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A new challenge this winter...

An early start today as I was planning to be at the Ben Lawers car park just before first light. As I turned off the A827 you could see immediately that the minor road was covered in a layer of thick ice and compacted snow, as I rounded the first corner a car was already stuck ahead and was trying t...
by Andy74G
Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A new challenge this winter...
Replies: 8
Views: 3249

Ben Lawers access road 13/12/14

The access road to Ben Lawers from the Killin side off the A827 is a mixture of solid ice and snow and only 4x4's will make it anywhere near the carpark . :(
by Andy74G
Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:57 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Lawers access road 13/12/14
Replies: 0
Views: 923

Re: head torch questions

I recently upgrade my head torch because I would be doing more winter walking this year, and wanted a torch that would light up the hillside a good bit in front of me and would last for hrs on full beam. I looked at lots of reviews and bought a black diamond icon headlamp from Amazon £60 its not the...
by Andy74G
Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:21 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: head torch questions
Replies: 26
Views: 5875

Re: Sunrises & snow on Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime & The Cobble

Some great pics :shock: nice sunrise & sunset pictures
by Andy74G
Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:26 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sunrises & snow on Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime & The Cobbler
Replies: 8
Views: 3830

Re: GPS Advice

I've been using a the SatMap active 12 since May.. It came with a SD card with 1:50 000 scale OS map of the whole of the UK. Planning a route straight off of the unit is easy, still not used all its features yet, they still sell the active 10...
by Andy74G
Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:18 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: GPS Advice
Replies: 21
Views: 7354

Re: winter kit advice

Hi, This will be my first proper winter walking season. I spent a lot of time over the summer looking at Ski goggles for winter walking and my advice is buy the best you are willing to pay & that all these goggles have different tints which means some will be good for certain weather days but no...
by Andy74G
Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:30 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: winter kit advice
Replies: 8
Views: 2509

Re: Stunning sunset from winter wild camp high above Appin..

Another fantastic report :clap: , I really enjoyed the video report, :D you're a dab hand with the GoPro and the editing is all very professional looking, I've not experienced "wild" camping on the hills but these report's certainly make it look worth the effort. I think my next visit to t...
by Andy74G
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:15 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Stunning sunset from winter wild camp high above Appin.....
Replies: 26
Views: 7843

Re: Beinn a'Chlachain - my best route yet

Some lovely photo's , I really like the last two. :clap:
by Andy74G
Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:06 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn a'Chlachain - my best route yet
Replies: 9
Views: 2874

Re: Keela Munro

I have the jacket in mango yellow... bought it off of amazon last year , used it twice.. its too heavy for summertime and it's bulky so I try to avoid taking it unless it fowl weather, it does keep you dry and the wind off you. They have a shop in Glenrothes.
by Andy74G
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:17 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Keela Munro
Replies: 6
Views: 3172

Re: A perfect autum day for 9 & 10

Thanks, I really enjoyed this day, now just planning some winter walks in this area... :D
by Andy74G
Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:24 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A perfect autum day for 9 & 10
Replies: 5
Views: 2478

A perfect autum day for 9 & 10

After looking through loads of walk reports last week I decided to visit Glencoe for Munro's no. 9 & 10 and settled on these two . I'm turning into to a bit of a blue sky walker, my best days on the hills always come with the best views this year. With a few days off, I was watching the weather ...
by Andy74G
Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:36 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A perfect autum day for 9 & 10
Replies: 5
Views: 2478

Ben Cruachan, Stob Daimh

Arrived at the station car park next to a fog covered Loch Awe just after 8.10am. Quick change and I was away by 8.20am. I took the route under the railway and proceeded up the steps , never saw the barely visible path to the left at the generator so continued up the steps and into the trees. Before...
by Andy74G
Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:13 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Cruachan, Stob Daimh
Replies: 0
Views: 1290

Two Munro's..a forgotten memory

This was to be my first day out on the hills this summer as I hadn't been able to get out at all so far for various reasons, and with my Munro count so low I opted to do a route that included a couple of hills. Woke early at 5:30 am showered and breakfast and out the house for 6am, made good time in...
by Andy74G
Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:18 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Two Munro's..a forgotten memory
Replies: 1
Views: 1349

Montane Prism Jacket

Hello , Can some recommend a mid layer piece of clothing. I normally wear a base layer and a berghaus half zip micro fleece for all my walking and now have a Keela Munro jacket for the bad weather. I've been looking at the Montane Prism Jacket , but I am unsure wither to purchase this item as it may...
by Andy74G
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:18 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Montane Prism Jacket
Replies: 9
Views: 13622

An enjoyable morning spent...

After reading some of the walking reports I decided to walk up Ben A'an. I arrived in the car park just after 8am and was wondering if I was a bit too keen, but there was already a car in the car park. So I got ready and headed up the path. With the sun rising over the skyline, I continued through t...
by Andy74G
Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:11 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: An enjoyable morning spent...
Replies: 1
Views: 1185
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