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Re: Ben Nevis & cmd arete

So glad we took the Arete route and bagged Carn Mor Dearg, although the climb up to the summit from the hut, as you said, was a hell of a slog, almost as bad as the slog up the final climb up the boulders to the Ben summit, Now i knew the tourist trail was going to be busy with charity walkers and i...
by Ray Mackay
Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Nevis & cmd arete
Replies: 1
Views: 3282

Re: Lochnagar Dawn

wow......simply stunning

I must write up my report as i did the Lochnagar 5 last year....Long Long walk for a semi fit bloke, but once again my photo's are no where near as good as yours Alastair..

photo's simply stunning whether they have been 'touched' or not... Amazing..
by Ray Mackay
Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Lochnagar Dawn
Replies: 51
Views: 30630

Re: Into the Cairngorms...

Now that was a long walk...what an amazing mirror like reflection from Loch A'an, just beautiful :D

great photo's, makes me think of home....
by Ray Mackay
Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:12 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Into the Cairngorms...
Replies: 9
Views: 5845

Re: My Sisters first and 2nd Munro Ben MacDhui and Cairngorm

Hi again JGKES, I think you are doing plenty of exercise and have many a Munro left in you by the sounds of things and not just the easy one's at Glenshee, I feel like you have the love for the hills which is unquestionable and like i say i only started the Munro's 2 years ago at the age of 35, and ...
by Ray Mackay
Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:01 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: My Sisters first and 2nd Munro Ben MacDhui and Cairngorm
Replies: 11
Views: 8738

Re: My Sisters first and 2nd Munro Ben MacDhui and Cairngorm

Superb weather,great report and pictures.The stone direction indicators found on summits or viewpoints are called toposcopes.I did MacDhui in 1978 and !981;the walk across the plateau from Carn Lochan seems much longer than it looks on the ground.Deceptive.The 78 trip was at Whitsuntide but my walk...
by Ray Mackay
Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:55 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: My Sisters first and 2nd Munro Ben MacDhui and Cairngorm
Replies: 11
Views: 8738

Re: Plan A: Creag Meagaidh Circuit

Thanks all :D any good tips on how to get these amazing photo's so good much appreciated Learn to use Photoshop. I use the affordable (~ £55) Elements version. Shoot in RAW, ensure you don't over-expose and process to balance the fore-ground & the sky. I use two methods: mostly I create layers ...
by Ray Mackay
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:40 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Plan A: Creag Meagaidh Circuit
Replies: 8
Views: 5613

Re: Plan A: Creag Meagaidh Circuit

Lovely photo's and super report, Valmar1965 and I did the circuit last month going in the counter clockwise route finishing with Creag Meagaidh and down and out through the window, the night before i had taken the battery out of my camera to charge it and forgot to put it back in the next morning, t...
by Ray Mackay
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Plan A: Creag Meagaidh Circuit
Replies: 8
Views: 5613

My Sisters first and 2nd Munro Ben MacDhui and Cairngorm

Okay time to write up my next report which also includes 2 walks like my first Munro report where I Walked to Loch A'an and the Shelter stone before I found my love for the hills proper, apart from sliding down them on a snowboard in the winter that is, So this report also includes 2 walks like i sa...
by Ray Mackay
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:03 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: My Sisters first and 2nd Munro Ben MacDhui and Cairngorm
Replies: 11
Views: 8738

Re: Liathach on Fire...

What an amazing report, and account of such a strange event to happen on the start of May in scotland....Liathach here i come...i knew it was spectacular but the views are outstanding....
by Ray Mackay
Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:29 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Liathach on Fire...
Replies: 47
Views: 33455

Re: Braeriach, first Munro and how i got the 'Bug'

pollyh33 wrote:Wow wow wow!!!

No wonder you got the bug. Climbing your first munro in such idyllic surroundings with great weather :D :D

Shalom :D


Toda Polly :lol:
by Ray Mackay
Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:56 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Braeriach, first Munro and how i got the 'Bug'
Replies: 12
Views: 10609

Re: Braeriach, first Munro and how i got the 'Bug'

If that report had of been a book it would've been my most FAVOURITE read ever, WELL DONE Mackay ~ from a beginner bagger YOU have inspired me to want more & more & more ~ I'm soooooooo impressed ~ photos are FANTASTIC too :D Your too kind HeelanGal, but hay you are my sister after all, :lo...
by Ray Mackay
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:04 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Braeriach, first Munro and how i got the 'Bug'
Replies: 12
Views: 10609

Re: Braeriach, first Munro and how i got the 'Bug'

Thanks for all the comments everybody, I wanted to add the .GPX map route that i took but i'm at work on an oil rig of the coast of Israel and for some reason they have blocked the opening of maps, strange country, even on the smart phone on google maps, Israel is just a grey shaded area, anyway wil...
by Ray Mackay
Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:59 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Braeriach, first Munro and how i got the 'Bug'
Replies: 12
Views: 10609

Re: Braeriach, first Munro and how i got the 'Bug'

Forgot to mention how amazing the cold pint of beer was in the pub after bagging my first Munro :lol:
by Ray Mackay
Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:19 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Braeriach, first Munro and how i got the 'Bug'
Replies: 12
Views: 10609

Re: Sgor Gaoith

Nice report which brought back happy memories. I climbed Sgor Gaoith on a Glenmore Lodge course a couple of years ago. We went over the ridge at the cairn at ate lunch out of the wind. As you note the views down to the Loch are truly breathtaking.... my photos and the recent piece on the Adventure ...
by Ray Mackay
Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:16 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sgor Gaoith
Replies: 3
Views: 3582

Braeriach, first Munro and how i got the 'Bug'

So here is my story and how I got the Munro bagging bug, :D I know that it's almost 2 years on now since bagging my first Munro 'Braeriach' but as my addiction to the mountains grow, as does everything involved with it, like this walk report which I only did my first a couple of weeks ago, but like ...
by Ray Mackay
Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:32 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Braeriach, first Munro and how i got the 'Bug'
Replies: 12
Views: 10609
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