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Re: How to get to Ben A'an from Glasgow without a car?

You might find this useful
https://www.stirling.gov.uk/drt

Basically, cheap taxis in certain non-bus served areas, if you book in advance. Not used it, mind, and timing the return is obviously trickier than getting out there.
by rgf101
Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:59 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to get to Ben A'an from Glasgow without a car?
Replies: 16
Views: 628

Re: Leaving gear behind while summiting

It depends what the circumstances are and exactly what you're leaving. Once you're off busy routes, it's most likely safe. The Ben Nevis main route can be very busy, so I wouldn't leave anything on the path. But if, say, you'd be camping on the far side of the halfway lochan, I'd happily leave a ten...
by rgf101
Thu May 26, 2022 8:40 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Leaving gear behind while summiting
Replies: 39
Views: 2078

Re: Need advice for Cairngorms 4000 with Carn a Mhaim and DP

I've gone UP the Tailler from the Lairg twice and each time I've thought "Christ this is tough, but glad I'm not coming down." Coming off your way makes a lot of sense, I think.
by rgf101
Sat Apr 23, 2022 8:00 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need advice for Cairngorms 4000 with Carn a Mhaim and DP
Replies: 17
Views: 912

Re: Locked gates at Glen Fannich

Met a couple last summer who had driven up Glen tilt and were having a picnic near manor lodge. I met a couple doing similar somewhere along the road a year or two back. Guy was a plane-spotter and advised me of a couple of jets scheduled to come along, which helped me grab a good photo. She looked...
by rgf101
Tue Apr 12, 2022 11:36 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Locked gates at Glen Fannich
Replies: 10
Views: 1741

Re: Logistical Questions: Fort William & Glencoe Hiking

If you can make sure you're on the Vodafone network (either with Vodafone or one of the providers using its network) you may find reception slightly more reliable. At least, that was the received knowledge some years back, not sure how true it still is. Look for the "Glencoe Ski Centre White Co...
by rgf101
Mon Mar 14, 2022 1:00 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Logistical Questions: Fort William & Glencoe Hiking
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: ViewRanger/OutdoorActive Merging

With Viewranger, it was possible to tap on a point on the GPX track and get a pop up telling you how far that point was from current position, and from start and end of the route. It was very useful.

I can't figure out how to do the same with OutdoorActive - is it possible?
by rgf101
Fri Feb 11, 2022 12:47 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ViewRanger/OutdoorActive Merging
Replies: 28
Views: 7267

Re: Walking the Coast (an Islands) of Scotland

This is the coast-walk marine you're thinking of https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000zpy5/our-lives-series-5-the-long-walk-home Well worth a look. There are some other great ones in the series, notably for outdoors types https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0010bmy There's also one about the guy ...
by rgf101
Fri Feb 11, 2022 12:43 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Walking the Coast (an Islands) of Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 903

Re: Bothy Bagging around Rannoch Moor

Not recommending, no, it just sounds like you were keen to visit bothies. The Loch Treig to Chiarain walk up the glen isn't that bad. You can turn around for lovely views up the loch. The ATV track cuts out the descent from Corrour station, if that's where you're coming from, and saves you an hour o...
by rgf101
Fri Dec 17, 2021 11:49 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bothy Bagging around Rannoch Moor
Replies: 8
Views: 1675

Re: Bothy Bagging around Rannoch Moor

Day 3 you don't need to go via Corrour Station, there's an estate road (since they put the run-of-river hydro in) down to the Loch from the hostel. No Lairig Leacach Bothy? I've not been around Loch Elide Mor way, but have walked from Loch Treig to Chiarain up the glen a few times - it's wet and the...
by rgf101
Wed Dec 08, 2021 11:59 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bothy Bagging around Rannoch Moor
Replies: 8
Views: 1675

Re: SNOW!

“Tortuous” - MWIS-speak for stay home.

I also note the ”MET office Aberdeen meteorologist view” on the Met’s forecast for SW Highlands has called the forecast into doubt: “ Mean speeds shown glen level look too low by 10-20mph.”

Never seen that before.
by rgf101
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:00 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SNOW!
Replies: 20
Views: 3060

Re: Blair Atholl to Aviemore in October?

Yeah, barring bizarre weather you'll be fine. My only advice would be that if you're camping around Bynack Lodge, maybe do the extra mile or so to get the river crossings out of the way for the next day. There's plenty of good camping all round there, and once you're over the Geldie you can a) relax...
by rgf101
Mon Sep 27, 2021 12:28 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blair Atholl to Aviemore in October?
Replies: 11
Views: 1646

Re: For the record -

> results that banana skins and nut shells can take two years or more to decompose fully and orange peel and apple cores, two months It's not about the time it takes to decompose, though. Even if that kind of litter instantly turned into compost on hitting the ground, it's still compost that shouldn...
by rgf101
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:19 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: For the record -
Replies: 53
Views: 5212

Re: Best mobile network

Vodafone has long been considered to have the best coverage. VOXI, Virgin Mobile, Asda Mobile, Lebara Mobile and Talkmobile use the Vodafone network, so you could choose from those. But coverage is still patchy and can't necessarily be relied on.
by rgf101
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:04 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Best mobile network
Replies: 14
Views: 2618

Re: Wild camp Rothiemurkus?

It would mean a different approach, but if you take the path towards Loch Eanaich and camp somewhere at or before the fork at NH924019, you'd be a little higher and out of the trees, so it could well be cooler. Not sure about what the path up to Braerich is like from there, but there's one on the ma...
by rgf101
Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:16 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wild camp Rothiemurkus?
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Don't know where to start with waterproof for munro bagg

I've been pleasantly surprised by the quality of Trespass gear and my standard hill jacket is something along these lines https://www.trespass.com/danson-mens-dlx-waterproof-jacket#color_code=Black (I got mine a few years back and can't see that model any more) The one I have is decently technical, ...
by rgf101
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:41 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Don't know where to start with waterproof for munro bagging?
Replies: 23
Views: 2330
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