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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: 0
Views: 34

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: 249

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...
by past my sell by date
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:58 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Quinag (#222) - a Corbetts' compleation camp
Replies: 50
Views: 734

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: 249

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: 249

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: 175

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...
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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: 175

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...
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Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:48 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Bank Holiday Solitude in Lakeland's Hinterland
Replies: 6
Views: 420

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
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Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:42 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Bank Holiday Solitude in Lakeland's Hinterland
Replies: 6
Views: 420

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, ...
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Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:43 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Shieldaig : Tony and Donna's wood
Replies: 0
Views: 176

Re: The Lows and Lows of the Heights of Kinlochewe

I'm afraid that there are "yellow monsters" digging holes all over the Highlands, but in general Scottish Hydro are quite good at putting things back as they were - or at least as near as possible - and I think the planning permission restrainsts are quite strict in ensuring that they do s...
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Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:58 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Lows and Lows of the Heights of Kinlochewe
Replies: 22
Views: 6621

Re: Dom: Short name, Big mountain

Thanks! Actually my crampons are Grivel. I'm not sure what type, maybe Air Tech with the 'new matic' fitting. I really don't get it. I honestly thought I'd solved the problem when I shortened the bar, but no :(. And it's happened with two sets of boots as well. Sounds to me like a boot problem - no...
by past my sell by date
Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:48 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Dom: Short name, Big mountain
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Re: Dom: Short name, Big mountain

Great :clap: :clap: :clap: - I see you're now getting hooked on the bigger hills :D . I've had lots of crampons but have found Grivel MUCH the best. They have just one strap, are very easy to put on and I've never had a problem with one coming loose. I've got a very good slightly used pair you could...
by past my sell by date
Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:26 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Dom: Short name, Big mountain
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Re: Ultraviolence part 2: La Tournette and Säntis

You should - It's a worthy peak and after the Barrhorner, I think one of the highest "subalpine" peaks in the Valais. Don't take my route too literally. I can't remember exactly where i got on to the slabs, but they proved a very good way of progressing. The overlaps - maybe 1-2m in height...
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Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Ultraviolence part 2: La Tournette and Säntis
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: It can be done in the timescale

Nice Report: Leum Uilleim is a fine hill - though not easy to spell :lol:
I do like the photo format :D - Mountain landscapes should be wide . The 4x3 format used a lot here often leads to over wide rather dull foregrounds (all in my opinion of course :) )
by past my sell by date
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:41 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: It can be done in the timescale
Replies: 6
Views: 650
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