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Re: Ireland west coast mountains season?

I toured the west coast of Ireland in April 2010 for two weeks when the unpronounceable Icelandic volcano erupted, closing Atlantic airspace for a week. The high pressure kept the ash cloud in place for so long that the Americans in the hostels I stayed at despaired of ever getting home. Wikipedia s...
by arjh
Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:18 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ireland west coast mountains season?
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Your suggestions please

by arjh
Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:43 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Your suggestions please
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: Via ferrata: my journey to the dark side!

Have done several in the Dolomites, French Alps, Pyrenees, great fun. Recommended to keep an eye on the clock and guidebook times as you don't want to be on a giant lightning conductor when the early evening continental storms move in... Only fell once, at the final overhang move at the top of a rou...
by arjh
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:02 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Via ferrata: my journey to the dark side!
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: Recommended Corbett/Graham combos

there is no good resource for this and it's a faff looking through trip reports etc. Under your username top left there is an 'all hills' bagging map which shows Corbetts and Grahams together, it also shows Munros but that may not be an issue if you have done them already and turned them blue. Othe...
by arjh
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommended Corbett/Graham combos
Replies: 18
Views: 1235

Re: Munros with 'meh' views...

Tolmount is a lovely-looking hill if approached from the north via Glen Callater/Jocks Road. I find many hills are improved by approaching from a direction that is not the standard bagging route. Geal Charn (the Monadhliath one) is dull via the normal plod from Garva Bridge, but I found it great fro...
by arjh
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:51 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Munros with 'meh' views...
Replies: 17
Views: 1325

Re: Monessie Gorge bridge closed

That's a great shame, I have stayed at the nearby Àite Cruinnichidh hostel several times and the bridge is very handy. Hope the estate are able to sort something out this year.
by arjh
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:59 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Monessie Gorge bridge closed
Replies: 1
Views: 513

Re: Hewitt list changes

Hi Paul, The Hewitts page says "You have bagged a total of 291 Hewitts, 92.09% of the total of 316." but the Hewitt-only map page says "You have climbed 291 Hewitts out of 315 - 92.38% complete" Looks like the map total needs upping to 316 and then presumably the percentage calcu...
by arjh
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:52 pm
 
Forum: Walkhighlands announcements and feedback
Topic: Hewitt list changes
Replies: 9
Views: 2536

Re: High Cup and Murton Fell

Was thinking of doing this one when lockdown ends, but am taking serious note of the comment re bogfest on Murton. Might leave it till the summer! Cheers. I crossed from Murton Fell summit to High Cup (reverse direction from the OP) when doing a long circuit of the four Hewitts around Swarth Beck H...
by arjh
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:40 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: High Cup and Murton Fell
Replies: 2
Views: 2043

Re: Salomon Boot Laces - They're Rubbish

Double-knotting will help, but you can also loop them around the top guides in the opposite direction so the laces go over and under rather than under and over (sorry difficult to explain in words). This is good advice. When using the 'hooked' style of eyelets on boots (rather than the D-rings) alw...
by arjh
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:11 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Salomon Boot Laces - They're Rubbish
Replies: 17
Views: 1854

Re: Sweat much? Clothing Recommendation Required

Agree with several posters above. The motto I was taught to remember was 'Be bold, start cold' - you feel a little uncomfortable for 10-15 minutes but you soon warm up.
by arjh
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:59 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Sweat much? Clothing Recommendation Required
Replies: 15
Views: 1670

Re: Fan Y Big

Hi Paul, Hillbagging notes a couple of Hewitt changes in the Lake District dated 30/01/21 which I see you have already updated on Walkhighlands - Carl Side being demoted from Hewitt status whilst Combe Head (one of the Glaramara tops) is promoted. However the Hewitt page lists the total as 315 when ...
by arjh
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:37 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fan Y Big
Replies: 9
Views: 1085

Re: Fan Y Big

Hi Paul - Foel Cedig is misspelt Feol Cedig on its individual page.
by arjh
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:29 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fan Y Big
Replies: 9
Views: 1085

Re: Attempt at Maol Chean-Dearg

Top quality video, some really great light for the drone footage. I have subscribed and will watch your other videos later! :clap:

And fair enough for calling it a day, postholing isn't much fun the first few times. Eventually you'll enjoy this 'type 2 fun' as well, maybe...
by arjh
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:58 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Attempt at Maol Chean-Dearg
Replies: 6
Views: 1419

Re: Your coldest day?

Dun da Ghaoithe, a Corbett on Mull, January 2016. The name means 'fort of the two winds' and both of them were blowing full pelt that day... absolutely baltic. Had a similar experience on the Blackhope round above Moffat two winters ago, searingly cold winds on Hart Fell. Coldest night out was a wil...
by arjh
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:07 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Your coldest day?
Replies: 38
Views: 4006

Re: Gie's anither swatch o' yer Fannaichs! The Middle Three.

Congratulations on passing 200. Sgurr nan Clach Geala is a fantastic mountain and one of my favourites.

:clap:
by arjh
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:10 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Gie's anither swatch o' yer Fannaichs! The Middle Three.
Replies: 1
Views: 596
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