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Re: Beinn Eighe Scrambles - In Victorian Footsteps

some awesome photos! :clap:
by kmai1961
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:40 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Eighe Scrambles - In Victorian Footsteps
Replies: 19
Views: 2839

Horses not zebras

The telling of this tale (and its title) start with the events that occurred on the day before the walk took place. The clocks had gone back on the previous Sunday, and the forecast for the Monday was cold – hard frost overnight – but dry and wall-to-wall sunshine. Game on! With the precision of a m...
by kmai1961
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:54 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Horses not zebras
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Pennan Explorer

The good news is having the freedom to take advantage of late deals! (I should probably unsubscribe from all of the emails that tempt and tease with cut-rate, off-season, outwith-the-school-holidays offers.) The bad news is that I really miss my fuel card. ( :lol: but really :cry: ) I’d booked a cot...
by kmai1961
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:55 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Pennan Explorer
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Lovely autumnal venture at Victoria Bridge

Just a quick recap, and a few photos to get this one doc’d before I set off again (by the time I return home, I will have forgotten all the details! :roll: ) We set off at 8:30am. I’d already regaled Jimmy with the tale of my first foray up these hills, with Evie a few years ago, on the infamous “MW...
by kmai1961
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:26 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Lovely autumnal venture at Victoria Bridge
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Short and steep

I was driven toward Glen Etive by the spectre of no fewer than seven—SEVEN—hydro plans that have been approved by Highland Council; construction on which may be starting in early 2020, in spite of some rather important logistical and engineering issues apparently having been not yet considered or so...
by kmai1961
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:01 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Short and steep
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Northumberland adventures

Wed 11 Sep Alison had been at a conference in Manchester; I was to pick her up in Carlisle, and from there, we’d drive to the Sill Youth Hostel, in the teensy (don’t blink or you’ll miss it) but fantastically cool-named village of Twice Brewed, not far from the Sycamore Gap on Hadrian’s Wall. All i...
by kmai1961
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:12 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Northumberland adventures
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Foss Mine Corbetts

Finally, a good brief weather window, after monitoring the forecasts for days and days; Jimmy had given up a few days prior on his planned Scotland trip for September. Saturday dawned bright and clear—a brief weather window opening from within one of the “wettest summers in decades.” I wasn’t the on...
by kmai1961
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:45 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Foss Mine Corbetts
Replies: 0
Views: 76

A return visit to the Spittal of Glenshee

Crikey, if I don’t write about a walk within a day or two, it already starts being consigned to the vast wasteland that used to be my memory! :roll: It’s only been a few days, but I’m already struggling to remember the outing. I do remember complaining about the long drive. I tend to forget how far ...
by kmai1961
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:42 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A return visit to the Spittal of Glenshee
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Seeing Jack Sh** in the Lake District

Whilst I’m ever so familiar with his Scottish cousin, Jock, I’ve spent a lot less time with Jack Sh** (credit to Jimmy for the clever name play). We got to know him far better than we wanted to, or had anticipated. The forecast—ALL forecasts, for that matter—were for “high pressure building, high te...
by kmai1961
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:57 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Seeing Jack Sh** in the Lake District
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Creag Uchdag

My original plan had been to approach this hill from the Loch Tay side, assuming that the drive time would be shorter to Ardeonaig than to Glen Lednock. But google map informed me that driving via Comrie was a good 20 minutes or so faster, so I changed the plan of attack; this approach had the added...
by kmai1961
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:41 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Creag Uchdag
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Rocky Mountain highs

Fri, July 26 Travel to Denver. Journey very long—more than 24 hours door to door, but thankfully mostly uneventful. Stayed with Bob in Berthoud. K and the kids are in Wisconsin; I won’t see them until the wedding. Sat 27 July Bob drove me up to EP in the afternoon, and we met Bill at the house just...
by kmai1961
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:42 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Rocky Mountain highs
Replies: 0
Views: 92

Re: Protection against out of control dogs

Oh dear. Oh, dear, indeed. I've bitten my now nearly bleeding tongue on this thread until now. Thanks to everyone, both dog owners and not, who have provided thoughtful and measured comments and advice. I’m not a dog person. I never have been, and I can’t imagine that I ever will be. There, I’ve sa...
by kmai1961
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:45 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Protection against out of control dogs
Replies: 89
Views: 6196

Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Correct! Your go...
by kmai1961
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:46 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 4308
Views: 493214

Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Thanks, RH. Rather envious of you being up north today!

Which hill -- "a rather featureless tract of boggy moorland" ** -- am I heading toward?

Image

** not my description, btw... :lol:
by kmai1961
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:02 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 4308
Views: 493214

Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Sail Mhor?
by kmai1961
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:06 am
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 4308
Views: 493214
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