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Re: Boggiest Hills?

The lower slopes of Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin, leading up from Fersit were horrendous. I waded through bogs and standing water for what seemed like hours after doing the full traverse of the Easain ridge from Loch Ossian. Someone I met described the nearby Chno Dearg as the 'boggiest munro'.
by Pointless Parasite
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:49 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boggiest Hills?
Replies: 46
Views: 6289

Re: Walking/ Outdoor movies

Here's another few good ones: Dirtbag: the legend of Fred Beckey (a fascinating documentary about a climbing pioneer who was still climbing into his 90s) Cerro Torre: A snowball's chance in hell (occasionally self-critical account of David Lama's free climb of Cerro Torre) High and Hallowed: Everest...
by Pointless Parasite
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:42 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Walking/ Outdoor movies
Replies: 49
Views: 8259

Re: Learning Lessons in the Khumbu Valley

Stunning, thanks for sharing. I've always wanted to do this kind of thing but the Lukla flight just looks too much. There may be another way, possibly involving biking though.
by Pointless Parasite
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Learning Lessons in the Khumbu Valley
Replies: 9
Views: 1976

Re: Crampon Bag

I just use a football boot bag. I got a Paris Saint Germain branded child size boot bag for about a fiver and it works OK, although it's a bit big. There's a carry handle which can be useful if there's not enough room in the sack. I have considered getting a proper crampon bag but they're way too ex...
by Pointless Parasite
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:52 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Crampon Bag
Replies: 12
Views: 1875

Scafell West Wall traverse

Looking at the weather forecast, there looks to be just one single good day over the whole Christmas period, on Christmas Eve. Every other day is going to be claggy, windy, drizzly rubbish. So the one good day was the ideal opportunity to climb the Lakeland's finest mountain of all, Scafell, taking ...
by Pointless Parasite
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:11 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Scafell West Wall traverse
Replies: 3
Views: 4134

Re: Zermatt Hohbalmen 3. The Mettelhorn

:clap: One of my favourite mountains in the area. It's slightly lower than the Oberrothorn but more technical due to the glacier crossing. Also, there are no cable car shortcuts (good!)
by Pointless Parasite
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:48 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Zermatt Hohbalmen 3. The Mettelhorn
Replies: 1
Views: 593

Re: High Tove bogs tamed

Yes I know what you mean about Black Combe and Caw. There's also Iron Crag (Ennerdale Fell) which is hard to miss and dominates the South side of the valley. It only gets a brief mention in the chapter for (Ennderdale) Caw Fell. Sometimes I think Wainwright included the rubbish hills like Mungriseda...
by Pointless Parasite
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:40 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: High Tove bogs tamed
Replies: 3
Views: 1514

High Tove bogs tamed

Sometimes while climbing you look at another hill and think "one day I'd like to climb that". I can't say I've ever felt this way about High Tove. I've been doing quite a bit of walking on the other Borrowdale fells lately and often found myself looking at High Tove and wondering what on e...
by Pointless Parasite
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:45 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: High Tove bogs tamed
Replies: 3
Views: 1514

Re: Whitburn Coastal Path

Part of my regular Sunday morning run. I usually tun back at the end of the beach but sometimes extend along the cliffs. Going all the way to Marsden Grotto and back is half marathon distance from my house.
by Pointless Parasite
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Whitburn Coastal Path
Replies: 4
Views: 967

Honister circuit doesn't disappoint

Time to tackle this bunch of Wainwrights in the Honister/Newlands area. For once, I'd managed to pick the exact right days to go walking. The day before it was blowing 70 mph winds with zero visibility :lol: I started from Keswick, which meant a long walk along roads and part of the Cumbria Way rout...
by Pointless Parasite
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:17 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Honister circuit doesn't disappoint
Replies: 0
Views: 1099

Re: Eagle Crag and Sergeant's Crag

You did well to avoid the direttissima ascent of Eagle crag. I climbed these two after High Raise then descended down the end of the ridge without really thinking. It's probably a grade 1 scramble on the way up, but descending with a backpack was a bit dicey. Route shown: https://farm2.staticflickr....
by Pointless Parasite
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Eagle Crag and Sergeant's Crag
Replies: 4
Views: 3113

Re: Still being overtaken by everyone...including 4 year old

Nice photos, especially the Honister ones. The weather was indeed fantastic on the 14th and 15th (a day earlier there were 70 mph winds and rain). I walked from Keswick to Honister via the Newlands ridge, Robinson and Dale Head, then walked back the next day via High Spy. Will be heading back there ...
by Pointless Parasite
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:37 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Still being overtaken by everyone...including 4 year olds
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Re: Music with a hill reference in the title....

An incredible piece of music, and one of my frequent 'earworms' when out on the hills:

Susanne Sundfør - Mountaineers (featuring John Grant)

https://youtu.be/7D3_TDB4zzA
by Pointless Parasite
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:00 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Music with a hill reference in the title....
Replies: 116
Views: 22706

Re: Kinniside Common and another bad leg day for Chris.

I did try building a cairn on Whoap :roll: . There's some rocks near the col with Lank Rigg and I ferried a few up to the summit of Whoap but not enough to form a proper cairn. Poor Whoap is mostly devoid of distinguishing features and it's not a Wainwright. There is (or was) a little monument to a ...
by Pointless Parasite
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:58 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Kinniside Common and another bad leg day for Chris.
Replies: 6
Views: 2047

Re: Kinniside Common and another bad leg day for Chris.

My old stomping ground. I'm afraid I am responsible for the cairn on Blakely. Previously there was just a big rock and an iron fence post. I starting carrying a couple of rocks up with me every time I climbed it. After a while, others had clearly taken the initiative and started adding more stones, ...
by Pointless Parasite
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:24 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Kinniside Common and another bad leg day for Chris.
Replies: 6
Views: 2047
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