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Re: Opinion on ways to tackle northernmost 4

There's a lot of driving between the areas and the roads to Hope and Klibreck are pretty rank. I planned to do similar but ended up moving to Inverness "for work" so getting to the northwest became less of a hassle. :lol: I would probably be prepared to wait for a decent window of weather ...
by iain_atkinson_1986
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:49 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Opinion on ways to tackle northernmost 4
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: Carn nan Gabhar - cycle in?

Just do the whole route again. It's a cracker.
by iain_atkinson_1986
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:31 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Carn nan Gabhar - cycle in?
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Jeans question

Having unexpectedly ended up waist deep in bog at the weekend I can't imagine how awful having to do the rest of that walk with wet jeans would have been! :lol: I have a pair of Kiwis and even with a 30" waist they seem to have a ridiculously baggy cut. I wore them on the hills in my early days...
by iain_atkinson_1986
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:38 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Jeans question
Replies: 19
Views: 755

Re: When do you count a Munro?

Does it really matter? It's just a hobby.
by iain_atkinson_1986
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:53 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When do you count a Munro?
Replies: 47
Views: 2187

Re: Which way would you go

I'd cycle in from Glen Affric its predominantly flat. Morvich is very scenic but does involve gaining then losing height. I've walked in from Cluanie and never again! Another option is to come in from Iron Lodge? Assume your camping or staying at the hostel? Out of interest, what is bad about the w...
by iain_atkinson_1986
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:28 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which way would you go
Replies: 26
Views: 3396

Re: Highland Tourism Visitor Levy (Tourist Tax)

I already find Inverness wildly overpriced, as is Edinburgh, so I'm not sure it really needs the added deterrent of a tax for those visiting the Highlands. The Scottish and UK governments moving more infrastructure away from the central belt would be a better option.
by iain_atkinson_1986
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:16 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Highland Tourism Visitor Levy (Tourist Tax)
Replies: 68
Views: 2001

Re: Maintenance of Nubuck Boots

The couple of pairs of Meindls I've had using nubuck have just ended up getting waxed. I didn't find it to be a problem seeing as it darkens when it gets wet anyway, which is 100% of the time I wear them.
by iain_atkinson_1986
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:43 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Maintenance of Nubuck Boots
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Advice on accurate weather forecasts

Use a combination of MWIS, Met Office and BBC News. Controversially I find the BBC to be the most accurate. Just use the satellite map as close to the walk as possible and if there's a lot of blue you'll get wet.
by iain_atkinson_1986
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Advice on accurate weather forecasts
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: Plastic Mountain

What about shotgun cartridges? I've seen a lot recently on some Corbetts on estates. I have no issues with estates being managed the way their staff see fit but presumably cartridges will be there for years?
by iain_atkinson_1986
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:38 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Plastic Mountain
Replies: 18
Views: 1698

Re: Walking technique - perhaps a silly question!

I tend to not fall for a few trips then fall a dozen times in a single trip. Usually when there's heather and bog. All part of the "fun"...
by iain_atkinson_1986
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:04 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Walking technique - perhaps a silly question!
Replies: 18
Views: 890

Re: Grahams/Corbetts in the Inverness area

Little Wyvis has cracking views, especially if you do it from Silverbridge. It has an estate track all the way to the top which might be handy if you're just starting out. The only downside is the track does split off in places but you should be fine so long as you have OS maps or similar on your ph...
by iain_atkinson_1986
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:22 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Grahams/Corbetts in the Inverness area
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Best Male Underwear?

Primark.
by iain_atkinson_1986
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:49 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Best Male Underwear?
Replies: 31
Views: 3733

Re: Which way would you go

I walked in from the Cluanie Inn, did the three munros and back out the same day. I think it was about 11 hours all-in (24 miles-ish and maybe 1600-1800m ascent) so it is a long day but it really isn't as bad as people make out. Yes it was wet but no more so than countless other walks you'll encount...
by iain_atkinson_1986
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:30 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which way would you go
Replies: 26
Views: 3396

Re: Access to Loch Quoich Munros

It was reopened in April. I got my Astra over the new bit of road no problems three days after it was opened. They still had to tidy it up a bit at that point but I'd imagine it's as good as new now.
by iain_atkinson_1986
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:23 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Access to Loch Quoich Munros
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: 3 season mountain boots recommendations

My last pairs of three season boots have both been Meindl - Vakuums and Bhutans. The Vakuums were amazing but I thought the soles wore down way too quick. Then again I did get 100+ munros out of them. I got the Bhutans priced matched at Go Outdoors for about £130 which was a steal. Their soles are b...
by iain_atkinson_1986
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:43 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: 3 season mountain boots recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 1523
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