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Beinn Chabhair

Fantastic day and needed to hide from the world for a day so took to the hills for the first time in 5 months, as my name suggests the white stuff is not for me. I tried this the last time I was out in November and ended up in a hole waist deep in mud and gave up just before the Lochan. The drive to...
by Fairweather Softie
Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:57 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Chabhair
Replies: 7
Views: 2069

Re: West highland way - advice please

Hi JeCook, I walked the WHW in September 2008, midges were not a problem, it **** of rain the whole of the first day [Milngavie to Balmaha] which as you can imagine was torture. Rest of the week was alright weather wise. We done it in 6 days, reason being why spoil a nice walk with tight timescales ...
by Fairweather Softie
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:12 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: West highland way - advice please
Replies: 11
Views: 11554

Re: Less Challenging

Cheers for all the advice, I would say my general fitness is good at the moment, I just know you need extra in the snow.The girl I'm trying to encourgae is also fit [suppose this could mean a couple of things]. I'm a ex health and safety manager so pretty sure about my limitations and aware or my at...
by Fairweather Softie
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:55 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Less Challenging
Replies: 16
Views: 3668

Re: Less Challenging

mountain coward wrote:As for easy suggestions, what about the range of Corbett sized hills (3 of them, one of which is Meall a' Buachaille) by Aviemore. ...


Cheers mountain, I might try them. Will also take her up Ben Lomond I suppose since its on the doorstep and straightforward.
by Fairweather Softie
Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:30 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Less Challenging
Replies: 16
Views: 3668

Re: Less Challenging

Dont mind cold or snow but not got experience to do anything in bad weather, :? was thinking about end of Feb start of March. I know we still get snow then but thought we'd have seen the worst off by then. My friend will not be keen to do early morning starts so would need longer days as well, I pre...
by Fairweather Softie
Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:25 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Less Challenging
Replies: 16
Views: 3668

Re: Less Challenging

Have you been out in winter yet? :) Went out around the end of November but gave up due to going into a hole and getting soaked, windchill was a problem so thought it better to call it a day and try again. As my name suggests I'm not keen on the extreme stuff. Will wait till conditions are better b...
by Fairweather Softie
Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:56 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Less Challenging
Replies: 16
Views: 3668

Less Challenging

Right guys, I'm not about to ask your advice about hills that novices can do just now as I've already seen loads of advice on other posts and to be honest reading between the lines I can tell some of the experienced guys want to say DONT DO IT, ITS NOT EASY. What I want advice on is some less challe...
by Fairweather Softie
Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:27 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Less Challenging
Replies: 16
Views: 3668

Re: Frozen Sea

Was it not -22 /-23 about 9 or 10 ago for a couple of days?
by Fairweather Softie
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:35 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Frozen Sea
Replies: 39
Views: 11795

Re: Gave Up!!

Encountered the really soft ground along the side of the burn, it was wet but boots were fine and feet still dry, then I stepped into what I thought was just some soft peaty soil and went right in up to my waist. As I said its the first time out for a while so I was expecting to be puffed out but it...
by Fairweather Softie
Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:16 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Gave Up!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Gave Up!!

For one reason or another I've not been out walking for a couple of months so thought DRY day nothing on so lets go for it. Picked Beinn Chabhair and set off from home about 07:00am, I was at the Drovers for 08:30 and set off, was blowing pretty hard by the time I reached the moorland running beside...
by Fairweather Softie
Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:28 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Gave Up!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Re: Beinn Bhuidhe

Cheers for info Monty, I've read the pages you suggested, think I will wait till we have a few dry days [if we ever have them :lol: ] and then just go for it, this is the last one in this area I've to do so keen to get it done before real winter sets in.

Thanks again.
by Fairweather Softie
Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beinn Bhuidhe
Replies: 3
Views: 1338

Beinn Bhuidhe

Hi All, I've read some reviews that it can be very wet underfoot!! Since I'm so close and can get time off at short notice, I wondered if you guys had any advice on how many dry days make a difference to underfoot conditions or is it just a case of getting it done? I've done the others in the area s...
by Fairweather Softie
Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:54 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beinn Bhuidhe
Replies: 3
Views: 1338

Re: Hello

Thanks for the warm welcome, Fair-weather softie might be doing myself a slight injustice, I do venture out in the rain but the white fluffy stuff is a no-no for me, skills and equipment are not up to that standard yet! Hoping to get another couple befoe the end of the year, all your reviews are gre...
by Fairweather Softie
Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:13 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 1683

Hello

Hi All,

Guess my username gives you a picture of my walking style, only been walking for a year, started with the West Highland Way last Sept and just thought YES I like this, so this year done some close [Glasgow] munros.

Reviews on these pages have been great.

John
by Fairweather Softie
Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:19 am
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 1683
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