
Replies: 9
Views: 2311

Re: Meindl Burma boots with crampons?

On my Alps trip, someone had really lightweight boots with them that flexed like trainers. They wore a 12point Petzl crampon with the double basket (classic) attachment system. They managed to frontpoint up a vertical ice wall in them.

You won't have any problems.
by Jonay
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:02 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Meindl Burma boots with crampons?
Replies: 4
Views: 11390

Re: Winter Hillwalking Gear

Cameron94 wrote:. The points are slightly shorter than the G12 which eliminates the feeling of walking on stilts.


False statement.

You don't even notice they're on your feet, even when walking on concrete. A little more elevated yes, but no more than putting a pair of boots on does.
by Jonay
Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:52 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Winter Hillwalking Gear
Replies: 18
Views: 10302

Re: Middle aged lambs found leaping around Braemar!!

Great pictures.. sorry I didn't have time to read the full report - but it's certainly made me excited for my trip up there on Thursday
by Jonay
Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:21 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Middle aged lambs found leaping around Braemar!!
Replies: 8
Views: 4291

Re: Camera which one to buy????

Are you looking for a compact or a DSLR (like the ones that pro photographers use) ?

Then, are you looking for a sturdy one that can take a few knocks and drops and be water/dust/freeze proof or do you want one to take the best pictures possible at the cost of being a bit more fragile?
by Jonay
Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:08 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Camera which one to buy????
Replies: 16
Views: 9851

Re: Climbing the Devil's Staircase to heaven

johnkaysleftleg wrote:
Jonay wrote:Stunning pictures! What gear do you use?


I've got an ageing Canon EOS 400D with a SIGMA DC 17-70mm lens. On a day like that getting good shots is easy. Mother nature did all the hard work for me 8)




I need to get myself a decent wide angle lens. 8)
by Jonay
Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:27 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Climbing the Devil's Staircase to heaven
Replies: 55
Views: 39510

Re: Climbing the Devil's Staircase to heaven

Stunning pictures! What gear do you use?
by Jonay
Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:36 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Climbing the Devil's Staircase to heaven
Replies: 55
Views: 39510

Re: Climbing partner wanted,Aberdeen area

Hi folks, I am looking for a winter climbing/Rock climbing partner, hopefully around the same level, or alot better would be a bonus! I have experience up to grade 3/Lead hvs, If any one interested, we could meet up for a wee climbing sesh or a pint which ever easiest! I work offshore so am free we...
by Jonay
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:48 pm
 
Forum: Meeting up, arranging trips and walking clubs
Topic: Climbing partner wanted,Aberdeen area
Replies: 1
Views: 1014

Re: Advertising Popups

Never on this site.


What browser do you use? If you use Firefox download and install the addon "AdBlockPlus". you'll never see an ad again, including on YouTube!
by Jonay
Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:43 pm
 
Forum: Help - how to use the site
Topic: Advertising Popups
Replies: 3
Views: 1141

Re: Wheres the snow!?

Looking to getting up the hills this coming week, Whos been out and about and seen the snow! It's all thawed off with the mild temps and rain. I think Nevis still has some snow but I'd be doubtful about anywhere else. http://www.cairngormmountain.org/Webcam http://www.visit-fortwilliam.co.uk/the-be...
by Jonay
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:59 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wheres the snow!?
Replies: 8
Views: 2554

Re: Advice on ice axes & crampons

Tiso their own branded axe, actually made by Grivel (it's a Munro in disguise!) and in a variety of lengths, I have this as my walking axe, I even took it to the Alps with me in September and it was all I needed. For the walking axe, if you hold the head of the axe, and have your arm straight down b...
by Jonay
Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:58 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Advice on ice axes & crampons
Replies: 9
Views: 2530

Re: Skyfall via the A9

I thought Q was directing the villain up the A9, but Bond & M were going a different route? I have only seen the worst of camera jobs of the film btw, so probably just got the wrong end of the stick :lol: Remember they got out of her fancy Jag and into something a little more.. Er.. Classic (I ...
by Jonay
Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:18 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Skyfall via the A9
Replies: 10
Views: 3882
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