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Re: Compleat or complete?

Recommend reading Andrew Dempster's The Munros: A History (2021). That contains some information on munroing vocabulary.
by 1Magnus
Tue May 24, 2022 7:19 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Compleat or complete?
Replies: 16
Views: 4050

Re: First Cuckoo

Very persistent cuckoo near Fersit hillwalking car park, 14 May.
by 1Magnus
Mon May 23, 2022 7:47 am
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: First Cuckoo
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: Male and on your phone biggest dangers in Scotland

I'm female. Most of the Munros I've climbed were solo walks. I only go munroing from April - October. For myself, I find it too risky for solo walks during the winter...
by 1Magnus
Mon Mar 28, 2022 7:42 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Male and on your phone biggest dangers in Scotland
Replies: 87
Views: 4118

Re: River crossing

But I remember at least one occasion (Beinn Mhanach, August 2020) when it felt wonderful to get wet feet, with your boots on! Sweltering day, you're on the way down in the late afternoon, your feet feel super hot and you just want to get back to the car. But luckily there are seven (seven!) fords to...
by 1Magnus
Fri Mar 18, 2022 8:57 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: River crossing
Replies: 38
Views: 2560

Re: new to Scottish hillwalking?

(Sorry for the slow reply). You're right - the SAIS (Scottish Avalanche Information Service) is a great resource too. I was hesitant to include it in my article as I didn't want people new to hillwalking thinking that with the help of the SAIS (and no other winter training) you can safely go on wint...
by 1Magnus
Sat Feb 05, 2022 8:42 am
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: new to Scottish hillwalking?
Replies: 4
Views: 917

new to Scottish hillwalking?

I recently wrote an article on Scottish hillwalking for my employer's wellbeing newsletter. I thought I might share it here, in case it helps anyone who's thinking of taking up hillwalking but is unsure where to start! Recently started a new job or new degree in Scotland? Thought about taking up hil...
by 1Magnus
Mon Dec 20, 2021 2:04 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: new to Scottish hillwalking?
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Re: Beinn Mhanach

I did Beinn Mhanach with a mountain bike, from the A82, in fairly warm weather. I think there were seven fords to cross, and I did get wet feet. For the cycle part, I was wearing old trainers; I then put on my walking boots just for the hill. Not sure what this expedition would feel like in cold wea...
by 1Magnus
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:55 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beinn Mhanach
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: Kintail 4.5 Munros

Fantastic photos!
by 1Magnus
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:58 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Kintail 4.5 Munros
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: where can I find my draft walk report.

Your report is now published! :lol:

(I've just 'liked' it).
by 1Magnus
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:00 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: where can I find my draft walk report.
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: Fide Coastal Path and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code

I'd like to second what walkerali says. I live locally, and don't even check for tidal times any more - when I get to the bit that may be flooded at high tide, and it turns out to be under water, I just climb that steep slope, cross some fences and bypass that bit of the coastal path. It's all part ...
by 1Magnus
Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:59 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fide Coastal Path and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code
Replies: 16
Views: 1507

Re: Clegs.

'Jungle Formula' insect repellent, available from Boots. Doesn't cost the world. Is DEET-based. Seems to repel clegs, midges, keds. Smell still overpowering hours after the walk has finished and you're entering a crowded pub. Make sure to pack it in such a way that you have access to it *as soon as*...
by 1Magnus
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:47 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Clegs.
Replies: 18
Views: 1729

Re: Supposed to be long hike but...

Thank you for a helpful walk report - I haven't even started on the Corbetts, and your walk report makes me look forward to them!
by 1Magnus
Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:50 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Supposed to be long hike but...
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: Supposed to be long hike but...

If you put the seats down, a scruffy old mountain bike will fit in most cars!
by 1Magnus
Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:09 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Supposed to be long hike but...
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: Newbie with sore legs and feet

Sorry to be confusing: what I was alluding to, about iron supplements, was the period. (I'm female, despite my username). If you bleed once a month, that may not affect some women and their ability to do sports, but some women will feel fainter around the time of their periods, or during menopause, ...
by 1Magnus
Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:06 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Newbie with sore legs and feet
Replies: 37
Views: 3744

Re: Newbie with sore legs and feet

I've had good experiences with exposing myself to very cold water at the end of the walk - like in a loch that you pass by... Feels shockingly cold at the time, but when you come out of the water after 10 mins, you feel like a new-born baby, and the effect still lasts for days afterwards, with less ...
by 1Magnus
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:42 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Newbie with sore legs and feet
Replies: 37
Views: 3744
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