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Re: Blisters.....prevention and cure (if any!)

Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to reply. As I said, I don't normally suffer with blisters, my boots got wet through after about 6-7 miles and didn't really get a chance to dry out(time for new boots methinks!) but wet feet haven't been a problem for me in the past, I'm assuming the l...
by Gavsco
Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:33 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blisters.....prevention and cure (if any!)
Replies: 17
Views: 5162

Blisters.....prevention and cure (if any!)

I've just had to bow out of the West Highland Way due to multiple (painful) blisters on both feet, one of which burst of it's own accord. I'm looking for advice on how to preferably prevent blisters, and, if they do occur, what to do with them. Do I leave them (ie not bursting them) which is what I ...
by Gavsco
Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blisters.....prevention and cure (if any!)
Replies: 17
Views: 5162

Umbrellas on the hills!!??

This should maybe be in the Gear and Equipment section of the forum, but anyway....I was watching an episode of Nicholas Crane's Map Man, this afternoon, the one for Timothy Pont's Maps of Scotland. My (non hillwalking) wife commented on his umbrella, and asked why I didn't take one with me when I h...
by Gavsco
Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:06 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Umbrellas on the hills!!??
Replies: 12
Views: 3277

Re: Tackling the Tyndrum 4

Well done! We did these four in July, following the same route, so I know your pain! I was all for heading back to the car after Ben Oss as I was exhausted and cramping really bad, but was talked into staying till the end...glad I did! We've no plans to return anytime soon! Excellent pics!
by Gavsco
Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:42 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Tackling the Tyndrum 4
Replies: 10
Views: 8591

Minch Moor walk from Innerleithen to Selkirk.

I found out on the Saturday that there was a good forecast for the Borders for the next day, and even better than that....I had the day off work! The choice was between a day watching telly, or getting out for a much needed walk somewhere. I caught the half eight bus from Hawick to Galashiels, think...
by Gavsco
Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:58 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Minch Moor walk from Innerleithen to Selkirk.
Replies: 0
Views: 2119

A spur of the moment wander up The Three Brethren

My day off, and the weather was looking good, far too good to sit inside watching catch up telly( or to be more accurate, watch my wife watch catch up telly) which was the original plan! I spent an hour trying to contact a neighbour who I often walk with, but after waiting with no reply to text, pho...
by Gavsco
Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:18 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A spur of the moment wander up The Three Brethren
Replies: 1
Views: 1524

5 Donalds from Talla Reservoir

After our rather cloudy day on The Ettrick Horseshoe the previous week, I was hoping for better weather/views on our next outing, the forecast was for some low cloud in the morning, but clearing early afternoon onwards (heard that one before!) so it was with some optimism we set off from the rough c...
by Gavsco
Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:46 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: 5 Donalds from Talla Reservoir
Replies: 1
Views: 2297

Re: Ben Macdui Snowy Owl

I bumped into a fellow birder and hiker this afternoon who'd been up to bag Macdui and see the Snowy Owl yesterday, and succeeded in both........was I jealous???
by Gavsco
Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:33 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Ben Macdui Snowy Owl
Replies: 13
Views: 4247

Re: Dun Rig Horseshoe

Looking to do these hills in the next week or so, hope to get the weather and views that you managed...excellent pics!
by Gavsco
Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:17 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Dun Rig Horseshoe
Replies: 7
Views: 4416

Re: 6 Ettrick Donalds from Selcoth Fisheries

Cracking report! Great pics as well! Was down here a few days ago, but the weather was pretty poor, lots of low cloud, so we didn't have the views that you had, we'll head back tho, and might try your route, taking in Croft Head and Loch Fell as well. I'm interested in birds, so can you tell me wher...
by Gavsco
Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: 6 Ettrick Donalds from Selcoth Fisheries
Replies: 7
Views: 3045

Re: A claggy day down Ettrick way!

Certainly does meangarry, I was a bit disappointed at not getting the views, but that gives me an excuse to go back! I enjoyed your report RTMcB, might take that route next time and take in Croft Head and Loch Fell as well, won't be tomorrow though as back to work after a weeks hols!
by Gavsco
Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:53 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A claggy day down Ettrick way!
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

A claggy day down Ettrick way!

Had been looking at these hills for a couple of years now (online that is, not actually standing looking at them...that would be stupid!), but the chance to get them done never seemed to arise, even though they're quite close by. I'd been speaking to a guy at work (Ian) who I knew was a keen walker,...
by Gavsco
Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:29 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A claggy day down Ettrick way!
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

By popular demand...it's Bidean nam Bian!

My walking buddy Neil had driven us up to Glen Nevis the day before for our (now annual) trip, we stopped en route in Glencoe to complete some unfinished business on Buachaille Etive Beag. The previous year, we managed Stob Coire Raineach, but before we could manage Stob Dubh, strong winds and heavy...
by Gavsco
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:10 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: By popular demand...it's Bidean nam Bian!
Replies: 6
Views: 2591

A grand day out in Drumochter

Following on from our trip to Blair Atholl a couple of weeks before, we headed up to Drumochter on Sunday to attempt the 4 Munros on the west side of the A9. The forecast was looking good, a bit of low cloud in the morning and early afternoon, but clearing as the day progressed. We arrived at Balspo...
by Gavsco
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:55 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A grand day out in Drumochter
Replies: 0
Views: 1782

A long slog on Beinn a'Ghlo

My plan is to hit 50 this year (that's 50 Munros...I've already hit the 50 year mark...a long time ago!) so I've been looking at walks that take in several Munros, rather than just one, I guess then it was just a matter of time before I decided to to go for Beinn a'Ghlo and its 3 summits! We (that's...
by Gavsco
Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:26 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A long slog on Beinn a'Ghlo
Replies: 2
Views: 1805
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