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Re: Smart watch

I am sure I saw someone use this link for the watch that Robin mentions: https://www.johnlewis.com/garmin-instinct-solar-solar-powered-fitness-smart-watch/solar-blue/p5085274 This is already a pretty good price but if you are feeling mercenary you can then get GoOutdoors who have a Price Match promi...
by malrobb
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:00 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Smart watch
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: Mera Peak

A few of the outfits that do Mera Peak go straight from Lukla over the Zatra La Pass which is quite aggressive in acclimatisation terms so I would be wary of companies that go that way.
by malrobb
Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:21 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mera Peak
Replies: 8
Views: 839

Re: Mera Peak

I haven't done it but was due to go in Oct 2020 and Oct 2021 but both cancelled, the last one frustratingly just before Nepal opened up again. I booked with Jagged Globe and that was on the strength of a Winter Skills weekend in Glencoe. It was great hearing other people's plans and dreams and it wa...
by malrobb
Tue Nov 02, 2021 7:46 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mera Peak
Replies: 8
Views: 839

Re: Sharing location with Mrs!

Notwithstanding the comments about using a mobile phone and requiring a signal etc, Strava now offer their Beacon service free of charge as of a few days ago. This used to be a Premium feature. https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/206470124-Strava-Beacon-for-Garmin
by malrobb
Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:38 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Sharing location with Mrs!
Replies: 30
Views: 1391

Re: Starting from a high Carpark - cheat or not?

Enjoy the higher starts as there are plenty of other ones with long walk ins and sea level starts. Provides a nice balance to the Munros.
by malrobb
Mon Aug 09, 2021 9:11 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Starting from a high Carpark - cheat or not?
Replies: 45
Views: 2141

Re: What kind of map do you prefer?

I carry the OS on my phone and a printed OS sheet from the app in my bag with a compass but the latter rarely leaves my bag. I could do with a dedicated GPS unit with buttons for the winter but spending £500 on a device for that niche seems extravagant unless anyone on here can convince me...
by malrobb
Fri Aug 06, 2021 11:50 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: What kind of map do you prefer?
Replies: 20
Views: 1368

Re: Ski Touring/Ski Mountaineering-Out of Season Question

Thanks both for taking the time to reply. Some good links there and will check out British Backcountry group on FB. The other thing I was thinking was perhaps hiring kit and i think there are a few places in Aviemore that can do it.

Thanks

Mal
by malrobb
Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:07 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Ski Touring/Ski Mountaineering-Out of Season Question
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Ski Touring/Ski Mountaineering-Out of Season Question

Hi All, I appreciate that this is an out of season question and that this is a Walk Highlands and not a Ski Highlands forum but after a bit of advice around ski touring. I am a fairly competent downhill skier having learnt to ski as a kid in Scotland, foreign holidays and I was also lucky enough to ...
by malrobb
Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:22 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Ski Touring/Ski Mountaineering-Out of Season Question
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Any need for axe/crampons now?

I did the Stob Ban and the Grey Corries Ridge a couple of weeks ago (Sat 22May) and we didn't need them. Only had to cross a couple of snow patches. The Aonachs looked a bit more laden with snow but that was from some distance away.
by malrobb
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:45 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any need for axe/crampons now?
Replies: 15
Views: 7783

Re: Import Duties

Just a slight correction. I am quite tall so had to pay more for a longer bag so I paid £344 for the bag itself so the import duties is just over 23%. I bought it for a trip to the Himalayas in October/November so will be glad of the warmth if the trip happens. The buying of the kit almost is as muc...
by malrobb
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:28 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Import Duties
Replies: 20
Views: 2328

Postings 1 hour out

Just an observation that when posting on the forums the post time stamp is 1 hour behind GMT.
by malrobb
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:08 am
 
Forum: Walkhighlands announcements and feedback
Topic: Postings 1 hour out
Replies: 1
Views: 1271

Re: Import Duties

Just to close this off. I got the bill for £79.82 for import duties. This was just paid through DHL and sleeping bag arrives today. Thanks all for the input to this thread.

Mal
by malrobb
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:05 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Import Duties
Replies: 20
Views: 2328

Re: Import Duties

Thanks for the updates. I pulled the trigger on the sleeping bag and expect to get hit with 22-28% taxes when it arrives. To be fair you can change the currency on the website to Euros and it is more expensive so the £ price does have the Polish Tax taken off.
by malrobb
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:51 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Import Duties
Replies: 20
Views: 2328

Re: Import Duties

Just did a little more digging around this and it appears quite murky. The company that sells the sleeping bag is Polish and I did contact them and they mentioned that "when we send goods to the UK we deduct Polish Tax 23%". Its not clear on the website if the price of the bag, which is li...
by malrobb
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:49 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Import Duties
Replies: 20
Views: 2328

Re: Import Duties

Thanks guys, very helpful

Mal
by malrobb
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:40 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Import Duties
Replies: 20
Views: 2328
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