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Re: Buachaille Etive Beag

skuk007 wrote:Good pics gman, that mist certainly gave you good conditions for those arty shots, like them a lot. :)


Downside is mist shows up all blemishes on sensor/lens - smudge halfway down right hand side :? . Gave lens annual wipe so hopefully Ok now :)
by gman
Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Buachaille Etive Beag
Replies: 5
Views: 2818

Buachaille Etive Beag

Forecast was misty at Glencoe so wasn't expecting any views. Pretty quick up & back this one. After the Buachaille Etive Mor layby there's 40mph signs for HGVs, round the bend then layby next to cairn. Good path starts at layby & heads up Lairig Eilde, hill path branches to left after short ...
by gman
Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:28 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Buachaille Etive Beag
Replies: 5
Views: 2818

Creise, Meall a'Bhuiridh

Got to the ski centre car park about 9:45 and realised I'd left map & compass at home :? Weather was fine and there were plenty of skiers around so thought I'd risk it - directions I could remember were: staight up ski lift, right at hut, head up ridge, then another ridge to Creise. Couldn't rem...
by gman
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:58 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Creise, Meall a'Bhuiridh
Replies: 6
Views: 5672

Re: Binnein an Fhidhleir

Hi gman the first cairn you passed, photo 0021 was the summit at 817m, the trip points not the true summit,it sits at 804m :D Aha, I knew the first cairn (Stob Coire Creagach) was higher but thought the trig point was the summit of Binnein an Fhidhleir. The highest bit is the summit d'oh! This one ...
by gman
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:44 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Binnein an Fhidhleir
Replies: 3
Views: 2595

Binnein an Fhidhleir

Got to car park just after 12 on Sunday, was pretty full & in need of resurface. Must have been quite a few on the hills, didn't meet anyone after car park though. Thought I could do this quickly based on other reports - when I got back I realised some reports were only for first summit though d...
by gman
Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Binnein an Fhidhleir
Replies: 3
Views: 2595

Re: Beinn an Lochain

Aeronautical descents attempted at your own risk! :D Finally figured out how to pack crampons in under 10mins without severed artery.
by gman
Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:01 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn an Lochain
Replies: 12
Views: 3906

Re: Meindl boots

I got a pair in October, 8 days on hills since then including 3 in snow & no probs so far. I clean & nikwax them after each trip andstuff with newspaper to dry. When I bought them I asked about returns and guy in Go Outdoors said they would have to go back to Meindl for examination before re...
by gman
Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:18 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Meindl boots
Replies: 13
Views: 5321

Beinn an Lochain

First hill of the year, just getting over a cold so wanted something easyish. This one's a cracker. Layby is about 7 miles after Arrochar, after Loch Restil it's just round a right hander so careful or you'll miss it. Then down to the stream, path leads to stepping stones but water was high so I wal...
by gman
Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:04 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn an Lochain
Replies: 12
Views: 3906

Deal on crampons

Go Outdoors selling North Ridge crampons for £50, these appear to be rebranded Grivel Monte Rosa.
by gman
Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:02 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Deal on crampons
Replies: 3
Views: 1626

Ben Narnain

Climbed Lawers & Tarmachan ridge in Nov but had no visibility so was good to get a view again! New toys used: ice axe & head torch. Was a last minute decision to head up but weather looked fine, left car park about 10:45. Loads of branches & bin contents strewn over car park in aftermath...
by gman
Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:51 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Narnain
Replies: 3
Views: 4557

Beinn a'Chochuill and Beinn Eunaich

These 2 were fairly straightforward, was a bit breezy though. Didn't take too long which was nice as the nights are fair drawing in. The head of Loch Awe is about 14 miles after Tyndrum, and after Dalmally it's the road signposted Stronmilchan with Loch Awe on the left. There's a makeshift layby/pas...
by gman
Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:16 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn a'Chochuill and Beinn Eunaich
Replies: 1
Views: 2188

Beinn a'Chreachain but not Beinn Achaladair

SPOILER ALERT: didn't do both Munros. MWIS forecasted snow on hills and I had seen it on Ben Lomond yesterday. Didn't look too bad when I drove past but got thicker on hills further North, Ben More especially. First time in snow so I was a bit cautious about trying it, but it would probably just be ...
by gman
Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:48 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn a'Chreachain but not Beinn Achaladair
Replies: 4
Views: 3333

Beinn an Dothaidh, Beinn Dorain

Had poor visibility on these 2, forecast was light rain in the morning then cloud in afternoon. Ben Dorain was ok, kept losing path on Beinn an Dothaidh though so needed compass to navigate. Started from Bridge of Orchy car park 9:30. ben dorain_12Oct2011_0001.jpg Then up side road to train station,...
by gman
Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:12 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn an Dothaidh, Beinn Dorain
Replies: 1
Views: 2421

Ben Challum

Enjoyed this one as the sun was out on Friday: views were good & mud wasn't too bad. Bog trudge in the rain with poor visibility might not be as much fun. If you're coming from Crianlarich, the layby is a couple of miles later and there's a sign warning of cyclists crossing just before. Started ...
by gman
Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:52 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Challum
Replies: 3
Views: 2989

Re: Meall Glas, Sgiath Chuil

There was a sign, think it was on the access road bridge, if there's any stalking they'll try to mark alternative hillwalking routes with posts.
by gman
Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:33 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall Glas, Sgiath Chuil
Replies: 7
Views: 4551
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