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Re: 50 years Ben More to Ben More compleation

Hello....that has been a great effort over the years to get around all of the High Hills :) Maybe you missed out, maybe already in Canada at that time, on the effort by your Club EUMC to have a member on each of the Scottish hills on the same day? I can recall, that at Easter time in 1972, when I we...
by gaffr
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:39 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben More to Ben More: 50 years to compleation
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Maps not keeping up with the changes on the ground.

Additionally to the original post....some images of the route from Kingussie through to Kincraig. It would appear that the Kingussie end of the route still carries the Badenoch Way information where later it changes to the new Speyside Way information signs at approximately NH 819018. From Kingussie...
by gaffr
Sat May 30, 2020 4:37 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maps not keeping up with the changes on the ground.
Replies: 19
Views: 1268

Maps not keeping up with the changes on the ground.

Well it appears so with the extensions and changes to the Speyside Way route. Maybe it just that my maps and Memory map and the OS maps that I have on the phone are greatly out of date. The website for the route/map still shows Aviemore as the southern start or finish although since 2015 Kincraig ha...
by gaffr
Sat May 30, 2020 8:53 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maps not keeping up with the changes on the ground.
Replies: 19
Views: 1268

Glen Feshie...Mill Cottage area.

A very quiet ride up to the Cottage. The recent high winds has taken down one of the few hardwood trees close to the Cottage. $matches[2] $matches[2] $matches[2] DSC_0664.JPG The trembling Poplar has been toppled with large areas of internal rot showing however the beech tree seems still to healthy....
by gaffr
Fri May 29, 2020 8:35 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glen Feshie...Mill Cottage area.
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: Stay at home

Hello...I have taken my cycle into the National Park for several weeks now...home back to home. All eerily quiet. Today when heading for the upper Feshie I came across a Roe deer sauntering through Kincraig and on the new cycle track beside the dualled A9 I have been outrun a few times by a roe deer...
by gaffr
Thu May 28, 2020 9:38 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 33757

Re: tarp recomendations

Wonder if the Banks ever paid back this vast sum to the those who manage the taxpayers fortune? :)

Anyway, do folks who use Tarps for camping ever use these for shelter during the midge season in Scotland? :)
by gaffr
Thu May 28, 2020 7:32 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: tarp recomendations
Replies: 10
Views: 1086

Re: Help needed with National Parks survey

Hello....For that particular Park most of the folks arrive by Ferry or by aircraft so the number of vehicles would be minimal especially so with the difficulties of retrieving the vehicle on what is a lineal walk. Throwing away litter? having taken it out when walking....maybe just your choice of wo...
by gaffr
Wed May 27, 2020 7:59 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Help needed with National Parks survey
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Descent from Sgurr Fhuaran down WNW ridge into Glen Shie

Memorable bit of terrain for me. Sgurr na Carnach was my final Munro. An interesting day out from the area of the ancient skirmish when the wee dog and I walked up to Ciste Dubh….the wee dog though that it was night and curled up as if for a sleep....we were out during the big eclipse on the 11/08/9...
by gaffr
Wed May 27, 2020 7:41 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Descent from Sgurr Fhuaran down WNW ridge into Glen Shiel
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: The Torridon Triple?

Hello... I know well that Bla Bheinn was missed... The young man who travelled up with us and dropped us off at the end of the Glen Brittle road had a lazy day which left his work to the morning hours of the carry over day... Rose late and apparently got himself lost on the hill. I thought very hone...
by gaffr
Thu May 21, 2020 4:46 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Torridon Triple?
Replies: 13
Views: 954

Re: The Torridon Triple?

Reminds me of an event from 1972 that I was involved with....a attempt at summiting all of the Munros within 24 hours by a university climbing club. One of the club had the triple Torridon group as their Day out. My own day, as I recall it was a midday to midday period of time. I had a grand day out...
by gaffr
Thu May 21, 2020 7:54 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Torridon Triple?
Replies: 13
Views: 954

Re: Magnetic north

Hello... A wee tweek seems to do the job.
When I first began using Silva compasses in school the tweek was much more significant....around 12 degrees if I recall correctly.:-)
by gaffr
Sun May 17, 2020 7:25 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Magnetic north
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Re: Discussing how a return to the outdoors should be manage

Apologies to johnkaysleftleg..... I obviously used a over wide paint brush on our friends in the North. I am the offspring of two English folks and was brought to Scotland to live when I was four.:-) I dread having to be governed by the current incumbents for the next four years....so much for Camer...
by gaffr
Thu May 14, 2020 12:51 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Discussing how a return to the outdoors should be managed
Replies: 31
Views: 2801

Re: Discussing how a return to the outdoors should be manage

Yes...absolutely no need for we in Scotland to go rushing about to reach the high hills. The big numbers of hill-going folks are in the overpopulated England where it will be something of perhaps a risky experiment to allow a free-for all approach in the near future but then, it would appear, that t...
by gaffr
Wed May 13, 2020 4:37 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Discussing how a return to the outdoors should be managed
Replies: 31
Views: 2801

Re: lockdown and mental health

Hello... Simple pleasures for me....warming the room with some dead sun bleached Juniper wood this morning after a cold night at 300 metres. Wood scooped up yesterday before being caught out in afternoon deluge on my afternoon bike ride. Was on my newly found artery biking/walking trail into the nat...
by gaffr
Wed May 13, 2020 7:19 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: lockdown and mental health
Replies: 30
Views: 2092

Re: Silver linings

Always a pleasure to see the Wood Anemone and the Wood Sorrel coming through in the Spring......so far up here I have only so far spotted the Anemone Nemorosa. :)
by gaffr
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:24 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Silver linings
Replies: 4
Views: 445
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