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Re: Rig of the Jarkness

mrssanta wrote:Rig of the Jarkness sounds like Narnia to me. fantastic.

Aye; "Jarkness" is sort of half-"darkness", half-"Jabberwock": very sinister :shock: .
The Gallloway hills really are full of great, strange names...
by bobble_hat_kenny
Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:26 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Rig of the Jarkness
Replies: 7
Views: 4842

Re: Meall nan Tarmachan or confusion in the mist

Nice report despite the weather, Paula. Being something of a Luddite, it's a bit of a relief to me to see that even with GPS, navigation isn't foolproof... I've had TWO compasses reverse polarity on me, believe it or not, due to putting them in my pocket next to my mobile phone case which has a very...
by bobble_hat_kenny
Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:21 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall nan Tarmachan or confusion in the mist
Replies: 4
Views: 1671

Re: Rig of the Jarkness

The Clints of the Buss are a shoulder of Craiglee and mark a change from the relatively flat Jarkness to a rocky climb with a significant worsening in the bogginess. Great wee report with lovely photos :clap: . It's a nice area, this. Truly, it's the Land of Strange Names, though - the "Clints...
by bobble_hat_kenny
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Rig of the Jarkness
Replies: 7
Views: 4842

Re: The West Drumochter Four in the rain ... but no bonus pi

As Rod suggests - what a difference a day or so makes - our weather wasn't brilliant but enough to give the views to whet the appetite for those further afield. As for the Hill of Horses - maybe it's similar to High Street down in the Lake District - in days gone by the venue for horse gatherings a...
by bobble_hat_kenny
Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The West Drumochter Four in the rain ... but no bonus piggy!
Replies: 5
Views: 3308

Re: The West Drumochter Four in the rain ... but no bonus pi

Hi Kenny, hope you are all dried out by now, pity about the all the clag, no views to speak of. We did it last Thursday, what a difference a few days makes, see report Big 3 tame Wee 4 plus 1. Maybe your next outing up the hills will be kinder to you. Ah well, you get the weather you get, as they s...
by bobble_hat_kenny
Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:45 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The West Drumochter Four in the rain ... but no bonus piggy!
Replies: 5
Views: 3308

The West Drumochter Four in the rain ... but no bonus piggy!

Having set myself a perhaps over-optimistic target of getting to fifty Munros by the end of 2012, and with my tally to date standing at just forty-two after not having managed out all August :( , I was badly in need of a few quick “ticks”. The weather forecast for Saturday 29th September wasn’t grea...
by bobble_hat_kenny
Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:21 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The West Drumochter Four in the rain ... but no bonus piggy!
Replies: 5
Views: 3308

Re: Bridge of Orchy - a ridge too far

Probably the biggest disappointment was that I wasn't able to do Beinn a' Chreachain (I knew I would have been in all sorts of trouble on the way back if I had attempted it) and it doesn't look like it lends itself to a round with Beinn Mhanach - but looking for the positives I guess it's handy to ...
by bobble_hat_kenny
Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Bridge of Orchy - a ridge too far
Replies: 1
Views: 2609

Re: more Cuillin sun and the In Pinn, oh yes indeed!

When we reached our bags we had a bit of a surprise! one of the zipped mesh pockets on the waist strap of my rucksack was opened, and my chocolate peanuts and trail mix were completely gone. my lipsalve was neatly placed on the ground. two other rucksacks had also been raided. It was the work of cl...
by bobble_hat_kenny
Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:58 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: more Cuillin sun and the In Pinn, oh yes indeed!
Replies: 29
Views: 11744

Beinns Mhanach & Achaladair, but a "fail" on a'Chreachain

This is one I’ll have to chalk up to experience ... ten and a half hours’ walking, with just a couple of “ticks”, a right good soaking and assorted photos of Clag to show for it :( . Still, some useful lessons learned (or maybe re-learned), and I got Beinn Mhanach out of the way, a rather remote Awk...
by bobble_hat_kenny
Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:33 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinns Mhanach & Achaladair, but a "fail" on a'Chreachain
Replies: 0
Views: 2646

Re: The Barren Hill

Nice report with some fine photos :clap: - it looks like a good day with good company. Ah yes, getting a banana of the right consistency is one of the major challenges in Scottish hillwalking, I'd agree :lol: ... My apologies for a bit of Scottish Mountain Nomenclature Anorak-ism here, but the Beinn...
by bobble_hat_kenny
Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:27 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Barren Hill
Replies: 4
Views: 3666

Re: Best Saturday in yonks!

Good effort :clap: ! I did Ben Lawers / Beinn Glas / Meall Corranaich last year, and they made a nice group of three, but I didn't go on to Meall a' Choire Leith - wish I had now, as I'll now have to go back and do it on its own sometime (maybe with its wee Corbett pal, Meall nan Maigheach I think i...
by bobble_hat_kenny
Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Best Saturday in yonks!
Replies: 2
Views: 2967

Re: A whole load of Kayak - Ben Alder and Beinn Bheoil

lenster wrote: Robin had even bought a new Spork.

My, you really do have all the cool gear, you two :lol: !
Lovely report - it must be great to have these two in the bag :clap: .
by bobble_hat_kenny
Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:10 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A whole load of Kayak - Ben Alder and Beinn Bheoil
Replies: 11
Views: 7212

Re: Sunset on Meall Glas 2012

The Munro guide books are competing about criticising the mountain for being allocated where it is. Yes, this poor hill seems to get universally bad P.R. - it isn't really as bad as its reputation. Maybe someone should attempt to rehabilitate it with a "Wicked"-style musical or something,...
by bobble_hat_kenny
Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sunset on Meall Glas 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2637

Re: Cir Mhor and the Castles

A really nice report this :clap: - it reminds me what great hills these two are. I've done this route on a cloudy day several years ago, and also did Cir Mhor with Beinn Tarsuinn as a west Glen Rosa circuit earlier this year in better weather. It would be great in theory to do all three of them as a...
by bobble_hat_kenny
Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Cir Mhor and the Castles
Replies: 4
Views: 4390

Re: Childhood Dreams and Destiny - Curved Ridge

Now if I fell, at least there was someone to tell the authorities where my body was :) All together now: "Always Look On the Bright Side of Life (Da Dum, Da Dum Da Dum Da Dum :lol: )"! Fantastic report; it almost makes it look do-able :clap: :clap: . Almost, mind :lol: ! Lots of great adv...
by bobble_hat_kenny
Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Childhood Dreams and Destiny - Curved Ridge
Replies: 18
Views: 8812
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