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Re: Three nice tops to finish off with.

Re Black force if you park where the "scrambles guide" says and walk in up the valley the incessant roar of the motorway suddenly vanishes :D . The stream goes into a very narrow gully, but there is a definite path beside it which climbs up on the R of the little waterfall - no problems. y...
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Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:03 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Three nice tops to finish off with.
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Re: Three nice tops to finish off with.

I'm not sure I've been in Langale, but I used to like to start at Weasdale, go over Green Bell and Randygill top then descend into Bowerdale - it feels wonderfully remote down there: follow the good track up to the Calf and return by its North ridge over West Fell etc. If you've never been there, Bl...
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Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:03 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Three nice tops to finish off with.
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Views: 192

Re: Three nice tops to finish off with.

Nice - The Howgills are lovely though the Northern ones - Green Bell, Randyghyll top Yarlside et al (start from Ravenstonedale - or Weasdale) are much wilder and less frequented -
Baugh fell is rather dull and boggy I seem to remember - Wild Boar Fell (708m) further North is much nicer
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Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:13 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Three nice tops to finish off with.
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Re: Beinn Bhuidhe, the urbex way

The only one I know well is Halifax LL505 on Great Carrs seven Canadians and a scot. If they had been maybe only a metre higher they would have cleared the ridge and sailed into the air above Langdale :( :(
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Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Bhuidhe, the urbex way
Replies: 27
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Re: A short walk in the Sierra Nevada Pt 3 of 3

What a wonderful dog - reminded me of those deep shagpile carpets that were all the rage at one time :lol: :lol:
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Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:41 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: A short walk in the Sierra Nevada Pt 3 of 3
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Austria hut to hut : 2 The Silvretta

After our three day walk in the Ratikon, we had another expedition planned a little further East The Silvretta Höchstrasse - a 22.3km private toll road opened in 1954, and going from 1051m Partenen in the Montafon via 2032m Bielerhöhe to 1584m Galtur and on to Ischgls is one of the most beautiful an...
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Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Austria hut to hut : 2 The Silvretta
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Austria hut to hut; 1 The Ratikon

Bill and I had skied extensively in Austria - particularly in the Arlberg - arguably the best skiing in Europe - and decided we should explore the area in the Summer. We knew almost nothing about hut to hut walking or where we should go, but I found some very helpful books in a second hand shop and ...
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Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Austria hut to hut; 1 The Ratikon
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Views: 75

Re: Pasture Beck Skyline

It was one of the most dramatic.days I have ever experienced on the hills: a nice winter walk in the sunshine one moment and then "Scott of the Antarctic the next :shock: ! Just shows that in Winter you should NEVER forget how quickly conditions can change
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Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:36 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Pasture Beck Skyline
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Views: 335

Re: Beinn Bhuidhe, the urbex way

Yes it must have been 1982 ish so he was over 90 :shock: He lived till 1988
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Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:41 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Bhuidhe, the urbex way
Replies: 27
Views: 1621

Re: Beinn Bhuidhe, the urbex way

Interesting :lol: I did Beinn Buidhe this way maybe 12 -15 years ago - before the Hydro arrived. The track up thru the woods was very obvious from the parking place but once out on the open fell it was just a matter of climbing diagonally up featureless slopes until the summit knoll came into view ...
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Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:19 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Bhuidhe, the urbex way
Replies: 27
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Re: Pasture Beck Skyline

More lovely pics . Thornthwaite reminds me of two occasions: The first when some very bold sheep were nibbling at a couple of dogs on the summit. I've never before seen dogs looking embarassed but these were acutely so. They obviously knew they weren't supposed to retaliate and kept looking up at th...
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Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:58 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Pasture Beck Skyline
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Views: 335

Re: Beinn Bhuidhe, the urbex way

Interesting :lol: I did Beinn Buidhe this way maybe 12 -15 years ago - before the Hydro arrived. The track up thru the woods was very obvious from the parking place but once out on the open fell it was just a matter of climbing diagonally up featureless slopes until the summit knoll came into view -...
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Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:06 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Bhuidhe, the urbex way
Replies: 27
Views: 1621

Re: Helicopter rescue at Gimmer Crag

But it was Joe who placed the (infamous) peg I think
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Wed Nov 03, 2021 11:03 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Helicopter rescue at Gimmer Crag
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: Helicopter rescue at Gimmer Crag

Yes back in the day that fall probably would have been fatal. Langdale is unusual in having so much climbable rock mostly facing south so nice and clean! Some years ago now, but I remember KG feeling not that difficult and wondering why it had such a reputation. Will have to try to get Karl up it! ...
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Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:58 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Helicopter rescue at Gimmer Crag
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: Climbing Agag's Groove | Buachaille Etive Mor

Yes Fools Paradise was a great route, but someone was killed when the chockstone on the (final?) pitch fell out in 2005. I'm not sure what it's like now
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Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:28 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Climbing Agag's Groove | Buachaille Etive Mor
Replies: 14
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