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Re: Day pack to carry inside multiday pack??

I have the North Face equivalent. It's brilliant for carrying inside a camping pack then using for walks from a wild camp up hills. There's no padding on the back, but if you fold your waterproof jacket up inside that works as padding. As you say, you can't attach poles, but I just use one and carry...
by Phil the Hill
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:18 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Day pack to carry inside multiday pack??
Replies: 13
Views: 1395

Re: Summer Bunting

I did pretty much the same route in reverse from Chest of Dee on 28 May, in a brief break in the wet weather. There were several snow buntings on the summit of Beinn Bhrotain, though I only managed one shot from distance. Yours is much better than I got.
by Phil the Hill
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Summer Bunting
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Re: Carn a' Chlamain - a long, hot day

Good report with some useful detail. I'm planning this one for my next Munro.
by Phil the Hill
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:47 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn a' Chlamain - a long, hot day
Replies: 5
Views: 1377

Re: Which Munro/Corbett will you leave till last, or...

I'm saving Sgurr na Ciche for last Munro - unless I crack and bag it before then!
by Phil the Hill
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:07 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which Munro/Corbett will you leave till last, or...
Replies: 27
Views: 2366

Re: Strategy for getting good weather, coming up from Englan

Being based in South London and having to book holidays from work in advance, my strategy has been always to go up to Scotland in the last week of May (plus 2nd or 3rd week of February when I was doing Winter hills) for the best chance of good weather. Nothing is guaranteed, of course! I've had some...
by Phil the Hill
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Strategy for getting good weather, coming up from England
Replies: 28
Views: 2115

Re: Furths Guidebook

Irvine Butterfield's High Mountains of Britain & Ireland covers the Furths. It's a bit old now, but got me by in Ireland.
by Phil the Hill
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:22 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Furths Guidebook
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: Munro's from Strawberry Cottage

We biked and hiked in via Iron Lodge to set up a base camp at the West end of Loch Mullardoch. We then biked out again, drove round to the Mullardoch dam and walked back in over the North Mullardoch round. From the tents we then did MnD (but not SnC as the weather was bad that day). The following da...
by Phil the Hill
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:39 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Munro's from Strawberry Cottage
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: Base camp at Glenuaig Lodge - Walk 1

Interesting! I still have these hills to do, and driving in and staying in a holiday cottage sounds a nice alternative to biking in and wild camping, particularly if the weather is like you had.
by Phil the Hill
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:26 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Base camp at Glenuaig Lodge - Walk 1
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Re: summit attempt; outsiders perspective

Good to get an outsider's perspective!

Lightweight running shoes are viable in Scotland, but you need to know the conditions and choose your routes with care. If in doubt, go for boots. Fabric Gore-tex lined boots can be a good compromise.
by Phil the Hill
Tue May 07, 2019 1:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: summit attempt; outsiders perspective
Replies: 8
Views: 1508

Re: What was right thing to do on Beinn Fhionnlaidh?

I have this issue too. Left my wife and son behind to go on to the summit of 2 hills in Hong Kong recently. So long as you've agreed a plan and it's understood the other party can start heading back down if they get bored / cold, it's not a problem. If you have a phone signal, you can keep in touch ...
by Phil the Hill
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: What was right thing to do on Beinn Fhionnlaidh?
Replies: 17
Views: 3456

Re: Overnight on a hill

Ben Starav gives good summit views at dawn and there is room to pitch just below the summit.
by Phil the Hill
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:06 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overnight on a hill
Replies: 5
Views: 848

Re: Almost trackless 7 day summer hike suggestions wanted

The Cairngorms would be your best bet. You can get a train to Aviemore. Lots of route suggestions on this site. Midges will be an issue in August, but if you normally walk in Scandinavia maybe you are used to that. You should be OK to avoid deer stalking in the main Cairngorms. Others can probably a...
by Phil the Hill
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:13 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Almost trackless 7 day summer hike suggestions wanted
Replies: 48
Views: 4558

Re: Long circular from Cairnwell: 14 Munros, 39 miles, 12 ho

Good going! That lot took me 6 separate walks (7 if you include an aborted attempt on Tolmount & Tom Buidhe from Glen Doll) over 27 years.

I suspect the plateau isn't done in one go as often as it might be because it's split over separate OS maps.
by Phil the Hill
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Long circular from Cairnwell: 14 Munros, 39 miles, 12 hours
Replies: 18
Views: 6322

Re: The Brocken Spectre Show on Bidean nam Bian

Brilliant! I like the idea of having a list of mountains that owe you a view when you've completed. Bidean is now top of my (long) list! I did it in a whiteout in winter, which was great navigational practice but no views. It's difficult to be 100% sure that bumps you visited by compass bearings and...
by Phil the Hill
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:01 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Brocken Spectre Show on Bidean nam Bian
Replies: 13
Views: 2839

Re: sgor gaibhre/carn dearg from loch eigheach

We did it during the day when the railway was closed due to storms. We missed out the Corbett and just did an out and back via the Road to the Isles. Report here: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=16778
by Phil the Hill
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:43 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: sgor gaibhre/carn dearg from loch eigheach
Replies: 6
Views: 725
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