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Re: A Kicking for Ben Lomond

I guess Ben Lomond is to Scotland, what Skiddaw is to Enngland.

Slightly uninteresting, but big and accessible so everyone and their mother climbs at and hold it in high regard.
by footix2
Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A Kicking for Ben Lomond
Replies: 21
Views: 6332

Lost on Loadpot Hill - An interesting day on the FEFs

our_route.gpx They chance do a walk in January doesn't always present itself to the 3 season walker, especially with the lack of any prolonged high pressure over the UK, however the 19th January was set to be generally decent (or so I thought), after some overnight rain. I set of on the 1 hour driv...
by footix2
Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Lost on Loadpot Hill - An interesting day on the FEFs
Replies: 2
Views: 3097

Re: Walkhighlands Outdoor TV guide

One Wild Winter In the Scottish Mountains on BBC1 Scotland next Wednesday (11 Dec) Blending dramatic archive material and footage recorded by people who live, work and play in this environment, we look at the results of the harsh weather during the winter of 2012 in the Scottish mountains. http://ww...
by footix2
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:54 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Walkhighlands Outdoor TV guide
Replies: 176
Views: 60791

Re: Mountain Guiding Legalities.....?

Insurance, first-aid training, and a decent amount of outdoor skill (navigation etc) and experience is all you need surely. The 1st are pretty easy to obtain, and the latter takes years. ML training can give you that, but that's just a piece of paper. You could be much more qualified by experience. ...
by footix2
Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:12 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mountain Guiding Legalities.....?
Replies: 57
Views: 12847

Re: A Mungrisdale Circuit in the snow

Yes, the bottom would indeed be treacherous with snow on the ground. Thankfully, the snow never started properly until most of the steepness was over.
by footix2
Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:24 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: A Mungrisdale Circuit in the snow
Replies: 2
Views: 2931

A Mungrisdale Circuit in the snow

our_route.gpx Bowscale Fell, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell A family party meant just a 4 hour kip before heading off on my 1st Lake District walk since the summer. I kept the alcohol intake to a minimum in order to take advantage of that rarest of things in the Lake District; a fine November fo...
by footix2
Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:46 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: A Mungrisdale Circuit in the snow
Replies: 2
Views: 2931

Re: is at sna on the tap a that hill.

It's reached as far south as the Lake District. I experienced my 1st winter walk ever at the weekend thanks to a rather early couple of inches of snow in the Northern Fells.
by footix2
Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:25 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: is at sna on the tap a that hill.
Replies: 15
Views: 4849

Re: Dramatic weather on the Fairfield Horseshoe

The weather most always be erratic up there. The last time I did it, it was blue sky all round, 20 degrees, and gales :D
by footix2
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:18 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Dramatic weather on the Fairfield Horseshoe
Replies: 10
Views: 5974

Re: Smallest summit areas

If only it had blasted half the pinnacle away, then I wouldn't have to climb it one day. Outside of Scotland, Steeple is fairly small in terms of area and quite airy. You'd be doing something wrong to fall of it though. Helm Crag probably the worst, little jut of rock hanging out over several hundre...
by footix2
Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:14 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Smallest summit areas
Replies: 25
Views: 6166

Re: Munroitis: A Peculiarly Scottish Affliction.

What Scotland needs... is an Alfred Wainwright to bring a bit of humour and interest to the normally very dry Munro guides.

I have 2 and neither of them are very exciting. :D
by footix2
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:46 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Munroitis: A Peculiarly Scottish Affliction.
Replies: 21
Views: 6442

Water To Go or Travel Tap (or something else)

I noitce the TGo Magazine are offering a Water To Go bottle with their current subscrption offer (so £45 for a year's worth of managzine and the filtration system). Seems a good deal, but I have literally no experience of these systems and I am looking to buy one to build up my wild camping kit (and...
by footix2
Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:44 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Water To Go or Travel Tap (or something else)
Replies: 5
Views: 2735

Re: A cautionary tale

LDPWalker wrote:roym62

I would also recommend that you become fully proficient with a map and compass before you start to rely on GPS, iPhone apps etc - you never know when technology might let you down.......


Of course. It sensible to have all available aids and to know how to use them.
by footix2
Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:08 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A cautionary tale
Replies: 33
Views: 9888

Re: A cautionary tale

If I am unsure on a summit of which way to go (generally due to fog), they quickest way I solve it is with a quick grid ref taken off a little iPhone app which spits out of an 8 figure reference in about 20 seconds. I plot it on my map, then take a compass reading off the iPhone compass for the dire...
by footix2
Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:15 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A cautionary tale
Replies: 33
Views: 9888

Re: What hills can you see from your lounge window

Dent (Outlying Wainwright)...

Can see the High Stile ridge and a few others from my loft window.
by footix2
Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:24 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What hills can you see from your lounge window
Replies: 61
Views: 14330

Re: What might these be??

The remains of a massive hoop tent?
by footix2
Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What might these be??
Replies: 5
Views: 1836
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