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Re: Wanted: Walking ice axe (Edinburgh-ish)

The GoOutdoors house brand North Ridge have a well-priced axe made by Grivel supplied with a leash - see here. Get to Granton!
by PhilTurner
Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:59 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Wanted: Walking ice axe (Edinburgh-ish)
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

Re: The Monadhliath Munros,a great winter trek!

dooterbang wrote:I had trouble embedding my youtube vids....how you do it?


See here.
by PhilTurner
Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:50 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Monadhliath Munros,a great winter trek!
Replies: 21
Views: 9275

Re: New Winter Boots - Lacing Advice Please

The Mammut/Raichle 90 Degree is a bit of a beast and like most mountaineering boots pretty unforgiving to start with. I tend to lace the bottom of the boot tight - up to the locking D-ring - giving me time to tighten the "thread through on the ankle flex part of the boot" and make sure my ...
by PhilTurner
Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:11 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: New Winter Boots - Lacing Advice Please
Replies: 13
Views: 2910

Re: harness and climbing shoes

Buy your first pair of climbing shoes from a reputable shop - ideally a climbing specialist (shops attached to climbing walls are good) as they'll probably be a totally different size to your 'normal' footwear. Think about how you'll use your harness - if you're planning to get into winter mountaine...
by PhilTurner
Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:36 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: harness and climbing shoes
Replies: 5
Views: 1592

Re: Down jackets

Cheers for the reply Phil. I find the buffalo top superb with a merino whool top below it. But find a sweat to much going uphill, Really wanting it to get colder, Your right its far to bulky to carry in rucksack, Do you think i should just nstick with it and open zips or change to to down filledd j...
by PhilTurner
Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:06 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Down jackets
Replies: 18
Views: 4479

Re: Down jackets

Phill how do you think a buffalo special 6 top compares to a down top. I wear my buffalo top in winter from the time i leave car. I do find it hot. Really wanting it to get coolder. But on summits its perfect The Buffalo Special 6 is really the original 'soft shell' - combining a midlayer and water...
by PhilTurner
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:50 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Down jackets
Replies: 18
Views: 4479

Re: Down jackets

You could do far worse than the Alpkit Filo. Great value.
by PhilTurner
Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:33 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Down jackets
Replies: 18
Views: 4479

Re: Hill Skills / Map Reading Courses in Argyll

If you can manage to get to Arran I can recommend Lucy Wallace who runs the National Navigation Award Scheme over three days based out of the Lochranza Youth Hostel. She can probably sort you out with a custom-made one day course too. Other outdoor professionals are available - take a look at the Gu...
by PhilTurner
Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:54 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hill Skills / Map Reading Courses in Argyll
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

Re: back pack

I've never measured my back length, just tried on lots of packs. If you want to measure it you'll need a friend to help you. Start at the iliac crest which is the top of your hip crest. From this level on your spine measure to the C7 vertebrae, the knobby bone at the base of your neck when you put y...
by PhilTurner
Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:24 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: back pack
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Re: More than one walk on the map

I'm not sure that you can do it using the current Walkhighlands software (Paul/Helen can confirm) but you CAN do it using a Social Hiking combi map and embed into a Walkhighlands post using the 'socialhiking' button above.
by PhilTurner
Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:04 pm
 
Forum: Help - how to use the site
Topic: More than one walk on the map
Replies: 4
Views: 1265

Re: Gaiters

soulminer wrote:Or maybe Phil could have this as a topic for another review


Good call. We schedule the reviews many months in advance to give me a chance to actually use the gear, so I'll add this in for the first quarter of next year (probably doesn't help your immediate requirement though...).

Phil
by PhilTurner
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:30 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Gaiters
Replies: 26
Views: 13071

Re: Here we go again...

spiderwebb wrote:Boots are a B2 and if I recall correctly the crampon number can be up to and including the boot number but not greater i.e. for these B2's you could use C1 or C2 cramps but not C3...is that right lads ??


You've got it :)
by PhilTurner
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:17 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Here we go again...
Replies: 15
Views: 6590

Re: Here we go again...

Put simply - boots are rated B0 to B3 on the 'hardcore rating', with B0 being a nice bendy boot and a B3 a stiff ice climbing monstrosity. Crampons follow this rating system from C1 to C3, where a C1 features a flexible bit joining front and rear points and usually featuring straps and two cradles t...
by PhilTurner
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:11 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Here we go again...
Replies: 15
Views: 6590

Re: 3 Beinn a'Ghlo Munros by MTB

Great photos - I'd love to see some words to accompany them though!
by PhilTurner
Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: 3 Beinn a'Ghlo Munros by MTB
Replies: 10
Views: 8197

Re: not a novice anymore

Thats exactly my point. I didn't all the grades were over-rated, only the ones which I have experienced. Hello - whilst it is entirely feasible that we've (OK, Paul and Helen :D ) have messed up, I feel that the routes you've mentioned are appropriately graded according to the Walkhighlands Grade S...
by PhilTurner
Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: not a novice anymore
Replies: 61
Views: 11492
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