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Re: Dry(ish) Donalds?

I’ve done the Donald’s and tops. Bogs and tussocks a highlight. Pick something with a wind farm would work of course. Looked at you map and the other two lead hills summits were from memory ok but I did do them in very dry conditions. Dun rig circuit is very boggy at one point but is a great walk Be...
by prog99
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:05 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dry(ish) Donalds?
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Beinn a' Chuallaich B847 – No Parking

All dozen cars I passed in Invervar on Saturday had a ticket. That will please North Chesthill Hi there. I'm intending, weather depending, to park in Invervar on Monday to walk the Glen Lyon Munros, were all the cars ticketed parked illegally/badly do you know? I don't know the parking situation up...
by prog99
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:34 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beinn a' Chuallaich B847 – No Parking
Replies: 37
Views: 1649

Re: Walking Decisions.

Weather chasing for sure - for example, for this weekend I have my three target munros added to my Met Office forecast app (Beinn Sguliard to the West, Grey Corries up in the Central Highlands, and Tolmount Tom Buidhe to the East, and I would go to whichever looks clearest. Currently it looks a bit...
by prog99
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:46 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Walking Decisions.
Replies: 8
Views: 488

Re: Curved Ridge

Two distinct cruxes - Finding the start as it’s not super obvious once the path runs out. It doesn’t look like a ridge at times from below. The little chimney/groove bit half way up is the technical crux. However unlike the Aonach Eagach there’s no downclimbing needed. Might still be snow in the exi...
by prog99
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:23 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Curved Ridge
Replies: 2
Views: 266

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

I'm pretty stumped if its near the previous guess. Must be one I did in poor weather!
by prog99
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:00 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 4390
Views: 523077

Re: Aonach Eagach E-West defeated by Pinnacles (pure FEAR)

We made the mistake of trying this today 21st October in the rain

Well there you go, return in the dry. The rest of your post is full of sweeping generalisations that wouldn't be out of place in the Daily Mail.
by prog99
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Aonach Eagach E-West defeated by Pinnacles (pure FEAR)
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: River Crossings Fisherfield Six

I've done the Loch a' Braoin approach a few of times. Still a couple of burn crossings but they are far less troublesome.
by prog99
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: River Crossings Fisherfield Six
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: Cairngorms in October with younger walkers

DavidShepherd wrote:Carn a' Mhaim perhaps? It's 14 miles there and back from the Linn of Dee car park,

Plus the rather long drive from Aviemore!
by prog99
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cairngorms in October with younger walkers
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: Cairngorms in October with younger walkers

Meall a’buachaille. Good paths, nice views. Wont qualify as a qmd on its own but don’t let that bother you.
by prog99
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:14 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cairngorms in October with younger walkers
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: Scrambling Boots and shoes

You don’t need anything special unless you’ve been reading too many magazine articles?
Unless on the cuillin , I use old skanky footwear as the gabro destroys it.
by prog99
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:49 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Scrambling Boots and shoes
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: Munro Trig Points

Ben more assynt , the summit is the further away cairn that’d be difficult to spot in poor vis. Probably worth visiting both to get the different view points though
by prog99
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:13 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Munro Trig Points
Replies: 32
Views: 1373

Re: First pair of Winter walking boots

This also happens in the other three seasons. People slip, there are rocks all over the place, they hit their head and die. I've know this to happen personally (okay, 1 degree of separation) to hugely experienced lifelong hillwalkers, sensible well-equipped people in a large party. Why not year-rou...
by prog99
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:09 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: First pair of Winter walking boots
Replies: 22
Views: 652

Re: Queueing for summit selfies

When I and a friend did Tower Ridge we stopped at the top for a Mars bar and then trotted off down the pony track without going near the cairn . At least you don't have to queue to get on Tower Ridge....not yet, anyway... You've not been stuck behind folk on the eastern traverse then. I'm glad it w...
by prog99
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:57 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Queueing for summit selfies
Replies: 42
Views: 2424

Re: Queueing for summit selfies

Bad weather beat me and my mate off Ben Nevis a few hundred feet from the summit a few years ago. Although we climbed via the tourist route we would have booted the a**e of any Climbing God who sneered at us for doing it the easy way, had we made it to the summit. I'm not entirely certain where tha...
by prog99
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:56 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Queueing for summit selfies
Replies: 42
Views: 2424

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

I was mulling over somewhere in the mamores.
by prog99
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:22 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 4390
Views: 523077
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