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The one from which The Midge emerges victorious

Monday 01 July Munro: Stob Coire Raineach 4½ hrs / 6 km / 701m I met Sally and Jason in the car park just before noon. We made our slow way up to the bealach, stopping often to chat and catch up (the walk was really more about meeting up than it was about “bagging”). We stopped at the large cairn a...
by kmai1961
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:56 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The one from which The Midge emerges victorious
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Cairngorm campervanning

It’s long been “The Dream” to own a campervan, to have the freedom to simply pack up and go, to follow the weather, or my hankering, or to spend time in places yet undiscovered without having to book accommodation in advance. Now that I’m free from the constraints of regular employment, the idea has...
by kmai1961
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:06 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Cairngorm campervanning
Replies: 0
Views: 133

Glen Lyon Corbetts (west)

Just a few quick notes to get this documented before I head off on my next adventure. We met in Killin, and David made the looooooong drive “over the top” and then to the end of the road (if you don’t count the minor minor road over the hill to Glen Lochay) at Pubil. It was *supposed* to be a glorio...
by kmai1961
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:06 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Glen Lyon Corbetts (west)
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Seeing sod-all(och) on Shalloch on Minnoch

There’s not much to say about this. I wanted to get out, but given the recent fatality in the Mamores, was leery of “possible thunderstorms” in the West. South was meant to be much more settled. I left home in doom, gloom, and murk, but was greatly cheered by blue and cloudless skies as I made my wa...
by kmai1961
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:47 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Seeing sod-all(och) on Shalloch on Minnoch
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Pick a good one for #100

I’d been hill-less for nearly a month, stopped in my tracks (hahaa, see what I did there?) by first a general lack of motivation, followed by a nasty head cold that was accompanied by a cough that still lingers. But the forecast for Monday morning was quite good, and even though I wasn’t at 100% phy...
by kmai1961
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:31 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Pick a good one for #100
Replies: 0
Views: 130

“Up North” fun ‘n games

Thurs May 16 the “Strathfarrars” 7½ hrs / 18.1 km /1527m I met Jimmy at the gate at the stroke of 9am; it had been a looooong drive up for me. He’d done the Laggan 3 Munros the day before, so had a somewhat shorter journey from the campsite at Roy Bridge. We let the half dozen or so other cars go o...
by kmai1961
Tue May 21, 2019 12:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: “Up North” fun ‘n games
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Islay, oh Islay

Fri 10 May Drive to Kennacraig via Rest and Be Thankful, Inveraray, Tarbert. 3pm ferry to island, ~2 hrs https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47846879931_1e34ace4d9_z.jpg picturesque Tarbert https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46930493985_b4b1eb5b15_z.jpg ferry approaching Kennacraig https://live.st...
by kmai1961
Mon May 20, 2019 10:46 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Islay, oh Islay
Replies: 0
Views: 142

Beinn a' Bhuiridh

Just two days later, and I was off again. Maybe that talkin’-to I gave myself is working. At any rate, I was somehow able to psych myself up for more driving, and another not-too-far-away hill. I almost pulled the plug at the last minute, when the Met Office showed hours of “fog” on Ben Cruachan. Bu...
by kmai1961
Mon May 06, 2019 11:43 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn a' Bhuiridh
Replies: 0
Views: 122

Beinn Bheula

I’m struggling with being unemployed; I’m as free as a bird, to do whatever I please, yet I’m finding it really difficult to even leave the village. I am walking everyday (at least 15K steps is my target), but I can’t seem to motivate myself into going further afield. In the meantime, the lovely May...
by kmai1961
Sat May 04, 2019 12:21 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Bheula
Replies: 0
Views: 122

Lochinver, Easter 2019

Sat 13 Apr Corbett: Beinn Enaglair 5¼ hrs /16km / 820m When I popped out of the car at Braemore Junction, I was quite surprised at how cold and blustery it was; it had been a nice drive up, with lots of blue sky and sunshine. Game on! I booted up quickly, and headed up over the boggy bit – which wa...
by kmai1961
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:10 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Lochinver, Easter 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 196

Walking into "retirement"

Blimey, I still can’t believe the stats from this walk. In the aftermath, I feel as though I’ve done a substantial Munro round with a long approach and more than 1000m of ascent. I’m hobbling around the house with aching thighs, a sore knee, and general tiredness even after a mostly solid night’s sl...
by kmai1961
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:48 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Walking into "retirement"
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Re: Favourite Sub-2000s

Thanks for starting a great thread, and all the subsequent additions to the WH "best of" list :clap: :clap: -- keep 'em coming!
by kmai1961
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:39 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Favourite Sub-2000s
Replies: 25
Views: 2000

Beinn Stacath + Creag Mhor

I psyched myself up for this one, knowing that, as always, heading for the hills would likely soothe my angst, at least to a degree, and that even if it didn’t, fresh air and exercise would be better than sitting at home fretting. It was Saturday, and I’d found out on the Thursday that I’m being lai...
by kmai1961
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:22 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Stacath + Creag Mhor
Replies: 0
Views: 142

Duncolm and the Slacks, again

A quick outing with Alison, she of the busy household and time constraints. The forecast was for sharp showers, and it did not disappoint. Not much has changed since the last time I did it: just keeping my stats current. An OK walk for a not-very-far drive. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7848/405079...
by kmai1961
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:23 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Duncolm and the Slacks, again
Replies: 0
Views: 106

Re: Glove Advice - Not sure if I have Raynauds

You're right, this subject that does come up now and again, and like so many equipment questions (water filters, poles, etc.), you're likely to get tons of different opinions and recommendations. Regardless of the gloves I wear "on top," (and tbh, my favorite on-top version is a £5 pair of...
by kmai1961
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:58 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Glove Advice - Not sure if I have Raynauds
Replies: 12
Views: 1023
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