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Re: Strathfarrar four

One of the reasons I haven't done these four Munros yet is because of this locked gate / ticketing malarkey. So as I understand it, you need to wait at the gate for the landowner to open it at 9am and give a linited number of people a ticket. 25 I believe. Is this so? That seems to me to fly in the ...
by Lightfoot2017
Sun May 09, 2021 12:59 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Strathfarrar four
Replies: 19
Views: 451

Re: Munros with 'meh' views...

I expect you're gonna get the full gamut of answers here. I have to disagree with Jupe. I DO subscribe to the view that "there's no such thing as a dull hill". However, the very rapid caveat is.... some hills are are better than others, of course. I think a lot of people conflate the hill ...
by Lightfoot2017
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:08 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Munros with 'meh' views...
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Ben Alder from Dalwhinnie on foot

I've always biked it, but from what I remember it's about 11 miles from Dalwhinnie to the branch off path down to the Allt a'Bhealach Bheithe to then start heading up to the Long Leachas. I would say I'm an averagely to fairly fit walker and would expect to walk that in about 3 hours each way, add ...
by Lightfoot2017
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:39 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Alder from Dalwhinnie on foot
Replies: 21
Views: 1090

Re: How did you stay fit during lockdown?

I didn't. :(

I piled on weight at a rate not seen since I was in the womb.

The most exercise I did was long meandering walks from my settee to the fridge (about 12 steps).

According to my kids I'm now officially 'fat'. :shock:
by Lightfoot2017
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:33 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How did you stay fit during lockdown?
Replies: 33
Views: 1138

Re: First of the year

Did my first of the season yesterday. Gairich. More difficult than it looks. :(

Absolutely exhausted. :crazy: Soooooooo out of shape. Got to lose about 20 Lockdown lbs. :shock:

Fabulous views though..and well worth the effort. :D
by Lightfoot2017
Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:56 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First of the year
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Duke of Edinburgh awards

I've never had anything to do with DoE or any similar programme, sadly. But have massive respect for any young person who managed to stick it out and who's made a better life for themselves as a result. Must say, though, any time I've ever seen young DoE'ers out on the hills, they mostly look utterl...
by Lightfoot2017
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:07 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Duke of Edinburgh awards
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: Map website

Mal Grey wrote:You possibly mean Dash4It, though Millets/Blacks/Go also have maps at 40% off currently.


That's the one! Cheers, Mal. :clap: :D
by Lightfoot2017
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:43 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Map website
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Map website

Can anyone help, please?

I'm trying to remember the name of the map website that does OS maps (at less than retail price?) and with free delivery within 24hrs?

I'm sure I recall WH'ers mentioning it on here before?

Grateful, as ever, for any help.

LF.
by Lightfoot2017
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:41 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Map website
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: Youth On The Hills

:clap: Wonderful movie. Thanks for sharing. (though I couldnt get any sound? :( )

The frog in the snow made me chuckle! :lol:
by Lightfoot2017
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:12 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Youth On The Hills
Replies: 10
Views: 1124

Re: The Old Forge Community Ownership

:shock: Wow...the Belgian dude does sound a bit of a whacko. I'm glad I've never had to endure that experience at his hands. One thing I cannot stand is poor customer service or purveyors of any kind of service thinking THEY'RE doing YOU a favour by letting you spend your money at their establishmen...
by Lightfoot2017
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:31 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Old Forge Community Ownership
Replies: 14
Views: 1416

Re: Music while you walk

Your views are equally as valid as any music critic. Good point well made. :clap: A few years ago I was active on a web forum all about Beethoven. (I was going through a very intense LvB phase at the time! :lol: ) I mentioned in one post that, musically speaking, I was utterly talentless, couldn't ...
by Lightfoot2017
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Music while you walk
Replies: 62
Views: 2249

Re: Mountain Rescue

Unnecessary callouts aren't something that I've ever heard MRT friends complain about, quite the opposite, there can be a very small window of opportunity from someone being lost, cold and wet to the beginnings of hypothermia. Once even mild hypothermia tales hold, it is a very quick downward spira...
by Lightfoot2017
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mountain Rescue
Replies: 63
Views: 4975

Re: Music while you walk

Yep, would agree with what others have said already. The sound of nature ...ideally silence... is what I want to hear when I'm out on the hills. Anything artificial or man made (especially any kind of pop or rock music) is absolutely anathema to me. For me, very often the best part of any walk is si...
by Lightfoot2017
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:20 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Music while you walk
Replies: 62
Views: 2249

Re: Outdoor enthusiasts and ageing

Interesting and thought provoking thread. :D It's kinda weird to have long-standing posters on here reveal their age. In my head, when I've read posts in the past, I have an image of us all as young vigorous 30 somethings.* :shock: *Except Sgurr of course, who is WH's own much revered Golden Oldie :...
by Lightfoot2017
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:22 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Outdoor enthusiasts and ageing
Replies: 29
Views: 1761

Re: Mountain Rescue

Not a supporter of this proposal tbh. Importantly, as has been said above, MRT themselves don't support this proposal. I wonder how many people, after having been rescued by MRT, make a donation to the Team that rescued them? Or undertake a wee bit of fund-raising (sponsored walk or whatever) to sho...
by Lightfoot2017
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:08 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mountain Rescue
Replies: 63
Views: 4975
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