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Youth On The Hills

Youth On The Hills


Postby nikcster » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:27 pm

Many of you might have seen this before, but it's an excellent video of the Cairngorms, shot in the 1940s.

Goes to show, you don't need to spend thousands on kit. Your kilt and a pipe will do!

https://movingimage.nls.uk/film/4568
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Re: Youth On The Hills

Postby Lightfoot2017 » Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:12 am

:clap: Wonderful movie. Thanks for sharing. (though I couldnt get any sound? :( )

The frog in the snow made me chuckle! :lol:
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Re: Youth On The Hills

Postby Sgurr » Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:46 am

Lightfoot2017 wrote::clap: Wonderful movie. Thanks for sharing. (though I couldnt get any sound? :( )

The frog in the snow made me chuckle! :lol:


If you look at the specifications on the left it says "Sound:silent". Pity.

Thanks for digging this out. nikcster.

On the whole, I thought they looked better eqipped than i did in 1961

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Re: Youth On The Hills

Postby neil684 » Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:32 pm

The kit looks very similar to the kit my friends and I used into the 70's.
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Re: Youth On The Hills

Postby nikcster » Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:26 pm

Thanks for sharing your photos! I love seeing people's old pictures. Back when you had 36 shots for the whole day if you were lucky!
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Re: Youth On The Hills

Postby prog99 » Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:25 pm

nikcster wrote:Many of you might have seen this before, but it's an excellent video of the Cairngorms, shot in the 1940s.

Goes to show, you don't need to spend thousands on kit. Your kilt and a pipe will do!

https://movingimage.nls.uk/film/4568

Thanks, love the death roping at 12:19 :shock:
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Re: Youth On The Hills

Postby simon-b » Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:14 am

One bit of kit they probably did have was hobnail boots. So no stopping to attach crampons or spikes, but probably safer than modern boots without them in winter.
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Re: Youth On The Hills

Postby gman » Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:19 pm

A recent podcast featuring Willie Gorman might also be of interest, inspired by the first ascent of Everest they ventured out with a washing line...

https://scotrock.podbean.com/e/episode-15-willie-gorman-we-acquired-a-load-of-washing-line-and-went-climbing/
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Re: Youth On The Hills

Postby Caberfeidh » Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:12 am

simon-b wrote:One bit of kit they probably did have was hobnail boots. So no stopping to attach crampons or spikes, but probably safer than modern boots without them in winter.


Agreed - there was a shop in Aberdeen , MacKays, where these could be bought until recently, unfortunately the shop is no more. I wonder if they are available anywhere? The boots need leather soles to take the clinkers and hobnails.
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Re: Youth On The Hills

Postby simon-b » Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:10 pm

Caberfeidh wrote:
simon-b wrote:One bit of kit they probably did have was hobnail boots. So no stopping to attach crampons or spikes, but probably safer than modern boots without them in winter.


Agreed - there was a shop in Aberdeen , MacKays, where these could be bought until recently, unfortunately the shop is no more. I wonder if they are available anywhere? The boots need leather soles to take the clinkers and hobnails.

https://www.rufflander.co.uk/shop/heritage-footwear/farmers-boots/78n-hob-nailed-boots/
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Re: Youth On The Hills

Postby Alteknacker » Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:34 pm

neil684 wrote:The kit looks very similar to the kit my friends and I used into the 70's.


Nothing wrong with that, from what I can see...
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