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Re: Should I have intervened?

I did tell a couple of American lads with converse shoes, no rucksack, no water and no map they they should think about retracing their steps halfway up Bidean Nam Bian. They asked me if there was a "round tour" they could do at the top :lol: My walking companion said I shouldn't have advi...
by SpamFritter
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:23 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should I have intervened?
Replies: 41
Views: 3384

For sale: Six Moons Lunar Solo

I'm looking to sell my Six Moons Lunar Solo tent. It is a great wee tent and weighs in at only 750 grams! It uses a walking pole as the main support. It also held up during a storm on the west coast of Jura do has been 'hoolie tested'. The single skin design means it is breathable but you do feel se...
by SpamFritter
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:50 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: For sale: Six Moons Lunar Solo
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Re: Advice re Jura

Anyone able to help? I've rescheduled for September.
by SpamFritter
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:46 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Advice re Jura
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Advice re Jura

Hi all, I am thinking of going to Jura in about a weeks time. I will probably bring my mountain bike. I was looking into walking into Ruantallain bothy, but I wondered if the ATV path was bikeable on an MTB? I'm getting differing reports from friends ranging from bog-fest to passable with care. I ha...
by SpamFritter
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:25 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Advice re Jura
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: Almost trackless 7 day summer hike suggestions wanted

We have no experience with hiking in UK at all, but we hike every year in upper scandinavia, so we a not completely new to this business. All trip reports I've read says it takes 3 or 4 days from Blair Atholl to Aviemore. We have 6 full and 2 half days, which should give us enough time to hike at l...
by SpamFritter
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:50 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Almost trackless 7 day summer hike suggestions wanted
Replies: 48
Views: 4373

Re: Almost trackless 7 day summer hike suggestions wanted

I'm not sure how much hillwalking you've done in Scotland, but I would emphasise not overstretching yourself in terms of distance and ascent, certainly the first couple of days. Stuff that is marked on the OS as a path, is quite frequently a boot sucking bog-fest, defying the laws of physics and cut...
by SpamFritter
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Almost trackless 7 day summer hike suggestions wanted
Replies: 48
Views: 4373

Re: Skinny jeans on the hill in winter?

Did a Corbett a few weeks back and my mate though he would join me , he's never walked in hills before and turned up dressed like he was going out for a nice evening meal. Told him he would have to walk 50 metres behind me so nobody thought he was with me.haha :clap: :lol: I remember climbing Schie...
by SpamFritter
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:42 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Skinny jeans on the hill in winter?
Replies: 29
Views: 3379

Re: Skinny jeans on the hill in winter?

I can understand not wanting to be the one who bailed out. Even though it is the sensible thing to do and not in anyway an indication of being a wimp, it is sometime difficult. If the lady in question was by herself then it was just her bad judgment. If with a party what were they doing? It was obv...
by SpamFritter
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:12 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Skinny jeans on the hill in winter?
Replies: 29
Views: 3379

Re: Skinny jeans on the hill in winter?

Doubt if she would have gone up there herself. It's just that she was with friends and didn't want to to be the one that wimped out and "spoiled" it for everyone else. Usually there isn't anyone who could be designated the "responsible adult" who should say I'm not taking anyone...
by SpamFritter
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:49 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Skinny jeans on the hill in winter?
Replies: 29
Views: 3379

Skinny jeans on the hill in winter?

I don't want to be Judgy McJudgeface (oh alright yes I do) but I was up Mt Keen yesterday in full on winter conditions (near the summit) with wind buffeting so strong that it was very difficult to stand. Luckily I was well kitted out but I saw plenty who weren't. Quite a few folk in trainers (most o...
by SpamFritter
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Skinny jeans on the hill in winter?
Replies: 29
Views: 3379

They're Ochilly versatile

Took a little run out to the Ochills on Sunday. The forecast was set to be a bit overcast and cloudy, so I didn't fancy tackling any high tops. I'd seen Big/Little Torry and Craig Leith from the main road, and they always looks impenetrable. However, the Cicerone guide included them in a walk involv...
by SpamFritter
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:18 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: They're Ochilly versatile
Replies: 0
Views: 395

Re: Beginners scrambling route

Thanks for all the replies. Myself and a friend have booked in with a guide in May to tackle Fiacail Ridge in the Cairngorms. If it turns out I'm a total pussy then at least I won't be on my own 8) We're also going to Arran next weekend to do Goatfell with the possible inclusion of Stacach Ridge to ...
by SpamFritter
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:45 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beginners scrambling route
Replies: 8
Views: 2201

Re: Beginners scrambling route

Thanks for all your advice. I am going to give Arran a go in a few weeks (weather permitting) and at least try the Stacach ridge. I'll bear in mind what was said about the slippiness. Pink Rib looks good, mainly because when I googled it someone was letting their 4 year old climb it :lol: Beinn Alli...
by SpamFritter
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beginners scrambling route
Replies: 8
Views: 2201

Beginners scrambling route

Hi all, I am a reasonably competent summer hillwalker (with a bit of winter experience) but have generally stuck to straightforward hill routes. I am looking to branch out into scrambling and would like to test myself out in terms of learning how much exposure I am comfortable with and just get to g...
by SpamFritter
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:01 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beginners scrambling route
Replies: 8
Views: 2201

Re: Sleeping pads for lower back pain

They're a bit fiddly at first, but have you looked at a Thermarest Ultralite cot? Also try foam rolling your lower back before and after your trips. I find it helps my lower back pain anyway. Yes - me and the foam roller are best friends! I've bought a cheap rip off of the thermarest ultralight bed...
by SpamFritter
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:50 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Sleeping pads for lower back pain
Replies: 10
Views: 2646
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