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Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar


by scoob999 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:28 pm

Munros included on this walk: Broad Cairn, Cairn Bannoch, Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach, Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, Lochnagar, Tolmount

Date walked: 19/11/2011

Time taken: 24 hours

Distance: 35 km

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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby yokehead » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:26 pm

And I thought who’s going to walk behind me and kick my arse all the way down the hill
:lol: :lol:

I blame your friend for taking precipitate action :shock: , I hope he's learned his lesson and made amends to you. Maybe a contribution of a new SOD? :)

I think you missed a trick - you could have bagged more hills whilst you were waiting for MRT. :wink:

A great insight into your epic, thanks for sharing. :D
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby magicdin » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:36 pm

oops - the old sayings are the best after all :D

ps is it not Basil FaWlty
Last edited by magicdin on Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby clivegrif » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:38 pm

Oh Blimey! Very brave of you to describe a 'character building event' in such public and graphic detail.

Not sure you should be allowed out without your mum :lol:

Can you buy a Sensible Friend for £60 at Webtogs?!?
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:39 pm

foggieclimber wrote:I'm intrigued :-?

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?



Jeezo foggie..............am sayin nowt.
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby scoob999 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:42 pm

foggieclimber wrote:I'm intrigued :-?

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?


To be honest, looking at the picture on the link it was'nt him, but when i looked up the darren taylor on the comedy club thing it did look a bit like the lad i walked with?
The darren i walked round with looked more like he was in his mid twentys, a really nice lad.
He did say he used WH and if he reads this maybe he can get in touch
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby scoob999 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:45 pm

magicdin wrote:oops - the old sayings are the best after all :D

ps is it not Basil FaWlty


JEEEZ cant even get the name right!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby magicdin » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:46 pm

scoob999 wrote:
foggieclimber wrote:I'm intrigued :-?

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?


To be honest, looking at the picture on the link it was'nt him, but when i looked up the darren taylor on the comedy club thing it did look a bit like the lad i walked with?
The darren i walked round with looked more like he was in his mid twentys, a really nice lad.
He did say he used WH and if he reads this maybe he can get in touch


Aw Jings :( :?
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby luckyguy68 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:50 pm

This is the reason im giving the hills so much respect as a newbie. I will print your cautionary tale and staple it to my heid the next time i think i can just head out and not prepare my route and escape plan :lol: ....Lucky
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby EmmaTowle » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:52 pm

I actually don't know what to say to this! My heart was in my stomach the whole way through reading that. Glad you make it back safe and sound.
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:55 pm

Dhia na grassain (Gaelic for god in heaven :) ) that was an epic and glad you got out safe.I have a GPS but will now go read the instructions and............. brush up on the compass yes indeed :D
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby dooterbang » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:09 pm

Epic stuff mate! Although you lost your bearings you had prepared well and could spend the night comfortably till daylight came - what a surprise if you woke up in Tescos Car Park :lol:

Glad your ok mate.

I did this round of 5 Dec 5th and heading to Munro number 2 i followed my compass, although my SOD was telling me otherwise...I could see a top 1k away and decided to head for it. Got there and turned on my GPS for it to tell me i overshot the 2nd Munro by 1k and 50m East from where i should have been. Turns out my compass had a bubble and was throwing me in the wrong direction. My instict (SOD) was correct. We, our group, continued using a combo of GPS and broken compasses as i felt safe on the plateau and being pointed in the correct direction.

My point is that its so easy to be thrown off course with SOD and compass (if broken - or read incorrectly as in Graeme Dewars TR). Mistakes will be made no matter what and as you and Graeme proved its how prepared we are and what we do in these circumstances that can be the difference of life and death.

Thanks for posting and informing others of the dangers that can arise.
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby foggieclimber » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:11 pm

Well done to Mountain Rescue - worth a hefty donation.
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby magicdin » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:19 pm

foggieclimber wrote:Well done to Mountain Rescue - worth a hefty donation.


I'll give a donation as soon as scoob999 fesses up about the reference to T94
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby daveh » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:21 pm

Always good to know Mrt always willing and able to respond
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby scoob999 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:28 pm

magicdin wrote:
foggieclimber wrote:Well done to Mountain Rescue - worth a hefty donation.


I'll give a donation as soon as scoob999 fesses up about the reference to T94


Ok somebody will have to keep me informed here, when i talked about this to a couple of WH members about my walk and that i walked round with a young lad called darren, they said that would've been taylor94
Judging by the link it was'nt him i walked with.. I dont know who taylor94 is or why its causing contreversy? what has taylor done?
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