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Re: Outdoor enthusiasts and ageing

Interesting and thought provoking thread. :D It's kinda weird to have long-standing posters on here reveal their age. In my head, when I've read posts in the past, I have an image of us all as young vigorous 30 somethings.* :shock: *Except Sgurr of course, who is WH's own much revered Golden Oldie ...
by maxie23
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:17 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Outdoor enthusiasts and ageing
Replies: 29
Views: 1367

Re: Outdoor enthusiasts and ageing

Gordymck, I didn't start until I was 51 so hopefully that's an encouragement for you. Same here, I was 51 before I did my first proper hill, Ben Ledi. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50959754246_76494c6b55_k.jpg Ben Ledi 11th Sep 2015 by robert irvine , on Flickr Wish I'd discovered hillwalking...
by maxie23
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:51 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Outdoor enthusiasts and ageing
Replies: 29
Views: 1367

Re: The Milk Run

Hi Gordie12 Scary thing is I can remember the adverts for cresta, and I am only just past 21. :lol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdnUo1q2E90 One of the local farms in our area has a couple of herds of Highland cows, couple of calf's in with them at the moment. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...
by maxie23
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:49 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Milk Run
Replies: 10
Views: 807

Re: The Milk Run

Hi Gordie 12
Cracking photos :D

I went for a walk in the snow down to buy a frothy fruit-flavoured drink from my local shop.
Unfortunately I ended up sliding on my backside down a hill.
Yes, it was the cresta run.
Boom boom.

:lol:
by maxie23
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:37 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Milk Run
Replies: 10
Views: 807

Re: The hills of Glen Orchy: views to the left of them ...

Hi Huff n Puff.
Cracking photos :D
I did this route a week after you and had lovely weather as well.
Descent path was a bit of a quagmire, at least you had it a bit drier with your slight detour.
Regards.
by maxie23
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:39 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The hills of Glen Orchy: views to the left of them ...
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Just saying like

Fantastic stuff. "Today, Saturday 16 January 2021 at 16:58 local time, a team of 10 Nepalese mountaineers completed the highly coveted first winter ascent of K2, the second highest mountain in the world and the last 8000er to be climbed in the coldest season. News of the successful summit was p...
by maxie23
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just saying like
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: So near yet so far away.

Hi Giant Stoneater. Thanks for that mate. I heard Nicolas speech when I was out for a walk today, didn't have time to read through everything until later on. Looks like the big expedition could be back on. Regards. Robert Good luck with the big exped. You will be following in the footsteps of mount...
by maxie23
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:15 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So near yet so far away.
Replies: 15
Views: 1143

Benvane

Thick fog on the drive up from Stirling. The skies cleared just before Callander and into the bright early morning sun. I tried to get up Benvane two years ago, it was not a good day. After turning left at Balquidder I drove over the Stronvar bridge and then turned left again. This was the wrong roa...
by maxie23
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:46 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Benvane
Replies: 0
Views: 240

Re: So near yet so far away.

Hi Giant Stoneater.

Thanks for that mate.

I heard Nicolas speech when I was out for a walk today, didn't have time to read through everything until later on.

Looks like the big expedition could be back on.

Regards.

Robert
by maxie23
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:14 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So near yet so far away.
Replies: 15
Views: 1143

Re: So near yet so far away.

1168 ft! A mountain indeed from where I am confined in Oxfordshire. I have a choice of White Horse Hill at 844 ft or Bald Hill at 842 ft, current and previous county tops. Both involve driving more than five miles, so not in guidance range strictly. Locally my residence is at 443 ft, the highest po...
by maxie23
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:41 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So near yet so far away.
Replies: 15
Views: 1143

Re: So near yet so far away.

@Maxie23 I feel for you and it seems like just a bad roll of the dice that you cant climb these hills while someone living further away could climb them legally. :crazy: Another strange one is for mountain folk from Moray. They have 7 munros in their local authority area that they can climb legally...
by maxie23
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:09 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So near yet so far away.
Replies: 15
Views: 1143

Re: Suilven Night Out

Fantastic stuff.
Loved the photos. :clap:
Well done.

Regards
by maxie23
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:19 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Suilven Night Out
Replies: 2
Views: 456

So near yet so far away.

The two Lochearnhead munros, Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin are 28 miles away from my home, as the crow flies. They are also in a different council area so are inaccessible at the present time. :( The photos were taken from a local park where I used to walk my dogs and I have used my camera to captur...
by maxie23
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:01 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So near yet so far away.
Replies: 15
Views: 1143

Re: Higher than Dumyat – Our Ochils Lockdown Challenge 2020

Hi Lesley.

Fantastic stuff, well done.

The Ochils are my local range and I have spent many enjoyable days up there.

Did I see you and your friend on the top of Ben Cleuch on either the 31st August or the 19th of September this year.

Regards.

Robert
by maxie23
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:33 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Higher than Dumyat – Our Ochils Lockdown Challenge 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Your coldest day?

The coldest day for me was on Auchnafree hill, next to Ben Chonzie, in January 2017. There was a North wind on that day and on the top according to my anemometer ( I love gadgets ) it was blowing at a steady 25 mph with occasional gusts up to 40 mph. I didn't take many photos, I was apprehensive abo...
by maxie23
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Your coldest day?
Replies: 38
Views: 2596
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