Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar
by malky_c » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:54 am
That made a good read. I've often made the same mistake trusting my sense of direction rather than the compass, although never quite on that scale . Although I've sort of learned, I still think I can get one over on the compass on occasion
Interesting to hear about Taylor94 as well. I never doubted that he was out on these hills but he does fantasize a bit with the details!
by orion » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:35 pm
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by Fudgie » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:18 pm
by KeithS » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:17 pm
I would say that going into the hills unprepared is premeditated and foolish.
Making errors in the hills is a different matter, I don't see any stupidity in what you did, you just made some decisions which in retrospect turned out to be wrong and you have been very honest in admitting to them and sharing them so others may learn.
Very happy that their was such a successful outcome, and of course great praise for MRT
Thank you for sharing your report
by PeteR » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:23 pm
I can remember the feeling of panic myself when my jaunt to the south glen shiel ridge last year went all pear shaped. Walking off the hill in the dark, tired (well, exhausted by the end), with mist and clag rolling in and visibility as you described with a headtorch being nil was not fun. Thankfully for me the route was always going to be relatively easy to follow, but once your head is messed up that doesn't always matter.
And thankfully you made it out of your experience in one piece - and there can be no shame in benefiting from the excellent support of MRT. At least you were well equiped, unlike many a tourist that goes a wandering from time to time and is needing to be rescued.
Well done to the mountain rescue guys - real life heroes
by lomondwalkers » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:14 pm
by scoob999 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:25 pm
kevsbald wrote:Now THAT is an epic - planning anything to raise money for the MRT? I'll sponsor you.
I am working on a walk at the moment for later on this year when the days start stretching
I'm thinking about doing the 3 big bens! To be honest i dont know if i can collect money? but if anyone would like to pledge a donation when i do it that would be brill
Thats the site i use
by StevieM » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:12 pm
by scoob999 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:23 pm
StevieM wrote:Cracking report, Stuart Just one of lifes little hiccups mate. Its behind you now, move on. Oh and congrats on reaching and exceeding the half ton on Sunday[munros]
Thanks bud, and its one i can pronounce aswell
by quoman » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:45 pm
Just read this report what a day you had HOLLY F**** glad you put this on to make us all think what could go wrong glad you made it out well done again.
by rocket-ron » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:53 pm
by daveh » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:02 pm
In my experience MRT happy to assist early doors rather than late on with big search and all the team out.well done on letting people on here learn from the day.
by gammy leg walker » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:29 pm
As for the MRT guys.................RESPECT.
by foggieclimber » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:17 pm
You suggest you met Taylor94 on these hills on 19th November 2011 - and your photos confirm that date.
However, Taylor94 did these hills on 6 December 2011 and his photos and blog confirm that date.
Was there a Delorian up on the hills?
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