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Between rain and snow

Lockdown is over, the hills are back open for business! It's been possibly the most sedate winter I and many others have had due to the lockdown so I tried to pick out an easy-ish hill for the year’s first. It was to be An Socach by Braemar. I headed out early and arrived at the layby on the A93. I ...
by martin1909
Sat May 08, 2021 6:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Between rain and snow
Replies: 0
Views: 505

Loch Ossian Camping

Hey all. I'm hoping to climb Carn Dearg & Sgor Gaibhre this summer but would prefer to camp by Loch Ossian or thereabouts than stay at the accommodation at Corrour Station. Has anyone camped up there before and if so what like is the ground? Are there any flat enough and dry enough (weather perm...
by martin1909
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:14 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Loch Ossian Camping
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Caim and gone

Today proved to me that sitting in a university library all day all week may help me get a degree, but it doesn’t help my fitness much. This was my first Munro in over a month and I could not wait to get out. The forecast for the cairngorms was for sunshine and no cloud whatsoever. I left the house ...
by martin1909
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:42 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Caim and gone
Replies: 0
Views: 472

Quickest Munro yet

A quick dash up Creag Leacach to complete the Glas Moal Munros today. I didnt plan on this one taking too long but I couldnt have imagined being up and down in a mere 3hr 3 minutes exactly. Winters coming and there was a distinct chill in the air at the top of this one. Walked the whole way down wit...
by martin1909
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:41 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Quickest Munro yet
Replies: 0
Views: 196

Winter boot recomendations

Hi there I'm looking for recommendations for a good, sturdy winter boot. The boots I have now are great for pretty much everything but are just a bit too flexible for my crampons to really grip onto perfectly. I was thinking about a pair of Scarpa boots in the £300 ish range. Any suggestions appreci...
by martin1909
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Winter boot recomendations
Replies: 10
Views: 1204

An impossible bike ride in

A fairly non eventful walk up Mt Keen on a day off uni. A nice walk up Glen Esk reaching the Queen's Well, then up to Mt Keen. I saw an adder for the first time in my life, it was a juvenile at about 15/20 cm in length, but it was unfortunately lying dead on the dirt road up Mt Keen. A cracking Sept...
by martin1909
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:57 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: An impossible bike ride in
Replies: 0
Views: 188

September snow

The MWIS had forecast some pretty crazy weather for the weekend but since there is a very good path up Ben Vorlich Gill, her mum and I decided to plough on to the north western shores of Loch Lomond to Inveruglas to tackle this Munro. Ben Vorlich is my most westerly Munro to date and I was fairly su...
by martin1909
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: September snow
Replies: 0
Views: 731

Five out of six

Today we set off to do the four Glas Moal Munro's and include Tolmount and Tom Buidh on the way. Six Munros, an ambitious feat given that my two mates had never been up a Munro before. As we drove into Glenshee and into view of The Cairnwell ahead, my mates began to wonder what they had gotten thems...
by martin1909
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:12 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Five out of six
Replies: 1
Views: 847

Driesh...the third attempt & dinner with a view

Twice before I had tried to summit Driesh and twice before was I unsuccessful. IN January, my girlfriend and I made it up Mayar but the wind and ground ice was proving to difficult for her, in February I made a solo attempt but the Kilbo Path was a sheet of ice and I didn't fancy my chances. Fast fo...
by martin1909
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:05 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Driesh...the third attempt & dinner with a view
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Wander up the crags

The view from the top of the Lundie Crags gives some stunning views of Dundee, Fife and Strathmore. I had put off and put off this walk for years but as I can see it from my living room window I thought it was about time I headed up. The path starts at the car park at Tullybaccart farm and gently wi...
by martin1909
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:14 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Wander up the crags
Replies: 0
Views: 531

The Cairnwell Munro's in the mist

The aim was to bag the three Cairnwell Munros but at about 10:00 Gill and I had decided to gove it a miss owing to the torrential rain in Dundee that morning. An hour later we changed our minds and drove off up to the Skii Centre at Glenshee. It was a terrible day weather wise with thick cloud at ab...
by martin1909
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:37 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Cairnwell Munro's in the mist
Replies: 0
Views: 618

Loch Earn parking

Hoping to get up Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin next Tuesday/Wednesday. Has anybody been up that way recently and can tell me if the parking situation up there is as hectic as elsewhere right now?
by martin1909
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:31 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Loch Earn parking
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: Mount Keen - First Munro

Was hoping to get up Mt Keen myself on 29/2/20. Been about a months since I've been out but been put off by the weather as well. Will this trend of weekend storms ever end??
by martin1909
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:19 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mount Keen - First Munro
Replies: 27
Views: 3779

Damp and dreich Carn Aosda

It was a last minute decision to climb the 3 Munro's to the west of the Glenshee Ski Centre. I had planned on walking up Driesh as I never made it up with gill the week before with Gill but I fancied a change so Carn Aosda, The Cairnwell and Carn a' Gheoidh were the 3 I would try and conquer. The we...
by martin1909
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Damp and dreich Carn Aosda
Replies: 0
Views: 231

Winter walk up Mayar

Mayar would be my first Munro in god knows how many years. It was also the first of hopefully many Munro's with Gill. It was a cold day out and we set off from the Glen Clova ranger station car park at about 09:30 wrapped up and ready to go. Gill quickly realised that had she not worn gloves and a h...
by martin1909
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Winter walk up Mayar
Replies: 0
Views: 248
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