walkhighlands

This forum is for general discussion about walking and scrambling... If writing a report or sharing your experiences from a route, please use the other boards.

Mountain Slabs

Mountain Slabs


Postby Gigha » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:52 am

Image


OK, maybe not the type of Mountain slabs you were expecting.


Spotted a few days ago to the east of Glen Isla, near summit of Mid Hill. [NO 220 709]


Any ideas? Humorous or otherwise.
Gigha
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 37
Munros:282   Corbetts:222
Grahams:175   Donalds:89
Sub 2000:47   Hewitts:15
Wainwrights:25   Islands:12
Joined: Jun 28, 2007
Location: East Lothian

Re: Mountain Slabs

Postby malky_c » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:01 pm

Bizzare :?
Lots of new estate tracks up that way. A nice patio to entertain the shooting classes on maybe? You'd think they would manage to get it a bit flatter though...
User avatar
malky_c
 
Posts: 6110
Munros:282   Corbetts:222
Grahams:219   Donalds:74
Sub 2000:285   Hewitts:271
Wainwrights:130   Islands:38
Joined: Nov 22, 2009
Location: Glasgow/Inverness

Re: Mountain Slabs

Postby Slogger » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:42 pm

Well they are probably going to be used on an eroded area, I would have thought like many on the Pennine Way etc.
However they look like they have been laid out as a temporary Helicopter landing pad, (which was obviously used to bring them in)for further supplies. We used to build similar heli pads when I was in the army.
Dave.
User avatar
Slogger
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 1246
Munros:146   
Sub 2000:1   Hewitts:125
Wainwrights:141   
Joined: May 13, 2010
Location: Lancashire

Re: Mountain Slabs

Postby Milesy » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:15 pm

where is that??? what a shambles
Milesy
Stravaiging
 
Posts: 1519
Joined: Jun 12, 2009
Location: Airdrieland.

Re: Mountain Slabs

Postby Merry-walker » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:22 pm

total eye sore :(
User avatar
Merry-walker
Mountaineer
 
Posts: 1771
Munros:65   Corbetts:53
Grahams:12   Donalds:1
Sub 2000:5   
Joined: Aug 22, 2010
Location: Scotland

Re: Mountain Slabs

Postby tango » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:05 pm

Maybe some sort of dance floor!!! :D mind you i would have problems walking across that sober let alone out of my nut!!! :lol:
tango
 

Re: Mountain Slabs

Postby susanmyatt » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:23 pm

Advert for Floors 2 Go ? :D
User avatar
susanmyatt
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 438
Hewitts:94
Wainwrights:141   
Joined: Feb 3, 2009

Re: Mountain Slabs

Postby malky_c » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:42 pm

Slogger wrote:Well they are probably going to be used on an eroded area, I would have thought like many on the Pennine Way etc.
However they look like they have been laid out as a temporary Helicopter landing pad, (which was obviously used to bring them in)for further supplies. We used to build similar heli pads when I was in the army.
Dave.


Unlikely to be anything to do with footpath erosion, as hardly any walkers go up here. Most visitors will be shooting. Your helicopter theory sounds more plausible, although with most coastguard/RAF helicopters able to land on all sorts of terrain, I'm not sure why they'd bother on such flat ground. Maybe if it is a common occurrence, stops it from getting churned up.


Milesy wrote:where is that??? what a shambles


Gigha wrote: Spotted a few days ago to the east of Glen Isla, near summit of Mid Hill. [NO 220 709]
User avatar
malky_c
 
Posts: 6110
Munros:282   Corbetts:222
Grahams:219   Donalds:74
Sub 2000:285   Hewitts:271
Wainwrights:130   Islands:38
Joined: Nov 22, 2009
Location: Glasgow/Inverness

Re: Mountain Slabs

Postby Paul Webster » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:00 pm

:shock: Baffled me.

I would have thought a helicopter could easily land there without the slabs, but I'm no expert.
User avatar
Paul Webster
Site Admin
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 5434
Munros:282   Corbetts:222
Grahams:71   Donalds:45
Sub 2000:117   Hewitts:133
Wainwrights:134   Islands:92
Joined: Jan 6, 2007
Location: Highland
Walk wish-list

Re: Mountain Slabs

Postby soulminer » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:27 pm

Tate gallery opening up a new exhibit, because we can't walk on the pebbles.
User avatar
soulminer
 
Posts: 804
Joined: Mar 18, 2010
Location: Johnstone

Re: Mountain Slabs

Postby ChrisW » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:32 pm

What a bizarre thing in such a beautiful location - after applying considerable thought, discussing with friends and trying the oracle that is google I have come up with this:-






................................................... :?: :?: :?: :?: ..................................................
User avatar
ChrisW
Rambler
 
Posts: 4940
Munros:18   Corbetts:5
Grahams:3   
Sub 2000:6   
Joined: Jan 25, 2011
Location: Cochrane- Alberta - Canada

Re: Mountain Slabs

Postby Caberfeidh » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:33 pm

I reckon the downdraft of a helicopter hovering over that would hurl the slabs around in a very dangerous manner. Looks like they are laid out to show how they will be when fixed with cement. Perhaps the laird has designs to build a large chess-board, using enslaved hillwalkers as chess-pieces?
User avatar
Caberfeidh
Stravaiging
 
Posts: 7709
Joined: Feb 5, 2009

Re: Mountain Slabs

Postby rockhopper » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:42 pm

hmmm...first needs a bed of mixed aggregate compressed and flattened then a dab of mortar at the four corners and one in the middle of each slab, tamp down and level off - not a good avert for slab laying :lol:
User avatar
rockhopper
 
Posts: 6951
Munros:282   Corbetts:222
Grahams:75   Donalds:89
Sub 2000:10   Hewitts:2
Wainwrights:3   Islands:19
Joined: May 31, 2009
Location: Glasgow

Re: Mountain Slabs

Postby Red Peak » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:06 pm

Caberfeidh wrote:Perhaps the laird has designs to build a large chess-board, using enslaved hillwalkers as chess-pieces?

Sounds plausible to me. Just make sure you're not one of the first 32 walkers up there once it's properly in place ... :?
User avatar
Red Peak
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 747
Munros:260   Corbetts:27
Grahams:23   Donalds:39
Sub 2000:37   Hewitts:313
Wainwrights:214   
Joined: Mar 24, 2010

Re: Mountain Slabs

Postby Merry-walker » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:22 pm

this is killing me... dying to say what I think might go on these slabs,

but i think I'd get kicked off :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
User avatar
Merry-walker
Mountaineer
 
Posts: 1771
Munros:65   Corbetts:53
Grahams:12   Donalds:1
Sub 2000:5   
Joined: Aug 22, 2010
Location: Scotland

Next



Walkhighlands community forum is advert free


Your generosity keeps this site running.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by donating by direct debit?



Return to General discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests