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Re: New Highway Code rules and mountain areas

AyrshireAlps wrote:... there's always a case for situational discrepancies.

Moral particularism in a nutshell. Jonathan Dancy would be proud of you. :)
by dav2930
Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Highway Code rules and mountain areas
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Glencoe planning issue

Hmm...the proposed design looks to me like an architect's ego trip. I agree with Stuart Younie that it doesn't blend in with the surroundings and is insensitively intrusive. And all for the sake of replacing one wealthy person's holiday home with another wealthy person's holiday home.
by dav2930
Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:30 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe planning issue
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: Favourite walk of 2021? Why?

Not a very productive year for me in terms of new ticks, but some very enjoyable walks all the same. Difficult to single out one in particular, but four stand out as memorable for different reasons. 1. Cross Fell, 12th Feb. From Kirkland via Wythwaite and the Blencarn track, down the standard Kirkla...
by dav2930
Sat Jan 08, 2022 11:58 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Favourite walk of 2021? Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 1325

Re: Magical morning on Helvellyn

What amazing conditions for a family trip round the classic Helvellyn circuit! The best inversions are the ones where only the highest tops peep above the mist. On the preceding Saturday I was on the fells above Buttermere and the whole of the Irish Sea seemed covered by a blanket of white mist, but...
by dav2930
Fri Dec 24, 2021 2:53 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Magical morning on Helvellyn
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Snowy Loch Morlich circuit

Lovely winter walk. It was really good to get out and actually enjoy it - having done a lot of resting and focusing on my recovery over the last 3 months I am feeling tentatively hopeful that things may be slowly improving 8) So glad to hear that. I'm keeping everything crossed and I'm sure everyone...
by dav2930
Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:29 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Snowy Loch Morlich circuit
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Centre of the Cuillin, via the Sgurr Thuilm ridge

An excellent set of photos of a fine, adventurous round. Like Mal, I did the same route but in reverse (in May 2001). I thought, and still think, that the arete between the two tops of Greadaidh is the finest ridge traverse in the country. The descent from Sgurr a' Mhadaidh to Sgurr Thuilm, I seem t...
by dav2930
Sun Dec 12, 2021 12:01 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Centre of the Cuillin, via the Sgurr Thuilm ridge
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: Walking While "ill"

Huge admiration for you both; so sorry for your loss. A wonderful and moving report, truly inspirational.
by dav2930
Sat Dec 11, 2021 9:46 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Walking While "ill"
Replies: 48
Views: 4233

Re: Y Garn (the Rhinogs one!!!)

Interesting stuff AK. Looks a beautiful area especially in weather like that, though it seems Y Garn fully lives up to the Rhinogs' reputation for rough and arduous going! I'd love to visit these hills, but realistically I'll probably never get round to it, so it's nice to experience them through yo...
by dav2930
Thu Dec 09, 2021 7:53 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Y Garn (the Rhinogs one!!!)
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Beinn Fhada & A' Ghlas-bheinn

Great photos and report. It's good to see the views that we missed when we did these two in September. Our day started quite promisingly but just above Coire an Sgairne we walked into clag and the weather steadily deteriorated thereafter. Coming back down from Beinn Fhada we elected to follow the no...
by dav2930
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:42 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Fhada & A' Ghlas-bheinn
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Great Gable & Kirk Fell, beautiful day in The Lakes !

Nice day, nice walk, nice video and nice music Petr. The moment at the summit of Great Gable where you show the FRCC memorial, and "Danny Boy" kicks in, was inspired! I was daft enough to be out on the fells (Ullscarf) the day before, which turned out to be damp and miserable - a total con...
by dav2930
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:46 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Great Gable & Kirk Fell, beautiful day in The Lakes !
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: Pasture Beck Skyline

It's been a long time since I last went up Grey Crag, or Hartsop Dodd for that matter. You've reminded me what a fine little round that is. Sounded quite exhausting in the warm weather but the atmosphere was evidently very clear giving superb photos. Great report JK. :)
by dav2930
Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:45 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Pasture Beck Skyline
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: Helicopter rescue at Gimmer Crag

past my sell by date wrote:But it was Joe who placed the (infamous) peg I think

Oops, yes it was! Caused quite a scandal and Pete Greenwood spat on it when he came to do the third or fourth ascent. They were the days! :roll:
by dav2930
Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:28 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Helicopter rescue at Gimmer Crag
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: Helicopter rescue at Gimmer Crag

Great report which really conveys the human emotions of such a day. I remember walking up to Corrie lagan on Skye with Grace and Nicola on a blissful day. While driving back to our cottage several emergency vehicles were headed the other way down Glen Brittle, apparently a woman had been killed ins...
by dav2930
Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:45 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Helicopter rescue at Gimmer Crag
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: Helicopter rescue at Gimmer Crag

Yes back in the day that fall probably would have been fatal. Langdale is unusual in having so much climbable rock mostly facing south so nice and clean! Some years ago now, but I remember KG feeling not that difficult and wondering why it had such a reputation. Will have to try to get Karl up it! :)
by dav2930
Mon Nov 01, 2021 11:31 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Helicopter rescue at Gimmer Crag
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: Climbing Agag's Groove | Buachaille Etive Mor

Well yes, there's the polish to consider. The worst I know of for that is Troutdale Pinnacle - like glass in places. BB is getting polished (and badly scarred by ice climbing gear), but still retains reasonable friction. It's certainly more than Diff, and maybe always was, but absolutely does not wa...
by dav2930
Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:39 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Climbing Agag's Groove | Buachaille Etive Mor
Replies: 14
Views: 678
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