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Re: What hills can you see from your lounge window

None from my house either, However if I walk about a mile up the road I`m rewarded with a cracking view of The Cheviot and the rest of the range, some 12 miles distant. Daft thing is, when I was still living with my folks in Gateshead I could see them from my bedroom window...50 odd miles away!
by Lifeonloop
Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What hills can you see from your lounge window
Replies: 61
Views: 11614

Re: What Hills am I looking at ???

I love that panorama site. The longest lines of site in the UK are not from the highlands though...From Merrick in the Southern Uplands it`s apparently possible to see Snowdon in Wales, some 144 miles away. Also from my local hill, The Cheviot in Northumberland, Lochnagar in the Cairngorms is visibl...
by Lifeonloop
Mon May 06, 2013 1:27 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What Hills am I looking at ???
Replies: 8
Views: 2235

Re: Westie Munro

Is your dog used to long walks? If so then I don`t see why not, though you will know your dogs limitations better than most. It`s just the same with people I would say, you don`t take a dog or a person up a hill if the furthest they are used to is a ten minute whizz round the block. I had an old Bed...
by Lifeonloop
Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:13 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Westie Munro
Replies: 15
Views: 5313

Re: GPS Failure Rates

Had a Garmin Etrex for 6 years, its never let me down either..in all weathers and I`ve always taken spare batteries..In fact I renew the batteries on every trip. I`ve had a few maps turn to pulp in that time as well but I`ve often resorted to photocopying a spare sheet of the walk I`m doing as well.
by Lifeonloop
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:17 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPS Failure Rates
Replies: 18
Views: 4306

Re: BBC News:Anger at poo on footpath to mountain Creag Meag

Unfortunately I am guilty of laying cable near the top of CMD and failing to dispose of it in the proper manner. Having spent the previous day climbing the Aonachs we had wild camped at the Bealach between the Aonachs and CMD/Ben Nevis we were near the top of CMD when I felt the call. As there was n...
by Lifeonloop
Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:19 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: BBC News:Anger at poo on footpath to mountain Creag Meagaidh
Replies: 45
Views: 11826

Re: Top 10 Munros

heard lots of reports of people doing the 4000`ers over a few days, which is of course the top 9... but it must be at least a 50 mile walk to Ben Lawers from Nevis to complete the top 10. Never heard of anyone doing that feat!
by Lifeonloop
Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:41 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Top 10 Munros
Replies: 3
Views: 1672

Re: Aonach Mor to Carn Mor Dearg route

Yes it is but its a long day out and you have two lots of 400m steep descent and re-ascent from the saddle. We walked from the Glen Nevis car park to the saddle at Col 830, dumped our bags and its a steep scramble to gain the Aonach ridge, we actually camped just down from the col and next day climb...
by Lifeonloop
Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:07 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Aonach Mor to Carn Mor Dearg route
Replies: 7
Views: 3048

Re: CMD Arete Exposure

Thanks guys. Are you saying that, if you slipped on the path to the left of the crest, you wouldn't fall very far? What I convinced myself of when I did Striding Edge was that slipping wouldn't result in fall all the way to Red Tarn - not that I did slip, of course, it's all just mind games! Btw am...
by Lifeonloop
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:20 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CMD Arete Exposure
Replies: 16
Views: 9167

Re: What is this strange map symbol in the Lairig Ghru?

Ha ha yes thats it. I`ve never seen it on a map before hence the confusion.
by Lifeonloop
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:49 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is this strange map symbol in the Lairig Ghru?
Replies: 3
Views: 1745

Re: mayar and driesh??????

Definitely one of the easier munro rounds, I did it in less than four hours. The best route I think is to climb Driesh via the Scorrie as you get good views down into winter corrie and across Glen Clova and can walk right to the top of Dreish with out doubling back on yourself. The alternative is a ...
by Lifeonloop
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:46 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: mayar and driesh??????
Replies: 8
Views: 1926

What is this strange map symbol in the Lairig Ghru?

NN977969, just north of Corrour Bothy and the Tailor stone in the Lairg Ghru on the full zoom (1:2500) GPS planner there is a strange symbol I have never come across, it looks like a large square with a circle inside it with a cross through the middle. It looks like some sort of software error becau...
by Lifeonloop
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:13 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is this strange map symbol in the Lairig Ghru?
Replies: 3
Views: 1745

Re: Cairngorms 4,000s - the Tailor Burn

Ive walked down into the Ghru from Ben Macdui, from what I can remember it wasnt too bad. We didnt follow a path though ( actually we got lost and were meant to be heading towards Loch Etchechan but headed down in the wrong direction in the clag, my excuse being it was only my second munro)
by Lifeonloop
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:02 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cairngorms 4,000s - the Tailor Burn
Replies: 7
Views: 5217

Re: Incredible Mountain Skills

Gythral wrote:
Lifeonloop wrote:wonder how quick he got back down?


The usual route off for those soloing this route is via helicopter!


pah, no tick for him then :D :D :D
by Lifeonloop
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:07 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Incredible Mountain Skills
Replies: 23
Views: 5078

Re: CMD Arete Exposure

Personally I didn't find the arete to be a big deal at all. I certainly wouldn't want to be up there in gales or 50mph wind gusts, but on a decent day it should be a problem. It is actually pretty wide all the way across and there is a lower path below the main line of the ridge for much of the way...
by Lifeonloop
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:08 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CMD Arete Exposure
Replies: 16
Views: 9167

Re: Incredible Mountain Skills

wonder how quick he got back down?
by Lifeonloop
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:37 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Incredible Mountain Skills
Replies: 23
Views: 5078
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