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Re: Mullardoch 12 over 2 days

Pray to a deity of your choice for wind. That is, without a doubt, the midgiest place on earth. In August 2017, my partner and I had plans for a two-day Mullardoch round and set up a tent by the dam the night before. It was windy when we set up the tent and had dinner, so all seemed copacetic. Somet...
by EmilyD
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:55 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mullardoch 12 over 2 days
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: The road down to Kinlochhourn...problems.

The council told us that they would rather people not go underneath the slide on foot, bike, or anything else. You probably could, but it isn't recommended. There is still tons of unstable rock, and they would prefer not to have to dig bodies out. They said that it will have to be assessed from abov...
by EmilyD
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:54 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The road down to Kinlochhourn...problems.
Replies: 49
Views: 8747

Re: The road down to Kinlochhourn...problems.

Our plan had been to take a kayak across the loch and then climb the mountain.
by EmilyD
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:12 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The road down to Kinlochhourn...problems.
Replies: 49
Views: 8747

Re: The road down to Kinlochhourn...problems.

My partner spoke to the Highland council today, as we had plans to climb Gairich this coming weekend. The chap on the council who is dealing with this told him that the whole mountainside is unstable and they are not even allowing workers and assessors to walk underneath it. It will require blasting...
by EmilyD
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:10 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The road down to Kinlochhourn...problems.
Replies: 49
Views: 8747

Re: French horseriders in the Highlands

Definitely watching too many movies. Jumping a gate in a western saddle... Ouch. I don't think so. That guy would be singing soprano for the rest of his life (and did you notice the way the film was cut? You never actually saw the horse jump). In reality, most gates on land rover tracks have a landi...
by EmilyD
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:03 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: French horseriders in the Highlands
Replies: 11
Views: 1233

Re: French horseriders in the Highlands

I also found BHS Scotland's site, which lists many of the major long distance trails and describes access issues that affect riders (at least at the time of writing): http://www.bhsscotland.org.uk/riding-routes1.html
by EmilyD
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:27 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: French horseriders in the Highlands
Replies: 11
Views: 1233

Re: French horseriders in the Highlands

I'm a hillwalker who also rides, but as a caveat, I've never taken the horse out in the Highlands due to not owning a trailer or lorry. Anyway, you're right -- a lot of the trails are boggy, but there are plenty you could ride on. However, your biggest problem will be gates: ones that a human on foo...
by EmilyD
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:16 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: French horseriders in the Highlands
Replies: 11
Views: 1233

Re: Pain in groin/hip - any ideas?

I get a similar thing, probably hip tendonitis. However, I have found that riding horses, which increases core strength and thigh strength, and religiously using hiking poles when going uphill completely prevents it from happening.
by EmilyD
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:18 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pain in groin/hip - any ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 804

Re: Music with a hill reference in the title....

Lots of Irish (and some Scottish) traditional tunes: Dark Lochnagar The Green Mountain The Mountain Road The Mountain Top The Twelve Pins The Highest Hill in Sligo The Cliffs of Glencolmcille. The Limestone Rock Music in the Glen The Hut in the Bog The Ben Lomond Strathspey Farewell to the Glen The ...
by EmilyD
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Music with a hill reference in the title....
Replies: 116
Views: 13006

Re: A warm jacket for stops during hiking?

Mountain Equipment Citadel. Best thing, ever. Heavier than most of things mentioned, but worth it if you are a lizard.
by EmilyD
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:09 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: A warm jacket for stops during hiking?
Replies: 13
Views: 2194

Re: A creative route up Beinn Fhada

May have been our descent tracks from friday you were following up although we ascended via the north ridge of Meall an Fhuarain Mhor to bag the top. We came across a guy walking down alongside the river as we were going up. His tracks (maybe) were the ones we saw descending our ridge as we were as...
by EmilyD
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:03 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A creative route up Beinn Fhada
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

A creative route up Beinn Fhada

Our trip to Kintail was something of an impromptu decision Friday night, mainly due to the Northwest having the best forecast of anywhere in Scotland. The first taste of success on Sunday morning was the discovery that there were no signs or locked gates on the private road after Morvich heading int...
by EmilyD
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:33 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A creative route up Beinn Fhada
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

Re: Mullach Fraoch-choire In Winter

We bailed off it in spring a couple years ago because the bypass path on the right was banked out, with the remnants of unstable cornices for added fun, while the scramble on the left had unavoidable patches of slippy wet spring snow. Braver scramblers might have attempted it, but we chickened out, ...
by EmilyD
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:44 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mullach Fraoch-choire In Winter
Replies: 9
Views: 886

Re: Kingshouse Hotel, Glencoe

Does anyone know if they have actually started work on the hotel itself? Did it look like they were doing stuff to it? I haven't had a good look in a few months -- just a quick glance at 60mph from the A82. I was up there last March for the Glasgow Uni Mountaineering Club reunion meet. Because GUMC ...
by EmilyD
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:22 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kingshouse Hotel, Glencoe
Replies: 31
Views: 8041

What wee camping stove

I had my eye on a Primus Gravity stove when we spotted this on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/OUTAD-Outdoor- ... ping+stove

It's ridiculously cheap. Has anyone ever used one or heard of it?
by EmilyD
Mon May 22, 2017 8:50 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: What wee camping stove
Replies: 7
Views: 1940
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