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Re: What3Words app

what3words is more useful in an urban environment - where, for example, you need to find a specific house where even the streets have no name .... That, indeed, is what it was developed for. In the UK hills we have the OS grid reference system. That's all we need. If you call out the MRT and give th...
by Essan
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What3Words app
Replies: 34
Views: 1644

Re: Gaelic terminology



Was just about to recommend that book :thumbup: A really good read

A 2nd, expanded, edition has just been issued (review in the next MBA newsletter)
by Essan
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:15 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Gaelic terminology
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: Accurate Weather Forecast - Is there such a thing?

Weather Apps are not forecasts. They're basically just visual representations of the latest computer model output (usually just GPS - though the MetO and Meteogroup ones incorporate other models as well). If you watch them regularly to see how they change from run to run then they can be used as too...
by Essan
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:08 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accurate Weather Forecast - Is there such a thing?
Replies: 20
Views: 1169

Re: The best way to get to Essan bothy?

Thanks for the info Essan. Your route looks a good option though a lot longer than the route from the east. How long does it take you walking in from Lochailort over the hills? About a couple of hours. To be honest, I don't think many people actually do walk in that way though. But it's quite commo...
by Essan
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:24 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The best way to get to Essan bothy?
Replies: 46
Views: 15785

Re: Down Quilt Problem

Cloud cover, not cloud base ;)


And I think I may have solved the problem anyway - just needs a really, really, really good shake!
by Essan
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:57 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Down Quilt Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Down Quilt Problem

Just wondered if anyone else has had this problem? I have a Alpkit cloud base down quilt. It was last used in September and has been stored loose in a cupboard. I didn't notice this when I put it away, but on going through my gear this morning I discovered that all the down has "disappeared&quo...
by Essan
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:44 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Down Quilt Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: Bynack More and my guide to winter hiking

3 pairs of gloves/mitts in winter: yes! Inner pair, outer wind/waterproof pair, and a back up pair Interesting your comments about crampons being more useful than ice axe - I have used the latter much more than the former , but you make a very good point I think this article (and the following comme...
by Essan
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:28 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Bynack More and my guide to winter hiking
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: Basecamp etiquette

Wild camping in one spot for a few nights is no problem. It may be advisable to leave a note (not too obvious) to say where you are going though: someone seeing the tent unattended over several days may have concerns. I have in the past left a tent for several days whilst going off to a bothy. But t...
by Essan
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:35 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Basecamp etiquette
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: Oban Bothy and back

You could walk back via Gleann an Lochain Eanaiche and A'Chuil bothy. It involves a bit of a scramble up the rocky headland of Sron a Chroin to the ruins of Kinlochmorar. There is then an old stalker's path most of the way up the glen (or used to be - it's over 30 years since I did this!) but it dis...
by Essan
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:41 pm
 
Forum: Help - how to use the site
Topic: Oban Bothy and back
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Government plans to criminalise trespass

Even if passed, you'd still need to have at least 2 cars with you to be affected by the legislation ;) Those with 6 cars are already breaking the law. Anyone who goes wild camping with 2 cars deserves to be banned! The only difference is that at present, if a gang of you drive up to Grisedale Tarn t...
by Essan
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:51 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Government plans to criminalise trespass
Replies: 42
Views: 1990

Re: Heavywhally

Heavy is a good guy and his blog is always well worth a read

Former RAF mountain rescue
by Essan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:56 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Heavywhally
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: Government plans to criminalise trespass

Of course, this won't change the law in Scotland where "Under the Trespass (Scotland) Act 1865, it is an offence to occupy private land without the permission of the landowner" ;)
by Essan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:16 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Government plans to criminalise trespass
Replies: 42
Views: 1990

Re: Government plans to criminalise trespass

davekeiller wrote:Actually bother to read the consultation document.
It's clearly about people setting up encampments for a prolonged period of time and won't criminalise hikers or wild campers.


Don't let facts get in the way of indignant tabloid outrage :P
by Essan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:02 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Government plans to criminalise trespass
Replies: 42
Views: 1990

Re: CWT: Excitement, Adventure and Really Wild Things - Part

I got the impression later that the main concern was upsetting the ferryman by keeping him waiting! Although when we got there he was as friendly and welcoming as everyone else. I did assume that so long as we were visible from the road, the mini bus would stop for us. But if for some reason they co...
by Essan
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:14 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: CWT: Excitement, Adventure and Really Wild Things - Part 2
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

Re: Midge Season

It may get some midges, but they shouldn't be too bad. Not enough to spoil the walk.
by Essan
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:07 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Midge Season
Replies: 8
Views: 768
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