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Re: Strathfarrar munros

I arrived in the late afternoon ....walked in past the power station and got a sheltered spot up on Ruaidhe for a camp....traversed the next day and walked back out for a bus at the road end to get to Inverness. For the Corbett, much later on, access from where you leave the motor .....don't need to...
by gaffr
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:08 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Strathfarrar munros
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: Glas Bheinn and the Traligill Caves from Inchnadamph

Hello....I recall that during the 60's being in the area for Conival and beyond when some of the Ferranti Club folks, who were into caving, invited me to go into one of the caves.....looks like it was the image with burn running beside the entrance slot. Interesting wee tour inside with the classic ...
by gaffr
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:12 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Glas Bheinn and the Traligill Caves from Inchnadamph
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: They shall not grow old

2HPIM4598 (2015_09_15 12_27_38 UTC).jpg Image taken by me several years ago at the site. It has obviously been tidied up quite a bit since then when the original wooden plaque with names scribed upon it had faded away. I think that the stone memorial was there at the time and was somehow stuck onto...
by gaffr
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: They shall not grow old
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: They shall not grow old

Bomber....maybe a sort of an explanation...bomb proof anchor, security fixed by the person at the sharp-end on completing a section or pitch on a climb or also a bomb proof runner, being the intermediate protection, for security, placed by the person leading the pitch.
by gaffr
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:13 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: They shall not grow old
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: A Close Shave on Buchaille Etive Mor!

Yes that would be the reason for the Path being established into Gartain from the .806 area....it was during the !990's that Stob na Broige was upgraded to have the Munro status. Along with I guess Stob Dubh on BE Beag and several others ....probably includes the three main Torridon big hills gettin...
by gaffr
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:21 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A Close Shave on Buchaille Etive Mor!
Replies: 16
Views: 901

Re: Looking for mountain bikable munros suggestions.

Hello Lightfoot, I think that yours and my own approach to the use of the off-road bikes to get close to the hills or to a bothy is similar. :) The person who asked about bike-able Munros is about the use to ascend and descend from the same hill. :lol: Perhaps a lot of carrying and maybe loads of re...
by gaffr
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for mountain bikable munros suggestions.
Replies: 18
Views: 663

Re: A Close Shave on Buchaille Etive Mor!

Hello....thanks for the previous reply John ZD.....just checking my notes for this day out with my wife in September 1997. As would happen with these forum reports the earlier revived report came to light about a curved ridge ascent and traverse of the BEM summits. The path descending into the Lairi...
by gaffr
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:36 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A Close Shave on Buchaille Etive Mor!
Replies: 16
Views: 901

Re: Stob a' Choin, steep but what a view

Yes too, one of our favourite Corbetts with a pathless steepish assent and fine view Northwards to the several Munros ...perhaps along with Stob Dubh from Glenceitlein in Glen Etive and the traverse of Beinn Dearg in Torridon and he ones on Arran ....so many Corbetts are very fine. Could it be that ...
by gaffr
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:37 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Stob a' Choin, steep but what a view
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Looking for mountain bikable munros suggestions.

Fhreiceadain and Geal Charn Mor are on my doorstep......I had visited them before I had an off-road bike. Fhreiceadain has a well used land rover track all the way to the summit from two sides. For Geal; Charn Mor I think that even with the bike I would leave it at the bealach and walk the rest. I g...
by gaffr
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:17 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for mountain bikable munros suggestions.
Replies: 18
Views: 663

Re: Traprain Law

A good wee hill with some very fine rock pitches on the South side that would be useful for folks to get some experience of moving around on rock. Preparation for some of the bigger hills with scrambling sections and for moving about the skye hills.? :)
by gaffr
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:47 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Traprain Law
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: A Close Shave on Buchaille Etive Mor!

Hello...Always worrying to find oneself on the wrong side of a hill and to be honest enough to put this out on a Forum. May I ask if a Compass was carried along with the Map. Also did you really expect to find 'a path/road' in the Lairig Gartain. I have only been this way once, in clear weather, out...
by gaffr
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:07 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A Close Shave on Buchaille Etive Mor!
Replies: 16
Views: 901

Re: Scottish National Trail - Glen Feshie to Kingussie

Hello... Drifting Dutchman... Not hugely clear on the maps that the guy is using.
I stay in the area and it looks like he stayed in Ruigh Aiteachain Bothy in Glen Feshie and from what I can make out it was Luibleathann Bothy closer to Newtonmore than Kingussie on the South side of the River Spey.
by gaffr
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:12 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Scottish National Trail - Glen Feshie to Kingussie
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Re: Bothy at Coruisk

Hello...I stayed In the Glasgow JMCS cottage a couple of times during the 1960's .....across the stepping stones from the outflow out of Loch Coruisk. From Camasunary reached using the so called Bad Step. It is the only one that I know of in the area Coruisk area. At the head of Loch na Cuilce tucke...
by gaffr
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:55 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bothy at Coruisk
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Looking for mountain bikable munros suggestions.

I do come across off terrain tyre tracks in several areas on the higher hills. Once saw a biker in the distance approaching Sgor Gaoith,,,,how the person arrived there I have no idea. I also met folks near the top of Mullach Clach a' Bhlair when coming out of Coire Garbhlach and when I talked to the...
by gaffr
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:22 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for mountain bikable munros suggestions.
Replies: 18
Views: 663

Re: Getting a bit congested on the extended Speyside Way.

Here is the story. Young man from beyond Europe with a hired powerful motor. He told me that he wanted to go beside the river to take some images. Oh, I said the Feshie....that seemed to be OK. So I tried my best to help get him around the very tight bend in the track.....several attempts with at on...
by gaffr
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:19 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Getting a bit congested on the extended Speyside Way.
Replies: 5
Views: 383
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