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Re: Hilleberg Enan - long (ish) term review

Thanks for this! Managed to bag myself a secondhand Enan last month but haven't had a chance to use it yet. It's good to get a detailed review, especially on the condensation issue.
by widdershins
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:37 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Hilleberg Enan - long (ish) term review
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Hillwalker or hiker ?

Recovering American here. I grew up "hiking" in the wild and wooded state parks of upstate NY -- to me, the term implies an expedition on constructed trails taking in points of scenic interest, preferably involving specialist clothing and gear. America is a country built for cars. Walking ...
by widdershins
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:38 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hillwalker or hiker ?
Replies: 60
Views: 3894

Re: Solo hikers ?

Sounds like a Londoner who hadn't yet gotten the memo about greeting folks on the hills in Scotland!

I lived for 13 years in London and walked a lot in the south of England. Ignoring each other is mostly the order of the day.
by widdershins
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:42 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Solo hikers ?
Replies: 33
Views: 3099

Re: Favourite non-crampon winter walks?

Thanks for these inviting suggestions, all! I have nothing against crampons/ice axes, it's just that it's been a lean year financially thanks to COVID and a set of crampons, an ice axe and a winter skills course to teach me to use them would cost me a few hundred £££ I won't have this winter. I'll a...
by widdershins
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:02 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Favourite non-crampon winter walks?
Replies: 10
Views: 940

Favourite non-crampon winter walks?

Hi all, as we gear up for a long winter in lockdown I'm looking to create a wishlist of low-level winter walks to look forward to. I'm an experienced walker and well used to snow and cold, but don't have winter skills training, an ice axe or crampons, so need to avoid serious hills. Tell me about yo...
by widdershins
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:02 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Favourite non-crampon winter walks?
Replies: 10
Views: 940

Re: What is your profession!

speak for yourself, I personally don't have a family or mortgage, or even a tv. I live in the woods in a hut made of human bones and survive exclusively on the tears of those who mansplain the outdoors to me
by widdershins
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:49 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: What is your profession!
Replies: 3
Views: 590

A solo walk and a frosty high camp, White Mounth Munros

I turned 42 on Wednesday. A birthday in lockdown is a dismal thing, especially the one where you're supposed to have figured out the answer to life, the universe and everything. I decided to do the adult thing and run away from my problems. I chose the Glen Muick circuit to give myself a bit of a ch...
by widdershins
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:36 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A solo walk and a frosty high camp, White Mounth Munros
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Pentland Way, anyone done it?

Thanks for the video, really helpful to have a preview! I'm looking at the Pentland Way as a trip to do with a friend in Edinburgh who wants to ease into walking/wild camping, and this should help persuade her. :D
by widdershins
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pentland Way, anyone done it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1847

Longtime walker, first time poster!

Hi all, have been enjoying the benefits of this site since moving up to Glasgow from London a couple of years ago but thought I'd start posting to say hello. Have been exploring the UK on foot since moving to England in 2005 and learning (mostly the hard way) the how-tos of walking and wild camping....
by widdershins
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:05 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Longtime walker, first time poster!
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Skye Trail, solo and with a sidekick

I'm fond of a long-distance path, but have never managed to complete one. Somehow I always get sidetracked by better plans (such as skipping the miles and miles of road walking on the Arran Coastal Way in favor of taking the bus, or abandoning the middle section of the Kintyre Way to eat seafood and...
by widdershins
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:26 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Skye Trail, solo and with a sidekick
Replies: 2
Views: 1576

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