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Re: Merlone via ferrata, Dolomites. "A Firefighters Nightmar

Amazing - this looks absolutely mental. Must do it next year!
by JohnJoe
Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Merlone via ferrata, Dolomites. "A Firefighters Nightmare"
Replies: 11
Views: 4013

Picos de Europa

This was a 20k hike from the Lakes of Covadonga (Asturias, Northern Spain) to Cain, a village at the other side of some of the highest mountains in the Picos de Europa. The night before we set off we stayed in a hotel next to the huge catholic Basilica set in the forest and the Holy Cave of Covadong...
by JohnJoe
Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:33 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Picos de Europa
Replies: 1
Views: 1043

Re: Robbing the US on Derry Cairngorm & Blown up Beinn Mhead

Good effort. I attempted a similar route last year in winds of up to 100mph. I'm afraid to say I bottled it after about 20 minutes - having been blown over twice - and spent most of the weekend in the car :(

If only I lived only 50 miles away - I might have done it by now!
by JohnJoe
Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:47 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Robbing the US on Derry Cairngorm & Blown up Beinn Mheadhoin
Replies: 19
Views: 7347

Re: Dolomites

Cheers for the comments! Steve - I didn't see any remaining items from the war - I guess they must have all been collected up by now. It is incredible to think that people were in combat in that environment, especially during the winter months (although I'm sure it was equally horrific elsewhere). T...
by JohnJoe
Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:54 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Dolomites
Replies: 7
Views: 1746

Re: Assynt & the West Coast.

Awesome. I was up there last week, my first time that far North. This area is amazing. We did An Teallach and saw 2 people in 8 hours, both of them miles away. Also went up Stac Pollaidh and nearly got blown off the top but had incredible views and wild camped on one of the beaches afterwards. Very ...
by JohnJoe
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:58 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Assynt & the West Coast.
Replies: 25
Views: 5265

Re: Tent advice please

I have a Banshee 200. I wouldn't want anything smaller (I can't stand those coffin tents), but you can get your stuff in and you can cook easily in the porch, both of which are important given the weather on your average Munro :D I like Vango, generally their stuff seems well designed and good quali...
by JohnJoe
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:09 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Tent advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 2842

Dolomites

A five day trek through the Dolomites Tre Cime (three peaks) national park, culminating in a via ferrata up Mount Paterno (2744m). We stayed in 'huts' every night, although these were not crumbling shacks with holes in the roof as the name might suggest, but large, modern buildings with comfortable ...
by JohnJoe
Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Dolomites
Replies: 7
Views: 1746

Stac Pollaidh


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Cul Mor from the north side of Stac Pollaidh. Loch Sionasgaig on left.


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weird rocks on ridge


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Wild camp just down the road, Stac Pollaidh on left


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by JohnJoe
Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:06 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Stac Pollaidh
Replies: 0
Views: 566

An Teallach

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by JohnJoe
Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:00 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: An Teallach
Replies: 0
Views: 613

Re: Glen Shiel Route?

OK. Seems I got a bit confused about where and what exactly the brothers were, but bascially i'll start at shiel bridge and go clockwise. Thanks :D
by JohnJoe
Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glen Shiel Route?
Replies: 3
Views: 1219

Glen Shiel Route?

I'm planning a 2-3 day ridge trip around glen shiel. I was wondering if I should start at Shiel Bridge and go down the East 'sisters' side to Cluanie, and then back up the west 'brothers' side to return to shiel bridge.....or start at cluanie....or go anti-clockwise? Or perhaps it doesn't matter? :D
by JohnJoe
Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:31 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glen Shiel Route?
Replies: 3
Views: 1219

Re: Jubilee Sunday – Aonachs / CMD / Ben Nevis

great visibility & photos

i really can't imagine doing CMD, Ben Nevis AND another one in the same day.

you must have been truly knackered after that!
by JohnJoe
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Jubilee Sunday - Aonachs / CMD / Ben Nevis
Replies: 20
Views: 9743

Re: Unfit and Roasted in The Mamores

Nice report.

It's always more interesting when things go slightly wrong.
by JohnJoe
Tue May 29, 2012 8:29 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Unfit and Roasted in The Mamores
Replies: 17
Views: 6373

Re: Ingleborough & Simons Fell from Clapham

NIce pictures. I did the three peaks the same day and even got a little sun burnt. Never seen Whernside without cloud before :D
by JohnJoe
Thu May 03, 2012 12:05 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Ingleborough & Simons Fell from Clapham
Replies: 10
Views: 2887

3 peaks


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Probably the hardest part of the walk - the limestone pavement near the end. It's like a giant, chaotic cattle grid.


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by JohnJoe
Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:14 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: 3 peaks
Replies: 0
Views: 618
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