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MTP 50th - Ben Vane (2)

1030 - 1600, Marks x3 (Hamish), Mick, Jamie and I. Mark Mitchells 50th birthday today, so team outing and overnight stay. Forecast poor, wet with strong Westerly winds so choose hill with sheltered approach route. Breakfast at Tarbet tearoom, and then park up at Inverglus visitor centre. foot of hil...
by St Pedro
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:34 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: MTP 50th - Ben Vane (2)
Replies: 0
Views: 1

Dark Beinn Dearg - G45

1230 - 1900 John, Jim and I - return dangerous brothers late start as forgot boots, breakfast at Hansens kitchen in Comrie. NE approach via forest track, summit in 3h20mins meant late dark return, back on East Summit by 4.30pm head torches then on (lucky had spare batteries) for grassy descent back ...
by St Pedro
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:13 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Dark Beinn Dearg - G45
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Bagging Map - corbetts/Grahams together?

Paul is it possible currently or if not to introduce option when you're looking at your bagging map - that you could click a couple of cateogaries to show for example Corbetts and grahams together on same map? would aid planning/dreaming up cunning circuits to include yet to be climbed hills of diff...
by St Pedro
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:36 pm
 
Forum: Help - how to use the site
Topic: Bagging Map - corbetts/Grahams together?
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Meggetstone Circuit - D83-86

Meggetstone overnight, breakfast in van after early morning TCH ascent, 1130 - 1800 . Drive down road we bit to bridge/track/road meet, and then walk down steep road to corner for track to Gamehope bothy, 1:25000 shows fence line to bealach so brutal steep/grassy fly infested pathless climb by fence...
by St Pedro
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:28 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meggetstone Circuit - D83-86
Replies: 0
Views: 5

TCH - D82

11pm departure last night after kayak/archery with Ewan. Parked up by Meggetstone cattle grid @ 1230pm, good sleep then up 8am and onto hill - 0835 to 1000. Follow fence, easy 45min to Talla Cleugh Head summit via interesting gate n deer fence and return to van for breakfast.
by St Pedro
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:01 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: TCH - D82
Replies: 0
Views: 1

Moorbrook - post Prov champs KO - D75

Solo outing post Province Champs @ Greenacres W2 L2. parked Polmaddy overnight off A813. 7:30 up an leisurely start and parked in large layby between start and finish gates. 10:00 to 12:45. Dreich clag on hill, 1hr to hill path junction - grassy slopes with a few meagre stones as summit cairn. Nae h...
by St Pedro
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Moorbrook - post Prov champs KO - D75
Replies: 0
Views: 195

Drumelzier Trio - D87-89

Mark, Hamish and I - 1200 to 1645. Superb Autumn day, bright, cool and breezy. Delayed birthday outing after our family holidays in Arran, Black Isle. Good tracks, paths and usual border fences to follow. meet local couple and their dog on initial ascent otherwise hills to ourselves. Make good progr...
by St Pedro
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:36 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Drumelzier Trio - D87-89
Replies: 0
Views: 6

Beinn Bharrain - Arran's Graham G44

final day of Arran week, early morning start up 0630 and walking by 0815. Van petrol light on at Blackwaterfoot but garage not open yet... park up at Pirnmill shop and head up road/track/path and Arran Access signposts, wet path winds thro birch woods and alongside burn and waterfalls, emerge onto h...
by St Pedro
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:09 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Bharrain - Arran's Graham G44
Replies: 0
Views: 6

Arran Trio via Glen Rosa - C171-173

solo outing from family Arran S/C break at The Barn Sliddery. Later start than planned 1045 to 1930, roamin in gloaming on Glen Rosa return. Got stronger in 2nd half once ascended Cir Mhor. Few walkers in lower glen on approaching bridge over Garbh Allt, only met 3 others + dog descending as I ascen...
by St Pedro
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:41 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Arran Trio via Glen Rosa - C171-173
Replies: 0
Views: 6

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: 12
Views: 909

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: 28

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: 35

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: 26

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: 30

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: 25
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