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Re: White month circuit.

The big difference between the Buachaille a couple of weeks ago and Bidean now is that there's currently snow down to about 2000ft, and it's meant to stay cold for a bit, so you'd need ironmongery.
by Dave Hewitt
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:00 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: White month circuit.
Replies: 34
Views: 780

Re: Bunkhouse in Dalwhinnie

Changed days. When I had a few days in very warm spring weather going round the Drumochter Munros in April 1984, on the last evening I camped - with permission - on the lawn of the Grampian Hotel in Dalwhinnie. There are some pictures of this rather fine building here: http://exceptthekylesandwester...
by Dave Hewitt
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:50 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bunkhouse in Dalwhinnie
Replies: 23
Views: 774

Re: Second Munro Round - Cheating or not cheating??

See the latter part of page 1 of this recent thread: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=92365 As rockhopper and WWW say, there aren't (thank goodness) any rules on this: both basic approaches - start again or stockpile - are valid, and it can be fun to keep tabs on both if...
by Dave Hewitt
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:19 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Second Munro Round - Cheating or not cheating??
Replies: 31
Views: 1595

Re: Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor, and Sgurr Alasdair Circui

Hello...Image I would have thought relevant to the question posed by the person asking....image taken looking back to the descent from SDM from the gap between it and Sgurr Dubh na Da Bheinn. :) Ta. Steeper than I remember it! I don't really much care if folks want to spent their earnings on hiring...
by Dave Hewitt
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:50 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor, and Sgurr Alasdair Circuit
Replies: 18
Views: 1277

Re: Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor, and Sgurr Alasdair Circui

MountainTrail wrote:Excellent replies everyone and exactly what I was looking for . Currently doing my homework and research on the different routes and approaches as suggested in the replies . Thanks to all :)

How many of the twelve Skye Munros are among your remaining 21? Good luck with them however you go about it.
by Dave Hewitt
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:20 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor, and Sgurr Alasdair Circuit
Replies: 18
Views: 1277

Re: Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor, and Sgurr Alasdair Circui

Great picture, gaffr, but I'm not sure quite where that is at least in relation to the OP's enquiry. It's a long time since I've been up Sgurr Dubh Mor (1990, from the Ghrunnda side) but my memory of is grassy ledges between rock steps, rather than any clean rock downclimb such as that. Might the pi...
by Dave Hewitt
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:55 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor, and Sgurr Alasdair Circuit
Replies: 18
Views: 1277

Re: Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor, and Sgurr Alasdair Circui

There is quite a lot of technical difficulty aka hard-ish scrambling in all this - eg Sgurr Dubh Mor is one of the harder Skye Munros and getting up Alasdair from the Sgumain side is non-trivial. There's certainly a lot of route-finding even in clear weather - eg before you get on the tops there's a...
by Dave Hewitt
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:27 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor, and Sgurr Alasdair Circuit
Replies: 18
Views: 1277

Re: fellbarrow and low fell questions

I was up there again this past June (after the great hill man and traveller Rowland Bowker's funeral - it felt right to climb a hill in his memory) and at the top of Fellbarrow a runner came along with his collie-cross and the dog just hurdled the stock fence at full speed without breaking stride, a...
by Dave Hewitt
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: fellbarrow and low fell questions
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: View Ben Hope and Ben Lomond from the same hill

If we're on that kind of theme, I'll add my vague wondering from the summer - can you see St Kilda from the mainland? This: http://viewfinderpanoramas.org/panoramas/ISL/ST-KILDA.gif reckons yes, from Baosbheinn and Torridon generally at about 115 miles - so it would need an exceptional day but woul...
by Dave Hewitt
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: View Ben Hope and Ben Lomond from the same hill
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: View Ben Hope and Ben Lomond from the same hill

It would be nice if you could, but there's no chance of seeing Skye from Ben Lomond - far too much big stuff in the way. I've found Jonathan de Ferranti's Viewfinder site to be very accurate for this kind of stuff over the years, and this is what he gives for the northern arc from Ben Lomond: http:/...
by Dave Hewitt
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: View Ben Hope and Ben Lomond from the same hill
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: When do you count a Munro?

I suspect one's attitude to this is strongly influenced by the number of repeats you happen to have done on compleation! Absolutely. It's impossible to really know, but from having done a lot of research into this kind of stuff over the years, I think that the considerable majority of people who po...
by Dave Hewitt
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:08 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When do you count a Munro?
Replies: 47
Views: 2601

Re: HUGE Thanks....

Glad to hear you're OK - sounds like it could have been worse. Hope both you and the other injured bloke are better soon. Re the suggestion that assistance might be more forthcoming on a hill than in "civilisation", I'm not sure that would necessarily be the case - in my experience people ...
by Dave Hewitt
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HUGE Thanks....
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: Six days, Six hours and two minutes.....

Whenever this kind of complaint is raised - it's quite common when someone has done something long/hard/fast with a degree of publicity, as here - I always feel it's based on a false assumption, namely that one takes in less in terms of the view etc while going fast, whereas arguably one takes in mo...
by Dave Hewitt
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:06 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Six days, Six hours and two minutes.....
Replies: 14
Views: 883

Re: Ben Buck then almost Ben Cleuch

Sounds like a good outing - it was nice up there yesterday (I did the Law-Gannel-Cleuch-Ever circuit from Tilli between 10.45am and just after 2pm). Your estimate of how long it might take between Ben Buck and Ben Cleuch was a bit pessimistic - everyone goes at a different pace of course, but in goo...
by Dave Hewitt
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Buck then almost Ben Cleuch
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Found map case

If anyone has lost a map case on the western end of the Ochils in the past day or two, please say - I found said item today and brought it back down.
by Dave Hewitt
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:19 pm
 
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found map case
Replies: 0
Views: 257
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