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Re: Cairngorm 4000'ers snow conditions June?

I doubt if there will be much snow left in June, maybe the odd patch, but those should be avoidable. There is often a sharp division; May has a lot of snow left on the peaks, by June it has mostly gone. However, Scotland being Scotland, I would not put money on it! p.s. be aware it still gets very c...
by Caberfeidh
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:55 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cairngorm 4000'ers snow conditions June?
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Bothy Bagging around Rannoch Moor

The state of the waterfalls depends on the weather; if there has been rain the falls are more impressive. Firewood is something you have to hunt for. You can dig it out of the peat or scour the loch shores for driftwood, scrub it dry with a handfull of dry grass and chop it up with a tomohawk. Bring...
by Caberfeidh
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:22 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bothy Bagging around Rannoch Moor
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: Buff Up Your Helmets!

Bastonjock wrote: ...I was then lowered over the side and into the North sea ,it was 130ft to the bottom :crazy:


It may have been a more comfortable environment down there. :shock: At least there are no midgies.
by Caberfeidh
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:02 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Buff Up Your Helmets!
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: SNOW!

I think the far north/west of Scotland avoided most of the stormy weather. I'm in Glasgopolis and it just got some strong winds blustering about, nothing much. I drove to Perth the day the storm arrived, it was nice and sunny when I set out but just a mile or two short of the fair city of Perth the...
by Caberfeidh
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:59 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SNOW!
Replies: 17
Views: 1425

Re: Bothy Bagging around Rannoch Moor

by Caberfeidh
Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:49 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bothy Bagging around Rannoch Moor
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: Buff Up Your Helmets!

And there was me thinking that you wore a hat like the one in your picture :lol: I wear that underneath. For a helmet I use an Austro-Hungarian Pikelhelm looted from a dead guy on the Somme in 1917. Or a Scottish Burgeonet looted from a dead guy in a borders raid near Hawick in 1597... Or a German ...
by Caberfeidh
Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:17 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Buff Up Your Helmets!
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Hello

Welcome aboard! There’s a school of thought that there’s no such thing as winter hillwalking in Scotland, only winter mountaineering, that’s to do with the weather, the snow conditions, the visibilty and the avalanche risk. Ben Nevis is not a hill to learn winter mountaineering on, if you fancy bei...
by Caberfeidh
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:33 am
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Dried food

[quote="Bastonjock "...I was a bit disappointed and remember having to put a tin of tomato's in with the so called chilli con carne to give it some kind of flavour [/quote] I know a bloke who carries a whole array of herbs and spices in the hills, cooking up spicy stir-fries and curries in...
by Caberfeidh
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:16 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dried food
Replies: 21
Views: 807

Re: SNOW!

Brace yourselves for a flurry of horrible, tragic and avoidable accidents in the news as swarms of over-enthusiastic, under- experienced, would-be mountaineers throw themselves like lemmings from the hills... Or am I just being cynical...? :shock:
by Caberfeidh
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:01 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SNOW!
Replies: 17
Views: 1425

Re: Glenbeg Bothy

Where is this Glen Beg Bothy? Last I heard one building had burned down, but the stone building was ok, but that was a while ago. It is in Gleann Beag and is located about 3 miles (as the crow flies) ENE of Beinn Dearg and the same distance SE of Seana Bhraigh. It is a long way from any road access...
by Caberfeidh
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:49 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glenbeg Bothy
Replies: 14
Views: 753

Re: Glenbeg Bothy

Where is this Glen Beg Bothy? Last I heard one building had burned down, but the stone building was ok, but that was a while ago.
by Caberfeidh
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:38 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glenbeg Bothy
Replies: 14
Views: 753

Re: Dried food

Dehydrated potato (like Smash, non-brand from Lidl are very cheap) you can make this stodge taste better by adding some mustard and /or dehydrated onion. Dried mixed vegetables are available in many supermarkets - look in the sauces and ingredients aisle. Oxo cubes make a nice gravy for these vegeta...
by Caberfeidh
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:19 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dried food
Replies: 21
Views: 807

Re: Winter cooking stove

A meths stove is more adaptable, makes less waste - i.e. gas cannisters - and is less bulky. Meths burns ok in cold weather. You can make one from a Trangia burner which you can put inside a hexiblock stove with the bottom cut out. Or find one online, or in a junk shop. I am very proud of my wee sto...
by Caberfeidh
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:52 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Winter cooking stove
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Bothy Bagging around Rannoch Moor

May is usually a fine time of year to do such an expedition; fine weather (sometimes!), longer daylight and lack of midgies (usually!). Maybe some snow left gleaming on the distant peaks...

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Rannoch Moor Lochs


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Rannoch Moor Rainbow
by Caberfeidh
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:37 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bothy Bagging around Rannoch Moor
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: Lost - Ice Axe - squareface on Beinn A'Bhuird

Was it a blue one?
by Caberfeidh
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:21 am
 
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost - Ice Axe - squareface on Beinn A'Bhuird
Replies: 1
Views: 87
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