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Re: The Newlands Horseshoe

Looks like it was a great day:-) Was there on the last Friday in September, very strong winds, some low cloud and hail. Was planning on going up Hindscarth and around to Robinson with a group of a dozen or so. Winds came up as we gained height and got a 10min hailstorm on the final slog up Hindscart...
by stevesey
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: The Newlands Horseshoe
Replies: 5
Views: 10739

Re: Rucksack recommendations

Impressed with my Deuter Futura 26 - had difficulty finding smaller daypacks with all the features - the 26 (and 32) has: Split top/bottom main compartment (that can be joined) Inner and outer lid pockets Zipped side pockets Elasticated stuff side pockets Map pocket Waist belt pocket Pole straps one...
by stevesey
Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Rucksack recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 4172

Re: Munro heights

Just another thought to add to his thread. My GPS (it a Garmin Oregon 300) calculates the height in 2different ways. First GPS based, which has already been discussed here. Second based on the atmosphere pressure. The GPS based method depends very much on how many satellites the device can "se...
by stevesey
Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Munro heights
Replies: 20
Views: 5932

Re: Mutts on Munros

I need a full size walking companion!
by stevesey
Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Mutts on Munros
Replies: 529
Views: 181754

Re: Photo Competition #9 Comments

Personally I like a slightly surreal looking processed picture: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9rafSUCTfr4/TsbuahOGuuI/AAAAAAAAARo/aTXw5tYb5FQ/w537-h392-p-k/Styhead.jpg More https://plus.google.com/photos/106459429880001195754/albums/5676486440427627729?banner=pwa But I'm on the "natural&qu...
by stevesey
Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Photo Competition #9 Comments
Replies: 66
Views: 13471

Re: A Grand Day Out!!!

and should be undertaken with caution especially in the wet and only by experienced scramblers Was my first real scramble (after coming up the Halls Fell ridge first and then descending to come back up Sharpe Edge). Was my first trip to the Lakes, but I did have two experienced accomplices and it w...
by stevesey
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: A Grand Day Out!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2703

Re: Does anyone use the Garmin eTrex (basic yellow)?

I have the original basic yellow eTrex - use easyGPS with one of these USB -> Serial convertors http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-2-0-TO-RS ... 748wt_1397 and Windows 7 (on laptop and desktop) - Windows 7 recognises the converter and installs drivers automatically. All works well (once it lost communict...
by stevesey
Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Does anyone use the Garmin eTrex (basic yellow)?
Replies: 12
Views: 15307

Re: Boots

I brought a pair of Meindl Burma Pros for £90 :-) last year - was in the Lakes last week - walked every day (50km and 5000m over 5 days) stayed dry despite the very wet under foot conditions. No blisters and feet felt good even at then end of the longest day. Most expensive boots I've bought, but we...
by stevesey
Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Boots
Replies: 16
Views: 5700

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