walkhighlands

Search found 345 matches

Return to advanced search

Re: Hot day out on Meall a'Bhuiridh

Did this one in deep powder snow and a whiteout, so just followed the ski tows to the top. At about 1000m we came out above the clouds to blue skies, sun and a stunning inversion with just the 1000m+ summits poking out. Applied the sun cream, had lunch in t shirts and saw our brocken spectres. :D Ju...
by Phil the Hill
Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:29 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Hot day out on Meall a'Bhuiridh
Replies: 5
Views: 2799

Re: Cairn of Claise from Tyndrum (9 days)

malky c said: I can't understand why your route on the Lawers hills isn't more popular - it's such an obvious horseshoe, but looking through reports on this and similar sites I can't find a single other person that has described it I agree. It's the route I used, and I can say from experience it's p...
by Phil the Hill
Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:59 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Cairn of Claise from Tyndrum (9 days)
Replies: 27
Views: 14972

Re: Best pants for reduced chaffing

Rohan boxer shorts work for me. They have a new-ish range with a check pattern and no seams in tender areas.
by Phil the Hill
Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:58 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Best pants for reduced chaffing
Replies: 35
Views: 11041

Re: that chopper could have come in handy!

Scary story - I hope Julie makes a quick recovery. I'd definitely do that winter skills course. We did one before first venturing onto the Scottish hills in winter and we learned a lot that has been very useful since. We carry a rope when there's a narrow ridge or any possibility of a tricky ascent,...
by Phil the Hill
Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:15 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: that chopper could have come in handy!
Replies: 33
Views: 12700

Re: Compass Query

Malky c wrote: Finally, have you demagnetised it in any way? Leaving it sitting in the glovebox in the car for long periods can do this. I've managed to ruin a couple of compasses this way - one of them is still useable, but points 180 degrees in the wrong direction! I was using it for a while, but ...
by Phil the Hill
Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:12 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Compass Query
Replies: 31
Views: 7853

Re: Carn a'Mhaim

Yes, well done from me too. Failed to do this one when we were camping there in the summer. I think there was a Munro-baggers' path up from by the bridge you missed, but you're right to just head up if you miss it. You need to do a few hills in the clag or you won't properly appreciate the stunning ...
by Phil the Hill
Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:24 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn a'Mhaim
Replies: 11
Views: 6291

Re: Snowdon by Crib Goch - second attempt at walk report.

Great report and nice pix. I've been up Snowdon more times than any other mountain, but never seem to get a decent view from the top :( When we did the Horseshoe after Xmas a few years back we managed to traverse Crib Goch without needing to don crampons, but saw that the helicopter was rescuing peo...
by Phil the Hill
Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:56 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Snowdon by Crib Goch - second attempt at walk report.
Replies: 15
Views: 8179

Re: The Forth and Clyde Canal

Nice walk. I did the canal by narrow boat with my mother back in 2005 between Glasgow basin and Edinburgh (via the Falkirk Wheel twice and Union Canal). I walked the last stretch down past the Falkirk locks to the tidal lock and back, which made a pleasant evening stroll. One point of interest that ...
by Phil the Hill
Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: The Forth and Clyde Canal
Replies: 7
Views: 18960

Re: Carn Ghluasaid, Sgurr nan Conbhairean and Sail Chaorainn

We didn't get any visibility on Sgurr nan Conbhairean either. Did it in winter in a whiteout. If I recall correctly, its name translates as "hill of the dog men", implying werewolves. On the summit ridge we came across bootprints that strangely changed into dog paw prints :shock: I'm not m...
by Phil the Hill
Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:34 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn Ghluasaid, Sgurr nan Conbhairean and Sail Chaorainn
Replies: 4
Views: 3724

Re: Which mobile operator ?

I'm with Vodafone, and have been with them for years as I've found their coverage in the Highlands to be pretty good. Better on the tops than in the valleys, obviously, but I got a signal once when camping at Loch Einich, and my mate was able to ring his wife to look up a bird we saw in their book (...
by Phil the Hill
Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:50 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Which mobile operator ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4158

Re: Mayar - my first munro in 27 years!

saying hello to half a dozen prisoners who were out repairing drainage channels on the path I thought on first reading this that prison doesn't sound so bad if you get to go out and work on the hills - but then I realised that the punishment is that you're not allowed to go and bag the summit! :( W...
by Phil the Hill
Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:19 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Mayar - my first munro in 27 years!
Replies: 9
Views: 4487

Re: Crianlarich2:Cruach Ardrain & Tulaichean-from the wrong side

once I’m heading towards a summit, I’m pretty unstoppable – even when I know I’m not going to like coming back down again. Weren't those Mallory and Irvine's last words, shortly before heading off for the summit of Everest? :) Well I know I’d have loved it from Balquiddher I did Tulaichean from Bal...
by Phil the Hill
Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Crianlarich2:Cruach Ardrain & Tulaichean-from the wrong side
Replies: 4
Views: 3059

Derry Cairngorm and Devil's Point from Glen Luibeg

Day 1 (23.5.10): the walk-in The day after our one day walk to Beinn Mheadhoin from the North (see separate report), Andy and I drove round to Linn of Dee to begin our multi-day expedition into the Cairngorms from the South. The weather was a bit overcast, but the rain was holding off. It had been ...
by Phil the Hill
Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:39 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Derry Cairngorm and Devil's Point from Glen Luibeg
Replies: 2
Views: 5302

Re: Beinn Mheadhoin by Fiacaill Ridge

Kinley, I think we might well have met.

We did chat briefly to the couple who had crossed the other way before attempting the crossing ourselves. Thanks for checking it out for us. At least you only had to do it once!
by Phil the Hill
Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:03 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Mheadhoin by Fiacaill Ridge
Replies: 4
Views: 3814

Beinn Mheadhoin by Fiacaill Ridge

Having enjoyed reading other peoples' walk reports on Walk Highlands, I thought it was time I gave something back by posting one of my own. This was my Best Day on the Hill (TM) of 2010 - so far at least. I see malky_c has already posted an ascent of Beinn Mheadhoin by the same route, with a much mo...
by Phil the Hill
Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Mheadhoin by Fiacaill Ridge
Replies: 4
Views: 3814
Previous

Return to advanced search