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Re: Satellite Navigation Vs Map & Compass

[quote="HighlandSC"][quote="tilley hemp th5"].........6. beg borrow or steal lots of cash and buy a gps (probably means no holiday that year).................. A basic but very good GPS can be purchased for about the same price as a good compass. Regardless..you must have cheap h...
by tilley hemp th5
Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:40 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Satellite Navigation Vs Map & Compass
Replies: 90
Views: 34022

Re: Satellite Navigation Vs Map & Compass

GPS? Map ? Compass ? Pah, pah, and thrice Pah! I laugh in the face of your pansy inability to navigate, and pinch the buttocks of your dependence on gadgets ! I simply get lost, starve, and find my way home by following the migration routes of badgers/geese/whales. Of course I had to eat one of my ...
by tilley hemp th5
Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:11 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Satellite Navigation Vs Map & Compass
Replies: 90
Views: 34022

Re: Satellite Navigation Vs Map & Compass

never used gps in all my years walking..... however ,compass does not work correctly on skye Cuillin Hills , and assume gps would...... so i can see a benefit here for gps..... (are there any other places where compass gets 'magnatised' by the rock ??) so its a case of 1. learn to use a map and comp...
by tilley hemp th5
Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:00 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Satellite Navigation Vs Map & Compass
Replies: 90
Views: 34022

Re: Lochnagar, the White Mounth munros and a compass.

good report on a long walking day capturing a good number of munro's on the way.
thanks for sharing. did only the lochnagar summit when i was up that way...but this (long!) route looks a much more interesting day.
regards
by tilley hemp th5
Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:57 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Lochnagar, the White Mounth munros and a compass.
Replies: 8
Views: 8044

Re: Boreray, St Kilda - video of an ascent

vertigo with a capital V !!!!
great video... not many people get to do this !!!!
regards
by tilley hemp th5
Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:18 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Boreray, St Kilda - video of an ascent
Replies: 5
Views: 3369

Re: Aonach Eagach

still looks scary and even more difficult than i remember from 20 years ago....!!!!
we used ropes for some of the more tricky bits.
remember being on hands and knees for most of the way !!!!!!
well done.. its elating to complete this (still in one piece).
by tilley hemp th5
Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:03 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Aonach Eagach
Replies: 17
Views: 11457

Schiehallion

Schiehallion was very busy. large path most of the way...then into the mist !!!! weather improved later so saw some of the views. 4 hours and ten minutes........ 2 hours to top (about 10 min of stops) weather improved on way down so had a long 30 min lunch and photo break. met 2 guys who went up in ...
by tilley hemp th5
Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Schiehallion
Replies: 0
Views: 2658

Re: Ben Chonzie via Glen Turret

hi, this is the best route for Ben Chonzie by far..... the Glen Lednock route is the reason people think this is not a very interesting Munro. did this route on 5th august 2010..weather was good and great views all around. took exactly 6 hours but spent a lot of time taking photos from the edges of ...
by tilley hemp th5
Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Chonzie via Glen Turret
Replies: 3
Views: 14280

Ptarmigan and white hares in summer coats

morning of 29th july on Schiehallion. Ptarmigan flew up in front of me about 10 metres away. only seen them in winter white before so this was a real treat to see the heavily camouflaged large bird take off. looked just like a boulder taking off (speckled grey) !!!! walker a little behind me asked w...
by tilley hemp th5
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Ptarmigan and white hares in summer coats
Replies: 1
Views: 1463

Re: A Belgian is willing to try

hi, there are some great guides on skye who can take you to all the tops (some need ropes and a little climbing). i did this some 11 years ago in september and was lucky with good weather. be sure to do The Inaccessible Pinnacle, which i found the highlight of the trip....i dont really climb so this...
by tilley hemp th5
Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:42 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: A Belgian is willing to try
Replies: 5
Views: 1373

hello

hi to all on this great site. just back from first munro for some years...that makes 51 not counting duplicates !!!!! Schiehallion was very busy. large path most of the way...then into the mist !!!! weather improved later so saw some of the views. 4 hours and ten minutes........ 2 hours to top (abou...
by tilley hemp th5
Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:12 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: hello
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

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