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Re: East highland way add ons?

Through the Ghru and finish in Braemar. 8)
by Robinho08
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:41 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: East highland way add ons?
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Montane Terra pants

That's a pity, they're good trousers. I would have been tempted to try another pair on the off chance.
by Robinho08
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:28 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Montane Terra pants
Replies: 8
Views: 1519

Re: Montane Terra pants

Still on my first pair from 2011, love them. Would probably try them on when buying a new pair though. Did you exchange them?
by Robinho08
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:48 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Montane Terra pants
Replies: 8
Views: 1519

Re: Glen Coe Hydro Scheme

Caberfeidh wrote:Tidal turbines are the way forward, not pitifully small hydro-electric schemes on scenic rivers in tourism-dependant areas.


This. 8)
by Robinho08
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:55 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glen Coe Hydro Scheme
Replies: 24
Views: 3106

Re: Current snow conditions thread 2019

I'm not a big fan of snow condition questions on FB, mostly due the reliability of the replies, most advice is down the lines of: "I drove passed two weeks ago looked fine" "I was up there 5 days ago, crampons not needed" "Don't bother with an axe and crampons"... You'v...
by Robinho08
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:47 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Current snow conditions thread 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 3387

Re: Beginner for Nevis

Ben Nevis via the tourist path was my very first mountain back in 2008 and I was fine. It's a bit of a slog up and it was really busy, but I enjoyed it at the time. Depending how this winter pans out, there could still be a lot of snow on the Ben in May. It's impossible to know conditions at the mom...
by Robinho08
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beginner for Nevis
Replies: 12
Views: 1155

Re: Trail shoes with decent grip

I wear Innov8 Roclites too. Really grippy and paired with waterproof socks they're great for 3 season use.

I found this article useful too:

https://sectionhiker.com/sectionhiker-gear-guide/10-best-hiking-boots-and-trail-shoes/?fbclid=IwAR1lOBl15dP9VfjkzNg3L_6VFuFIfXAHwgjCA4JVyiILyyotJvmfSXv2sdQ
by Robinho08
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:26 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Trail shoes with decent grip
Replies: 34
Views: 4339

Re: Water Filtration

Definitely the Sawyer Mini filter, it also fits on a regular Cola bottle, meaning you don't need to faff around with squeeze bags. The filter will also fit a Platypus water hydration bladder. When you've hit camp, remember a rolling one minute on the boil is enough to kill all germs etc in the UK. N...
by Robinho08
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:35 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Water Filtration
Replies: 16
Views: 1956

Re: Boggiest Hills?

Definitely Beinn Chabhair, by a country mile. I can recommend the approach from Derrydarroch as a good alternative - there is a newish, but thankfully not too ugly, hydro track that leads to the stream junction at NN357196. From here, follow the burn and open grassy gully above (no path but reasona...
by Robinho08
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:32 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boggiest Hills?
Replies: 46
Views: 3672

Re: Heated Gloves

Never tried them, can't imagine them being that effective on the hills. Have you tried those hand warmers that you shake to activate or mitts?
by Robinho08
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:18 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Heated Gloves
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: new backpacking tent advice

Take a look at the Tarptent Scarp 1 or 2. Requires importing from America, but they're great tents.
by Robinho08
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:27 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: new backpacking tent advice
Replies: 21
Views: 3441

Re: Crampon Bag

I've got a Grivel crampon bag.
by Robinho08
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Crampon Bag
Replies: 12
Views: 1093

Re: Walking/ Outdoor movies

Into the Wild was good, as is North Face if you don't mind subtitles as its a German film.

YouTube is a wash with lots of great outdoor content too.
by Robinho08
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:16 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Walking/ Outdoor movies
Replies: 49
Views: 5104

Re: Hiking the Skye trail with dogs

If you go onto YouTube and search for 'Hounds of Howgate' he did the Syke Trail with his collie Moss. He's usually quite quick at answering questions on his channel.

Not sure how he got his passed the bad step though. :?
by Robinho08
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:28 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hiking the Skye trail with dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: new backpacking tent advice

It's always helpful to know your budget. Backpacking tents start at around £100, right up to £700+.
by Robinho08
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:51 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: new backpacking tent advice
Replies: 21
Views: 3441
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