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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 2dalmatians » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:08 pm

Takes a lot to post that kind of report Scoob. Made me feel better about my own moments of panic on the hills. Thanks
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby thebaldfalcon » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:22 pm

wow some exploit, tell me something, I was about to buy a garmin nav, why did u not trust it ?
I have only done 9 munros and have been lucky with weather, plan do do 100 plus so will probably be caught out at some stage,
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby scoob999 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:38 pm

thebaldfalcon wrote:wow some exploit, tell me something, I was about to buy a garmin nav, why did u not trust it ?
I have only done 9 munros and have been lucky with weather, plan do do 100 plus so will probably be caught out at some stage,


Plain and simple stupidity. what can i say?
I made a stupid mistake, and possibly through fatigue, stubborness denial or all of those my mind was leading the way despite what everything else was telling me
They are good tools, but make sure you always know where you are on the map
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Re: Basil Faulty goes walkabout at Lochnagar

Postby ngm1scot » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:54 pm

I started to read your report cos were hopin to do Lochnagar on Sunday. It was a riveting read and like the others have said thanks for your sheer honesty. I'm still a bit of a novice at this munro business and what you described is my wife's worst nightmare! My walk buddies will tell you I carry so much kit with me "just in case" so I'm over cautious but I've learned more from your post than any book or website could, cos it was real.

Thanks for potentially saving my life too
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