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Re: Ben Alder from Dalwhinnie on foot

I think that the crux of the matter is "He doesnt cycle". I've been into Culra bothy a few times climbing Alder and Geal Carn and would find it hellish if I had to walk the whole way. It actually makes for a really pleasant cycle until you pass Alder lodge where it gets a bit steep. If you...
by Marag
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:45 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Alder from Dalwhinnie on foot
Replies: 26
Views: 2657

Re: Loch Mullardoch Munros 19th May

If you're a fast walker you can do them from Strathfarrar, just need to be back in time before the gate gets locked :shock: :lol: Did this last weekend and almost got locked in (got to the gate at 6.40 with 20 minutes to spare after starting at 10.30). Also, the bog slog between the dam and Carn na...
by Marag
Wed May 16, 2018 6:02 pm
 
Forum: Meeting up, arranging trips and walking clubs
Topic: Loch Mullardoch Munros 19th May
Replies: 12
Views: 3025

Re: An awful, dangerous and soul sucking drudge

That is a shame, since it looks as if it is marked on the map as a path all the way. We have yet to climb Muirneag, and had thought that doing it from Tolsta would be the best bet (no marked path). Any comments, in light of your experience? Do you have a GPS that confirmed you were on where the pat...
by Marag
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:09 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: An awful, dangerous and soul sucking drudge
Replies: 10
Views: 4217

An awful, dangerous and soul sucking drudge

As my family is from Ness and I had always heard stories from my relatives of the Airaidhean (sheilings) at Cuisheadar, Dibidale and Heilistoter I thought that I would walk the "Heritage route" between Sgiogarstaidh (My dad's village) and Tolsta in order to get a feeling for the interior o...
by Marag
Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:56 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: An awful, dangerous and soul sucking drudge
Replies: 10
Views: 4217

Re: Ticks

The worst I've seen for ticks is the glen below Beinn Dearg where I camped a few years ago in August. I must have counted at least 40 crawling around the bottom of my tent!!!
by Marag
Thu May 20, 2010 2:08 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ticks
Replies: 37
Views: 15618

Re: Winter's last fling on Cairngorm?

To answer Leithysuburbs, the snow wasn't dangerous just a wee bit of a slog. It also looks bonnie.
You should have gone up.
ALl the best,
Marag.
by Marag
Tue May 18, 2010 12:47 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Winter's last fling on Cairngorm?
Replies: 7
Views: 2436

Re: Winter's last fling on Cairngorm?

I agree that the "thrill" of the snow has worn off now. I was up Beinn a'Bhuird and Beinn Avon yesterday and spent most of the time on Beinn a' Bhuird trugging through soft wet snow. Hard work! However, the whole day was beautiful and I was very impressed by the quality of the path up to C...
by Marag
Tue May 18, 2010 12:43 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Winter's last fling on Cairngorm?
Replies: 7
Views: 2436

Re: HDR Images

Hi Stretch!
Fantastic image of the Cuillin. Have aready used it on my desktop (I hope you dont mind).
As a Civil War buff I also appreciated the cannon shot.
However, one of your other photies reminds me that I need to oil my bike.
Keep them coming!
Regards,
Marag
by Marag
Thu May 13, 2010 9:05 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDR Images
Replies: 32
Views: 7907

Re: Cycling to Beinn Bhrotain?

Dear Mountain Coward, I took your advice and left the bike about a mile from the White Bridge yesterday. Managed to get up Beinn Brotain but the weather came down like a ton of bricks and, since I was all on my lonesome, I chickened out of doing Monadh Mor and headed home. It was really good to get ...
by Marag
Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:53 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cycling to Beinn Bhrotain?
Replies: 5
Views: 2126

Good suggestions for "kid friendly" Munros?

Hi All,
I'm just back from climbing Cairngorm with the kids and we had a great day out!
They are now keen to climb another and I am keen to find opinions as to which hills two 6 year olds and a 10 year old will enjoy climbing.
Any thoughts?
Marags.
PS we're going to buy the lady in blue proper boots
by Marag
Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:04 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Good suggestions for "kid friendly" Munros?
Replies: 16
Views: 11613

Re: Cycling to Beinn Bhrotain?

Thanks Mountaincoward,
Marag
by Marag
Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:23 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cycling to Beinn Bhrotain?
Replies: 5
Views: 2126

Re: Walkhighland vs Munromagic.com

And it's only a matter of copy and paste. They're made up with the HTML tags etc, piece of cake. I personally just like sharing my experiences, probably same motive as Kinley, Doogz, Foggie etc. Not all folk look at all sites. Indeed :D plus a smattering of raving egotism, attention seeking behavio...
by Marag
Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:59 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Better than Munromagic.com?
Replies: 77
Views: 30414

Re: Minimum Number of trips to compleat?

I only climb hills so I can put them on a website :D :lol: Seriously, though, I think that lists serve a purpose for many people (dangerous territory here!) Whilst it may be the beauty, wildlife, wildness, challenge/self-reliance and perhaps a sense of piety in nature that combine to make it worthw...
by Marag
Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:53 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Minimum Number of trips to compleat?
Replies: 31
Views: 9074

Re: Minimum Number of trips to compleat?

kinley, I appreciate it's perhaps a sensitive subject, but I think I made it clear I was giving my opinion based on the fact that I'm quite new to all this. Plus the core question of this thread is someone asking how long it would take to complete them, and whether or not they should be focusing in...
by Marag
Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:51 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Minimum Number of trips to compleat?
Replies: 31
Views: 9074

Cycling to Beinn Bhrotain?

I'm hoping to cycle to the foot of Beinn Bhrotain next weekend from Linn of Dee along the Dee river.
Its been a while since I walked this road and am interested if it is still passable by bike?
Has anybody cycled this road before?
Thanks,
marags.
by Marag
Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cycling to Beinn Bhrotain?
Replies: 5
Views: 2126
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