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Re: Climbing Guidebooks

There is a Buy it Now copy on Ebay right now for £6.68 inc postage.
by orion
Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:22 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Climbing Guidebooks
Replies: 4
Views: 1221

Re: Lichfield Treklite 200 (2man) Lightweight Tent For Sale

Jonesy 1967 wrote:Hi is the tent still available?


Keep an eye open on Vangos Ebay shop.I picked up a new one of these for £20 a while ago.
A word of warning.You would really struggle to fit 2 normal folk inside !
by orion
Fri May 08, 2015 11:52 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Lichfield Treklite 200 (2man) Lightweight Tent For Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 2717

Re: Need advice on scrambling grades

Bear in mind that a Mod may turn into something more difficult if you stray off route.Maybe stick to a well defined one first :)
by orion
Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:07 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need advice on scrambling grades
Replies: 11
Views: 2602

Re: Gulvain from the back - Bothies, birds and bog

Big walk :D
Always have a soft spot for rodents myself :lol:
by orion
Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:51 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Gulvain from the back - Bothies, birds and bog
Replies: 26
Views: 9399

Re: Strathfarrar Summer access arrangements

I was up the glen in February.It might be worth mentioning that the padlock on the gate requires an extremely hard pull to open it.Could save folk the embarrassment of having the wifie in the cottage opening it for you as happened to me :D
by orion
Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:33 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Strathfarrar Summer access arrangements
Replies: 6
Views: 2126

Re: Ice axe leash/tether

Having just used the Grivel leash for a week of intensive winter hills on Martin Moran's course I must say I've been really happy with it and won't use my axe without a leash in future. Clipped mostly to the shoulder strap of my rucksac, I found no problems with it getting tangled, even when roped ...
by orion
Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:54 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Ice axe leash/tether
Replies: 24
Views: 8825

Re: Ice axe leash/tether

Caberfeidh, If you somehow manage to fall feet first on a gentle slope with a long run out and no boulders you might manage to as you say "Roll onto the tether and pull it in, roll over the axe and lean it into the slope". If on the other hand you trip and fall it is usually head first and...
by orion
Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:08 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Ice axe leash/tether
Replies: 24
Views: 8825

Re: Big Country, very small hill!

I done Hill of Garvock on the way home from Hunt Hill.Had a run in with the famous coos but they seemed to be more of the hooligan variety than viscious killers although it must be said that I had my doubts at the time as they ran towards me :D
by orion
Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:15 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Big Country, very small hill!
Replies: 6
Views: 3510

Re: Raptor Murdering

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by orion
Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:06 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raptor Murdering
Replies: 9
Views: 2123

Re: Ice axe leash/tether

If you take a fall the chances of you recovering an axe bouncing around on a 2 or 3ft leash whilst you are getting battered around are minimal I reckon . Glenmore Lodge must have thought so in the past anyway . Anyone been on a course there could bring us up to date with the current thinking ? Shoul...
by orion
Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:02 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Ice axe leash/tether
Replies: 24
Views: 8825

Re: Ice axe leash/tether

I recall a friend doing a hillwalking course at Glenmore Lodge in the 1970s.He turned up with a leash on his walking axe and they told him to get rid of it before they went up the hill :) Anyone know if this is still the case ? The thinking behind it I believe was that if you fell and dropped your a...
by orion
Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:12 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Ice axe leash/tether
Replies: 24
Views: 8825

Re: Achmelvich job opportunity.

Giant Stoneater wrote:Its not Achmelvich its Acheninver though both hostels are in very nice areas and a lovely job opportunity for someone.


So it is .Serves me right for speed reading :roll:
by orion
Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:56 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Achmelvich job opportunity.
Replies: 2
Views: 1086

Achmelvich job opportunity.

Looks like the SYHA are giving up the hostel as the Coigach Community are looking for someone to take it over.
Stunning location :)

https://ccdcompany.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/interested-in-running-acheninver-youth-hostel/
by orion
Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:11 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Achmelvich job opportunity.
Replies: 2
Views: 1086

Re: Boot Insole

I visited the drop in NHS physio clinic in Glasgow.Waited 5 minutes for an initial interview followed by an appointment a week later where he diagnosed my problem immediately.Carried out his exercises and was pain free for the first time in 3 years shortly afterwards.Might be worth a visit to see if...
by orion
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:36 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Boot Insole
Replies: 10
Views: 4457

Re: Backpacking through Glasgow - Advice please

As above :)
by orion
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:29 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Backpacking through Glasgow - Advice please
Replies: 23
Views: 5707
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