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Re: GLA Fuel Pickup

There is a shop at Crianlarich which may sell gas cannisters, if not there then the petrol station at the Green Welly Stop at Tyndrum, just a few miles along the road towards the west definitely has them. There is also a Yoof Hostel in Crianlarich if you don't want to camp in rain and midgies. Welco...
by Caberfeidh
Sun May 22, 2022 12:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GLA Fuel Pickup
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: First Cuckoo

I heard a cuckoo up at the Rest and Be Thankful on Saturday 14th May. Whilst waiting at the traffic lights at the permanent landslide/rockfall area. They would have been cheaper, quicker and a lot easier just tunnelling through that hill. That's what they do in Norway; stops weather affecting the ro...
by Caberfeidh
Sun May 22, 2022 11:53 am
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: First Cuckoo
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Leaving gear behind while summiting

...When I'm hiking here in Sweden leaving tents and larger backpacks behind while summiting is no big deal since everyone does it. So therefore I'm wondering if this applies to Scotland as well. Could our group feel safe leaving our gear behind while summiting Ben Nevis for example? It all depends ...
by Caberfeidh
Sun May 22, 2022 11:48 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Leaving gear behind while summiting
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Mountain Bike World Cup Event - 21/22 May Fort William

Best avoid the entire A82 south of Invermoriston. :shock:
by Caberfeidh
Wed May 18, 2022 11:39 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mountain Bike World Cup Event - 21/22 May Fort William
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Packable camp / bothy shoes

How about a pair of these? You can walk around in the snow/mud and leave footprints which will scare the hell out of the next visitors! :lol:
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https://www.shucentre.co.uk/new-unisex-novelty-monster-claw-animal-slippers-all-sizes-2399.html
by Caberfeidh
Mon May 16, 2022 12:33 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Packable camp / bothy shoes
Replies: 14
Views: 619

Re: Old items of food left in bags

I'm certainly not eating anything as old as Steve1989MREInfo on youtube, he's eaten loads of vintage rations including civil war era hardtack . American or English? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: A bloke in recent years found an American Civil War -Era cannon ball, the typre which was a hollow iron ...
by Caberfeidh
Wed May 11, 2022 8:14 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Old items of food left in bags
Replies: 12
Views: 2257

Re: PLB and Location trackers

I carry an Ocean Signal Rescueme PLB; at a bit over two hundred pounds they are expensive, but the price of not having one is much worse. A few years ago we lost one of our own, Ali Fox who often posted on this forum. She died in a blizzard because she could not give a map reference for her location...
by Caberfeidh
Tue May 10, 2022 12:37 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: PLB and Location trackers
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Re: Using an ice axe when there's no ice

ChrisButch wrote: surely the whole point of Scottish mixed winter climbing is that you use your axe for purposes other than those God intended


Threatenening to disembowel lazy bothy rats for not getting any firewood in? :shock:
by Caberfeidh
Tue May 10, 2022 12:28 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using an ice axe when there's no ice
Replies: 18
Views: 1946

Re: Old items of food left in bags

Watch Beau Miles on YouTube, he does mad stuff like walking the 70 miles into work instead of driving, eating stuff he finds by the roadside. Australian, properly funny, very intelligent and engaging too. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingthingy used to do that with roadkill. I know a man who eats a lot of roa...
by Caberfeidh
Tue May 10, 2022 12:19 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Old items of food left in bags
Replies: 12
Views: 2257

Re: Name that Corrie!

Corrie an Sneachdha and Corrie an Lochan from Rothiemurchus Forest, Cairngorms?
by Caberfeidh
Tue May 10, 2022 6:29 am
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Name that Corrie!
Replies: 1841
Views: 247166

Re: Old items of food left in bags

A bag of selected cheeses. I wondered why the store room stank like a dead badger. They had gone blue and green, and furry. I did not eat them. Had to scrub out the rucksack with detergent.
by Caberfeidh
Tue May 10, 2022 6:26 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Old items of food left in bags
Replies: 12
Views: 2257

Re: Using an ice axe when there's no ice

Mick Fowler used ice axes and crampons to climb the chalk of the Dover cliffs*. * Don't try this at home. I remember that - the Great White Fright! I would not fancy hanging off chalk by a couple of ice picks. I doubt if chalk would hold any protection either. In a similar vein, I've heard of peopl...
by Caberfeidh
Tue May 10, 2022 6:23 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using an ice axe when there's no ice
Replies: 18
Views: 1946

Re: Nine Standards mystery figure.

The way the arms are out in an awkward pose, I reckon it's a shop window dummy, probs with a scary mask to scare people for a laugh. I'd like to get my hands on a shop window dummy, and put it somewhere people would notice, such as hanging off a cliff at the pass of Glen Coe, where all the cars slow...
by Caberfeidh
Mon May 09, 2022 7:35 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Nine Standards mystery figure.
Replies: 10
Views: 1305

Re: Using an ice axe when there's no ice

I have an enormous alpenstock which is good for use without snow/ice. Mostly for leaning on while I gasp and pant and feel like I'm having a heart attack, rather than self-arrest, but useful nonetheless. I may just get myself a deerstalker hat and a handlebar moustache to go with it... :D
by Caberfeidh
Sun May 08, 2022 1:13 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using an ice axe when there's no ice
Replies: 18
Views: 1946

Re: Lost brown hiking boot

Kcorran wrote:My friend left a men's left hiking boot at the car park on the A832 south of Dundonnell from where you hike to Shenavall... 2nd May. Grateful if anyone happened to spot it.



Ermmm....

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by Caberfeidh
Wed May 04, 2022 8:26 am
 
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost brown hiking boot
Replies: 1
Views: 318
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