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Re: Ben Lui - River

Instead of following the path, go directly to the river from the car park and you will cross at the shallowest point, you can see where people get out on the other bank. If the water level is higher then yes you might need boots off / change of shoes, but i have crossed this part a few times in diff...
by neilmci
Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:19 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Lui - River
Replies: 22
Views: 4577

Re: Lochalsh Dirty Thirty, A highy recommended event

Good report. Summed up the event well. I also completed the thirty somewhat behind you though and significantly more dirty after an incident in the woods! It was a good day although the climb up the hill after 18 miles was my downfall. legs turned to lead. Polly - The course is sign posted with mark...
by neilmci
Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:54 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Lochalsh Dirty Thirty, A highy recommended event
Replies: 16
Views: 5493

Re: Car Parking In Portree

and how would they know if you "arrive" early in the morning and "leave" late at night? How would they enforce that??
by neilmci
Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:25 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Car Parking In Portree
Replies: 7
Views: 6104

Re: Dreish & Mayar - Are they clear of Snow ?

so Caberfeidh was (in his own way) kind of right then?
by neilmci
Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dreish & Mayar - Are they clear of Snow ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2692

Re: Monadliath munros bridge

This may be a silly question - but i chickened out of crossing the one on the route up Ben Oss from Dalrigh earlier this week due to its condition and being on my own - but who if anyone is responsible for maintaining/ inspecting these structures? Or is it a case of user beware? If the bridge caries...
by neilmci
Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:06 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Monadliath munros bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 2242

Re: Ben Oss 2nd Attempt with Photos

I was up there the other day and the lower rickety bridge is indeed in a bit of a state. I chickened out of using it as the supporting rails have buckled so far that they are lying on their side. Being an Engineer and being rather heavier than i would like to be - i decided to use the bridge further...
by neilmci
Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:47 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Oss 2nd Attempt with Photos
Replies: 2
Views: 3706

Re: Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'croin

I did this route in the deepest clag and finding a route up the stuc was not very easy at all. The path is good till the boulder filed and then it seemed to disappear into the various options up the scramble bit. Once the clag had lifted a bit on the decent where i was following the deep gorge descr...
by neilmci
Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:16 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'croin
Replies: 2
Views: 2922

Re: 1st munro meall a choire leith to Ben Lawers

The western two are a good day out for a winters day.

I did them wwhen they were frozen solid and completely white.

Otherwise they could be quite boring i guess?
by neilmci
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:45 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 1st munro meall a choire leith to Ben Lawers
Replies: 11
Views: 2552

Re: Skyfall via the A9

I have to agree, it is my toilet stop of choice.

However after an infamous £5 bag of (vegetable) crisps incident, Esso is my shop of choice!
by neilmci
Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:57 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Skyfall via the A9
Replies: 10
Views: 4142

Re: Creepy crawlies ........

The other night I came in from work (in Singapore) and went for a cold drink only to find a gecko sitting in the fridge. I think he was sittting in the door between the upper and lower section After looking at each other for a few seconds, he panicked as the light came on and he jumped behind the fr...
by neilmci
Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:02 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Creepy crawlies ........
Replies: 65
Views: 14600

Re: I fell 370 feet yesterday and I'm still here!!

I hope no one uses your GPX file without reading the report!

I understand the vomitting thing can be as a result of too much adrenalin hitting your system.

Happened to me once or twice after other "non hill related" incidents. But that is a whole other tale.
by neilmci
Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:42 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I fell 370 feet yesterday and I'm still here!!
Replies: 50
Views: 10520

Re: Online shopping - delivery charge chancers

Years ago, I got some computer equipment delivered to Campbeltown. The delivery by courier was free to mainland addresses as far north as Glasgow from memory. You can imagine how p*ssed off the driver was when he completed the 140mile journey to the delivery address South of Glasgow. Its not my faul...
by neilmci
Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:10 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Online shopping - delivery charge chancers
Replies: 14
Views: 3513

Re: Just tell me everything.

A poncho will only provide limited protection to vertical rain. IN scotland it is normally at 45 degrees or worse! so any runn off will soak your legs. Not fun after a while. A good breathable water proof jacket is essential. Even if it is not raining, it will keep out the wind. A cheap pair of wate...
by neilmci
Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:18 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just tell me everything.
Replies: 28
Views: 10014

Re: Meall nan Tarmachan’s concise guide to the law of Mr Sod

The number of times this happens is making me reconsider my entire approach to bagging. I am thinking rather than an early night to get on thep, I should set off such that I aim to get off the hill say 2 hours before darkness. Nothing worse than being back at the car at 3pm having seen nothing all d...
by neilmci
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:15 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall nan Tarmachan’s concise guide to the law of Mr Sod
Replies: 6
Views: 2600

Re: First fail 2012....Man flu!!!! Grrrrrrrrrr

I know how you feel. I was down with the cold last week and thought a wee walk up Meall Ghaordie would help to clear it. instead it nearly killed me. I know my hill fitness has dropped off, but the combination of the cold (and maybe some medication) making me feel lethrgic and the constant drip on t...
by neilmci
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: First fail 2012....Man flu!!!! Grrrrrrrrrr
Replies: 5
Views: 1715
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