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Re: Stac Pollaidh

Love that little mountain. Love your photos.
by martyn
Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:52 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Stac Pollaidh
Replies: 26
Views: 15709

Re: Sgurr nan Eag, southern Cuillin

Glad people like the photos - and thanks, Paul, for the reminder about the bloodied fingertips......reassuringly grippy stuff, gabbro. So far I've climbed Bruach na Frithe and Sgurr nan Banachdich as well as Sgurr nan Eag. Thinking about Sgurr Alasdair via the Stone Chute and Sgurr Dearg (minus the ...
by martyn
Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:55 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sgurr nan Eag, southern Cuillin
Replies: 5
Views: 5950

Sgurr nan Eag, southern Cuillin

I'm a late 50s, not-so-fit latecomer, doing his first walk report and pretty duff at technology so please bear with me. That Sgurr nan Eag - it's rather good, isn't it? Climbed it on 12 October with my locally-acquired accomplice, Pete, who I had first bumped into on the summit of Bruach na Frithe i...
by martyn
Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:11 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sgurr nan Eag, southern Cuillin
Replies: 5
Views: 5950

Re: munro bagging girls?!

From this post and your "hello" message, I'd reckon you'll be aiming to complete as quick as possible. As someone with the much more modest ambition of collecting all the Skye (ie Cuillin) Munros before they put me in the ground, I'm probably not the one to give any hardcore Munro Bagger a...
by martyn
Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:22 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: munro bagging girls?!
Replies: 2
Views: 2862

Re: Pinemarten

I think - actually I'm pretty certain - my son and I saw a pine marten last June on Skye. Light throat and chest and a thick long dark tail. Caught it for no more than a couple of seconds in the car headlights just before midnight on the road between Broadford and Elgol. Between Kilbride and Torrin ...
by martyn
Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:36 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Pinemarten
Replies: 12
Views: 7826

Beinn na Cro, Torrin

Tried an alternative to this route today. Started at the Blue Shed Cafe in Torrin. Followed the signed footpath beyond Fearnoch B & B (highly recommended) towards Strollamus. Path is a bit splishy-splashy right now but not a man-eating bog. After about 3km, there is a small stone cairn at the hi...
by martyn
Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:49 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn na Cro, Torrin
Replies: 0
Views: 5049

Re: Marsco

Wow!
Those photos have prompted me put Marsco on my "to do" list for next week - clear visibility permitting.
Those views over towards Gillean look astounding.
Martyn
by martyn
Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:57 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Marsco
Replies: 7
Views: 10508

Re: Hello from Germany

Hello Andreas. It sounds as if it was the route descriptions for walking in Skye that might have drawn you in to this site. There's a syndrome called "Skye fever" - an irresistible urge to keep returning to Skye, despite the rain and midgies. It looks like you have contracted it as well. F...
by martyn
Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:37 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Hello from Germany
Replies: 2
Views: 1946

Re: Hello all

Thanks both. ......in just 6 days I'll be back on Skye for a week! Sgurr na Banachdich is beckoning, if the weather stays reasonable. Thanks for the suggestions about both Bens Stack and Loyal - very enticing prospects for next summer. When I say it's too late for Munro-bagging, I mean I'm not plann...
by martyn
Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:25 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 3
Views: 2131

Hello all

Just a quick hello to my fellow amblers. My name is Martyn, originally from Tyneside but now living and working in Kent - actually Whitstable, which is a really good place to live (until, that is, I can retire to NW Scotland). I rediscovered Skye, after 30 years, in 2005, driving up on an impulse af...
by martyn
Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 3
Views: 2131

Bla Bheinn (Blaven)

First climbed Bla Bheinn in 2005, following the route described to the N summit, crossed over to the S top (easier than at first sight) then down the S ridge to join the track from Camasunary back to the car park at Kilmarie....helps to have transport arranged (in my case, courtesy of a very friendl...
by martyn
Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:37 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Bla Bheinn (Blaven)
Replies: 1
Views: 4769

advice pleae

Hi there Paul, Where am I going wrong? Have just recently registered and have posted a couple of items - one a new topic about the Luib and Torrin straths walk and t'other adding a comment or two about Bruach na Frithe, both on my preferred stomping ground of Skye. However, when I try to "say h...
by martyn
Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:03 am
 
Forum: Walkhighlands announcements and feedback
Topic: advice pleae
Replies: 1
Views: 2124

Luib and Torrin straths circuit

Luib and Torrin Straths circuit I did this walk - clockwise - from Torrin in February this year on a day when the weather was on the threatening side of uncertain. As it turned out, the weather improved as the day progressed and the walk up An Slugan from Strollamus and back down to Torrin was bath...
by martyn
Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Luib and Torrin straths circuit
Replies: 0
Views: 2072

Re: Bruach na Frithe

Since rediscovering Skye in 2005, I have been up Bruach na Frithe a couple of times via the route described - it is a good description but people might wish to know about the spring at 820m in the upper reaches of Fionn Choire. As a fairly sensible solo walker, this walk has it all for me - not too ...
by martyn
Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Bruach na Frithe
Replies: 4
Views: 6488
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