cairnwell, winter wonderland
by tony.cee » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:27 pm
Route description: The Cairnwell Munros
Munros included on this walk: Carn a'Gheoidh, Carn Aosda, The Cairnwell
Date walked: 05/01/2012
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by yokehead » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:53 pm
Photos do justice to the weather, love the battle shown in 'clearing up'(!) and the amount of rime ice on the fenceposts.
by Johnny Corbett » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:02 pm
by tony.cee » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:07 pm
as for the crampons, il look again at how to put them on, i merely threw them on as best as i thought for photo purposes. cant wait to actually use them. two brilliant days on the hills, im itching to get out again, the weather says rain on sunday tho.
by Johnny Corbett » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:01 pm
by tony.cee » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:04 pm
by SMRussell » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:59 pm
by mrssanta » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:42 pm
SMRussell wrote:Winter Cairnwell reports always make me wish we'd hadn't bagged these in the summer - they look so much better covered in the white stuff.
you'll just have to go back
by Johnny Corbett » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:55 am
- Crampons 2
by Alastair S » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:58 am
Johnny Corbett wrote:Here is my crampons attached to the boots, i hope this helps
I think you may confuse the man Johnny. Your bindings are the Classic while Tony has the New Matic. The latter doesn't have the strap over the front of the ankle. May have to post a pic of mine now
by Johnny Corbett » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:22 am
Yes i see that Alastair, i notice the New Matic has the higher heel section to stop the boot slipping out hence no requirement for strap to go round the front. Cheers
by Alastair S » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:37 pm
Looks like Tony has got it right - the half hitch is just to keep the end of the strap out off the way. I took a few inches off my strap when I got them.
by tony.cee » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:10 am
anyway, uploading some other pics from the other day off my mates camera phone, some absolute belters.
by spiderwebb » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:36 am
I've got same crampons and boots and you were right first time, the New matic simply has one strap which goes through the front bale and into the locking clip, nothing goes over the tongue area.
It can be worth cutting the spare strap a little, making sure you have enough to be able to loop it in when first doing up, as it does need tucking out the way. That said I havn't cut mine yet !
having used mine in anger I can confirm they are a great fit and feel secure and easy to do up with one hand !
by Fudgie » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:50 pm