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Re: Where's the pic England v5

Thanks Tim

This one brings back good memories, but where is it?

Piz Bernina.jpg
by Pointless Parasite
Sat Dec 18, 2021 8:33 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the pic England v5
Replies: 3068
Views: 364477

Avalanche close call

I narrowly avoided this avalache while descending a very minor peak in the East of Switzerland (Il Jalet). I'd stopped to look back at where I'd been and while admiring my deep tracks in the snow, an avalanche released from high above and passed about 20 m from where I was standing. It was fairly sm...
by Pointless Parasite
Sat Dec 18, 2021 10:55 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Avalanche close call
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Re: Where's the pic England v5

Is it Rampsgill head?
by Pointless Parasite
Tue Dec 14, 2021 7:26 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the pic England v5
Replies: 3068
Views: 364477

Re: A short walk in the Sierra Nevada Pt 3 of 3

What a wonderful dog - reminded me of those deep shagpile carpets that were all the rage at one time :lol: :lol: Musically minded readers will immediately think " Odelay ". An impressive walk though, and well done for climbing Mulhacen. I'd intended to climb this when I lived in Barcelona...
by Pointless Parasite
Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:05 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: A short walk in the Sierra Nevada Pt 3 of 3
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Austria hut to hut : 2 The Silvretta

I've never been to this part of the Alps but it looks impressive and much more remote than most of Switzerland. With the exception of the mountain huts this could almost be New Zealand. Thanks for sharing :D
by Pointless Parasite
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:58 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Austria hut to hut : 2 The Silvretta
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: Great Gable & Kirk Fell, beautiful day in The Lakes !

Nice video :clap:. Not sure what the helicopter was doing in the area. There was a MRT callout for a couple of walkers cragfast on Scafell Pike but I don't think a helicopter was used. The weather looked great but very cold.
by Pointless Parasite
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:22 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Great Gable & Kirk Fell, beautiful day in The Lakes !
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: A circular walk around Dodd via Benny Crag and Doups.

Wow those autumn colours are just amazing, even the bracken looks good at this time of year. I've not visited this area since I was a kid and keep meaning to go back. I only have a vague recollection of reaching the summit of Dodd, so I need to climb it again just to make sure I really have climbed ...
by Pointless Parasite
Mon Nov 08, 2021 9:48 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: A circular walk around Dodd via Benny Crag and Doups.
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Caudale Moor via Rough Edge Quarries.

It's an interesting route that most Wainwright baggers (including myself) will avoid since it misses the opportunity to include Hartsop Dodd. I had no idea those mines were even there. The advantage of reclimbing these mountains after completing the main list means you can discover places like this....
by Pointless Parasite
Fri Oct 29, 2021 5:01 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Caudale Moor via Rough Edge Quarries.
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Nordkalottleden - 800 km across the Arctic Circle

Just finished watching the third of these films and have really enjoyed them, thanks for sharing. The trainers are an interesting footwear choice but I can see the logic. I'm sure if I wore so-called 'waterproof' gore-tex boots they would be dry for one or two days, then start leaking like a sieve a...
by Pointless Parasite
Fri Oct 29, 2021 4:55 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Nordkalottleden - 800 km across the Arctic Circle
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Via ferrata: my journey to the dark side!

Thanks, I'll give it a try :D
by Pointless Parasite
Tue Oct 26, 2021 6:55 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Via ferrata: my journey to the dark side!
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: Via ferrata: my journey to the dark side!

So I guess the answer to my question at the end is a resounding 'non, merci' for UK via ferratas :lol: Nice report and pics They are great fun and as long as you follow the procedure correctly, quite safe You should try the Daubenhorn one at Leukabad 1158m Standard K5 -K6. At one point you go into a...
by Pointless Parasite
Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:28 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Via ferrata: my journey to the dark side!
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: Via ferrata: my journey to the dark side!

Great pictures, interesting read. My thoughts on the subject: it's true that Via Ferratas are common on mainland Europe, and the fact they're free, and a great way to reach peaks or heights you normally wouldn't reach without climbing or severe scrambling, and they do their job in making people mor...
by Pointless Parasite
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Via ferrata: my journey to the dark side!
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Via ferrata: my journey to the dark side!

For those that don't know, via ferratas are the device of the cloven hooved one, designed to allow non-climbers the chance to climb difficult routes and cliff faces. Purist mountaineers and climbers often hate them, but they're insanely popular in Europe. Via ferratas always feature a steel cable bo...
by Pointless Parasite
Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:27 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Via ferrata: my journey to the dark side!
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: Trekking + sectionhiking around northern Folgefonna, Nor

Superb! :clap: What altitude were those glaciers at? I'm assuming they're pretty low down compared to the Alps.
by Pointless Parasite
Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:40 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Trekking + sectionhiking around northern Folgefonna, Norway
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: French Alps: Failure to climb L'Etale but naming my own

A bit early in the season I guess. Any time in August and September you wouldn't have any troubles. There a few good via ferratas in that region, inlcuding one on Mt. Charvin (more of a protected scramble) and one at Thônes which is notoriously difficult. La Tournette is also highly recommended (the...
by Pointless Parasite
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:28 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: French Alps: Failure to climb L'Etale but naming my own Alp
Replies: 2
Views: 266
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