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A long miserable walk in constant driving rain

A long miserable walk in constant driving rain


Postby JohnJoe » Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:54 pm

Date walked: 31/12/2011

Time taken: 6.45

Distance: 26 km

Ascent: 1202m

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Not one of my favourite walks this; 7 hours in the driving rain with a disobedient dog on a short leash which made everything from drinking tea to having a slash difficult.

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Naughty dog


Still, on the plus side, I used a compass for the first time and was amazed at how it just guided me through pathless bogs in the mist with uncanny accuracy. I instantly had more faith in it than any satnav I've ever used (not to mention my own sense of direction).

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The bleakness which forced me to use a compass for the first time


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I saw about 10 people on the whole walk, four of them fairly harmless looking men with shotguns. The rest were just very wet looking people.



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More general bleakness on the second peak


Nice pint in the seventeenth century inn afterwards. The roof was leaking a bit, but not as much as my new jacket did today. So much for gortex!


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wet camera


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pub just down the road (45 mins drive)
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Re: A long miserable walk in constant driving rain

Postby Rekrab » Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:55 pm

This TR is one of the best i've ever read.
has similar experience with Kevin6956849894 recently on Ben Dorain. had to take a complete change of everything I was wearing and have it ready back in the car for when we got back down.
just Drookit.
I made a TR but just added it for the stats on me page didn't share that but I might now having seen yours!!

MacKenzie,
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Re: A long miserable walk in constant driving rain

Postby yokehead » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:59 pm

Yes, a quite brilliant report. Marvellous to see how the highs and lows, not to mention despair, are captured in so few words and pictures. :D Good stuff on having a go with the compass for the first time, it is a bit like magic that it works!

Let me know what jacket you have, so I don't get one! :lol:

Love the leakings! :lol: :lol:
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Re: A long miserable walk in constant driving rain

Postby JohnJoe » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:43 pm

Cheers for your comments!

The jacket is a Berghaus gortex packlite shell. It's about as thick as a bin liner.
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