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Re: Sealskin gloves.

I bought a pair of sealskin gloves and really did not get on with them. They didn't leak but I suffered from cold, clammy hands.

I am currently using less waterproof ones and carrying spares.
by Veryhappybunny
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:12 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Sealskin gloves.
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: The lake district

The National Park fell top assessors go up Hellvelyn every day from December to March and report on conditions on Twitter @LakesWeather and their website lakedistrictweatherline.co.uk so you can see what the conditions are like.
by Veryhappybunny
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The lake district
Replies: 15
Views: 497

Re: How did you get on in 2019?

Aim was to get to under 100 Corbetts Togo, which was achieved.

The wild camping didn’t happen though - but lots of good hill days, in Scotland, the lakes and Italy did.
by Veryhappybunny
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:49 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How did you get on in 2019?
Replies: 24
Views: 1010

Re: Pparamo Cascada 2 Mens Trousers Alternative

I had the same issue with the new Cascadas- and found just going up a size was not enough as the new Cascadas are a different shape. I got a pair of Velez trousers and found they are much better when climbing and didn’t get too tight at the knee - although I have gone up a size.
by Veryhappybunny
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:50 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Pparamo Cascada 2 Mens Trousers Alternative
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Jeans question

If you have craghoppers trousers that fit at the waist but are too baggy on the legs why not get them altered? It is cheap and quick. I have had clothes altered by The Zip Yard in Glasgow and it does not cost much. They can certainly taper trousers for you. There are clothing alteraterers in all maj...
by Veryhappybunny
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:35 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Jeans question
Replies: 25
Views: 2309

Re: still have your first rucksack (vintage) ?

My 30l Karrimor Hot something (ice? rock? the writing has now worn off) was bought in 1993 and is still in pretty much weekly use. It does have a couple of holes in the bottom, but I use a drybag liner. I will be sad when it eventually falls to bits - the embroidery I had done when in Kathmandu in 2...
by Veryhappybunny
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:17 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: still have your first rucksack (vintage) ?
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Paramo questions please.

Hi My DH has had a Velez jacket for the last year and a half and has been very pleased with it and found it really waterproof, despite some wet days out. I have an Andina jacket which I have had for 5 years and also like. It is quite warm and not the lightest but does have good venting. I have recen...
by Veryhappybunny
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:40 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Paramo questions please.
Replies: 19
Views: 1617

Re: Second easiest Munro on Skye

I think Bruach na Frithe is possibly the best viewpoint of the Cuillin munros. Definitely recommended! I agree that the recommended route up Banadich is not as scenic. Mhadaidh and Greadhaih are straightforward, if a bit scrambly coming out of the An Dorus col. Greadaidh in particular has one commit...
by Veryhappybunny
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Second easiest Munro on Skye
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: Beinn Bhuidhe by road bike?

Sounds good, thanks.
by Veryhappybunny
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:18 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beinn Bhuidhe by road bike?
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Beinn Bhuidhe by road bike?

Hi Years ago I used a mountain bike for the first part of the route to Beinn Bhuidhe. It was great! A friend asks if they could use their road bike, but I can’t remember how rough the road was. From the walkhighlands description it looks like you would have at least 5 km on tarmac, before it turns t...
by Veryhappybunny
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beinn Bhuidhe by road bike?
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: Advice re Aonach Eagach

The BMC's DVD Hillwalking Essentials includes scrambling the AE https://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2009/01/11/hill-walking-essentials-dvd-advice-to-help-you-on-the-hills - might be worth a look.
by Veryhappybunny
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:19 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Advice re Aonach Eagach
Replies: 29
Views: 1534

Re: Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Loch Mullardoch

It might be worth asking the ferryman if you don't get an answer - my friends used the ferry to do the north mullardoch Munros and it sounded like he was helpful about dropping them off in a good place for a route up the hill. It sounds like he has helped people to do your route before, so may have ...
by Veryhappybunny
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Loch Mullardoch
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: Insect repellent socks

Many thanks all. Though I may have to train before I can manage Caberfeidh's trousers.

By the way, the idea of socks being insect repellent was to help if you tuck your trousers into them, to reduce the risk of Lyme disease.
by Veryhappybunny
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:38 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Insect repellent socks
Replies: 16
Views: 950

Insect repellent socks

Hi
Do you have any recommendations for insect repellent walking socks to ward off ticks?
by Veryhappybunny
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:24 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Insect repellent socks
Replies: 16
Views: 950

Re: waterproof overtrousers for a tall husband

I have not used them but see that Cioch on Skye will make clothing to measure - https://www.cioch-direct.co.uk/introduction/welcome.html
by Veryhappybunny
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:07 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: waterproof overtrousers for a tall husband
Replies: 9
Views: 459
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