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Re: Crampon Bag

I use a piece of old towel to wrap them in.
by motorlaunch
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:48 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Crampon Bag
Replies: 12
Views: 682

Re: new backpacking tent advice

Think about what you require. I initially wanted a two man tent but eventually opted for a 3 man tent from Vaude. This gave us good headroom, doors at each end so we don't have to climb over each other, and room at each end for our backpacks to be stored. Granted there is a weight penalty but we are...
by motorlaunch
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:38 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: new backpacking tent advice
Replies: 21
Views: 2170

Re: Multi-day winter Munro rounds

The Fannichs might be considered. There are reports from people who have traversed them all. Depending on the snow conditions some of the ascents/descents could be challenging especially with the weight you will be carrying.
by motorlaunch
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:23 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Multi-day winter Munro rounds
Replies: 8
Views: 844

Re: wading socks/shoes

I also use Beach shoes, also known as Aqua shoes. Apart from water crossings, I use them at night in and around the tent once the boots are off and when in a hostel or B&B.
by motorlaunch
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:56 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: wading socks/shoes
Replies: 12
Views: 859

Re: Cape Wrath Trail Vlog 2018

Enjoyed your report. You were unlucky to have such poor weather, although August is recognised as being a wet month. I wouldn't have had the tenacity to set up all those static camera positions, which must have taken time both to set up and then go back to recover the camera. Your planned daily calo...
by motorlaunch
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:13 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Cape Wrath Trail Vlog 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 3229

Re: A warm jacket for stops during hiking?

Will this item be part of your overall layering system. If not, why carry the extra weight. When I stop, I just add further layers even putting on the waterproof shell when the temperature is cool.
by motorlaunch
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:35 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: A warm jacket for stops during hiking?
Replies: 13
Views: 2369

Re: Angles Way: Diss Roydon Fen circular

Not as long as some viewers of this forum might expect. I assume someone can put it into the correct category.
by motorlaunch
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Angles Way: 1. Knettishall - Diss
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: CWT Food

Your mountain routes means you might have to take a bit of food for a few days for the Knoydart area alone. There is a hotel at Shiel Bridge. It might be worth asking if you could send a parcel there, as if you have to restock in that area there is not much in the garage and you may possibly have t...
by motorlaunch
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CWT Food
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: Cape Wrath Trail Fast and Light: 230 miles in 11 days

Brilliant report and so much useful information it is incredible. Would you recommend this for a semi fit but very experienced hillwalker/rock climber who is ow aged 64? Allan Age is no barrier. I have completed the walk twice since retiring. Don't book accommodation in advance, this can put you on...
by motorlaunch
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Cape Wrath Trail Fast and Light: 230 miles in 11 days
Replies: 31
Views: 33405

Re: Leki Micro Vario pole cord jammed

The cord can get twisted over time and then jams. Try untwisting it. The visible cord will get longer if you are twisting it in the right direction. That worked for me.
by motorlaunch
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:37 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Leki Micro Vario pole cord jammed
Replies: 1
Views: 486

Re: Base layers

Just back from my local ALDI store. Noticed that they have merino baselayers in for £25. They are advertised as being for motorcyclists.
by motorlaunch
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:57 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Base layers
Replies: 10
Views: 1772

Re: Base layers

Keep checking the Aldi website. They occasionally have merino baselayers at a reasonable price.
by motorlaunch
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:48 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Base layers
Replies: 10
Views: 1772

Re: BRIDGE CROSSING AT ACHNASHELLACH

Definitely no bridge. Used that route myself in April. There are deer fence access points either side of the river which is easily waded if the river is not in flood. The bank on the Achnnashellach side had been washed away earlier In the year but we were able to scramble up.
by motorlaunch
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:54 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: BRIDGE CROSSING AT ACHNASHELLACH
Replies: 7
Views: 1688

Re: Boots

Bramwell International are the UK distributors for Meindl. You should contact them if you don't get satisfaction from the shop you bought them from. [url]http://www.meindl.co.uk/contact/url]

They are based near Kendal and have their own repairers.
by motorlaunch
Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:15 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Boots
Replies: 5
Views: 1018

Re: Cape Wrath trail questions and concerns

Unfortunately there is something called the Cape Wrath Ultra being held 20 May to 29 May. I can't put the url in so google cape wrath ultra for details. Depressingly, these so called "organised" events fall back on the emergency services when there plans fall apart. Hopefully your trip wil...
by motorlaunch
Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:21 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cape Wrath trail questions and concerns
Replies: 5
Views: 1137
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