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Re: Midges mid June Scotland this year

- if midges are such a pain, how come they don't get mentioned in historic writing? Old Rabbie Burns moaned about everything and anything, but doesn't mention midges. Does this mean that something has changed environmentally to make them worse than they have been before? Are our diets different? et...
by 1Magnus
Wed Jun 30, 2021 1:51 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Midges mid June Scotland this year
Replies: 36
Views: 3831

Re: Lui - a beautiful but monstrous beast of a munro

Brilliant walk report!
by 1Magnus
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:15 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Lui - a beautiful but monstrous beast of a munro
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: Cairngorms Area

Are you sure 'some are next to Ben Nevis'? Are you getting your Aonach Beags mixed up? (There are two Munros of that name).
by 1Magnus
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:28 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cairngorms Area
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: River levels - Allt Cam (Ben Alder)

IMG_4076.JPG In case this is helpful to anyone, here a photo of the bit where I ended up crossing the Allt Cam two days ago (30 May). Wasn't a problem really - on the way up I found some stepping stones (in the photo); on the way back I just walked through the stream at the point where I reached it...
by 1Magnus
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:46 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: River levels - Allt Cam (Ben Alder)
Replies: 3
Views: 3292

Re: River levels - Allt Cam (Ben Alder)

I'll be doing Beinn Eibhinn from the north on Sunday as well. I'm less worried about that stream - even if you do end up with wet feet, on a day when it's forecast to be 19 degrees, that shouldn't be so bad. (I'm hoping for a quick dip in the Lochan na h'earba after the walk! :D
by 1Magnus
Thu May 27, 2021 3:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: River levels - Allt Cam (Ben Alder)
Replies: 3
Views: 3292

Re: Many Rivers to Cross

I have sometimes taken crocs, sometimes old trainers, plus a towel. That was on walks where the streams to cross were at the bottom of the mountain - you cross, then you put on your walking boots and leave the other things behind while you head up hill.
by 1Magnus
Sun May 23, 2021 5:12 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Many Rivers to Cross
Replies: 13
Views: 4422

Re: Just like the cuckoos

I did Beinn a Chreachain on Friday, via Glen Tulla, and never heard so many cuckoos either!

Must have been about 20 of them between the farm and the remains of the footbridge.

(Two campervans in the car park when I got back).
by 1Magnus
Sun May 16, 2021 6:54 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just like the cuckoos
Replies: 10
Views: 885

Re: Bike for Creag Mhor with a safety suggestion

I took the upper road in October 2018. It had 4 or 5 gates in it, the kissing gate type, but very tall (too tall for me to lift my scruffy mountain bike over it). I could get my mountain bike round the V-shape of the kissing gates by putting it upright, in all cases but the last one. At that last ga...
by 1Magnus
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:11 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Bike for Creag Mhor with a safety suggestion
Replies: 3
Views: 1188

Re: Carn a' Mhaim

I was also surprised to find a near-empty car park and to only encounter one other person on the way up.


We're in lockdown, during a national pandemic.
by 1Magnus
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:05 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn a' Mhaim
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: The hills of Glen Orchy: views to the left of them ...

Great report; thanks for posting. I was on these mountains the following day, 20 September, and was positively eaten alive by the keds (deerfly), by the Water of Tulla. Did you find a way of dealing with them? I need to go back to that area for more walks this coming summer, but am dreading it becau...
by 1Magnus
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:38 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The hills of Glen Orchy: views to the left of them ...
Replies: 6
Views: 1272

Re: Bull in a Field

Meall Ghaordaidh, summer 2013: the first field after leaving the car park, farmer heads in my direction in a landrover, window rolled down, clearly worried about me crossing the field, because a cow had given birth the previous night. So I offer to go somewhere else to do a different mountain. But f...
by 1Magnus
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:58 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bull in a Field
Replies: 16
Views: 2604

Re: Alder 4 - Jaf's 200 and the risks of interpolination! :)

Also the toughest tour ever for me. I made it back to the car in Dalwhinnie at 1.30am!

Well done to these two hardy types.
by 1Magnus
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:51 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Alder 4 - Jaf's 200 and the risks of interpolination! :)
Replies: 4
Views: 1528

Re: Beinn Chabhair dogs

If the WH recommended route is no good for the dogs; there is an alternative route up this mountain from Derrydarroch, which I took two years ago. As far as I remember, that did not involve climbing across any fences or stiles. Good luck.
by 1Magnus
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:14 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beinn Chabhair dogs
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: Munros.. Which order?

I'm doing them east to west. :D
by 1Magnus
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:40 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Munros.. Which order?
Replies: 27
Views: 3309

Re: Horrible path

I can see what the original poster is saying. But what happened to our sense of adventure? Does every walk have to be straightforward and without problems to overcome? Don't you feel better at the end of the day when you did well on a difficult route? I biked in for this mountain, and yes, the path ...
by 1Magnus
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:01 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Horrible path
Replies: 4
Views: 1277
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