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Cam Crag, Langstrath, Borrowdale

Great day out on this Grade 1/2 scramble route. The Lakes had bathed in unbroken sunshine for almost 3 weeks and the rivers and bogs were very dry although there were signs that thunderstorms were imminent. Paid for parking at the Stonethwaite Primary School. Followed trail through village and camps...
by Pensioner
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:10 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Cam Crag, Langstrath, Borrowdale
Replies: 0
Views: 785

Re: Moel Siabod disappoints

If you've been brought up hillwalking in Scotland as I have all my, life the term "hill" is used in climbing parlance to refer to any Scottish mountain even The Cuillin. The exception is "I'm going up the Ben" which means Ben Nevis. I climbed Cnicht a few weeks after, from which ...
by Pensioner
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:35 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Moel Siabod disappoints
Replies: 15
Views: 4054

Re: Moel Siabod disappoints

Thanks for your comments Mal. I wouldn't describe Moel Siabod as an "excellent hill" - it's a pretty average hill. But then again I have been spoiled by cutting my climbing teeth in the Western Highlands where there are many Tryfans, Crib Gochs, Jacks Rake and Sharp Edges. A hill like Moel...
by Pensioner
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:54 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Moel Siabod disappoints
Replies: 15
Views: 4054

Moel Siabod disappoints

I was getting withdrawal symptoms not having done any serious scrambling for well over 6 months. After the wet early spring the forecast of a dry and sunny weekend sent me searching online and thumbing through my guidebooks for a suitable grade 1/2 route. The challenge was where to go? I live in Pre...
by Pensioner
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Moel Siabod disappoints
Replies: 15
Views: 4054

Re: My Heart Fell (Sank)

I agree each to his/her own. But for me it's narrow ridges and rock. I started hillwalking in Scotland when I was 10 and am still going strong. I lived in the Highlands for over 30 years. From 1978 to 2003 I visited Skye at least twice every year. I have many interests and it's dramatic features tha...
by Pensioner
Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:55 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: My Heart Fell (Sank)
Replies: 4
Views: 2962

Hill counter

Why not include a times climbed number against each members hill log? If you've achieved one and a half rounds of the Munros or climbed a hill multiple times you should be able to record this and for it to appear in your profile summary as an indicator against whatever hill category.
by Pensioner
Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:11 pm
 
Forum: Walkhighlands announcements and feedback
Topic: Hill counter
Replies: 1
Views: 1377

My Heart Fell (Sank)

The only reason I did this walk was because my partner was playing in a golf competition at Moffat. I have done very few hills in this central Borders area and now I know why. Other reviews have commented favourably on these hills but I don't agree. This was one of the most tedious and wearisome hil...
by Pensioner
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:34 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: My Heart Fell (Sank)
Replies: 4
Views: 2962

'Best Munros'

SE ridge Sgurr nan Gillean.jpg There's a list on this website which ranks the Munros according to members enjoyment or fulfillment rating. Sgurr nan Gillean tops that list but I disagree that this is the 'best' Munro. I climbed Sgurr nan Gillean recently in glorious conditions for the 6th time, on ...
by Pensioner
Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:46 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: 'Best Munros'
Replies: 0
Views: 1498
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