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Anyone up for some tutting


Postby NickyRannoch » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:57 pm

Knock yourselves out http://www.lochaber-news.co.uk/News/Blast-for-walkers-act-of-sheer-stupidity-09012013.htm

The worrying thing is i can't bring myself to be shocked or surprised. Thoughts, thanks and sympathies go out to the volunteers who go out there and save peoples lives.
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Re: Anyone up for some tutting

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:25 pm

NickyRannoch wrote:Knock yourselves out http://www.lochaber-news.co.uk/News/Blast-for-walkers-act-of-sheer-stupidity-09012013.htm

The worrying thing is i can't bring myself to be shocked or surprised. Thoughts, thanks and sympathies go out to the volunteers who go out there and save peoples lives.



Read about this on FB earlier,what a ****.
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Re: Anyone up for some tutting

Postby laconic surf » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:37 pm

“He did everything we tell people not to do. When we found him he’d lost one trainer, the backside was out of his trousers and he was wet and cold."

They should make a poster out of this guy and stick it at the entrance to the pony track as a warning to others of potential hazards/complete divs that can be found on the mountain...
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Re: Anyone up for some tutting

Postby skuk007 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:24 pm

Tut, what a muppet.
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Re: Anyone up for some tutting

Postby peter tindal » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:15 pm

Send him a bill!!!!!
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Re: Anyone up for some tutting

Postby Backpacker » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:16 pm

There's a good phrase we use in the west of Scotland for this numpty

""What A Fanny"
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Re: Anyone up for some tutting

Postby sloosh » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:15 pm

I've tut-tutted. Thing is it happens all too often unfortunately.
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Postby foggieclimber » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:37 pm

Wonder why I thought of this on reading the story ? :eh:
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Re: Anyone up for some tutting

Postby jupe1407 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:04 pm

Good god.

That's an olympian level of stupidity.

We were up the Ben at the start of May last year, at the same time as some massive youth group. WTF their "responsible adults" were doing letting them up there in shorts and trainers is beyond me.

Idiots.
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Re: Anyone up for some tutting

Postby Matthew C » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:12 pm

Freewheelin & myself were on the Ben on Sunday, we neded crampon's & snow goggles so how he mad it in trainers :shock: :eh: :crazy: :roll: :wtf:
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Re: Anyone up for some tutting

Postby GableNovice » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:48 am

I remember taking a few friends up the Ben last year and I think I may have irked them quite badly with how much I was banging on about the right footwear and clothes (we were there in August so the equipment list was quite small). I do remember berating one of the group for a few minutes for turning up in jeans, perhaps an overreaction by me but hey.

I'm all for getting as many people into exploring the mountains and uplands of Britain but no matter what the season people need to take seriously what equipment and clothing will be required. I've got no experience or equipment for walking in the winter months and as much as I get that gnawing temptation I have to slam my walking year shut usually around early October.

And now after that little monologue....... tut tut!
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Re: Anyone up for some tutting

Postby coachmacca » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:17 pm

This is the poster for What if?

You always get people saying "I did it in trainers, or why do you need all that gear?".

If its a sunny day there and back with no mishaps then count your blessings but the what if factor means you MUST take the right kit...

Obviously I know I'm preaching to the converted here lol
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Re: Anyone up for some tutting

Postby BlackPanther » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:05 pm

Once, I witnessed a woman scrambling up Blaven in thin trainers - but it was in June and in good weather so hope she was lucky and returned home safe. I don't know 'cause we didn't wait for her :lol: :lol:

Seriously, the complete lack of imagination of some people makes my hair stand upright :shock: Of course, everybody makes mistakes, sometimes even experienced climbers forget stuff or lose equipment. But charging up the Big Ben in winter in trainers goes beyond my understanding.
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Re: Anyone up for some tutting

Postby Fudgie » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:40 pm

On New Years Day I saw folk on Meall nan Tarmachan wearing jeans. I was descending past the 923m point as they were sitting there having a break. Although it was clear, the wind was quite strong at this point so I can only imagine how cold their legs would have been.

The guy in the link in the original post really takes the biscuit though :crazy:
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Re: Anyone up for some tutting

Postby conductor1womble » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:10 am

Nothing surprises me anymore. I suppose that's one of the benefits of being a Conductor for one of the train companies! I had to tell a Danish Couple off (diplomatically of course) near the summit of Schiehallion last October for being dressed in T-shirts, light jacket, jeans and trainers. Their excuse was they don't have any hills higher than about 100m! I hope they took my advice on-board.
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