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Ledge Route - a Quarter Century on Ben Nevis

Friday the 24th of July 2020 was the day of my 25th time on Ben Nevis summit and a good way to mark the milestone, Ledge Route combined with a descent via Carn Mor Dearg. The route - 20km approx. $matches[2] An early start from Inverness saw me arrive at a very nearly full North Face car park at 7.1...
by Sunset tripper
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:24 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ledge Route - a Quarter Century on Ben Nevis
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: A Cairngorm Wild Camp and 3 Munros

Cracking pictures Anne and some great hills too. :D
by Sunset tripper
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:55 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A Cairngorm Wild Camp and 3 Munros
Replies: 6
Views: 739

Re: Ben Ledi or Ben Venue

Weekdays will be quieter but if the weekend is your only option it would be best to turn up as early as you can. It's fairly safe to say Saturdays and Sundays will be the busiest, but it's hard to predict how busy car parks are going to be on any particular day. Last Monday I arrived at the small ca...
by Sunset tripper
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:28 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Ledi or Ben Venue
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: Cycling Glen Shiel, which Way is easiest ?

...and who wants a malodorous or wet Munroist in their car anyway? 😄 If I get there in October as I intend, I'll be following Rockhopper's way. Each to their own I suppose. I travel that road often and have witnessed a few impatient tailbacks behind bikes. For me, the less time spent cycling on a t...
by Sunset tripper
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:23 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cycling Glen Shiel, which Way is easiest ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1256

Re: Cycling Glen Shiel, which Way is easiest ?

From a cycling point of view as others have said, east to west is easier. I opted to leave the bike hidden in some trees just off the road on the other side of a layby at the western end. Drove to the eastern end and walked the ridge east to west. That way I had the better views looking to the west...
by Sunset tripper
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:24 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cycling Glen Shiel, which Way is easiest ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1256

Re: Cycling Glen Shiel, which Way is easiest ?

Do it east to west. Its about 7 miles and downhill. I also recommend doing it at the start. The gradient outweighs any wind considerations, unless you are really into cycling uphill on a busy winding road. I did it downhill a few years ago and it took me around 20 mins, even though it was before 6 A...
by Sunset tripper
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cycling Glen Shiel, which Way is easiest ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1256

Re: The Ring of Steall/Ben Nevis

Well done, that's a hard day!
by Sunset tripper
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:49 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Ring of Steall/Ben Nevis
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: Escapism by planning Connecting Skye and WHL,any advice?

by Sunset tripper
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Escapism by planning Connecting Skye and WHL,any advice??
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Is this ben nevis I seen from the fyrish monument.

Could see Ben Tee clearly from the top of Lochnagar yesterday. Could also see the snow on Ben Nevis which is a bit further - around 65 miles according to the viewfinder on the summit.
Ben Tee - the pointy far away hill in the middle, I think?
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by Sunset tripper
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:31 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is this ben nevis I seen from the fyrish monument.
Replies: 15
Views: 863

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

by Sunset tripper
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:10 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Descent from Sgurr Fhuaran down WNW ridge into Glen Shiel?
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Back in White - rebooting 2020 on Stob Ban (Grey Corries

Nice one Graeme, I love that area and Stob Ban is a fine view point. I took the car in once while sheep were being herded down the hill at the start of the track. One jumped over the car. :shock: Also its a great cycle from the bothy to Spean Bridge. :D
by Sunset tripper
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:05 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Back in White - rebooting 2020 on Stob Ban (Grey Corries)
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Right to roam

Kat Tai, Border Reiver and Marty JG, thanks for the info. Its hard to keep up with all the different laws, advice and guidance. :roll: I had thought wild camping got the go ahead earlier than the 15th but good news anyway that it is no longer frowned upon, though the tents I have seen along the road...
by Sunset tripper
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:53 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Right to roam
Replies: 7
Views: 1166

Re: Solo Wildcamping in remote Mountains,41 km in the Wilder

A great adventure petr, and great video also.
That looks like a cracking sleeping mat too. :thumbup:

What is it and how heavy, if you know? Cheers :D
by Sunset tripper
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Solo Wildcamping in remote Mountains,41 km in the Wilderness
Replies: 15
Views: 1107

Re: Malky attempts to get his leg over (and gets stuck)

I read most of the walk reports on here but I must admit you have a knack of coming up with a title that gets folk straight to your report. :lol: I love Malkys Covid Cut - makes him look like a rock star, no wonder he was singing. 8) That's a great wee hill, I've been up it a few times from the high...
by Sunset tripper
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:50 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Malky attempts to get his leg over (and gets stuck)
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: The Fisherfield 6 - Arduous but a 'Must Do'

A fine achievement to do all these in one go. Looked like a crackin' day out and very quick.
All the best. :D
by Sunset tripper
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:24 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Fisherfield 6 - Arduous but a 'Must Do'
Replies: 3
Views: 442
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