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Re: Inconsiderate B’s

Welcome to don't-give-a-toss UK. There is a subset of society that believe anything goes if they can get away with it, and unfortunately they frequently do. Well, when the so called "leaders" (and I cannot stress how reservedly I use that word) at the very top of "don't give a toss U...
by Bonzo
Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:30 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Inconsiderate B’s
Replies: 30
Views: 2157

Re: Scarpa SL Active (new)

I used various reincarnations of Scarpa SLs from the mid-80s to the mid-00s but the later versions are too big, heavy and stiff so I reluctantly changed to Meindl.

There's no doubting their performance on heavier terrain but they're nowhere near the multifunction boot that they used to be.
by Bonzo
Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:03 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Scarpa SL Active (new)
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: The Compass Peaks: Beinn Spionnaidh

Crikey! I'd never have guessed that Bleaklow was the most easterly 2000 footer on the mainland.
by Bonzo
Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:48 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Compass Peaks: Beinn Spionnaidh
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: Travels with Marina & Co.

Some great photos there.
by Bonzo
Thu May 26, 2022 1:09 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Travels with Marina & Co.
Replies: 10
Views: 2601

Re: Weasels' Cape Wrath Trail Adventure -Part Two

What a magnificent read. Superb! :clap:
by Bonzo
Mon May 23, 2022 11:14 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Weasels' Cape Wrath Trail Adventure -Part Two
Replies: 19
Views: 1722

Re: Scottish National Trail - Is there a better walk in the

Great stuff. However I'd be absolutely gutted if, after walking 550 miles, I'd only lost 6Ibs :D
by Bonzo
Fri Feb 18, 2022 3:18 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Scottish National Trail - Is there a better walk in the UK ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2293

My Son and the Mamore Lodge

I spotted the movie My Son on Prime Video last night and decided it was worth a watch. It's set in the Argyll\Skye area so there's some excellent scenery on show. During the movie the plot moves into an abandoned old lodge which I soon realised was the Mamore Lodge where I stayed during my first WHW...
by Bonzo
Tue Feb 08, 2022 3:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Son and the Mamore Lodge
Replies: 1
Views: 627

Re: Walking long distance routes with Hypothyroid?

I was diagnosed as hyperthyroid last year after experiencing shaking limbs, palpitations, sweating and weight loss. I started taking Carbimazole and am now hypothyroid so I assume that the GP and consultant are trying to get the medication levels right over time. The weight loss started after a week...
by Bonzo
Tue Feb 01, 2022 5:15 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Walking long distance routes with Hypothyroid?
Replies: 5
Views: 632

Re: Walking the Way in Winter

Really enjoyed that. Well done!
by Bonzo
Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Walking the Way in Winter
Replies: 4
Views: 1459

Re: Poor Planning on Aonach Eagach.

Ouch well, your experience is the sum of your near misses, so well done. Only thing I’d say is my (multiple) experiences of the Aonach Eagach, in all conditions, is the the rock is pretty good and not greasy so I wonder if yo need to review your footwear? You don’t mention what you wee wearing but ...
by Bonzo
Tue Dec 14, 2021 11:05 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Poor Planning on Aonach Eagach.
Replies: 38
Views: 4734

Re: 19th birthday hike up An Teallach

There's nothing better than the instant widescreen view you get when the clouds clear.

I'm assuming the route detail you've shown is incorrect as you missed Sgurr Fiona and walked onto an outlying summit.
by Bonzo
Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:50 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: 19th birthday hike up An Teallach
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: Ghosts of Glen Shiel

A great report but the summit light show could quite easily have resulted in a call to Mountain Rescue and a lot of wasted time.
by Bonzo
Mon Dec 13, 2021 10:34 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ghosts of Glen Shiel
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: Glas Tholl path - An Teallach

Thanks all.

Ah yes, the rhododendrons, I remember them. A last minute sting in the tail. :lol:
by Bonzo
Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:47 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glas Tholl path - An Teallach
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Glas Tholl path - An Teallach

It's now over 20 years since I last walked over An Teallach and on this occasion we walked clockwise over Corrag Bhuidhe, Sgurr Fiona and then over Bidein a' Ghlas Thuill. We descended into Glas Tholl where we were surprised by the magnificent and relatively hidden cliffs that flank the western side...
by Bonzo
Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:00 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glas Tholl path - An Teallach
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: Smidge

Often I wonder what the old Highlanders did to keep the midges ,ticks and clegs at bay I often wonder what anyone who lives in western Scotland does to keep the midges at bay. It must be great having a place on the coast or next to a loch with great views but are you able to sit out between June an...
by Bonzo
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:40 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Smidge
Replies: 15
Views: 2329
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