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Re: non-secret but obscure shelters in the Cairngorms

I’ve never stayed there but there is “Davie’s Bourach” in the upper reaches of Glen Doll, it’s marked on the Harvey maps as something else iirc (sorry the relevant map is 200+ miles away at the moment so I can’t check). It’s mentioned in the Bothy Bible on pg 172. Another basic emergency shelter but...
by Cantab
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:57 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: non-secret but obscure shelters in the Cairngorms
Replies: 5
Views: 1676

Re: Winter access/Bothy advice

I was planning a similar route this week - aimed to hike up Glen Derry, drop the heavy stuff off at the Hutch, then bag Beinn a' Chaorainn; then come back over Beinn Mheadoin and Derry Cairngorm the next day. All was going swimmingly until I met Glas Alt Mor in spate (about 1.5km short of the Hutch)...
by Cantab
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:50 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Winter access/Bothy advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2083

Re: How's Scotland for snow?

Definitely a significant thaw. Was up Carn A'Mhaim in the Cairngorms yesterday. Rivers were all in spate on the hike in, still had to cross some snow patches on the south-facing ascent but it was soft stuff. At the summit there was a harder snow field (~1000m), higher summits (eg Ben Macdui) had a b...
by Cantab
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:18 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How's Scotland for snow?
Replies: 15
Views: 2884

Re: what maps do you use

Another vote for the Harvey 1:40K 'British Mountain Maps': lovely compromise of detail while not needing to re-fold the map too often, waterproof (!!) without the bulk of OS Active Maps, and positioned to optimise the number of mountains on them. Not to mention helpful information and larger scale i...
by Cantab
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:58 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: what maps do you use
Replies: 15
Views: 2578

Re: Glen Shiel bus service

Tried to do your planned route last summer. Intending to catch the bus from the Jacobite, but got lucky and some other walkers offered me a lift up to Cluanie! I paid back the karma by picking up a couple of lads and driving them back up the Glen in the evening. Moral of the story - you might as wel...
by Cantab
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:05 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glen Shiel bus service
Replies: 8
Views: 2849

Re: High Camp on the Ring of Steall - Fire Below & Stars Abo

Cracking report, and wonderful photos, I still treasure the memory of my day around the Ring of Steall, probably in my all time favourite walks. The summit camp is inspirational, just acquired myself a Laser Comp 1 and will be moving north of the border this summer so I look forward to giving it a go!
by Cantab
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:44 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: High Camp on the Ring of Steall - Fire Below & Stars Above
Replies: 19
Views: 13975

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