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Re: Blairdendon to Ben Cleuch

Good writeup of a good day to be on the Ochils. However the Blairdenon crash site isn't of the three 1943 Spitfires out of RAF Grangemouth - that's much further east, on King's Seat Hill: https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5468554 The Blairdenon site - which still has wreckage although less than used...
by Dave Hewitt
Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:55 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Blairdendon to Ben Cleuch
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: Found: Mobi Ben Cleuch Circuit 4 January 2022

Bimbling wrote:Owner in contact and phone about to be re-united.

Good stuff, well done. It was quite busy up there today - I wasn't as far west as Ben Ever but met 65 or so people here and there on a Cleuch-King's Seat loop and saw plenty more from afar. Chilly wind but a lovely day!
by Dave Hewitt
Tue Jan 04, 2022 11:03 pm
 
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found: Mobi Ben Cleuch Circuit 4 January 2022
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: When can you claim the Munro

Would it be the new town flaneur ? Yes, that'll be the one - I've only ever seen bits/bobs as I'm not on social media bar a few forums such as this. I love "The organic broccoli won't harvest itself" That's the basic idea - the terrible hardships of having to forage for food in Waitrose e...
by Dave Hewitt
Mon Jan 03, 2022 7:37 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When can you claim the Munro
Replies: 54
Views: 2425

Re: When can you claim the Munro

I met a man on my final Donald who said he was a "flaneur". I had to look it up Surprised you didn't know the word, what with you being bookshop-ish. We vaguely know a couple round the corner from us who amble about locally in an amiable fashion - when we see them coming we always say &qu...
by Dave Hewitt
Sat Jan 01, 2022 7:58 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When can you claim the Munro
Replies: 54
Views: 2425

Re: Reduced mobility access

boenali85 wrote:Thank you for your suggestion, I will definitely look into both of these 🙂👍

The Highland Safari outings mentioned on p3 of the "claim the Munro" thread here might also be a good option for your father.
by Dave Hewitt
Fri Dec 31, 2021 1:02 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Reduced mobility access
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: When can you claim the Munro

My partner and I did the East Glen Shee 6 around 2015 and on our way up from CaT to CoC we had to step aside as a "Highland Safari" landrover took a thoroughly bored looking family along the track towards the summit. The Highland Safari outings always seem like a good idea to me - I've he...
by Dave Hewitt
Thu Dec 30, 2021 4:01 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When can you claim the Munro
Replies: 54
Views: 2425

Re: When can you claim the Munro

Don’t know why it’s got me down as a compleater. I’m one off (Beinn Fionnlaidh). I think it's an automated thing - it has me down as a "Mountaineer", which I'm certainly not. Good luck with your completion Munro in due course - which Beinn Fhionnlaidh is it? They're both good hills, parti...
by Dave Hewitt
Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:05 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When can you claim the Munro
Replies: 54
Views: 2425

Re: When can you claim the Munro

Cheers Dave, so most likely above 700 and up to maybe 1400? Yes, maybe, but as you say it's impossible to know. The whole thing is a very inexact science - eg it's hard to keep track of stats because quite a few people have for whatever reason decided to go into the list a long time after having ac...
by Dave Hewitt
Wed Dec 29, 2021 10:33 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When can you claim the Munro
Replies: 54
Views: 2425

Re: When can you claim the Munro

I'm pretty sure the number that have done all munros but are not on the list was thought to be 10% at a very high estimate As one of those who studies the lists and statistics (and has done for years, although less so latterly), the suggestion of 10% extra for unlisted folk is the *low* estimate. S...
by Dave Hewitt
Wed Dec 29, 2021 8:41 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When can you claim the Munro
Replies: 54
Views: 2425

Re: When can you claim the Munro

If you climb Ben Avon or Beinn a Bhuird, I assume you have to have climbed the highest tor to have bagged the summit. If you haven't been there before, is it clear which tor corresponds to the summit? The top of Beinn a' Bhuird is just a cairn on a wide expanse of pretty flat plateau. Ben Avon summ...
by Dave Hewitt
Wed Dec 29, 2021 5:42 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When can you claim the Munro
Replies: 54
Views: 2425

Re: Building new cairns, memorials etc

Does anyone have any information on this latest decoration? No, but I've a Stanley knife next time we wander up. It's gone - was removed Monday lunchtime. A Stanley knife would have been no use - it was well glued on. Dunno how the person who removed it got it off, but they did. Whereabouts now unk...
by Dave Hewitt
Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Building new cairns, memorials etc
Replies: 25
Views: 1652

Re: Breaking The Law

Has the toposcope gone? I forgot to look for it, but it was there the first two times I climbed it (2nd time 2010) No, it's still there - at least it was mid-afternoon today when I paid my latest visit (via the Law). It's been renovated/reglassed at least once that I can recall, but it's back to be...
by Dave Hewitt
Sun Dec 12, 2021 8:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Breaking The Law
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Re: SNOW!

More to come I believe! :shock: Very wild after dark here on the eastern edge of Stirling - possibly now starting to ease slightly, but not much. I've just (shortly before midnight) ventured out to the edge of the fields, about 200 yards away and open to the N and E, and could barely stand up strai...
by Dave Hewitt
Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:09 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SNOW!
Replies: 19
Views: 2177

Re: The Glen Lyon Ring of Four

It's almost as quick going over An Sgorr as avoiding it - I've looked up timing notes from a day on these hills clockwise in May 2015 when I did take in An Sgorr and another in May 2009, going anticlockwise, when I skirted it to keep ahead of some approaching weather. The 2015 one was only five minu...
by Dave Hewitt
Sat Nov 06, 2021 12:22 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Glen Lyon Ring of Four
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Alva Glen - Surprising & Challenging

Good outing - that western end of the Ochils is always interesting. I was up Ben Cleuch later the same day, but from the other side, via King's Seat to meet a few folk on top for a completion thing - if you'd been a couple of hours later you could have had champagne and cake! It stayed quite breezy ...
by Dave Hewitt
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:28 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Alva Glen - Surprising & Challenging
Replies: 2
Views: 437
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