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Re: Backpacking chairs?

Go Outdoors do a good one OEX version, very light and small, folds up into own wee carry bag about the size of a pair shoes. It comes supplied with a material base pad that each leg goes into, so doesn't sink into sand or mud. Take on any cycle in camping hill trips. I highly recommend. We have 2 fo...
by St Pedro
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:07 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Backpacking chairs?
Replies: 9
Views: 450

LW8 East Glenshee Munros x4 return

1115-1645, Finishing an excellent week - 6 ticks for Jamie, Jerry and Oli, only 4 for me Clag appears on Glas Maol, luckily they have team Garmin for the detour for Tolmount + Tom Buidhe. Nae hingin aboot in dreich on Carn an Tuirc shelter - lure of flask and end of cup final (Hearts lose 2-1 to Cel...
by St Pedro
Wed May 29, 2019 1:22 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: LW8 East Glenshee Munros x4 return
Replies: 0
Views: 22

LW7 Creag Bhalg G43

1445-1630, final tick of the 2019 Lads week
quick out and back from opposite Mar Lodge, head up track to see lone dead tree and good path through the heather.
Fantastic viewpoint for the end of the week - Cairngorms Macdui etc and Bhuird/Avon
by St Pedro
Wed May 29, 2019 1:06 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: LW7 Creag Bhalg G43
Replies: 0
Views: 27

LW7 Carn na Drochaide C170

1115-1430, Solo from Linn Of Quoich - impressive place for a picnic track all the way until branch off at 2nd stream just before farm to meet stalkers track up onto hill side to 650m top. meet 3 older walkers ahead who act as target for quick ascent, and chat at summit, compleater in 1999 on Cairnwe...
by St Pedro
Wed May 29, 2019 1:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: LW7 Carn na Drochaide C170
Replies: 0
Views: 21

LW6 Geallaig Hill G42

1615-1845, John and I, wee Graham behind the Gaff on our return from Brown Cow hill.
highest starting point but quick 1hr on excellent track to summit and fantastic views of Lochnagar.
Jim and Jamie had cycled over summit earlier in the week...
by St Pedro
Wed May 29, 2019 12:39 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: LW6 Geallaig Hill G42
Replies: 0
Views: 25

LW6 Brown Trudge(Cow) Hill C169

1145-1530, John and I today, whilst Jim tries to cycle to Lecht gets blown off bike at 20% section and returns from cock bridge start from Corgaff castle, electric fence crossing before get to ford then good path until swings to right, then boggy trudge begins, hints of path on boggy bealach until i...
by St Pedro
Wed May 29, 2019 12:34 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: LW6 Brown Trudge(Cow) Hill C169
Replies: 0
Views: 19

LW5 Creag nan Gabhar C168

1350-1605, 2nd hill today, solo Glenshee outing from Tomidhu steadings nice track up narrow glen above burn once drop to ford, path indistinct in places until reach landrover track, turn left up hill across short boggy bealach and quick stony descent to summit ridge and excellent views, speedy more ...
by St Pedro
Wed May 29, 2019 12:22 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: LW5 Creag nan Gabhar C168
Replies: 0
Views: 20

LW5 Ben Gulbain C167

1130-1305, Solo today, Glenshee double planned

meet fellow sol corbetteer as a park car, completed in 2017 on Carn a Mhaim.
Has Brodie a 10.5 yr old cocker spaniel
summit in 50 mins and back at car in 1h 35m, including 10mins on top
track all the way nae hingin aboot
by St Pedro
Wed May 29, 2019 12:14 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: LW5 Ben Gulbain C167
Replies: 0
Views: 28

LW4 - Carn Mor C166

1200-1545, John and I, easy day with some peat hags on summit ridge and sleety squall for 30 mins whilst on summit, great mossy/heather descent N onto ascent track Day finished in style at the whisky castle in Tomintoul - lots samples, free glass and ice cream, cuddly westie for Ewan and £400, No1 b...
by St Pedro
Wed May 29, 2019 12:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: LW4 - Carn Mor C166
Replies: 0
Views: 18

LW3 - Conacraig C165

1120-1420, Mark + Hamish, easy lunchtime walk Lochnagar path to 700m then great path to summit, Hamish Tor surfing Mark twists ankle and bloody knee in wee fall on speedy descent Perth drop off at 6pm to end their long weekend, back at gaff for 8pm, Munro baggers - Jamie, Marks 2+3, Oli and jerry la...
by St Pedro
Wed May 29, 2019 11:57 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: LW3 - Conacraig C165
Replies: 0
Views: 20

LW2 - Pressendye G41

1540-1825, Mark + Hamish, John and jim

2nd hill of the day after Morven, drive up thro Tarland to start near tree lined avenue, excellent woodland walk
by St Pedro
Wed May 29, 2019 11:47 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: LW2 - Pressendye G41
Replies: 0
Views: 7

LW2 - Morven (2nd ascent)

1130-1500, Mark+ Hamish, John and Jim

easy up and down same route, great views and decent weather
by St Pedro
Wed May 29, 2019 11:42 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: LW2 - Morven (2nd ascent)
Replies: 0
Views: 22

LW1 - Mt Blair G40

1330-1545, Mark + Hamish and now joined by John and Jim, only had to wait 20 mins for us after going back for JC rucksack. walkhighlands route from the B road, parked by the trees, easy up and down and good shelter at viewpoint, clag on top again Now off to Tomidhu steadings @ Crathie for Lads Week ...
by St Pedro
Wed May 29, 2019 11:35 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: LW1 - Mt Blair G40
Replies: 0
Views: 13

LW1 @ Crathie - Badandun G39

1100-1300, Mark + Hamish at start of Lads week after breakfast in fare O' Blair.
John and Jim had to return to home as JC had left his rucksack on the doorstep...

easy up and down on track all the way, cold and wee bit claggy on top, good views lower down
by St Pedro
Wed May 29, 2019 11:30 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: LW1 @ Crathie - Badandun G39
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Re: Maole Lunndaidh - Alternative approaches

Maole Lunndaidh approach from Monar Dam is an excellent route, we did this years ago and would recommend as approach to all. Track is cyclable on MTB all way to Toll breac odhar and bridge, then get excellent corrie circuit. Fantastic walk in alongside Loch as views get more rugged as progress. My 2...
by St Pedro
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:11 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maole Lunndaidh - Alternative approaches
Replies: 11
Views: 463
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