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Re: The benefits of bright clothing

Personally, I usually carry a lightweight fluorescent safety vest in the bottom of my sack, just in case of the remote possibility I actually want someone to see me. Otherwise it's black trousers, black top, black waterproof and black rucksack. Or, occasionally, something in dark grey or dark green....
by Essan
Wed May 05, 2021 8:21 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The benefits of bright clothing
Replies: 41
Views: 1198

Re: Leave details in your rucksack

This is the incident that prompted the original post: Officers are appealing for help to trace the owner of a rucksack which has been found near the summit of Stob A Choire Odhair, The Black Mount, Bridge of Orchy. The rucksack is a black Lowepro (30L capacity) and contains items of clothing, food a...
by Essan
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Leave details in your rucksack
Replies: 17
Views: 924

Re: Hills Open from Friday!!

Excellent news. It also seems to be clear this time, travel within mainland Scotland is allowed for Hillwalking. Any idea if overnight stays for wild camping are fully allowed? BBC news report suggests not ".... will be permitted to travel across Scotland to do so, as long as they do not stay ...
by Essan
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:14 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hills Open from Friday!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1304

Re: Loch Pattack shoogly bridge - fixed?

Yes, it's been fixed As an aside the MBA now have permission from the Estate to arrange for the removal of Culra (which has been closed for years due to asbestos) and build a new bothy on the same site. Hopefully removal work will take place later this year and we will see a new bothy go up in 2022 ...
by Essan
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:00 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Loch Pattack shoogly bridge - fixed?
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: Bothies

Impossible to say at the moment - some limited workparty activity should be possible from May, but bothies won't be open to the public until such time as unlimited multiple households are permitted to share accomodation and facilities without any restrictions. End of June looks like the very earlies...
by Essan
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:52 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bothies
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: New Coronavrus Tiers and Hillwalking/Campervanning

Actually, I can't see anything in the latest legislation that prohibits travel for leisure between tiers (although I may have missed it). Notwithstanding which, we are asked not to do so. So I'll put it another way. Campfires. We're asked not to have them, even though it may be legal to do so. Becau...
by Essan
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:16 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Coronavrus Tiers and Hillwalking/Campervanning
Replies: 33
Views: 3012

Re: New Coronavrus Tiers and Hillwalking/Campervanning

It's simple really.

Do you think it's acceptable for anyone to break the law if the law prevents them doing something they want?
by Essan
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:41 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Coronavrus Tiers and Hillwalking/Campervanning
Replies: 33
Views: 3012

Re: Reading advice

I'd thoroughly recommend Reading the Gaelic Landscape by John Murray https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reading-Gaelic-Landscape-Leughadh-Aghaidh/dp/1849954380/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=gaelic+landscape&qid=1604236642&sr=8-1 Excellent book on Gaelic and placenames, and what they tell us about t...
by Essan
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:19 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Reading advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1012

Re: Rannoch Station

Rannoch had a substantial (relatively speaking) population until between the wars and originally railways were more about moving goods than people too so plenty wool and timber going out of there. There are also plenty of shooting estates there. I think it's more interesting that Tyndrum has the sa...
by Essan
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:42 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rannoch Station
Replies: 33
Views: 2818

Re: New covid restrictions

We don't live in a police state thankfully. It's not unreasonable for the FM to tell us not to travel beyond our health region in a global health emergency with rising local cases. We surely should be able to manage this without us trying to wiggle rules in our favour. We should be able to comply w...
by Essan
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:38 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New covid restrictions
Replies: 195
Views: 17867

Re: Barrisdale Bothy - COVID19

Under the current Scottish Govt guidance " People from more than one household (or extended household) must not stay in self-catered accommodation together while the current restrictions on indoor private gatherings are in place. This includes accommodation such as a caravans, flats and holiday...
by Essan
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:28 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Barrisdale Bothy - COVID19
Replies: 3
Views: 660

Re: Corrour bothy?

Choccy wrote:
I'll definitely check the day that I walk to see if it's open, if not then knowing there are flat areas will be fine.


MBA bothies, such as Corrour, definitely won't be open any time soon.

If/when they are, it'll be clearly stated in the MBA website

www.mountainbothies.org.uk
by Essan
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Corrour bothy?
Replies: 15
Views: 1464

Re: Corrour bothy?

Is it actually locked though? Bothies were 'shut' at the height of lockdown but a project I'm working on took me into the caingorms and Bob Scott's and Corrour were both unlocked and being used. Most bothies are not locked as they may be needed for genuine emergencies (or, be broken into, causing d...
by Essan
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:09 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Corrour bothy?
Replies: 15
Views: 1464

Re: Vango soul 200 & Nyx 200 ? What they like

I have a Soul 200 - I can sit up in it okay at the front (although I'm only 5'6" and there's loads of room for one person and all their kit. The porch is quite small though. A good budget tent IMO for good weather, that can also cope with some wind and rain (wouldn't want to use it in a winter ...
by Essan
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:58 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Vango soul 200 & Nyx 200 ? What they like
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Re: Bothy at Coruisk

There's never been a bothy or any other building near the Coruisk Hut.
by Essan
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:12 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bothy at Coruisk
Replies: 9
Views: 700
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