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Re: A Coigach overnighter - another autumn classic

My favourite part of the world! :clap: There is a trail called 'The Postie's Path' heads from Culnacraig following the coastline round to Ardmair. That may have been the worn path you could see. A stunning route, if a bit treacherous in places when raining due to the fact you are traversing the clif...
by willsdad
Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:21 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A Coigach overnighter - another autumn classic
Replies: 9
Views: 1835

Re: Beinn Eighe (Sail Mhor)

Stunning photo's!! :clap: Did you notice any spots that would be good for a 'higher' overnight camp? I past through that area in May this year following the CWT and I'm fancying heading back April/May 2017 to spend a week wandering about. Probably using the Caravan Club Camp site as a base but stopp...
by willsdad
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:13 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Eighe (Sail Mhor)
Replies: 7
Views: 1713

Re: Scarpa R-Evo Pro - Anyone have any experience of these..

Hi Gary, I'm not sure if it's of any help but I'm an owner of the R-Evo. I've no idea of the difference between these and the Pro? I used mine to walk from Glenfinnan to Ullapool this May. I have to say I was quite impressed with the comfort but mostly with the waterproof capability. They use 'sock ...
by willsdad
Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:31 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Scarpa R-Evo Pro - Anyone have any experience of these....?
Replies: 5
Views: 2850

Re: "path" from Lochan Fada and Loch an Nid

This May I did that following the CWT Guide route. It says about staying on the higher ground but it's not too difficult. It wasn't even boggy when I passed through. I'm not sure where the other route takes you but the CWT route is stunning. As you pass Loch an Nid the rock formations to the far sid...
by willsdad
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:23 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "path" from Lochan Fada and Loch an Nid
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Re: Cape Wrath Trail Done

Well Done!
I did Glenfinnan to Ullapool in May. I was a bit luckier with the weather, only 3 days of rain.
It's an amazing experience to be repeated. Hopefully with more time so I can do the full length.

:clap:
by willsdad
Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:46 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cape Wrath Trail Done
Replies: 5
Views: 1280

Re: What do you eat?

I'm a sucker for the usual freeze dried meals - although I usually also pack Chorizo, Cheese Slices and Tortilla Wraps. These seem to last (unrefrigerated) for a good 5 days 8)
by willsdad
Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What do you eat?
Replies: 37
Views: 5523

Re: Sugarloaf

There's a blast from the past!

I was 'forced' as a 17/18 year old squaddie to run up and down that hill from the camp at Crickhowell. The first and only time I've ever run that far uphill.
Never again!

Your photo's have helped to calm the psychological trauma I've carried for many years :lol:
by willsdad
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:41 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Sugarloaf
Replies: 6
Views: 1218

MSR Flylite

What's the verdict?
Does anyone own one?

The idea is great :clap: but are they a lot of money for something so flimsy it'll break after a few pitches? :?
by willsdad
Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:31 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: MSR Flylite
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Re: Coleman Cobra 2 - owners?

Wow. :D Thanks SpaceCaptainTheodore. Do you review tents for a living? I agree with the Bivvy and Tarp set up. I already have a Alpkit tarp and an old army bivvy I use for short overnighters. From experience I'm not mad enough to attempt that on longer trails in the Highlands. The mental fatigue cau...
by willsdad
Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:23 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Coleman Cobra 2 - owners?
Replies: 5
Views: 5529

Coleman Cobra 2 - owners?

Hi, Sorry for another Tent post. I am wondering if there are any Cobra 2 owners on here and what they think of them? I have a Vango Blade 100 which I've been using on multi day trails but over many nights I'm finding it a bit cramped. I've made the decision to had an extra kg to my pack and get a 2 ...
by willsdad
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:35 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Coleman Cobra 2 - owners?
Replies: 5
Views: 5529

Re: Moon on a stick boot content - Scarpa Zodiac?

Hi, I did the southern half of the CWT in Scarpa R-evo GTX. They seemed to hold up pretty well. The sock fit technology seems to work well keeping your feet dry. I don't wear gaiters but surprisingly any water that went in at the top never made it to the soles of my feet. I also like Inov 8's but I ...
by willsdad
Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:11 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Moon on a stick boot content - Scarpa Zodiac?
Replies: 3
Views: 1279

Re: Cape Wrath Trail walk North or South

@BobMcBob I would personally start (or finish) at the monument at Glenfinnan. As far as I know the only reason that the stage from FW to Glenfinnan exists is to link-up with the West Highland Way. @Sgurr > We talked to the B & B guy at Kinloch hourn once and he said that loads of people bail ou...
by willsdad
Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:01 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cape Wrath Trail walk North or South
Replies: 8
Views: 1819

Re: Manky Bees

If you can carry it when it's full, it's even lighter empty!! :? Probably a waste of time saying anything on here though. I don't believe the people that dump their rubbish can read and write.....severe lack of brain cells. I was walking down a road the other day when a 'boy racer' came flying past....
by willsdad
Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:29 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Manky Bees
Replies: 6
Views: 1379

Re: Cape Wrath Trail walk North or South

It may work out better to do it north to south as you will then have a definite date for hitting the Cape and you can guarantee access.

Providing you are flexible on your start date that is..... :?
by willsdad
Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:10 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cape Wrath Trail walk North or South
Replies: 8
Views: 1819

Re: Single man tents

Hi, 'Looking to get into a few overnight (1 or 2 days) walks/climbs, but want to keep pack space and weight down.' I'd look more into a Bivvy and Tarp combination. Smaller, lighter and cheaper :wink: My profile picture is my bivvy and tarp set up. For longer trips or areas guaranteed to have the mid...
by willsdad
Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:51 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Single man tents
Replies: 18
Views: 7484
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