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Re: How big is your winter pack ?

36L I think, it’s an Osprey Talon, fits everything with a bit of room to spare
by Backpacker
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:20 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: How big is your winter pack ?
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: Article: Glasgow vs Edinburgh for hill walkers

Not sure about Edinburgh as never lived there, however I lived in Gourock for a time and found it pretty straightforward for getting anywhere to go for a walk as they're all pretty fast roads whether over the erskine bridge and up the A82 or use the M8 to access the A9 (I like an early start so used...
by Backpacker
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:14 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Article: Glasgow vs Edinburgh for hill walkers
Replies: 30
Views: 822

Re: Winter - how did you learn?

YouTube, books and practice
by Backpacker
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:11 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Winter - how did you learn?
Replies: 26
Views: 981

Re: Three Lochs Way

How did the guy get back to Dumbarton? If he took the train from Tarbet/Arrochar its stop after Helensburgh Upper is Dumbarton Central
by Backpacker
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Three Lochs Way
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Head Torches using USB charging!

I don't carry a spare USB battery. Never had to use it anger yet on the hill but I as I said I keep a stash of AAA's in my rucksack and would use the battery pack to recharge the USB battery while using the AAA's if I had to.
by Backpacker
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:15 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Head Torches using USB charging!
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: Head Torches using USB charging!

I've got their Qark headtorch and just the business for me. USB charging (I've usually got a charging pack on me for the phone) plus the USB battery can be removed and bog standard AAA's put in its place (stash of the rucksack) I also avoid using it on full brightness and get about 5 hours out of it...
by Backpacker
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:46 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Head Torches using USB charging!
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: A slow start to the new decade

My local hills, take Ledi up CME quite regularly, should have tried to add in another local, strathfinella hill with its awesome views
by Backpacker
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A slow start to the new decade
Replies: 6
Views: 344

2 Donalds & 3 Donald Tops in the Ochils

Circular route from Tillicoultry

Kings Seat
Andrew Gannel Hill
The Law
Ben Cleuch
Ben Ever
by Backpacker
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:53 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: 2 Donalds & 3 Donald Tops in the Ochils
Replies: 0
Views: 11

Moncreiffe Hill

Quick one with Ledi
by Backpacker
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Moncreiffe Hill
Replies: 0
Views: 8

Hill of Garvock

Quick up and down with Ledi, taking advantage of there being no cows
by Backpacker
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:47 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Hill of Garvock
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Glen Sherup Horseshoe

Final climb of 2019 with Ledi on a glorious day
by Backpacker
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:06 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Glen Sherup Horseshoe
Replies: 0
Views: 10

Re: Plans for 2019

Backpacker wrote:16 Munros left so hopefully get them knocked off


Managed 9 of the 16 despite doing more hills this this year than I’ve ever done
by Backpacker
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:27 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Plans for 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2984

Re: Plans for 2020

Compleat (7 left)
Continue chipping away at the Marilyn’s
by Backpacker
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Plans for 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 1328

Carn na Saobhaidhe

Walked with Dave, Ledi and Rich

Was cold and blustery but and the way back the winds dropped. Views all day when out the ditches
by Backpacker
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:54 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn na Saobhaidhe
Replies: 0
Views: 11

Carn na Saobhaidhe

Walked with Dave, Ledi and Rich

Was cold and blustery but and the way back the winds dropped. Views all day when out the ditches
by Backpacker
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:54 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn na Saobhaidhe
Replies: 0
Views: 10
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