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Re: Walking (not just climbing) in the latest B2/B3 boots

Quick update... I bought a pair of Salewa Pro Guides. Very comfy on in the shop (when in B1/walk mode) and seemed very insulated. Tiso's return policy is excellent, so had the option of just wearing them indoors and returning within 60 days for a full refund. I wore them for a good few days in the h...
by pjm1
Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:56 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Walking (not just climbing) in the latest B2/B3 boots
Replies: 24
Views: 14761

Re: Newish Walker

Not sure where you're based, but if you're in Inverclyde / North Ayrshire (based on you suggesting the Cut), Knock hill at Largs is a very nice "wander" at any time of year. Over by Loch Lomond, Conic Hill is also a good entry to walking, although at this time of year and in icy conditions...
by pjm1
Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:10 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Newish Walker
Replies: 4
Views: 828

Re: Corrour to Fersit/Tulloch via BNL and the other 2 munros

Hi there, Has anyone attempted the walk back along the east side of Loch Treig taking in Beinn na Lap, Chno Dearg and the other one? Planning to take the train from Tulloch to Corrour and then walk back? Also at Fersit i notice there is a path of sorts running parallel to the railway line? How good...
by pjm1
Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:43 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Corrour to Fersit/Tulloch via BNL and the other 2 munros
Replies: 6
Views: 2482

Re: Backpacking The Highlands for 6 months

Wow, that is a serious undertaking! Are you based in Scotland at the moment? I'm assuming you're looking to do it all on foot? That will be a huge number of miles you'll be covering in that sort of timeframe. Even at a very modest 10 miles / day, with one day a week resting you're looking at 1500 mi...
by pjm1
Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:04 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Backpacking The Highlands for 6 months
Replies: 14
Views: 3767

Re: Loch Ossian two day winter expedition

Fantastic trip report! Loch Ossian is one of my favourite places in the world, as one of the first really remote (well, comparatively for Scotland) places that I went as a nipper. This brings back memories (especially your photos), although you probably wouldn't want to try swimming in the loch lik...
by pjm1
Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Loch Ossian two day winter expedition
Replies: 9
Views: 4597

Re: Skye

How experienced is she, i.e. how many Munros has she already done? Skye munros are probably the toughest in the UK - and the Cuillin peaks don't really have escape routes which are any easier if you change your mind. Blaven may be an option if she is fairly experienced but there are also a lot of no...
by pjm1
Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:11 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Skye
Replies: 14
Views: 3544

Re: How did you do in 2015?

Poor year in 2015 :( We had some cracking adventures but the aggregate return was low. 12 munros, of which 5 were done in one hit up the Cuillin. So: In Pinn plus four others (and some no munro peaks) on one day and then a very paltry 7 others throughout the other 364... Just three trips, of which o...
by pjm1
Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:16 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How did you do in 2015?
Replies: 57
Views: 12260

Re: Choice of Tents

I am very interested in the scarp 1, is it waterproof enough for multi day trips in the highlands? it states a very low hydrostatic head on the ground and fly sheet. i know that its not everything but it is very low. have you had any issues ? and did you seal yours yourself ? Thanks Hiya James I di...
by pjm1
Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:08 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Choice of Tents
Replies: 10
Views: 3142

Re: Choice of Tents

If i was to make a compromise and go for a helium 100 do you think i would regret it ? it is much much lighter but still stated as 4 seasons, could it be pitched on snow safely if need be ? Thanks For me, it's less about it being pitched "on" snow, and more about snow falling on the tent ...
by pjm1
Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:07 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Choice of Tents
Replies: 10
Views: 3142

Re: Winter Munro thoughts....

You have a double and a single at Loch Quoich, not Gairich though it's full of holes under the snow :shock: the others should be easy enough We've targeted that pair on the North side of the loch for next month with a wild camp somewhere lochside :) Conversely, Gairich is one of my least favourite ...
by pjm1
Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:00 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Winter Munro thoughts....
Replies: 32
Views: 6782

Re: A long but rewarding day on the Easains

A belter of a trip - well done! I did this pair a couple of years ago in May and the snow was ridiculously deep (still). I'll be honest and say on our trip we had some very hairy moments (bordering on unsafe) so I'm glad to see you all got back ok despite the cold weather :) Wow don't expect that s...
by pjm1
Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:45 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A long but rewarding day on the Easains
Replies: 13
Views: 4802

Re: Loch Ossian two day winter expedition

What can I say? I just loved this. :clap: :clap: :clap: What a brilliant way to spend a couple of days. Get thee behind me, green god of envy.... BTW what bag do you have? I'm thinking of doing some winter camping shortly, but have only experienced something around zero (when I was too hot in the 3...
by pjm1
Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:20 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Loch Ossian two day winter expedition
Replies: 9
Views: 4597

Re: Walking (not just climbing) in the latest B2/B3 boots

Well, I'm back from trying quite a few on. The most "comfortable" were the Zamberlan Jorasses, although they felt as if they had too much padding inside: they actually felt like slippers and my foot was sliding around quite a bit despite being the right size, length-wise. Most odd for a B2...
by pjm1
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:07 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Walking (not just climbing) in the latest B2/B3 boots
Replies: 24
Views: 14761

Re: A long but rewarding day on the Easains

A belter of a trip - well done! I did this pair a couple of years ago in May and the snow was ridiculously deep (still). I'll be honest and say on our trip we had some very hairy moments (bordering on unsafe) so I'm glad to see you all got back ok despite the cold weather :)
by pjm1
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:55 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A long but rewarding day on the Easains
Replies: 13
Views: 4802

Re: Loch Ossian two day winter expedition

Thanks Silverhill! I wanted my first TR to be of a decent outing... thought this would be worth breaking ground for :) Last year I didn't manage to rack up many hills (moving house, work commitments out of Scotland) so I've only ticked off 50 munros - in fact, Sgor Gaibhre was my 50th. Of those 50, ...
by pjm1
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:46 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Loch Ossian two day winter expedition
Replies: 9
Views: 4597
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