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Re: GPX tracks


Barrisdale Bay to Morvich Reduced.gpx Open full screen  NB: Walkhighlands is not responsible for the accuracy of gpx files in users posts

by Marty_JG
Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:43 pm
 
Forum: Walkhighlands announcements and feedback
Topic: GPX tracks
Replies: 6
Views: 2612

Re: GPX tracks

I did the Cape Wrath Trail last April/May, and I'm planning to do it again at the same time in 2017. I downloaded the gpx files for the Trail from this website, but the waypoints for two of the sections (A'Chuil- Barrisdale Bay and Barrisdale Bay-Morvich) are incomplete, or so it seems. When superi...
by Marty_JG
Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:43 pm
 
Forum: Walkhighlands announcements and feedback
Topic: GPX tracks
Replies: 6
Views: 2612

Re: GPX tracks

You didn't mention exactly which GPX doesn't download or work. The more detail the more help. I just tested Fort William to Gairlochy , the old GPX thread that was linked that Garmin had problems with. For me at least it works in the current version of BaseCamp, v4.6.2 with driver gmnusb.sys 2.3.1.0...
by Marty_JG
Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:16 pm
 
Forum: Walkhighlands announcements and feedback
Topic: GPX tracks
Replies: 6
Views: 2612

Re: Dumb noob question,Camping stove

Doing the tests as I am contemplating the CWT in February/March 2017 (Mad! I know). Trying to get my gear under 30lbs and there is no chance. These lightwieght fanatics especially Americans live in a dream World :lol: In fairness 13.5 KG for 2 to 3 weeks is quite lean, especially if you're taking a...
by Marty_JG
Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:36 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Dumb noob question,Camping stove
Replies: 10
Views: 3062

Re: Dumb noob question,Camping stove

Agreed. Bioethanol is far better than Meths. A lot less smell and does not produce the black sooty deposits on the cookware etc. Although it is even less efficient as meths and cooking/boiling times slightly increase unfortunately. Most of the alcohol stove fuel tests are American and so tend to in...
by Marty_JG
Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:52 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Dumb noob question,Camping stove
Replies: 10
Views: 3062

Re: Dumb noob question,Camping stove

Meths is handy if you're needing to buy in some random wee town, but if you're buying in advance consider getting bioethanol, far less toxic and don't stink much. I use the EkoFuel brand and recommend it.
by Marty_JG
Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:01 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Dumb noob question,Camping stove
Replies: 10
Views: 3062

Re: Plans for 2017

Early plans of Arrochar, Arran, and Glen Coe.

Have much accumulated holiday which vanishes around April, so want to get a longer walk (wildcamping) undertaken.
by Marty_JG
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:42 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Plans for 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 7856

Re: How did you get on in 2016?

Modest start, but I got all my kit from scratch, one wee 'un report, one Munro (Lomond) and a few test nights out in the tent. Was going to get out for a couple more in December but weather stopped play - I'd rather have it dry and cold than wet.

Plenty of opportunity to crack on in 2017.
by Marty_JG
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How did you get on in 2016?
Replies: 26
Views: 4765

Re: HELP - Long distance walk

Ferry to where? Hull from Zeebrugge? Bear in mind trains in the UK are brutally expensive, I checked from Hull to Glasgow (if you book in advance) is just shy of £70 return, a 5+ hour journey that can include up to 3 changes of platform. You might have better luck finding Ferry prices than me but th...
by Marty_JG
Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:31 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HELP - Long distance walk
Replies: 5
Views: 1447

Re: Walking companion/s wanted.

You might also look at the MEETUP website, they have some great hillwalking & other walking groups. Usually a good wee crowd goes to each walk.
by Marty_JG
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:09 am
 
Forum: Meeting up, arranging trips and walking clubs
Topic: Walking companion/s wanted.
Replies: 5
Views: 1788

Re: Apology to Ben Vorlich

Good for you. I attempted Vorlich, route unplanned, from the east via Ardlui, lost the feeble path, tried to scramble up streams and random incline, sunk several times into grass-hidden burns (including up to my thigh a few times, soaking my boots), all with a 15kg tent pack on my back, topped with ...
by Marty_JG
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:14 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Apology to Ben Vorlich
Replies: 2
Views: 3024

Re: one man or 2 man tent

Last year I upgraded to a NatureHike CloudUp2 (£75) which is a 1.7kg small 2man tent that looks remarkably similar to very expensive ones made in the US :wink: That'll be the orange or green version made from 210T nylon and 150D polyester oxford cloth. You can drop the weight by 250 grams and incre...
by Marty_JG
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:08 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: one man or 2 man tent
Replies: 10
Views: 4258

Re: Down jackets

Any other opinions about this cheap down jacket : http://www.decathlon.co.uk/x-light-mens-down-jacket-black-id_8318546.html Thank you :wink: The price is obviously fantastic, but at 440 grams it's relatively heavy to have as "just" an extra layer stuffed into your pack, but without water ...
by Marty_JG
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:15 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Down jackets
Replies: 59
Views: 14750

Re: Bivy bag along West Highland Way in January

RAB SilTarp is 218 grams and £55.
by Marty_JG
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:29 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Bivy bag along West Highland Way in January
Replies: 40
Views: 9379

Re: GPS

Fair enough, I was responding to a tangent.

UTM coordinates are on all newer Garmin units and can be added to some older units from this app:

https://apps.garmin.com/en-GB/apps/2f30fe76-c14a-46e9-a606-76ced27dd776
by Marty_JG
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPS
Replies: 14
Views: 3230
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