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Re: Rocketing Fuel Costs!

I drive a medium size van as part of my job , I'm a mobile sparkie for the NHS , I'm averaging just short of £130.00 a fill , I generally fill up every three working days ,so I'm probably getting through £210.00 a week , I do try to drive frugally and manage an average 42.5 mpg
by Bastonjock
Tue Jun 14, 2022 10:10 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rocketing Fuel Costs!
Replies: 75
Views: 3296

Re: Fin Glen in the Campsies

I can't get it straight in my head where fin glen is , I used to fish the Glazert and took the occasional stroll up Campsite Glen , my parents would visit the Area near the Clachan ,after my father passed ,my mum would often visit Campsite Glen to " talk " to my dad

Ex kirkie boy here
by Bastonjock
Tue Jun 07, 2022 2:35 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fin Glen in the Campsies
Replies: 14
Views: 8398

Re: Trenchant comment on the Ukraine situation from a walker

The grafitt led me to suspect that the individual was probably an asylum seeker ,the graffiti was attacking mostly the police and MI5 ,there were references to the NHS as well and comments about freedom to work
by Bastonjock
Sat Apr 30, 2022 6:27 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Trenchant comment on the Ukraine situation from a walker...
Replies: 11
Views: 1660

Re: Trenchant comment on the Ukraine situation from a walker

There was quite a bit of graffiti on the whw from rowardenan on wards , looked like it came from an asylum seeker with mental health problems ,his statements were aimed at the police ,mi5 , the NHS and not being allowed to work , I found it very annoying as the individual had written something on mo...
by Bastonjock
Sat Apr 23, 2022 8:08 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Trenchant comment on the Ukraine situation from a walker...
Replies: 11
Views: 1660

Re: knee pain

I've just done the WHW ,glen Nevis and Ben Nevis ,it's my feet that hurt lol my knees are okay ,I've taken care descending to use my poles ,it's those rocky paths ,lying here just now looking up at the Ben :D
by Bastonjock
Fri Apr 22, 2022 8:08 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: knee pain
Replies: 20
Views: 1405

Re: knee pain

I've just done the WHW ,glen Nevis and Ben Nevis ,it's my feet that hurt lol my knees are okay ,I've taken care descending to use my poles ,it's those rocky paths ,lying here just now looking up at the Ben :D
by Bastonjock
Fri Apr 22, 2022 8:07 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: knee pain
Replies: 20
Views: 1405

Re: glen nevis wire bridge

I walked glen Nevis yesterday ,I went quite a way past the lower falls ,I did not see any wire bridge ,perhaps I did not go far enough up the glen
by Bastonjock
Fri Apr 22, 2022 6:45 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: glen nevis wire bridge
Replies: 16
Views: 5255

Re: Glencoe Conditions

weaselmaster wrote:There was very little snow to see from the road driving through this afternoon.

@ weaselmaster
Where you walking part of the WHW on Monday ?
by Bastonjock
Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:29 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe Conditions
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Re: Glencoe Conditions

It's hammering down hail stones at this moment there's still a bit of snow up high ,I'm camped just outside Glencoe on the old parliamentary road
by Bastonjock
Mon Apr 18, 2022 7:36 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe Conditions
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Re: Bothy in front of Buachaille Etive Mor

At a mountaineering thing in Fort Bill a few years ago Yvonne Chouinard [the original Yvonne of the Yukon] regaled us with a funny tale from years back in Jacksonville. He and a bunch of others were festering in the hut as the weather was terrible. The hut was a filthy state, with a dead rat lying ...
by Bastonjock
Mon Mar 28, 2022 9:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bothy in front of Buachaille Etive Mor
Replies: 26
Views: 6943

Re: Male and on your phone biggest dangers in Scotland

How would certification be policed ?
Are you going to ban all men over the age of 60 from climbing anything higher than a Zimmer frame ?

As a 64 year old man ,I'd rather die of A heart attack doing a pursuit that I enjoy as opposed to lying in a hospital bed wearing big nappies
by Bastonjock
Mon Mar 28, 2022 9:30 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Male and on your phone biggest dangers in Scotland
Replies: 87
Views: 4085

Re: Newbie with sore legs and feet

I've been doing long walks on the flat lands where I live , it looks like it's paid off , I managed 800 m up a Corbett on wed ,then I put in a 14 k walk on the flat yesterday and today I made it to a trig point at 771 meters I was feeling some discomfort after each day ,but it's gone by the morning ...
by Bastonjock
Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:44 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Newbie with sore legs and feet
Replies: 37
Views: 3742

Re: Icy Mountains

I've seen snow above 700 meters over the last few days but no ice
by Bastonjock
Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:12 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Icy Mountains
Replies: 13
Views: 1111

First Corbett

Firstly I'd like to thank those of you who have written and posted reports of this walk ,I turned back on an earlier attempt at a much tougher Corbett I found the descriptions most useful and it is definitely as beginners Corbett , at 64 years young I am no spring chicken ,so I was a finding out exp...
by Bastonjock
Fri Mar 25, 2022 8:53 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: First Corbett
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Re: Nearly got there

Yes it's me and not the watch :lol:
I made it up my.first Corbett today ,the os map.read 771 ,my watch also read 771
by Bastonjock
Fri Mar 25, 2022 7:20 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Nearly got there
Replies: 14
Views: 968
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