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Re: Just in time in Glen Shiel

Great report. Planning on doing the ridge in the last weekend in July and am going to share this with my group to ease some of their worries. In your opinion is it suitable for dogs? I have a very mountain smart Border Collie who has done about 15 munros with me and I was hoping to take him along fo...
by J888ohn
Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:45 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Just in time in Glen Shiel
Replies: 5
Views: 2882

One man and his Collie take on Beinn a'Bheithir

Sgorr_Dhearg_and_Sgorr_Dhonuill.gpx I'd been eyeing up this route for a while but was waiting for the perfect weather so the views weren't spoiled. This day was forecast to be perfect in the west so the dog and I loaded up the car and set off. By the time we got to Ballachulish it was already a bak...
by J888ohn
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:40 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: One man and his Collie take on Beinn a'Bheithir
Replies: 4
Views: 3376

Ben Lui (My nemesis) and his brothers

Ben_Lui__Beinn_a__Chleibh__Ben_Oss_and_Beinn_Dubhchraig.gpx I'd had three previous attempts at Ben Lui, all of which ended in failure. Once the dog gave up on me (yet had the energy to chase deer on the way back down), once the weather beat me and my final attempt my common sense left me and I deci...
by J888ohn
Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Lui (My nemesis) and his brothers
Replies: 1
Views: 2449

Re: GPS Devices

I got my 25K scale maps mini SD card from ebay for less than £20 and it has served me well.. :) Thanks for all the advice. I took delivery of my Garmin Etex20 today and am now looking at software. Basscadet is this similar to what you got on Ebay and is it compatable with the Garmin? http://www.eba...
by J888ohn
Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:21 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: GPS Devices
Replies: 22
Views: 5160

GPS Devices

I'm looking to join the 21st century and replace my paper maps and compass (or at least compliment them!) with a GPS device. Been doing some web based research and am a bit confused. Looking at the Garmin eTrex 20 and a few of the reviews say once you pay the £180 pound for the unit you then have to...
by J888ohn
Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:50 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: GPS Devices
Replies: 22
Views: 5160

Re: Quechua Boots?

I bought the Quechua Forclaz trek 800 boots last year after being let down by other brands of boots, particularly Karimor ones which lasted less than 100km. My mate had worn them when we did Kilimanjaro and swore by them. They are the comfiest boots I've had and cost around £80. They have been compl...
by J888ohn
Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:44 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Quechua Boots?
Replies: 11
Views: 24002

Re: A ridge too far.......

Thanks Munro Madness. Two of our group had only done 5 munros each, had never tackled a scramble and managed fine with a bit of guidance and encouragement from the others. I'd never have done it in wet or damp conditions, far too easy to slide off the rock in my opinion. We would've been a lot quick...
by J888ohn
Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A ridge too far.......
Replies: 3
Views: 2954

A ridge too far.......

This story begins several years ago. Having completed the Lawers ridge and enjoying a well deserved burger at the Lawers Hotel we were discussing what ridge to do next. One of us mentioned the South Glen Shiel Ridge, which the barman overheard and suggested we do that but start with The Saddle and S...
by J888ohn
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A ridge too far.......
Replies: 3
Views: 2954

Exits from South Glen Shiel Ridge

I'm heading up Glen Shiel next weekend and one of my aims is to do the South Glen Shiel Ridge. Some of my group are wary of attempting 7 in a day. Is there a way off the ridge once you've done a few then go back the next day and get the rest, or are you stuck up there once you start?

Cheers,

John.
by J888ohn
Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:02 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exits from South Glen Shiel Ridge
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Cairngorms Circuit

Never been out in the Cairngorms before (apart from boarding down Cairn Gorm in the winter) so as soon as the weather said it was going to be a cracking day raced up the A9 from Glasgow. Parked in the main car park at the Ski Centre. Walk up the steps to the side of the car park (almost everyone was...
by J888ohn
Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:31 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Cairngorms Circuit
Replies: 6
Views: 4688

Bridge of Orchy Circuit

Having done Beinn Dorain a few years ago I decided to do the circuit of Beinn an Dothaidh, Beinn Achlaldair and Beinn a' Chreachain. Parked the car at the Bridge of Orchy Hotel and walked up the hill to the station and through the underpass under the railway. Follow the obvious path up the side of A...
by J888ohn
Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:23 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Bridge of Orchy Circuit
Replies: 0
Views: 2865

Geal Charn and A'Mharconaich

Was planning to do the whole Drumochter Circuit but a combination of tired legs and quickly changing weather (I really didn't feel the need to get wet today!) made me do just the two. Park at Balsporran Cottages B&B, cross the railway and follow the bulldozed road. Turn right to head up Geal Cha...
by J888ohn
Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:40 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Geal Charn and A'Mharconaich
Replies: 1
Views: 2320

Buachaille Etive Beag

Did this in the evening but the humidity was still high. Start at the new car park opposite the big cairn on the A82 before the road crosses the new bridge on The Chasm. Follow the path then after 10 minutes or so take the left hand fork and be prepared for some steep walking for the next while. To ...
by J888ohn
Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Buachaille Etive Beag
Replies: 0
Views: 2168
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