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Re: Beinn Dearg via bike

I walked the two routes from Old Blair last October, not having a bike with me (and having totally failed to notice the bike hire at the campsite until I left). The Northern route past the rifle range was nice, and joins the other route higher up the hill, but it was a rougher track with at least 4 ...
by Phil the Hill
Fri May 07, 2021 1:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beinn Dearg via bike
Replies: 10
Views: 1320

Re: Bonkers way up An Coileachan

Useful report on a couple of my outstanding Munros. I like steep ascents, as it gets them over with quicker. My new e-bike was delivered today, so that looks a good approach route for the Fannichs. Did you get an picture of the wild camping spot near the Lodge?
by Phil the Hill
Thu May 06, 2021 1:11 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Bonkers way up An Coileachan
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Some North Western Fells

I went up Barf, Lord's Seat and Broom Fell the steep way from Powter How 2 days later. Barf is a fantastic viewpoint for Bassenthwaite lake and Skiddaw, plus it has a great name. I was up Lattrigg the day of your walk in the late afternoon and it was a lot sunnier than in your pictures. Maybe bright...
by Phil the Hill
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:05 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Some North Western Fells
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Me and my mountain

That looks a good route. I still have SCnC to do, as we turned back near the top in winter conditions when we didn't have a rope with us and the final section was very windy and exposed with cornices. The Black Carls are also on my to do list, and I'd been thinking of combining them with SCnC. Looks...
by Phil the Hill
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:57 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Me and my mountain
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: Record attempt: Slowest compleation, 14349 days and coun

I reckon I first climbed Ben Nevis in August 1979, but I only started bagging Munros on The Saddle in 1988. I've bagged at least 1 each year since (assuming I manage to get up to Scotland this October, having lost my May trip due to lockdown) and still have 21 to go. I'm also now aged 61. I'm not se...
by Phil the Hill
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:27 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Record attempt: Slowest compleation, 14349 days and counting
Replies: 33
Views: 2882

Re: Which way would you choose to reach Mount Keen?

I did it from Glen Muick - a shorter but wilder approach that required a bit of navigation. Apart from the final ascent it felt much less of a tourist path and I remember a very pleasant stop by a stream crossing where i watched an Oystercatcher.
by Phil the Hill
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:14 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Which way would you choose to reach Mount Keen?
Replies: 19
Views: 2114

Re: Strathfarrar munros

We drove in late afternoon, set up the tents and drove out again, then cycled back to get an early start the next morning, on the day the glen is closed. Left the bikes at the end of the walk and walked back to the tents the evening before.
by Phil the Hill
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:39 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Strathfarrar munros
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: Sweeping up the Tops Around Broom Fell

Useful report, and great photos as ever. I'll be In Keswick at the end of September, and was contemplating routes over these hills at the weekend.
by Phil the Hill
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:29 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Sweeping up the Tops Around Broom Fell
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Re: Jock's Road out of lockdown: Tolmount and pals

I did pretty much this route 2 years ago, but biked in to Glencallater Lodge and wild camped near the bothy just below Lizzie's Cairn. Contoured below the last 2 as I'd done them before, but it was probably harder going then going over the top, though with better views into Coire Kander. It's a grea...
by Phil the Hill
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Jock's Road out of lockdown: Tolmount and pals
Replies: 6
Views: 1822

Re: Trowel time

I have an i-Poo'd. Bought it for the silly name, but it's actually a good lightweight trowel that folds up.
by Phil the Hill
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:32 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Trowel time
Replies: 10
Views: 1407

Re: My Last Day in the Hills - Carn a' Chlamain

Hoping to do this one in October 2020 as my first day in the Scottish hills since the lockdown. Nice to see some autumn colours, as I normally go up to Scotland in spring or winter.
by Phil the Hill
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:56 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: My Last Day in the Hills - Carn a' Chlamain
Replies: 1
Views: 547

Re: The Marilyn with the Least Ascent?

You can actually park your car at what is considered to be the current summit of Crowborough, just round the corner from the trig point. I walked in from the Ashdown Forest to make it more interesting - rather pleasant when the bluebells are out.
by Phil the Hill
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:36 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Marilyn with the Least Ascent?
Replies: 9
Views: 2303

Re: Winter - how did you learn?

My mate and I got Martin Moran's Winter Mountaineering book when it first came out, and thought it looked great but resolved we'd never do anything like that. Then we went up Pen Yr Ol Wen on a wet Autumn day and got thoroughly soaked, after which we upgraded our gear to the latest Gore Tex tech (fo...
by Phil the Hill
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:13 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Winter - how did you learn?
Replies: 26
Views: 2106

Re: Silver Linings

That putting on the waterproof overtrousers dance sounds familiar! :lol:
by Phil the Hill
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:55 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Silver Linings
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: Raaaaaasay

Loved this island, and must go back. Sadly our visit to Dun Caan was just before the distillery opened, but I have a bottle of their first release on pre-order :D
by Phil the Hill
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:13 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Raaaaaasay
Replies: 5
Views: 999
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