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Re: Madeira: Pico Ruivo

Great pics! Was dreich when I was there :-(
by RobW
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:12 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Madeira: Pico Ruivo
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Dolomites 3000ers, July 2020 – Big and sometimes scary

Post-lockdown escape from UK (Episode 4) July 27 - Aug 1, 2020. With Covid-19 restrictions making flights less attractive, a road trip around the Alps and southern Italy was an obvious choice for 2020, with plenty of 1000m prominence (P1000m) peaks to choose from (Ribus, named after the Indonesian ...
by RobW
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:55 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Dolomites 3000ers, July 2020 – Big and sometimes scary
Replies: 0
Views: 142

Re: South Island 7a Young Wilkin - Crucible Lake

PS how do you do place 2 photos side by side?
by RobW
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:27 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: South Island 7a Young Wilkin - Crucible Lake
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: South Island 7a Young Wilkin - Crucible Lake

Nice report! :clap: Good impression of the ruggednes of the place. Did the keas eat anything important? I recall we had issues at one of the Aspiring huts; a friend nearly lost some kit. Wading streams seems normal for the kiwis. I recall us wearing trail shoes for the 60-ish crossing on the walk in...
by RobW
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: South Island 7a Young Wilkin - Crucible Lake
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Grande Tête de l’Obiou – best climb ever?

Alteknacker wrote:Looks like a wonderful place, both the Grande Tete, and the general area.
A really enjoyable report.


Highly recommended! Pleased you enjoyed it - thanks.
by RobW
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:31 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Grande Tête de l’Obiou – best climb ever?
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Ferrata Fun on Latemar, Italian Dolomites, July 2020

27 July 2020. This peak (2842m with 1097m prominence - a P1000m "Ribu") was climbed as part of a two month peakbagging trip which included six days in the Dolomites (before the weather chased me out). Latemar is one of the more doable of the main Dolomites peaks, but has a moderately chall...
by RobW
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:29 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Ferrata Fun on Latemar, Italian Dolomites, July 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 118

Re: Grande Tête de l’Obiou – best climb ever?

dav2930 wrote:Looks a terrific area and a spectacular ascent. You certainly made the most of the relative freedoms we had between lockdowns! Enjoyed your report. :)


Pleased to hear, thanks. I was lucky to be able to just head off at shortish notice, and to not get locked down anywhere!
by RobW
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Grande Tête de l’Obiou – best climb ever?
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Grande Tête de l’Obiou – best climb ever?

Fantastic. Grande Tête de l’Obiou really is extraordinary, almost like a giant termite mound. I've never climbed it, but it's on my list. I assume you descended a different route, rather than downclimbing the 'impossible gully'? Not the best place for a traffic jam if people are ascending and desce...
by RobW
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:05 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Grande Tête de l’Obiou – best climb ever?
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Grande Tête de l’Obiou – best climb ever?

28 Aug 2020. This peak (2789m with 1541m prominence – one of the Alps Ultras ) was climbed as part of a two month peakbagging trip which included ten days in the French Pre-Alps. The limestone Devoluy massif, between Grenoble and Gap, is a superb area, https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50761131733...
by RobW
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:23 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Grande Tête de l’Obiou – best climb ever?
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: North Italy Peak-bagging, Summer 2020

Terrific achievement :clap: :clap: - I was going to say the same thing as Sgurr, each one could make a great TR in itself. Makes me feel even lazier when I think of our mostly road trips/sightseeing in Europe. At first I thought the war time fortifications were something far more ancient.Beautifull...
by RobW
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: North Italy Peak-bagging, July 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: North Italy Peak-bagging, Summer 2020

Kind of you but there are a huge number of easy peaks in Italy (and indeed the Alps), just a few hard ones (some are way beyond me). An amazing playground and just a day or two's drive away. The Dolomites peaks are special though and deserve a TR each - hint taken :)
by RobW
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:59 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: North Italy Peak-bagging, July 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 221

North Italy Peak-bagging, July 2020

Post-lockdown escape from UK (Episode 3) July 14 - Sept 12, 2020. With Covid-19 restrictions making flights less attractive, a road trip around the Alps and southern Italy was an obvious choice for 2020, with plenty of 1000m prominence (P1000m) peaks to choose from (Ribus, named after the Indonesia...
by RobW
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:54 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: North Italy Peak-bagging, July 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: French Pre-Alps Peak-bagging Summer 2020

Yes I live just outside Geneva on the French side. I climbed Cret de la Neige (1720 m) and Le Reculet (1718 m) today. Beautiful, but brutally cold. Nice to have on your doorstep. Oddly I didn't log Le Reculet when I visited them both in 2006 - so an armchair bag - thanks :) https://www.peakbagger.c...
by RobW
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:59 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: French Pre-Alps Summer 2020 (no Pique-nique)
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Swiss Alps Peak-bagging in passing, Summer 2020

Post-lockdown escape from UK (Episode 2) July 14 - Sept 12, 2020. With Covid-19 restrictions making flights less attractive, a road trip around the Alps and southern Italy was an obvious choice for 2020, with plenty of 1000m prominence (P1000m) peaks to choose from (Ribus, named after the Indonesia...
by RobW
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:26 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Swiss Alps Peak-bagging in passing, Summer 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 214

Re: French Pre-Alps Peak-bagging Summer 2020

Nice report. All of these peaks deserve their own thread, really. Thanks, yes maybe; the best of them at least. The wonderful Obiou has its own report on ScottishHills - I should copy it over here. Each has its own mini report on Peakbagger.com with linked Facebook album, though, so I wanted to tel...
by RobW
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:13 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: French Pre-Alps Summer 2020 (no Pique-nique)
Replies: 4
Views: 294
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