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Re: Wider fit boots

I have Altberg boots and they are brill. Did have a pair of Burma Meindl boots before that and although very comfortable they worn out very fast 18 months! The Altberg do not even look like I have ever worn them and are 3 years old. If you go to the shop they are cheaper and they give you loads of h...
by mountain tortoise
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:55 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Wider fit boots
Replies: 5
Views: 1382

Re: Insect bites - a warning

I known someone who was bitten by an adder and developed cellulitis. He nearly lost his leg and will never be the same agian it was horrible.
by mountain tortoise
Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:13 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Insect bites - a warning
Replies: 16
Views: 7521

surprise sighting on St Kilda

Just back form a trip to St Kilda. Expected to see Gannets Great Skuas etc. but this guy was a surprised at about 500ft up Mulloch Mor. I can only think it is a Golden Plover but would be glad if any one knows better as that seems so unlikely..
by mountain tortoise
Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:21 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: surprise sighting on St Kilda
Replies: 2
Views: 901

Re: Hike suggestion 6-8 days

Whay not do the Skye Trail. You can get a bus from Fort William to Portree and then on the start of the walk. Wild camping on the Trotternish ridge is fab and you could add walking from Broadford to Kylerhea and catching the ferry over to Glenelg then walk on to Sheil Bridge to catch the bus back to...
by mountain tortoise
Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:45 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hike suggestion 6-8 days
Replies: 4
Views: 1425

Re: Stoat/Weasel

Nice one caberfeidh best laugh I have had in a while. :lol:
by mountain tortoise
Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:37 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Stoat/Weasel
Replies: 10
Views: 6792

Re: Camping in and around Glencoe

You could go down the Glen Etive road from the top of Glencoe lots of nice stops to wild camp and not to far to the pub. I do not camp at the back of the Kingshouse any more since some unpleasant merry individual peed on my tent. :(
by mountain tortoise
Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:33 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Camping in and around Glencoe
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Re: Cadair Bronwen

YRhug is all to tempting everyday of the week. Yes a full circuit of the Berwyns is the way to go but it is a long walk. My husband did it a few weeks ago with a friends. From Cynwyd around the tops and back is 18 which is a bit far for a tortoise. i do it over two days and camp on the top.
by mountain tortoise
Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Cadair Bronwen
Replies: 4
Views: 3578

Re: Cadair Bronwen

Cadair Bronwen is near enough my bakc garden, Cadair Berwyn is better to be fair.
by mountain tortoise
Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:41 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Cadair Bronwen
Replies: 4
Views: 3578

Re: Which Car?

Yes looked at the Skoda Yeti but the 4x4 ones had a 8 months waiting time.
by mountain tortoise
Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:01 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Which Car?
Replies: 30
Views: 7015

Re: Which Car?

I had a 56 plate Freelander one of the last old model. TD4 and all. I loved it and I mean loved it, it was great to drive and stuck to the road like glue. I live in the mountain of North Wales and we have had some bad weather lately of Scottish proportions and it performed brill. However, every time...
by mountain tortoise
Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:12 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Which Car?
Replies: 30
Views: 7015

Re: Corncrake North Uist

Great pics you really do get the bets ones. I got a corncrake on Skye last year but I only managed a photo of its bum and everyone laughs when I say it is a corncrake. What do you use to get such fab wildlife pics KInley?
by mountain tortoise
Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:41 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Corncrake North Uist
Replies: 15
Views: 4364

Re: Fort William Parking

Hi there I have left my car in Fort William many times. There is a long stay car park behind Morrisons. If fact there are two make sure you park in the one which does not have the market in in it if you are away on those days. It is not expensive and i have never in 25 years ever had a problem leavi...
by mountain tortoise
Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fort William Parking
Replies: 29
Views: 8113

Re: Pack for walking WHW

I have done the WHW wild camping with everything in a Osprey Kestrel 48 it worked very well.
by mountain tortoise
Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:39 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Pack for walking WHW
Replies: 10
Views: 3506

Re: Arenig Fach & Carnedd y Filiast

One of my favourites walk. Best done after a dry spell. Which of cause is very tricky to get with 3 reservoirs in the area. There not there for no good reason. :)
by mountain tortoise
Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:35 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Arenig Fach & Carnedd y Filiast
Replies: 5
Views: 6114

Re: Walking the WHW - some questions

No prob the one thing you get is being alone. I would try and go off out of the main season if you can may be September. if you are planning on using Bunk houses hotels Yha or B&B book in advance or you may be under the stars, which is very nice. Not so good for wildcamping when busy either.
by mountain tortoise
Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:53 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Walking the WHW - some questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2382
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