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Re: Paramo Medio Gilet do you size up?

I'm normally an XL, but I took a punt and bought a Medio in L as they had no XL left. It's fine but a pretty snug fit. I think if I had my normal size I'd easily be able to have it over a couple of layers i.e. thin base layer and softshell, if not something thicker.
by nathan79
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:02 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Paramo Medio Gilet do you size up?
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Re: 5 mile radius - best & worst places to live vs. reality

Best has to be the likes of Glencoe, Torridon, Tyndrum, Braemar as have already been mentioned. I'd chuck Glenmore in there rather than Aviemore. Worst has to be anywhere too flat like Caithness or too urban and flat- Glasgow comes to mind. As cities go Edinburgh is pretty darn good. Depending on wh...
by nathan79
Sat May 23, 2020 5:27 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 5 mile radius - best & worst places to live vs. reality
Replies: 30
Views: 2073

Finally 100 and Stuc a Chroin at Loooooong Last

Never got around to writing a report for this last year, though I'm still working throughout the current status of society I've got 6 days in between shifts to fill. Perfect time for an overdue walk report. My Munro count had been sitting in the 90s for the last couple of years. I thought I had the ...
by nathan79
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:05 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Finally 100 and Stuc a Chroin at Loooooong Last
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Re: WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020

Not that I could make it because of work still sad that the meets been cancelled but of course completely understand it is the right thing to do. Very sad for the hostel (which is a great place to stay), and the many others like it who will be in a similar situation.
by nathan79
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:51 pm
 
Forum: Meeting up, arranging trips and walking clubs
Topic: WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 7724

Re: WH Summer Meet - Inverie - 10-12 July 2020

2manyYorkies wrote:Well as I had to miss Bearnock, and will miss Glencoe, it would be exceptionally rude to miss this one too, count me in please Jax.
Presumably there's somewhere to leave cars in Mallaig?


There's a big car with a short walk to the ferry terminal. (Which can be a good spot for otter watching).
by nathan79
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:53 am
 
Forum: Meeting up, arranging trips and walking clubs
Topic: WH Summer Meet - Inverie 10-12 July 2020 NOW 9-11 JULY 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 5119

Re: WH Summer Meet - Inverie - 10-12 July 2020

Very interesting venue for this one! :clap:
Perfect excuse to get there, will confirm as soon as 2020 shifts are put out.
by nathan79
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:09 pm
 
Forum: Meeting up, arranging trips and walking clubs
Topic: WH Summer Meet - Inverie 10-12 July 2020 NOW 9-11 JULY 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 5119

Re: Keds

Thankfully only seen a few of them this year (but then I haven't been out too much). But in past years I've passed through swarms of the horrible things. Few out and about on Islay last month. Was horrified to see a wingless one crawling around my bed one morning. It must've bitten one of us, but it...
by nathan79
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:56 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Keds
Replies: 7
Views: 967

Re: WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020

Alteknacker wrote:
nathan79 wrote:Great spot for it. Will hopefully make this one. Still a ton of hills to do that way.


Great. It would be good to see you again.

Do you want to reserve a room??


I can't commit for definite until I get my work rota for next year, so it may be a month or two yet.
by nathan79
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:28 pm
 
Forum: Meeting up, arranging trips and walking clubs
Topic: WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 7724

Re: WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020

Great spot for it. Will hopefully make this one. Still a ton of hills to do that way.
by nathan79
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:29 pm
 
Forum: Meeting up, arranging trips and walking clubs
Topic: WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 7724

Lyme Disease Podcast

There's a new series offshoot of a podcast I regularly listen to (Inside/Out) centred around Lyme, it's history and epidemiology. I haven't had the chance to listen to any of it yet, but their stuff is usually very interesting. https://www.npr.org/podcasts/746270942/patient-zero-lyme-disease?t=15670...
by nathan79
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:30 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lyme Disease Podcast
Replies: 0
Views: 227

Re: Boots/socks/feet.....for a born again walker :)

The right (or wrong) socks can make a massive difference. Try some good socks- Bridgedale, Smartwool, 1000 miles etc, and see if that makes a difference. It might be that your boots are still fine but your feet have changed in the years since you last regularly wore them. So I wouldn't rule out the ...
by nathan79
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:23 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Boots/socks/feet.....for a born again walker :)
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Sea Eagle Angus

They're majestic birds, both eagles. It really hits home how much bigger the white-tails are when you see them alongside a golden.
by nathan79
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:56 am
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Sea Eagle Angus
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Re: So if i can do Ben Cleuch...

roym62 wrote:
I've climbed 4 Munros,3 of them are on your list.
Dunno which way you climbed Ben Cleuch but it's far more strenuous than the Munros.


Agree 100% with this. Ben Cleuch via the Law is a tough route!
Get out there and tackle some of the bigger ones.
by nathan79
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:50 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So if i can do Ben Cleuch...
Replies: 7
Views: 976

Re: Goldfinch

Lovely birds Goldfinches. There are a fair few fluttering around the trees at my work, keep meaning to bring my camera in.

Red kites to me seem very numerous down D&G, Perthshire and up and around the Black Isle. Can't say I've seen many elsewhere.
by nathan79
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:40 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Goldfinch
Replies: 3
Views: 845

Re: Muscle cramps

Electrolytes definitely help. Be careful not too take in too much of just water, it'll result in dilute of the electrolytes you have to start with. I've also found getting fitter helps. I'll still start to cramp but the fitter I get, the more miles/ascent I can cover before it starts to show itself....
by nathan79
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:11 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Muscle cramps
Replies: 8
Views: 934
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