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Re: TN Laser comp 1, MSR Freelite 1 or Nordisk Telemark?

Just in case people are still reading this post..... I have a Nordisk Telemark. Having used it in both summer and winter I'd definitely recommend it. It's stood up to some pretty gnarly conditions, is pretty quick to erect even in bad conditions and has enough space for storage/emergency cooking. Ob...
by HikerSteve
Tue May 04, 2021 7:52 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: TN Laser comp 1, MSR Freelite 1 or Nordisk Telemark?
Replies: 9
Views: 2794

Loch Lyon Loneliness

Yay we can get back to the hills! Having spent the Winter updating kit, going ultralight and planning trips, this was the first time I could get up to Scotland and the Bank Holiday gave a longer weekend. The forecast was mixed but it looked like Sunday was a goer. I'd done Beinn Tulaichean and Cruac...
by HikerSteve
Tue May 04, 2021 3:18 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Loch Lyon Loneliness
Replies: 0
Views: 559

Re: Hi all

Welcome to WH 8)

Where abouts near the Peaks are you? I'm on the Stoke side, for my sins!

Am also big on my hill walking and wild camping.
Fingers crossed April/May sees the green light fur trips North again.

Steve
by HikerSteve
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:56 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Re: Tent for Solo Backpacking - 2.2kg too heavy?

I was fortunate to be given a Nordisk Telemark. Having done numerous backpack and multi day Munro trips with it it's been perfect for me. As others have said, if you can save some weight throughout your kit it helps. Your big three are Rucksack, Tent and Sleeping Bag. These give you the biggest oppo...
by HikerSteve
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:51 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Tent for Solo Backpacking - 2.2kg too heavy?
Replies: 13
Views: 4446

Re: Achilles heel pain in once comfortable boots?

For what it's worth..... Following similar ankle, achillies type pains my physio told me it's all about stretching (yourself not the boots!) I now do quad and calf stretches along with some basic squats everyday and before/after a walk. Never had problems since. Google "stretches for Hikers&quo...
by HikerSteve
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:23 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Achilles heel pain in once comfortable boots?
Replies: 15
Views: 16520

Re: Cairngorms Backpacking Trip

Some great pointers, thank you.
Would agree its best to do as much as possible without having a full pack but that made it pretty difficult to include all the munros I'm keen to do.

Mullach Coire?
You mean Mullach Clach a'Bhlair? If so, I've already done the Glen Feshie pair :)
by HikerSteve
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:07 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cairngorms Backpacking Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 1443

Re: Cairngorms Backpacking Trip

prog99 wrote:Your out and back to the devils point can be simplified as there’s a very subtle but obvious shelf you can follow round on the return leg.


Brill. Thank you :thumbup:
by HikerSteve
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cairngorms Backpacking Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 1443

Re: Cairngorms Backpacking Trip

My initial route...
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by HikerSteve
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:30 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cairngorms Backpacking Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 1443

Re: Cairngorms Backpacking Trip

Good ideas.
I always forget about Bothys. They scare me a bit. Don't know why lol
by HikerSteve
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cairngorms Backpacking Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 1443

Re: Cairngorms Backpacking Trip

Thanks jmarkb.
Yes I know its a big trip. Was spoilt with weather and lack of snow this Easter!
Will research escapes and bail out options.
Will only set off if its looking half decent anyway.
At least we can get weather forecast updates nowadays once we get any mobile signal.
Here's hoping 🤞
by HikerSteve
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:21 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cairngorms Backpacking Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 1443

Re: Cairngorms Backpacking Trip

Something similar was my walk from Attadale to Struy over the hills which included 9 Munros and 3 Corbetts over 5 days and included public transport,my only disappointment was missing the 4th Corbett on the last day,due to a very wild weather which drained me. Cannot other any advice as you will ha...
by HikerSteve
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:53 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cairngorms Backpacking Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 1443

Cairngorms Backpacking Trip

Hi Folks. After a successful 5 day packpacking trip to Corrour this Easter I am looking at a similar trip next Easter to the Cairngorms. Starting and finishing at Linn of Dee, my route takes in 13 Munros leaving out Carn a'Mhaim, Cairngorm and Bynack More as I've already done these. A 56mile route w...
by HikerSteve
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:22 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cairngorms Backpacking Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 1443

Five Sisters of Kintail

With Claire F, Rob and Paul.
Epic day. Tough going.
Could be done a lot quicker tbh...
by HikerSteve
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:31 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Five Sisters of Kintail
Replies: 0
Views: 760

Beinn a'Ghlo

With Claire Fernyhough
Surprisingly nice day out. Shapely hills.
by HikerSteve
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:25 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn a'Ghlo
Replies: 0
Views: 186

Stob Choire Sgreamhach

With Rob
From A82 via Lost Valley
Very windy on top
by HikerSteve
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:15 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Stob Choire Sgreamhach
Replies: 0
Views: 205
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