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Meall Glas from Glen Dochart

First hill attempt after the recent restrictions were lifted. I have been walking on a semi regular basis during the lockdown but there are not any lofty peaks in the Falkirk area. Parked up on the grass verge of the A85 at the turn off for Auchessan at 07.30. Frosty morning, sunny with a cool east ...
by maxie23
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:03 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall Glas from Glen Dochart
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Re: Crianlarich Hills / Rannoch Wall snow cover

I've got my eyes on some of the hills around Crianlarich / Tyndrum this weekend. We don't have any winter equipment, so can anyone confirm that the snow's mostly gone here? I can't see many problematic coires, and expect the snow should have melted from the ridges. First option is the Beinn Achalad...
by maxie23
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:45 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Crianlarich Hills / Rannoch Wall snow cover
Replies: 10
Views: 231

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: 1673

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: 1673

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: 1875

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: 1875

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: 459

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: 696

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: 1248

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: 321

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: 1248

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: 1248

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: 1248

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: 538

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: 1248
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