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Cape Wrath Trail Vlog 2018

Cape Wrath Trail Vlog 2018


Postby Hounds of Howgate » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:46 pm

Route description: Cape Wrath Trail

Date walked: 11/08/2018

Time taken: 14.5 days

Distance: 386 km

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Hello everyone!

I completed the Cape Wrath Trail in 2018 doing a full successful thru-hike of it starting on my birthday, August the 11th.

I hope you enjoy the vlog!

Day 1: Start



Day 2



Day 3



Day 4



Day 5



Day 6



Day 7



Day 8



Day 9



Day 10



Day 11



Day 12



Day 13



Day 14



Finish!



Hope you enjoy our adventure!

Cheers!

John & Moss
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Re: Cape Wrath Trail Vlog 2018

Postby neilist » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:53 pm

Brilliant mate. Enjoyed watching all the videos.
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Re: Cape Wrath Trail Vlog 2018

Postby motorlaunch » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:13 am

Enjoyed your report. You were unlucky to have such poor weather, although August is recognised as being a wet month. I wouldn't have had the tenacity to set up all those static camera positions, which must have taken time both to set up and then go back to recover the camera. Your planned daily calorie intake is too low for me. I plan on 2000 calories, supplemented by meals and snacks bought on the way, and my average daily distance is lower. Couldn't find your kit list. Have you posted it yet.
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Re: Cape Wrath Trail Vlog 2018

Postby bargee » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:39 pm

got as far as day 6 and enjoying the vlogs,
thanks for taking the trouble to film and edit them.

and echo the comment above I would get seriously despondent backtracking all the time to get the walk past shots especially carrying all my gear.
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Re: Cape Wrath Trail Vlog 2018

Postby Uncle bob » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:21 pm

I really did enjoy your Vlog, I watched them all over two evenings, its nice to have an in depth look at a trail, and you did go the extra mile as others have said with setting up tripod shots on river crossings.
I have walked the WHW four times wild camping with my 2yr old jack russel "Jess" thro hiking 4 and once in 2 halves because I was called back home, so I love that Moss goes traveling with you ...( Jess when we travel on my bike does so in a dog carrier )... just one point in reference to your comments on fire lighting and you asked "why"....well im in my 60's and have ridden a motorbike nearly all my life and can tell you after rain and getting soaked I've always lit a fire to dry my wet clothes and boots and i will cook on an open fire if i have to light one and save gas, that why I travel up to Scotland because of the fire regulations , so i can see why some fires are lit.
I live down in Cheshire and am planning to do or at least try the CWT in May 2019, I liked that you did a CWT halfway food drop, on WHW i park my car at Crainlarich with food and clean clothes and get train to Milngavie...returning from Fort William , I might try parking my car halfway on the CWT, right I'll say well done to you and Moss and thanks , you have educated me and helped prepare me for my trip.

ps.... I've never replied to any posts ....hope its not overly long and it makes sense.
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Re: Cape Wrath Trail Vlog 2018

Postby FromDownSouth » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:07 pm

Thoroughly enjoyed the video series and hope the ViewRanger app as recommended works out for you in the future. Working my way through your back catalogue of videos at the moment and be interested to see how the ZPACKS Arc Zip works out in the field. Considering the Arc Blast but been holding off. This could be the push and bite the bullet I need!

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