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Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel

Preface In the past weeks, I tried to make most of the confinement we have here in France, during which we are allowed to leave the house only for a handful of reasons such as work, going to the doctor's, shopping. For physical exercise, we are allowed one hour per day away from your house/apartmen...
by zatapathique
Sat May 09, 2020 4:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Not quite a Murder Mystery: The West Highland Way Novel
Replies: 18
Views: 7837

Re: Daftest thing you've done whilst on a hill..

Fantastic topic, so many good laughs. The penguin is just hilarious, or the story with the friend's car :lol: I've experienced similar things, for example Talking loudly to my self (in German, luckily) on Sgurr Choinnich Mòr (Grey Corries) about how bad that ridge down Stob Coire Easain was and that...
by zatapathique
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Daftest thing you've done whilst on a hill..
Replies: 74
Views: 10078

Re: Stay at home

Greetings to Scotland from France! Here, it is defined quite clearly what we are allowed to do and what we aren't allowed. Every time we leave the flat/house/grounds (which we are allowed to only for a handful of reasons), we need to fill in the following form, and sign it with date and time (Englis...
by zatapathique
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 65322

Re: A'Mhaighdean summit camp

Absolutely fantastic report. Beautifully written, stunning photographs. There's a lot of what you've written that I can very much relate to, p.ex. With a few exceptions I have done the munros on my own. I like other people's company very much, but I'm not afraid of my own company either. When walkin...
by zatapathique
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A'Mhaighdean summit camp
Replies: 35
Views: 9498

Caradhras identity revealed - it's Creag Pitridh!

20190615_ACTIVE LOG090706_Grafik2D.jpg The difficulties of this walk already started with finding the parking area. I drove along the A86 from the west, trying to find the "lay-by just east of the track heading over the bridge to Luiblea". The problem was that the entire roadside was line...
by zatapathique
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:56 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Caradhras identity revealed - it's Creag Pitridh!
Replies: 0
Views: 923

Three Stobs on/off the beaten track

20190614_ACTIVE LOG072515_Grafik2D.jpg As so often this week, the weather forecast spoke of showers, strong winds, and temperatures just above freezing on the summits. One last time, I started directly from my cabin at Corriechoille to bag Stob Bàn, and hopefully also Stob Coire Easain and Stob a' ...
by zatapathique
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:38 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Three Stobs on/off the beaten track
Replies: 0
Views: 1038

The Invisible Wizard's Train

$matches[2] After I had paused the previous day because of the poor weather and sore feet, and stayed in my cabin to read, I was eager to go to the hills again. After a lengthy analysis of all weather reports, I opted for a longer drive to Glenfinnan and to better weather. The car park was nearly e...
by zatapathique
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:21 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Invisible Wizard's Train
Replies: 0
Views: 934

Cthulhu at Loch Ossian - Tale of a Whimsical Wanderer

20190611_korr_GPSies Track on GPSies.com_Grafik2D.jpg For these three Munros, I had plenty of time. I took the train from Spean Bridge to Corrour at 7:57 am, and the return train wouldn't go before 9:20 PM. There was another train in between in the early afternoon, but it was clear from the start t...
by zatapathique
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:37 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Cthulhu at Loch Ossian - Tale of a Whimsical Wanderer
Replies: 0
Views: 1153

Re: Blue, green, white and gold in the Grey Corries

Terrific. I really enjoyed reading that. Beautiful set of photos. They're a stunning set of hills. I found the walk out a bit of a trudge, which slightly took the edge off, but the ridge is a fantastic walk. You can do the last one [S.C.Mor] from Glen Nevis, which is a nice day out for a single hil...
by zatapathique
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Blue, green, white and gold in the Grey Corries
Replies: 3
Views: 1651

Blue, green, white and gold in the Grey Corries

20190610_ACTIVE LOG063432-Erweitert_Grafik2D.jpg The past four days, I had been able to enjoy the fantastic view from my cabin at Corriechoille (can be found via the Walkhighlands website), but always went elsewhere for walking. Today would be different - no drive, but starting at my own doorstep. ...
by zatapathique
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:49 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Blue, green, white and gold in the Grey Corries
Replies: 3
Views: 1651

A short one for the road

20190616_ACTIVE LOG093832_Grafik2D.jpg Usually I don't like these half-day, one-Munro, there-and-back-again walks, but if they can be done on the day I have to go back to Edinburgh in the afternoon anyway to catch the flight back to Basel next morning, they can be quite convenient. Garva Bridge was...
by zatapathique
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A short one for the road
Replies: 0
Views: 1216

Re: The Birthday Pinn

Thanks Sgurr and Past my sell by date (or do I need to adjust the pronoun to "your" when addressing you? :wink: ) for the insight. I'll give the weekly package a thought. If your based in France then are the alps easy to get to from where you are? Good training for Skye on the numerous rid...
by zatapathique
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:18 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Birthday Pinn
Replies: 28
Views: 10880

Re: The Birthday Pinn

Fantastic report and awesome photos - and happy belated birthday! :) I love your artist's impressions and how you did the Jaxter pose even up there - I guess the word "vertigo" is not at all in your dictionary. :thumbup: 8) I was thinking of choosing Skye for my 2020 Munro trip to Scotland...
by zatapathique
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:21 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Birthday Pinn
Replies: 28
Views: 10880

Re: Weeping skies after Runrig's farewell

It’s funny, my wife and I always loved runrig and saw them live every few years, from their early days in portree hall. We didn’t manage to get tickets for stirling and ended up travelling to Berlin for the last time we saw them. We felt as though spandau castle was full of Scottish people that nig...
by zatapathique
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:48 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Weeping skies after Runrig's farewell
Replies: 2
Views: 1987

Mad Meg, Dubious Dog, and the Bemusing Bee

20190609_ACTIVE LOG075102_Grafik2D.jpg The clock showed 6 a.m. when I woke up to a weather that looked just as bad as it was forecast. I spent the next 2 hours consulting all kinds of forecasts, looking at the hiking maps, pre-selecting routes and discarding them again, watching the rain radar, and...
by zatapathique
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Mad Meg, Dubious Dog, and the Bemusing Bee
Replies: 1
Views: 1370
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