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Re: New Coronavirus Law

A quick look at the news will expose the hypocrisy of the lockdown Government and High Ranking Police figures doing as they want by travelling here , there and everywhere , large gatherings being permitted , aided and abetted by the Media and Politicians But hillwalkers are being penalised lol I'm ...
by iain_atkinson_1986
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:27 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Coronavirus Law
Replies: 111
Views: 4491

Re: New Coronavirus Law

I am quite certain that had the 2 people who were rescued been properly equipped and experienced for what they were doing, and local to the area, no charges would have been brought. The issue IMO was that having already breached the Covid-19 guidelines, they additionally then put other people at ri...
by iain_atkinson_1986
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:42 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Coronavirus Law
Replies: 111
Views: 4491

Re: Stay at home

Silver Bear wrote:Get over it , hit the hills


After what I've read, seen and heard this weekend I think I've probably changed my mind on following the 5-mile rule. Might as well got some hills in before we're back to full lockdown!
by iain_atkinson_1986
Sun May 31, 2020 11:07 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 26268

Re: New Coronavirus Law

I'm not getting something here - me backpacking in the remote Highlands is a risk to who? and If I am considered a risk who (in the remote Highlands) is going to police it? These are indeed scare tactics based on some every dodgy logic Say, purely for argument's sake, you were to be injured or die....
by iain_atkinson_1986
Fri May 29, 2020 9:46 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Coronavirus Law
Replies: 111
Views: 4491

Re: 5 mile "advice"

Msp1987 wrote:This is very disapointing. You will have families travelling to meet up all over Scotland, where the risk of spreading the virus is increased. Why can we not drive a hour or two, go a walk by ourselves then go hone??


Really wish I lived in Fort William right now :lol:
by iain_atkinson_1986
Fri May 29, 2020 1:47 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 5 mile "advice"
Replies: 40
Views: 2682

Re: 5 mile "advice"

Suggested activity level: Hillwalking to Munro level within travel restrictions.

That's from Mountaineering Scotland's new guidance.
by iain_atkinson_1986
Fri May 29, 2020 11:15 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 5 mile "advice"
Replies: 40
Views: 2682

Re: 5 mile "advice"

Watching the FM statements and q and a session today, I do not know how anybody can think the 5 miles or local relates to sports.She clearly says that it is to stop crowding at tourist places.That is for LEISURE.. Like parks,towns,beaches,Loch Lomond SIDE. Its okay to travel further for golf,fishin...
by iain_atkinson_1986
Thu May 28, 2020 8:37 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 5 mile "advice"
Replies: 40
Views: 2682

Re: 5 mile "advice"

Watching the FM statements and q and a session today, I do not know how anybody can think the 5 miles or local relates to sports.She clearly says that it is to stop crowding at tourist places.That is for LEISURE.. Like parks,towns,beaches,Loch Lomond SIDE. Its okay to travel further for golf,fishin...
by iain_atkinson_1986
Thu May 28, 2020 7:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 5 mile "advice"
Replies: 40
Views: 2682

Re: 5 mile "advice"

This 5 mile rule is a piece of nonsense imo. Hillwalking is one of the easiest activities to socialy distance in. What harm is there in driving to a hill in a car, walking up the hill and driving home? Make sure the car has a full tank and take all the food supplies you need. Obviously some hills w...
by iain_atkinson_1986
Thu May 28, 2020 4:43 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 5 mile "advice"
Replies: 40
Views: 2682

Re: Descent from Sgurr Fhuaran down WNW ridge into Glen Shie

If your reason for looking for an alternative route is to miss walking on the A87 I'd thoroughly recommend heading along the Affric - Kintail Way to Glenlicht House then heading up to Bealach an Lapain (there's a path most of the way). Slightly longer day but allows you to start and end basically at...
by iain_atkinson_1986
Tue May 26, 2020 4:07 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Descent from Sgurr Fhuaran down WNW ridge into Glen Shiel
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Re: A dangerous Winter ahead ?

I don't really see why that would be the case. The vast majority of hillwalkers I've met have been quite cautious before making the jump from 3 to 4 season walking. It's not as if in the winter just gone by there wasn't that rescue when folk miraculously made it to the summit of Nevis in trainers :l...
by iain_atkinson_1986
Mon May 25, 2020 9:02 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A dangerous Winter ahead ?
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Re: Stay at home

Is it 5 mile radius or 5 mile total distance ?
by iain_atkinson_1986
Fri May 22, 2020 10:30 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 26268

Re: No hills! Celebrate the flat!

Not much flat land from my neck of the woods unfortunately...

:lol:
by iain_atkinson_1986
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:37 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No hills! Celebrate the flat!
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: New Plans for 2020

Original plan was 100+ Corbetts. That figure had already taken a hit due to February being a washout but that's the target gubbed now.
by iain_atkinson_1986
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:20 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Plans for 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 737

Re: Cairngorm Munro Planning

You could probably add Sgor Gaoithe onto the Monadh Mòr and Beinn Bhrotainn day. Without it took me about 8 hours from Achlean and Sgor Gaoithe isn't that far from Carn Ban Mor which you'll be heading over anyway. Same goes for Mullach Clach a' Bhlàir although all four would be a herculean effort wi...
by iain_atkinson_1986
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:38 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cairngorm Munro Planning
Replies: 12
Views: 643
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