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Re: Body Found Ben Loyal

Worth noting that Paul Cairney - a well known hillwalker who has contributed a number of pictures for the MBA newsletter and calendar over the years - is also still missing, though he may be anywhere https://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2020/08/01/police-plea-for-sightings-of-missing-highland-walkers-s...
by Essan
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:01 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Body Found Ben Loyal
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: Body Found Ben Loyal

Sad, but at least they have found him.
by Essan
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:57 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Body Found Ben Loyal
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: Munro Etymology

There's a possibility that Carn an Righ may originally have been Carn an Ruighe - hill of the shieling. A number of kings are know to have hunted in the area, from Malcolm Canmore to James IV but there appears to be no reason why any of them should have been remembered in a hill name. Also worth not...
by Essan
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:54 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Munro Etymology
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Glenfinnan to Inverie

You're thinking of the bridge at Carnach - that was replaced last summer. However, there are a few smaller burns to cross and the Finiskaig River in particular can be dangerous when in spate. Note also that at the moment all bothies are closed and should not be used (even if they are unlocked). It's...
by Essan
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:22 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glenfinnan to Inverie
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: Cape Wrath Trail and Deer stalking in October

Most deer stalking takes place in corries. There should be no problem with following the usual routes of the CWT in October; but if you do encounter a stalking party it pays to check you'll not be interfering. However, note that some bothies along the route, including Ben Dronaig and Shenavall are c...
by Essan
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:47 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cape Wrath Trail and Deer stalking in October
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: sexist womens gear

So long as it is available in black I don;t care.

I see no need for any other colour

: :lol:
by Essan
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:15 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: sexist womens gear
Replies: 20
Views: 1041

Re: Longest distance covered in a single day hillwalk?

A trek I did over Corieyairick Hill/Gairbheinn and Meall na h-Aisre, finishing off at Blackburn of Pattack bothy (which dates it ;) ) was at least 28 miles / 45 km (~1460m ascent) with full pack. Probably one of my longest hill days, though I have done much further in a day at lower level.
by Essan
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:09 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Longest distance covered in a single day hillwalk?
Replies: 58
Views: 6016

Re: Creag Pitridh from Loch Pattack

The bridge at Loch Pattack (where the Allt a Chaoil-reidhe enters it) was destroyed earlier this year, not sure if it has been replaced yet with everyone else going on.

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=95777
by Essan
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:53 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Creag Pitridh from Loch Pattack
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: places to stay overnight near Arnisdale

al78 wrote: I didn't realise the building maked on the OS map as Bealachasan was a bothy.


Suardalen, not Bealachasan ;) But Suardalen is a good bothy.


(Bealachasan is a ruin)
by Essan
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:01 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: places to stay overnight near Arnisdale
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: places to stay overnight near Arnisdale

An alternative idea, if intending to walk out to Shiel Bridge, would be to go directly across the Bealach Aoidhdailean (following the pylons) to Suardalen bothy and use that as a base for Beinn Sgritheall, rather than dropping down to Arnisdale.
by Essan
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:10 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: places to stay overnight near Arnisdale
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: places to stay overnight near Arnisdale

I've sent you a PM :)
by Essan
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:06 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: places to stay overnight near Arnisdale
Replies: 8
Views: 457

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

There are at least 100,000,000,000 midges, millions of clegs, and billions of ticks all sitting there waiting for their free food. They have been starving for months ..... And that's without the tens of thousands of crockles, neds and others all desperate to dump their litter and start a few fires. ...
by Essan
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:07 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scotland: (tentative) July 3rd date for end of 5-mile rule
Replies: 37
Views: 2301

Re: Scottish tourism could reopen on July 15th

The slight problem with planning Scottish highland trips is I want to pick a time when the weather is favourable, outside of peak midge activity, and at a time of year when getting to the higher summits (1000m+) isn't going to be hampered by snow and ice, and ideally not having to worry about stalk...
by Essan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:20 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scottish tourism could reopen on July 15th
Replies: 56
Views: 4428

Re: New Coronavirus Law

A woman fell into the Walton burn, near Castlecary today. Several Scottish Fire and Rescue units attended with the woman being taken to hospital in Glasgow. No mention of Reckless and Fellonious conduct or Police laying charges against the woman. It seems clear that SFandR are less likely to be aff...
by Essan
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Coronavirus Law
Replies: 336
Views: 17742

Re: Scottish tourism could reopen on July 15th

15th July? Peak midge and cleg season ,,,,,

No thanks. I'll wait till the autumn!
by Essan
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:42 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scottish tourism could reopen on July 15th
Replies: 56
Views: 4428
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