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Re: winter trousers

Change into clean,more comfortable trousers when you get back to the car? Personally I've never worn anything warmer than montane terras or Ron hills even in winter,and if I did get cold I'd just put my waterproof trousers on top. I have a pair of mountain equipment g2 soft-shell trousers whichever ...
by Rogue
Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:44 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: winter trousers
Replies: 17
Views: 5408

Re: High camp shortlist

High camp possible on either side of the Lairig ghru, either on the col beneath the Devil's point or opposite side on the ridge between Carn a mhaim and macdhui. Corrour bothy as a bail out in nautical weather.
by Rogue
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: High camp shortlist
Replies: 11
Views: 2227

Re: WHW weather at around 10 Aug

It'll definitely be sunny,with rain and possible snow showers. No wind, except for when there's a gale blowing or a breeze.
by Rogue
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:05 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: WHW weather at around 10 Aug
Replies: 12
Views: 3432

Re: Vango Tempest 300 tent - peg query.

Usually on vango tents there is a tape strip between the points on the inner where the door is. There will be holes in this tape for the two groundsheet pegs so they lie flat in case you kneel on them as you get in/out. All other points should be pegged out using the regular pegs ad required.
by Rogue
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:58 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Vango Tempest 300 tent - peg query.
Replies: 2
Views: 1374

Re: closed cell foam or self inflating mat

Personally, there's no contest for me, inflatable every time. I've (touch wood) never had a puncture in a mat, and am far more concerned about holing the groundsheet of my tent. The modern materials are more resilient than you would imagine, but cack-handed abuse will obviously give problems. Self i...
by Rogue
Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:06 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: closed cell foam or self inflating mat
Replies: 6
Views: 2812

Re: Carnachuin Bridge across River Feshie

Nope, still awaiting work beginning. There's another bridge not far away.
by Rogue
Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:31 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Carnachuin Bridge across River Feshie
Replies: 4
Views: 2687

Re: How to sleep...

Most important thing in my opinion is ear plugs. Regardless of how (or perhaps because of) quiet the spot is, you'll hear all sorts of sounds in the night which will disturb your sleep. Rain, wind, flapping tent. Not to mention werewolves. Personally, I hate liners as I always find they get tangled ...
by Rogue
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:30 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to sleep...
Replies: 8
Views: 1871

Re: down jackets

A down jacket or citadel jacket in May would be completely inappropriate, you'll be drowning in sweat.
I don't think any insulation is required in a hillwalking jacket. Even in harsh conditions a layered approach is more suitable.
by Rogue
Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:30 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: down jackets
Replies: 33
Views: 10147

Re: Winter Hillwalking Gear Questions

If you use poles then continue to take them, an ice axe is no substitute. However, you should always take an axe into winter hills and know where and when you should be using it. Crampons are not essential, but you may often find that you have to alter your route or stop entirely and go back if you ...
by Rogue
Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:26 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Winter Hillwalking Gear Questions
Replies: 29
Views: 12298

Re: Winter Hillwalking Gear Questions

Ok, I fully understand that I run hot and sweaty, but I am constantly amazed by how overdressed most people appear to be (in my eyes). Winter wear for me is, in most cases a helly hansen base layer (long sleeve), a light to mid fleece and a Montane windshirt. I'll put on my waterproof event jacket i...
by Rogue
Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:47 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Winter Hillwalking Gear Questions
Replies: 29
Views: 12298

Re: High Level Bivvy: Sgor Gaoith and Braeriach

Nice report, some good pics in there but seriously ? Failed to light the stove ? Matches ? Fire steel and or a lighter surely. What kind of stove doesn't light ? Nothing more comforting than hot food / drink once installed in a tent or bivvy. Nothing more depressing to go without...


Rod
by Rogue
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:21 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: High Level Bivvy: Sgor Gaoith and Braeriach
Replies: 8
Views: 5237

Re: Problems to pitch the tent (Wild Country Zephyros 1)

I don't own the tent in question, but I believe the fasteners at the bottom of the zip are there so that you can pitch the tent really taut without putting strain on the zip. Or not.
by Rogue
Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:30 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Problems to pitch the tent (Wild Country Zephyros 1)
Replies: 22
Views: 14552

Re: Garmin gpsmap 62sc....question.

Hi, I have a different and possibly more up to date Garmin (Vista hcx) but when I want to send a route from the pc to the GPS I don't have to save it or anything else, I just right click on the route and the pop-up has "send to GPS" as an option.

Rod
by Rogue
Thu May 31, 2012 8:24 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Garmin gpsmap 62sc....question.
Replies: 22
Views: 6051

Re: Which Car?

I have the Honda Accord with the 2.2 weasel engine, same as the civic, Dundee to cairngorm and home at the weekend returned 52 mpg. Happy with that!
by Rogue
Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:17 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Which Car?
Replies: 30
Views: 7943

Re: TGO Challenge, any WH members doing it?

I've done it twice, once didn't complete it but managed the full bhuna last year - sadly I didn't get in this year but will be applying again next year.
by Rogue
Tue May 03, 2011 8:41 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: TGO Challenge, any WH members doing it?
Replies: 12
Views: 2964
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