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Re: A good death is its own reward.

You are correct, maybe. What if one's loved ones are aware that one has been struggling, and end up wondering if it could have been suicide under those circumstances? And what if the attempt is not successful? Most importantly, are you referring to yourself in these thoughts? There are folk you can ...
by yokehead
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:46 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A good death is its own reward.
Replies: 11
Views: 1893

Re: An Stuc in winter

It would be hypocritical of me to say 'don't go in winter' since that's exactly what I did over 6 consecutive days on my first trip to Scotland, and with no experience at that time. Marvellous it was too! However, we had a minor epic on An Stuc that you may find of interest, in terms of the mountain...
by yokehead
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: An Stuc in winter
Replies: 10
Views: 1041

Re: Yr Aran Round

Hello AK, yes a fine round, I did similar last summer - in much better weather so I saw it all - you must go back!

All the best with getting through your medical condition and hopefully back to full speed!
by yokehead
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Yr Aran Round
Replies: 5
Views: 1353

Re: Watershed of Scotland Part 11 b Out of the Rough Bounds

About 10 years ago I read Dave Hewitt's account of his Watershed Walk, and in fact have read it again a few times since, it being a superb read. I started reading Chris Townsend's Watershed book just yesterday and will be interested to compare the 2 accounts, particularly since Hewittt's trip was ma...
by yokehead
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Watershed of Scotland Part 11 b Out of the Rough Bounds
Replies: 10
Views: 1979

Re: The Brocken Spectre Show on Bidean nam Bian

It is a fabulous place and your report is quite outstanding, thanks! The light quality, and of course the brockens, are magic.

It is a place I have been to a few times and will always draw me back, one of those places that is just so special.
by yokehead
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:45 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Brocken Spectre Show on Bidean nam Bian
Replies: 13
Views: 2995

Y Lliwedd via Watkin Path

The forecast was for fabulous weather so a day not to be missed after the recent rains and clag. I met up with Mark and decided that a high day was in order, west was forecast to be best so the Snowdon area was chosen. Not wanting crowds, and having done a circuit from the south earlier in the year,...
by yokehead
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:35 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Y Lliwedd via Watkin Path
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Re: The highest dragon in Wales

Snowdon is a fine place, with many route options, great that you visited! You chose a good route too, a bit different from the norm. As you say, once off the main Llanberis/Pen y pass routes it is surprisingly quiet - each of the western and southern routes are good. Shame you got the cloud but an e...
by yokehead
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: The highest dragon in Wales
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

Re: FLICKR WITHDRAWING FREE SERVICE

I wouldn't trust that any third party hosting service won't change in the future, especially if it is free. The business model just doesn't stack up. I think the Flickr new cost is reasonable for the services provided but of course there's no guarantee there won't be significant price hikes in the f...
by yokehead
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:00 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FLICKR WITHDRAWING FREE SERVICE
Replies: 13
Views: 1845

Re: Lawers range underfoot conditions

It's probably just me, but I've never understood why people ask 'ground condition' questions. :? Agreed. Besides anything else, conditions change so rapidly. Unknown conditions, amongst others, are part of the adventure and challenge, to me it is possible to research too much. Will, take gaiters, w...
by yokehead
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:39 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lawers range underfoot conditions
Replies: 9
Views: 1246

Re: Keep it Wild

The "so called" wild areas are the scars of clearance, deliberate depopulation and Scotland's outrageous land ownership system. Along with historic over-population, failing crops and industry, and lack of opportunities. Perhaps the Scottish Government should take a radical step in changin...
by yokehead
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:24 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Keep it Wild
Replies: 18
Views: 2864

Re: Etive on a wet weekend

I don't know, some folk are just fair weather walkers, can't see much to complain about! :) Seriously, wonderful perseverance, well done, and I like the 'alternate' routes. Or a touch of madness perhaps, better still? :wink: I saw that memorial last year, the letters hadn't been painted, so hard to ...
by yokehead
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:16 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Etive on a wet weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 1596

Re: A post-op Northern Berwyns round in perfect weather

Great stuff, similar to my jaunt in June, in reverse. Not sure which of ours is the reverse, yours or mine! :) You must be so pleased to be out after the stir-crazy period, how long until the scrambling starts, or is that ok one-armed? :wink: And do exactly as I did on my last walk before my op - pu...
by yokehead
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: A post-op Northern Berwyns round in perfect weather
Replies: 12
Views: 2000

Cadair Idris - Brockens Again

In my reply to HMHT's post earlier in the month I said that I must get back to Cadair soon, and so it was! g130.gpx On my first visit in 2008 (where did that 10 years go?) with my wife and son, we were lucky to get a temperature inversion and were just above the clouds. I said then, 'this is Brocken...
by yokehead
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:53 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Cadair Idris - Brockens Again
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Sensational Stac Pollaidh

Fantastic report, I must return to this wonderful place! :D I was there in 2001, but only climbed to the bealach since it was with my 9 and 7 year olds. My wife had already been terrified for them when we'd been up the Ben More Coigach ridge from Culnacraig, the Pollaidh ridge was rightly out of the...
by yokehead
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:40 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sensational Stac Pollaidh
Replies: 9
Views: 3232

Re: Visitor Tax

I probably responded to an MS questionnaire used in the preparation of that research.....in essence you flag research that doesn't find a tourist impact as "vested interest" by pointing towards research with a major vested interest. MS membership, like me, tend to resent the visual impact...
by yokehead
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:57 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Visitor Tax
Replies: 58
Views: 5746
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