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Re: How did you stay fit during lockdown?

The honest answer is that it seems I didn't despite trying to! During the first lockdown I made myself get out for a walk every day in the local area (largely as a way of trying to avoid going insane) and actually lost a bit of weight. It all went to pot in the second and third ones due to miserable...
by goth_angel
Fri May 07, 2021 1:04 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How did you stay fit during lockdown?
Replies: 34
Views: 1302

Re: Patterdale Mountain Rescue member seriously injured.

There are all sorts of things at play here. Firstly the obvious ones. Obviously it's a tragedy that a rescuer has suffered injuries as a result of this incident. Apparently they have spinal injuries. I've had a spinal injury myself and was lucky enough to make a full recovery but the outcome for man...
by goth_angel
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:30 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Patterdale Mountain Rescue member seriously injured.
Replies: 23
Views: 1807

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

That's a bit harsh https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-55560814 More than a bit harsh, it doesn't sound as though they broke any of the restrictions. Saw something on my news feed about another MRT call out - bit different from the Glencoe one - a car had got stuck on a hill road in Wa...
by goth_angel
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:12 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 173
Views: 10135

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

I'm really not sure where I sit on this! The chances of catching or spreading covid-19 whilst out hill walking is next to nil. There is the small matter of potentially needing rescued like these chaps and that puts a small risk of them maybe spreading the virus to their rescuers. But this is worst ...
by goth_angel
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:08 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 173
Views: 10135

Re: 2021

Unsure whether to plan anything given the current situation. Fed up of planning trips and then having to cancel them so anything in the first few months of the year is likely to be last minute if and when the situation allows. Assuming it does then ideally: Get to 75% of the Wainwrights Make some in...
by goth_angel
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:50 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 1552

Re: Lank Rigg: Mother Goddess of the Earth

Great post and also useful as I ran out of steam after doing Grike and Crag Fell and therefore still have this one to do.
by goth_angel
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Lank Rigg: Mother Goddess of the Earth
Replies: 11
Views: 1457

Re: positive mental attitude

I must admit I'm not a fan of walking in bad weather although I do do it sometimes. I've turned back due to bad weather on occasion - or not bothered to go out in the first place. For me a lot of the fun of hill walking is getting a view. That said since I started making serious inroads into the Wai...
by goth_angel
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:23 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: positive mental attitude
Replies: 33
Views: 2714

Re: Should I have intervened?

A few points spring to mind here. Firstly he asked someone else not you. That said, had it been me up there I might have confirmed that it was and asked if he needed any help or to look at my map. We all had to start somewhere and TBH I think taking the 'hillier than thou' attitude of questioning hi...
by goth_angel
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:54 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should I have intervened?
Replies: 41
Views: 4098

Re: Feelings on the hills for mental health

It's a personal choice. Lots of good suggestions have been made but it's really down to you what you do about it. If you want to finish off the round for your own reasons it's your choice and that's fine. I think this happens to a lot of people to be honest. It has certainly happened to me. For vari...
by goth_angel
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:23 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Feelings on the hills for mental health
Replies: 34
Views: 2426

Re: Scottish tourism could reopen on July 15th

We need to get out of this tunnel vision that the only thing that matters is the virus and to hell with anything and anyone else. We are not going to get the risk down to zero, we are sooner or later going to have to accept that people are going to die from it every year, we are going to have to in...
by goth_angel
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:03 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scottish tourism could reopen on July 15th
Replies: 56
Views: 6042

Re: New Coronavirus Law

A vaccine could be years away and worst case scenario never get developed. At some point we will just have to get on with things. We can't stay in lockdown forever. The effect on mental health of an extended lockdown would be catastrophic. Mind you I was told by a friend who's a scientist (not a vir...
by goth_angel
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:18 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Coronavirus Law
Replies: 336
Views: 26344

Re: Scottish tourism could reopen on July 15th

Walking, hiking, camping, caravanning (your own caravan, not a rented static), they're all fine and low risk and there is no real reason they're not open now. But hotels, B&Bs, hostels? I can't see them being safe until post-vaccination or until a proven herd immunity exists. The problem is tha...
by goth_angel
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scottish tourism could reopen on July 15th
Replies: 56
Views: 6042

Re: Stay at home

Stay home, stay safe, all there is to fight corona virus is responsible behaviour.. Please stay home, stay safe, doing this will give us all the best chance to get back to the hills soon enough. Also staying away for this period we are allowing the ecology to recover and flourish. It is not just ab...
by goth_angel
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:29 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 45269

Re: Stay at home

Make no mistake MRT and the National parks dont want you back in the autumn either. I think it's time for them to stand aside and let someone else takeover. They have some irrational fear that covid19 is going to be far worse for them than anyone else. Having reread the Coniston MRT post - its tota...
by goth_angel
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 45269

Re: Stay at home

I'm not sure given the recent relaxation of the rules whether or not I'm allowed to drive or cycle to the base of the South Downs or Surrey hills and go for a walk, so I haven't considered doing so untilm I'm sure. I think it’s safe to say you’d be more than allowed to go if it’s a place you can do...
by goth_angel
Fri May 29, 2020 12:45 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 45269
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