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Re: PHOTO COMPETITION #94 — October 2019

1 Skyelines
2 Schoon
3 Mountainstar

Hard choice!
by Phil the Hill
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:07 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: PHOTO COMPETITION #94 — October 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 4322

Re: When do you count a Munro?

As I think the OP was saying, you set your own rules. I got some odd looks on Beinn Bhrotain by bagging the embedded rock on the flat plateau that Hill Bagging said was the true summit feature, as well as the large cairn. I haven't necessarily been that precise on all previous Munros, but thought I ...
by Phil the Hill
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:18 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When do you count a Munro?
Replies: 77
Views: 7117

Re: Day pack to carry inside multiday pack??

I have the North Face equivalent. It's brilliant for carrying inside a camping pack then using for walks from a wild camp up hills. There's no padding on the back, but if you fold your waterproof jacket up inside that works as padding. As you say, you can't attach poles, but I just use one and carry...
by Phil the Hill
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:18 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Day pack to carry inside multiday pack??
Replies: 13
Views: 1513

Re: Summer Bunting

I did pretty much the same route in reverse from Chest of Dee on 28 May, in a brief break in the wet weather. There were several snow buntings on the summit of Beinn Bhrotain, though I only managed one shot from distance. Yours is much better than I got.
by Phil the Hill
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Summer Bunting
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: Carn a' Chlamain - a long, hot day

Good report with some useful detail. I'm planning this one for my next Munro.
by Phil the Hill
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:47 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn a' Chlamain - a long, hot day
Replies: 5
Views: 1545

Re: Which Munro/Corbett will you leave till last, or...

I'm saving Sgurr na Ciche for last Munro - unless I crack and bag it before then!
by Phil the Hill
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:07 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which Munro/Corbett will you leave till last, or...
Replies: 27
Views: 2567

Re: Strategy for getting good weather, coming up from Englan

Being based in South London and having to book holidays from work in advance, my strategy has been always to go up to Scotland in the last week of May (plus 2nd or 3rd week of February when I was doing Winter hills) for the best chance of good weather. Nothing is guaranteed, of course! I've had some...
by Phil the Hill
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Strategy for getting good weather, coming up from England
Replies: 28
Views: 2329

Re: Furths Guidebook

Irvine Butterfield's High Mountains of Britain & Ireland covers the Furths. It's a bit old now, but got me by in Ireland.
by Phil the Hill
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:22 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Furths Guidebook
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Munro's from Strawberry Cottage

We biked and hiked in via Iron Lodge to set up a base camp at the West end of Loch Mullardoch. We then biked out again, drove round to the Mullardoch dam and walked back in over the North Mullardoch round. From the tents we then did MnD (but not SnC as the weather was bad that day). The following da...
by Phil the Hill
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:39 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Munro's from Strawberry Cottage
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Re: Base camp at Glenuaig Lodge - Walk 1

Interesting! I still have these hills to do, and driving in and staying in a holiday cottage sounds a nice alternative to biking in and wild camping, particularly if the weather is like you had.
by Phil the Hill
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:26 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Base camp at Glenuaig Lodge - Walk 1
Replies: 1
Views: 708

Re: summit attempt; outsiders perspective

Good to get an outsider's perspective!

Lightweight running shoes are viable in Scotland, but you need to know the conditions and choose your routes with care. If in doubt, go for boots. Fabric Gore-tex lined boots can be a good compromise.
by Phil the Hill
Tue May 07, 2019 1:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: summit attempt; outsiders perspective
Replies: 8
Views: 1636

Re: What was right thing to do on Beinn Fhionnlaidh?

I have this issue too. Left my wife and son behind to go on to the summit of 2 hills in Hong Kong recently. So long as you've agreed a plan and it's understood the other party can start heading back down if they get bored / cold, it's not a problem. If you have a phone signal, you can keep in touch ...
by Phil the Hill
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: What was right thing to do on Beinn Fhionnlaidh?
Replies: 17
Views: 3794

Re: Overnight on a hill

Ben Starav gives good summit views at dawn and there is room to pitch just below the summit.
by Phil the Hill
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:06 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overnight on a hill
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: Almost trackless 7 day summer hike suggestions wanted

The Cairngorms would be your best bet. You can get a train to Aviemore. Lots of route suggestions on this site. Midges will be an issue in August, but if you normally walk in Scandinavia maybe you are used to that. You should be OK to avoid deer stalking in the main Cairngorms. Others can probably a...
by Phil the Hill
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:13 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Almost trackless 7 day summer hike suggestions wanted
Replies: 48
Views: 4909

Re: Long circular from Cairnwell: 14 Munros, 39 miles, 12 ho

Good going! That lot took me 6 separate walks (7 if you include an aborted attempt on Tolmount & Tom Buidhe from Glen Doll) over 27 years.

I suspect the plateau isn't done in one go as often as it might be because it's split over separate OS maps.
by Phil the Hill
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Long circular from Cairnwell: 14 Munros, 39 miles, 12 hours
Replies: 18
Views: 6855
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