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Ey up! Two from Inverey via bike.

As if often the case, I'd been checked the forecast for munros both East and West throughout the week, and it seemed like every time I checked, the forecast was completely different. What was apparent though, was that West was looking to be rainy on Saturday, and everywhere was showing strong winds ...
by mproudfoot
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ey up! Two from Inverey via bike.
Replies: 0
Views: 204

Re: An Teallach bypass

When you say walking An Teallach, are you committed to a full traverse, or is the primary goal to tick off the two munros? If the latter, you can avoid the ridge completely and still have an enjoyable day up on An Teallach. If committed to the ridge, you can make it as easy or challenging as you lik...
by mproudfoot
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:05 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: An Teallach bypass
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Re: 2 from Incheril

Great report - looks like a good way to go to split these up - something I'll definitely consider if I ever do this lot again.

Was nice to meet you up on Beinn Tarsuinn!
by mproudfoot
Tue Sep 07, 2021 12:18 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: 2 from Incheril
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Fisherfield 6 - many midges and a late escape.

I do apologize in advance for the length of this report - it's not a quick read, so if you're reading it on the porcelain throne, make sure to get up before your legs go numb :lol: Having started ticking off munros back in 2014 after my wife had signed us both up for a charity Kilimanjaro ascent, an...
by mproudfoot
Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:51 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Fisherfield 6 - many midges and a late escape.
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: Starting from a high Carpark - cheat or not?

Honestly, do what makes you happy. Set your own goals and don't hold yourself to anyone else's standard or ideals. Life's too short to get competitive over non-competitive stuff :p The hills are my primary form of exercise (all the other exercise I do midweek is done with the weekend in mind) and so...
by mproudfoot
Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:33 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Starting from a high Carpark - cheat or not?
Replies: 45
Views: 2203

Re: 2021

An unashamed bagger since 2014 (with 3 years out due to living overseas) I was surprised to hit up 42 munros (plus another 19 hills - Corbetts, Grahams and Donalds) in 2020, without breaking any of the restrictions, taking me to 186 munros in total. I had planned to take the remaining ones at a rela...
by mproudfoot
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:46 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 2054

Re: Munro/hill names for dogs

Fannich... just for comedy value. Awww, wee Fannich.
by mproudfoot
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Munro/hill names for dogs
Replies: 33
Views: 4759

Re: Walking Decisions.

Weather chasing for sure - for example, for this weekend I have my three target munros added to my Met Office forecast app (Beinn Sguliard to the West, Grey Corries up in the Central Highlands, and Tolmount Tom Buidhe to the East, and I would go to whichever looks clearest. Currently it looks a bit ...
by mproudfoot
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:57 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Walking Decisions.
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Re: New covid restrictions

The only thing I can really see that might impact hillwalkers is a specific callout on car-sharing. "The last new restriction I want to cover today relates to travelling by car. We know, again from Test and Protect data, that sharing car journeys presents a significant risk of transmission. We ...
by mproudfoot
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:28 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New covid restrictions
Replies: 195
Views: 23157

Re: Last Munro for compleaters

I'm still a ways from compleation (still uncomfortable adding that extra 'a' heh) - but I've specifically avoided Ben Chonzie to keep as my last one, just on the chance that some family/friends might want to come up and enjoy my final munro tick with me (although it won't really be my final munro as...
by mproudfoot
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:46 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Last Munro for compleaters
Replies: 45
Views: 5142

Beinn Alligin

With Harrison - decided to start with the horns (anti-clockwise route). Cloudy (but warm) to begin with, and we were in the clag on the horns, but by the time we reached the first munro summit, the clouds had lifted and the rest of the day was blue skies and sun.
by mproudfoot
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:21 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Alligin
Replies: 0
Views: 126

Beinn Fhionnlaidh - relieving the lockdown pressure.

activity_5185815776.gpx After what seemed like an eternity, first in lockdown, then under a 5-mile travel restriction, it came as no surprise that the decent weather we'd been having for past few months would come to a screeching halt, and normal service would resume. However, having already agreed...
by mproudfoot
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:34 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Fhionnlaidh - relieving the lockdown pressure.
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Scotland: (tentative) July 3rd date for end of 5-mile rule

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-scotlands-route-map-indicative-dates-remainder-phase-2-early-phase-3/pages/2/ Phase 2 - Indicative Dates Travel distance restriction relaxed - 3 July Self-catering accommodation and second homes (without shared facilities) permitted - 3 July Out...
by mproudfoot
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:46 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scotland: (tentative) July 3rd date for end of 5-mile rule
Replies: 37
Views: 4221

Re: Scottish tourism could reopen on July 15th

15th July? Peak midge and cleg season ,,,,, No thanks. I'll wait till the autumn! Would it be a very bad idea to backpack from Blair Atholl to Aviemore across the Forest of Atholl and Cairngorm munros for this reason? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Loc3F_Udt0 The head-net hats look silly but they...
by mproudfoot
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:02 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scottish tourism could reopen on July 15th
Replies: 56
Views: 7174

Re: New Coronavirus Law

Today highlighted some aspects of how idiotic this 5-mile restriction really is - fortunately I managed to do a round of five grahams that start within a 5-mile circle from where I live (although not a 5-mile drive), but on returning to my hometown (Helensburgh), it was absolutely mobbed.. every ben...
by mproudfoot
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:50 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Coronavirus Law
Replies: 336
Views: 32509
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