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Re: Ideas for Viewranger replacement.

I've found OS Maps fine since I stopped using Viewranger. It had been horrifically buggy for a while but has been solid for a while now. It doesn't have the arrow or altitude displayed on the map but I have a watch for that anyway.
by iain_atkinson_1986
Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:05 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Ideas for Viewranger replacement.
Replies: 16
Views: 396

Re: Beinn Dorain

Yeah, it's straightforward. Follow the path/ant trail of people likely to be on the hill. Just make sure you get to the true summit before turning back as there are some cairns a wee bit before the summit.
by iain_atkinson_1986
Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:47 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beinn Dorain
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: SNOW!

Was on Meall Tairneachan and Faragon Hill on Sunday and looked like Beinn a' Ghlo and surrounding area had had a decent amount too.
by iain_atkinson_1986
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:34 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SNOW!
Replies: 17
Views: 1582

Re: Meall Ghaordaidh - deer stalking issues?

Nah. Even within stalking season the path from the south should be fine. Google Heading for the Scottish Hills and you should find all the stalking information that estates tend to offer.
by iain_atkinson_1986
Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:23 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Meall Ghaordaidh - deer stalking issues?
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Strathfarrer 4

al78 wrote:Is there a place to park near glen Strathfarrar? I was wondering of the feasibility of parking near the glen and cycling up it, which avoids the restricted access issue.


There's a car park at Milton Cottage and a gap next to the gate you can get a bike through.
by iain_atkinson_1986
Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:22 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Strathfarrer 4
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: Strathfarrer 4

Assuming by "all cars" you don't drive some kind of novelty, oversized monster truck, then yes. It's a well surfaced single track road right up to the Monar Dam. Fine for your average Vauxhall Astra etc.
by iain_atkinson_1986
Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:47 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Strathfarrer 4
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: Erosion

The Scottish Highlands managed to sustain thousands of settlements for centuries with no issues. Not sure about that. Deforestation has been pretty steady since the Neolithic. Which ramped up significantly during the industrial revolution, to the point where there is very little original natural fo...
by iain_atkinson_1986
Thu Nov 11, 2021 3:39 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Erosion
Replies: 18
Views: 1101

Re: Erosion

NickyRannoch wrote:The Scottish Highlands managed to sustain thousands of settlements for centuries with no issues.


Not sure about that. Deforestation has been pretty steady since the Neolithic.
by iain_atkinson_1986
Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:13 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Erosion
Replies: 18
Views: 1101

Re: Erosion

Just wait until the windfarms go in en masse. The one being installed across from Ben Klibreck at the moment looks like they're building an F1 track. :shock: Was down Glen Etive last week and it's even more trashed than ever which is incredible when you think about it. It's become a complete dump. A...
by iain_atkinson_1986
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:20 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Erosion
Replies: 18
Views: 1101

Re: New waterproof jacket

Good choice. I bought my first Rab jacket ever 6 months ago, first with a Pertex product in since my Buffalo, only 6 months ago. It is in the post today after starting to leak like a sieve after on a few minutes of rain. Not good. Had a Rab Pertex jacket too (Downpour Plus) I think which was rubbis...
by iain_atkinson_1986
Mon Nov 01, 2021 5:07 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: New waterproof jacket
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Re: New waterproof jacket

Thanks for the replies! In the end I ended up buying the Mountain Equipment Lhotse jacket. It fitted well, seemed more "robust" than others on offer and having a mate who is a mountaineering guide tell me it has kept him dry all day after torrential rain I opted to spend a bit more and ge...
by iain_atkinson_1986
Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:33 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: New waterproof jacket
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Re: New waterproof jacket

Difficult to beat Mountain Equipment for waterproof jackets IMO and they have tons of them. Think the Rupal is within your price range and is three-layer Goretex.
by iain_atkinson_1986
Tue Oct 26, 2021 8:22 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: New waterproof jacket
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Re: New boots!

I had the Meindl Vakuums which were amaaaazing boots but the soles only lasted a year which at 200 quid I was disappointed with (they cost even more now). Admittedly I did get probably 100 Munros out of them so they probably would have lasted most longer. I could have got them re-soled but had worn ...
by iain_atkinson_1986
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:06 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: New boots!
Replies: 10
Views: 633

Re: Lost

Both guys were just on Breakfast on BBC for those interested (I assume will be shown again or on catchup). Sounds like day 2 was a navigation disaster.
by iain_atkinson_1986
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:02 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lost
Replies: 22
Views: 1642

Re: Lost

Not a criticism but I'm genuinely interested as to what went wrong on day 2. If the report is correct and he made it to the Dee you are on good paths and and an hour or two from shelter in most directions. We can all get disorientated and make poor decisions so, as I say, never a criticism, but wou...
by iain_atkinson_1986
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:39 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lost
Replies: 22
Views: 1642
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