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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 sloosh » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:45 am

Scoob - everyone has been waaaay to kind to you in this thread - you're an eejit!

j/k mate, I enjoyed your report. :lol:
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:06 pm

Nice one Scoob, a day on the hills you'll never forget :D Wonder why Mountain Rescue didn't just send Taylor 94 to rescue you if he was in the vicinity :D
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby Sabbathstevie » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:28 pm

I'll echo luckyguy's thought's and say that, as a newbie to this hill walking malarkey, it's really helpful to read reports like yours. Brilliant stuff!
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby Graeme D » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:32 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Gotta love this forum at times!
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby Phil the Hill » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:43 pm

Graeme Dewar wrote:I think the whole thing about SoD versus what your compass and/or GPS device is telling you is a very pertinent one. Dooterbang has made the point that recently it was his SoD that was correct whereas his compass was faulty (pardon the Basil pun!). No reason why a GPS could not also be faulty. ... My colleagues and I from school are always telling kids when we are out on expeditions that you should never absolutely trust one "source of navigational information" in isolation - you use all sources available to build up a picture that you can then question and test and establish if your original assumption or decision was correct. Easy to do on nice days with no pressure - somewhat harder in situations like this!

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This is excellent advice. I variously use SOD, map & compass and GPS for navigation and each of them has let me down on different occasions. Using at least 2 (of which one is map & compass) is sensible.
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby tony.cee » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:54 pm

brilliant read. glad there isnt any tutting and head shaking at this adventure, even better that scoob can make a joke out of it, basil fawlty on the hills :lol: :lol: :lol:
im pretty sure the mrt team would have been happy to help a well prepared gent who happened to get lost, after all, its what they volunteer for. if they criticised everybody that needed them, people would be very reluctant to call them out in the first place and end up in deeper trouble, thats my take on it anyway.
one burning question i have, who is taylor94 and why is he shrouded in mystery? must be a top bloke.
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby Graeme D » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:39 pm

Oh no!!!! :?
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby Paul Webster » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:43 pm

taylor94 is off-topic as this is scoob999's walk report and he has confirmed that t94 actually had no part in it. We've had requests to remove all reference to him from the forum so please keep any discussion on this to private messages. Thankyou :thumbup:
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby tomyboy73 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:43 pm

what`s SOD ? and where can i get one ?
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby scoob999 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:53 pm

tomyboy73 wrote:what`s SOD ? and where can i get one ?


S O D. sence of direction, iv'e got a faulty one going if its any use to you :D
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby tomyboy73 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:55 pm

scoob999 wrote:
tomyboy73 wrote:what`s SOD ? and where can i get one ?


S O D. sence of direction, iv'e got a faulty one going if its any use to you :D



:lol: , do you think two faulty one`s would make a good one ? :lol:
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby scoob999 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:45 pm

tomyboy73 wrote:
scoob999 wrote:
tomyboy73 wrote:what`s SOD ? and where can i get one ?


S O D. sence of direction, iv'e got a faulty one going if its any use to you :D



:lol: , do you think two faulty one`s would make a good one ? :lol:


:lol: No, just leave it switched off :lol:
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby scoob999 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:28 pm

Thank you everyone who has commented on my story,
I really expected to get slated by some people, so i am surprised :o and if i ever meet any of you out on the hills, i might bore you about making a donation to the MRT so i appoligise in advance :D
These guys and girls have my utmost RESPECT and its comforting to know there just a fone call away if needed
Be safe and enjoy the hills :D
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby Louise » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:18 pm

Wow what a report, especially after seeing your 'make shift bed' the other week. A lot of lessons in there for many!
I'm another one off to get my GPS instructions out for a start :lol: :lol:
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby Redrock » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:25 am

Thanks, Scoob for sharing your experience of all this. I'm pretty sure it's hard telling that story! But I can see we are all learning from your report - me too. And BTW - when's the film coming out? :lol:
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