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Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

I can't even remember, to be honest :lol: It's definitely not Schiehallion, though, which was cloudy when I climbed it :) From the flatness beyond, I think it might be the first top of Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn), but I wouldn't put money on it :)
by OpenC
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:01 am
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 3992
Views: 419232

Re: Looking for non-vertiginous hills for hubby with vertigo

Beinn a' Chrulaiste at the entrance to Glen Coe is a spectacular way to experience the drama of the area from a completely safe and easy (although the path is sometimes not that easy to follow) environment. The view of the big Buachaille is second to none. I can't even remember the name of the munro...
by OpenC
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:15 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for non-vertiginous hills for hubby with vertigo!
Replies: 22
Views: 693

Re: Opinion on ways to tackle northernmost 4

I found pretty much everything about it to be disappointing (the view is nice enough, but not nearly as nice as the one from Ben Hope). The real reason I'll never climb it again is because I live so far away from it, of course - but if I ever find myself in that neck of the woods again and fancy a w...
by OpenC
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:17 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Opinion on ways to tackle northernmost 4
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: Opinion on ways to tackle northernmost 4

Haven't done Conival or Ben More Assynt yet, but just a note to say that Ben Hope, on the right sort of day, is much too good to rush up and down (Ben Klibreck is most assuredly not, and went straight in at number one on my list of Hills I'll Never Set Foot On Again when I got it out of the way in A...
by OpenC
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:25 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Opinion on ways to tackle northernmost 4
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: When do you count a Munro?

Interesting discussion. I've often wondered to myself about this, and generally it's these two, Ben Avon and the pinnacle that I end up comparing. I've never been up Ben Avon but I know about the topography and I did wonder to myself about whether people felt the need to climb the rocks like they do...
by OpenC
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:18 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When do you count a Munro?
Replies: 47
Views: 2293

Re: Snow cover on Stob Ghabhar and Stob a'Choire Odhair?

I was just up the road in Glencoe on Friday and there are still fairly substantial snow patches on the exits from Coire na Tulaich on Buachaille Etive Mor and the Lost Valley on Bidean nam Bian (both of which are always late-lying because of where they are). Luckily, you can see those from the roads...
by OpenC
Mon May 13, 2019 9:48 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Snow cover on Stob Ghabhar and Stob a'Choire Odhair?
Replies: 14
Views: 435

Re: The Little Things

The supernatural colour of the world below after spending an hour or two among rocks in the clouds. When you drop back below the cloud level and see the green, it's almost unnaturally vibrant.

I'm really badly colourblind but it feels like i have normal colour vision when this happens :)
by OpenC
Sun May 12, 2019 8:39 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Little Things
Replies: 76
Views: 11874

Re: Snow cover Ben Lawers area?

Probably too late I guess but Lawers was white from probably around 950m when I drove past it on Saturday. I get the feeling that almost all the snow you can see at the minute is brand new from passing showers, and only lasts until the next two hours of sunshine. Glencoe seemed to go from clear to w...
by OpenC
Sun May 12, 2019 7:38 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Snow cover Ben Lawers area?
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Ghostbusters

Bidean nam Bian on Friday; only person on the route (the 'old' way, by the waterfalls above Loch Achtriochtan). Was just about to pull out of the corrie onto the ridge when I looked behind to see a runner coming up behind me, dressed all in black and making great progress up the steep and rubbly pat...
by OpenC
Sun May 12, 2019 7:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ghostbusters
Replies: 31
Views: 8014

Re: Writing

Hamish's Mountain Walk and The Living Mountain are both essentials IMO, really excellent - if you know the areas being discussed, anyway. I can't imagine they're as effective if you've never walked in Scotland but Shepherd's work on the Cairngorms in particularly is sometimes breathtakingly well-obs...
by OpenC
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:55 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Writing
Replies: 21
Views: 2815

Re: Cheviots round with a wild camp

Tremendous walk around my local hills, enjoyed that :) Comb Fell is hard work, isn't it :)
by OpenC
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:16 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Cheviots round with a wild camp
Replies: 1
Views: 1724

Simonside: all the traverse, none of the trees (or tarmac)

Picture heavy wander over Simonside today, one of the North East's classic days out and deservedly popular (so many roads and houses around here named after it). The Lake District has a few smaller hills which are considered "suitable for all" but I don't think it has anything quite like S...
by OpenC
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:11 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Simonside: all the traverse, none of the trees (or tarmac)
Replies: 1
Views: 821

Re: Windy Gyle

Tremendous, one of my absolute favourite wals that :clap:
by OpenC
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:54 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Windy Gyle
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

A Long Old Wander Through Northumberland

Got my girl to drop me off five miles up the road this morning and have just returned from a roundly satisfying 15 mile meander back, taking in the northern hills of Thrunton Woods, Cartington Hill, the Debdon estate, a possibly slightly trespassy look up through Cragside estate to the lakes, then o...
by OpenC
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: A Long Old Wander Through Northumberland
Replies: 1
Views: 762

Re: Bespoke Transport

A slight contradiction as you want to wander aimlessly and yet you want bespoke transport. You don't need transport for these glens they are all easy accessible although it will take slightly longer. I know they're accessible; what I mean is that if I could pay somebody to take me to Alltbeithe or ...
by OpenC
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:39 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bespoke Transport
Replies: 19
Views: 2636
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