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Stay at home


Postby alanlees » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:45 am

For goodness sake stay at home - don't go into rural communities don#t go to the Highlands and take this site down!
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Re: Stay at home

Postby Gimbob » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:06 pm

Why take the site down? If we can't go to the hills at least we have the walk reports here to take us there in our minds.
But yeah stay home
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Re: Stay at home

Postby Sgurr » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:55 pm

Don't take the site down. Might get a chance to read some of the reports I have kept meaning to read and plan for when this is all over. . I put my accounts up for my old age...it's just come a bit quicker than I thought. Though I still have the holiday accounts I sent to my parents which my Mum saved, another thing put by to read "later"
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Re: Stay at home

Postby CharlesT » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:10 pm

Take the site down! What! Lose the joy of Caberfeidh's interventions and trying to outwit Sgurr. There lies desolation.
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Re: Stay at home

Postby al78 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:36 pm

I'm staying at home for the most part, but I still intend to go to my allotment every so often. I can do this without going near anyone.
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Re: Stay at home

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:36 pm

I agree to not visit rural communities but taking a site down that can help people through this time by enjoying images and words from better times when we all could roam the hills would be unfair and unnecessary.
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Re: Stay at home

Postby Billbobaggins » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:43 pm

Social distancing I get... stopping Internet forums is a little harsh! We all need to dream about what we can do when all restrictions are lifted! Dream big everyone, and support our hosts at WH
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Re: Stay at home

Postby Graeme D » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:17 pm

I am hoping the OP meant that if people visit remote locations during this pandemic it could cause damage to the hillwalking fraternity and therefore damage this fine site.
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Re: Stay at home

Postby MaximusGreatest » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:05 am

we don't know who is infected...so please...stay at home or stay home, which is which?
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Re: Stay at home

Postby madprof » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:29 pm

Graeme D wrote:I am hoping the OP meant that if people visit remote locations during this pandemic it could cause damage to the hillwalking fraternity and therefore damage this fine site.


I wouldn't worry. No one sensible is going to blame Walk Highlands for the actions of hill walkers. The site has been very clear on its excellent advice about staying local, and now about staying at home.
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Re: Stay at home

Postby Scottk » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:38 pm

2 posts in 12 years. I wouldn’t worry! Hardly an active forum member.
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Re: Stay at home

Postby rabthecairnterrier » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:47 pm

Living in the Highlands I'd have trouble staying away.
With something like 500 square miles of empty land (quite literally) on the doorstep I won't be putting anyone else at risk by not confining myself indoors.
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Re: Stay at home

Postby hooter2014 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:00 am

rabthecairnterrier wrote:Living in the Highlands I'd have trouble staying away.
With something like 500 square miles of empty land (quite literally) on the doorstep I won't be putting anyone else at risk by not confining myself indoors.


Maybe not, unless you injure yourself to the point of needing rescue, requiring others to do it.

The hills will be there in a few weeks.

#StayHomeNow
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Re: Stay at home

Postby rabthecairnterrier » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:55 am

hooter2014 wrote:
rabthecairnterrier wrote:Living in the Highlands I'd have trouble staying away.
With something like 500 square miles of empty land (quite literally) on the doorstep I won't be putting anyone else at risk by not confining myself indoors.


Maybe not, unless you injure yourself to the point of needing rescue, requiring others to do it.

The hills will be there in a few weeks.

#StayHomeNow


Let's see now - Mountain Leader, thirty years experience of applying formal risk assessment procedures to outdoor activities, strolling up an obscure 1700ft featureless heathery lump he can see from his armchair- no crags, steep slopes or other objective dangers - that he's climbed maybe a couple of hundred times before. Compare with with staying home and falling off a stepladder when painting the ceiling instead, or having an RTA when driving to Tain or Dingwall or Inverness for some essential shopping. (No MRT but I'm sure the paramedics would have better things to do.)
Objective risk assessment? Realistic chances of needing to be rescued?
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Re: Stay at home

Postby Sunset tripper » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:42 am

That's a fair point Rab. I bet there will be many DIY home accidents in the coming weeks which will put a strain on the NHS. Should we ban all DIY projects also? It's all about being in your comfort zone and not taking any risks, whatever your doing.

There was a question and answer session on the BBC news channel earlier today (tues afternoon). The guy answering the questions from viewers, specifically said he could see no problem with folk living in the highlands accessing hills in a safe manner on their doorstep.
Didnt catch the guys name or position but he was explaining the new rules.
I agree with you, done sensibly it's safer than decorating. Everyone sitting at home festering and going stir crazy is not a good option.
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