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Re: Via ferrata: my journey to the dark side!

Also, If you carry an extra short sling threaded thru the waistbelt of your harness, with a lightweight krab on it, you can clip to ladders and rest easily.
Following your post I've dug out my photos of the Brenta to write it up :)
by past my sell by date
Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:55 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Via ferrata: my journey to the dark side!
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: Suilven camp - via a path less travelled

You have a photo of a sign saying Lochinver 19Km . I have never before seen a sign in Scotland that was not in miles - though the UK's official use of metres and miles is clearly ludicrous - we'll meet you half way :lol: - I think some commonwealth countries (Canada NZ and maybe Aus) used miles orig...
by past my sell by date
Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:55 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Suilven camp - via a path less travelled
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Via ferrata: my journey to the dark side!

Great pictures, interesting read. My thoughts on the subject: it's true that Via Ferratas are common on mainland Europe, and the fact they're free, and a great way to reach peaks or heights you normally wouldn't reach without climbing or severe scrambling, and they do their job in making people mor...
by past my sell by date
Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:06 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Via ferrata: my journey to the dark side!
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: Via ferrata: my journey to the dark side!

Nice report and pics They are great fun and as long as you follow the procedure correctly, quite safe You should try the Daubenhorn one at Leukabad 1158m Standard K5 -K6. At one point you go into a cave and pendule across (often thru a waterfall to grap a rope on the other side and pull yourself in....
by past my sell by date
Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Via ferrata: my journey to the dark side!
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: Suilven camp - via a path less travelled

Great report - inversions that leave clouds below you provide a wonderful experience, :D and are most frequent at dawn I think. Same in the Alps But whats this sign in K?? A throwback to the Auld Alliance? :lol: :lol: :lol: After Brexit I think England is heading back to pounds and ounces, and presu...
by past my sell by date
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:09 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Suilven camp - via a path less travelled
Replies: 6
Views: 247

St. kilda

This very moving (IMO) article with stunning pictures of the St. Kilda archipelago appeared in yesterdays NYT. I suspect you have to log in to a free account - but it's well worth it :D https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/11/travel/st-kilda-scotland.html?campaign_id=190&emc=edit_ufn_20211016&ins...
by past my sell by date
Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:46 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: St. kilda
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: A Tour of the North Pentlands

Thanks for posting - despite being a local, and having done a lot of walking in the Pentlands during lockdowns, I didn't know there was a feasible route directly between Harbour Hill and Clubbiedean Reservoir, despite the barbed wire obstacles. and something to the North that I think maybe Ben -a -...
by past my sell by date
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:59 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A Tour of the North Pentlands
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Quinag (#222) - a Corbetts' compleation camp

Congratulations on your Corbett compleation RH When I started peak bagging in the late 80's you could drive round and get B&B (no such thing as booking) sometimes for as little as fiver a head :D :lol: Those days sadly are long gone and while I've done almost all the hills within a days drive of...
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Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:58 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Quinag (#222) - a Corbetts' compleation camp
Replies: 66
Views: 1189

Re: A Tour of the North Pentlands

Sorry to hear you've been uprooted from Perthshire. The Pentlands do look very nice, though, going by your rather fine photos. Must have a look at them myself one of these days, not being so far distant. Not bad to have as your local walking domain! :) Hi Dave - the Pentlands are nice - and apart f...
by past my sell by date
Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A Tour of the North Pentlands
Replies: 6
Views: 298

A Tour of the North Pentlands

Having been uprooted from Perthshire to Edinburgh as a result of my landlord's sale of my house, The Pentlands are now my local walking domain, and although they are far less wild than the hills round Strathearn, they do have enough gradient to keep me relatively fit. Having discovered where most of...
by past my sell by date
Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A Tour of the North Pentlands
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Zugspitze via the Gatterl - over the border at 2000m

Those are also gentians - spring gentians - one of my favourites: real Psychedelic blue :shock: :D
by past my sell by date
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:58 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Zugspitze via the Gatterl - over the border at 2000m
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Zugspitze via the Gatterl - over the border at 2000m

Great report and climb - but so sad to see such acres of scree/boulders that would have been nice firm snow a hundred years ago (or maybe a lot less). Hate to be picky, but your "gentians" are Bellflowers (campanula) - harebells to us . 30964-Gentiana-Campestris.jpg These are field gentian...
by past my sell by date
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Zugspitze via the Gatterl - over the border at 2000m
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Bank Holiday Solitude in Lakeland's Hinterland

I've never driven over this section of the A6 and had no idea just how high it went of how windswept it feels, I imagine it was quite busy pre-M6 but it's hard to see many people preferring it nowadays. Yes it was horrendously busy. huge queus of heavy lorries crawling up Shap, :( :( going up to Sco...
by past my sell by date
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:48 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Bank Holiday Solitude in Lakeland's Hinterland
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Bank Holiday Solitude in Lakeland's Hinterland

Wonderful wild country - ideal for a bank holiday. i never went to that area :( but walked many times from Longsleddale roadhead and over to Mosedale and Swindale. Tarn Crag i seem to remembrer also had a rather fine cairn
by past my sell by date
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:42 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Bank Holiday Solitude in Lakeland's Hinterland
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Ben Shieldaig : Tony and Donna's wood

I've been badgering the Woodland Trust for some time to create a special wood for us - in return for a donation in the afterlife :lol: Early possible sites were in Wester Glen Tarken - where the moss at the head of the glen could really do with a few trees, but problems with agricultural tenancies, ...
by past my sell by date
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:43 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Shieldaig : Tony and Donna's wood
Replies: 0
Views: 208
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