Gettin squishy with it on the Monadhliath Three
by Stretch » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:18 pm
Route description: Carn Dearg, Carn Sgulain and A'Chailleach
Munros included on this walk: A' Chailleach (Monadhliath), Carn Dearg (Monadhliath), Carn Sgulain
Date walked: 08/08/2010
Time taken: 8 hours
Distance: 25 km
Ascent: 978mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
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by skuk007 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:24 pm
by bootsandpaddles » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:47 pm
Especially after the tough assignment the day before. Most people would need a rest after tackling Ben More directly as you done. I agree with you Its a long slog across the top and seems to go on for ever. Oh did I mention the bogs
p.s. Thanks for the advert.
by Stretch » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:48 pm
Monty, your 5 hour time for this is insane!
by Graeme D » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:59 pm
How did the Scarpas hold up in the bog? I've just about had it with mine. I'm on my second pair and they're the best boots I've had in all respects other than their ability to repel water over a prolonged period. My first pair lasted about 18 months before giving up the ghost entirely, although I do confess I could have looked after them a bit better. This pair are just over 12 months and they were flooded last week in Kintail. I've treated them so many times but to no avail. And to top it off, in the last two or three outings the stitching has started to come undone down the inside of the left one. My mate Robin reckons I've just trashed them to within an inch of their lives, even if I have looked after them, and I guess for what I paid, I can't complain too much, but I'm still gonna complain. Now I have to decide whether to stick with them again or try something else, but the fit is just so damn good!
by Stretch » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:52 pm
by Graeme D » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:01 pm
Stretch wrote:no water ever got to my socks which is pretty amazing considering the mess I walked through.
Man, that sound like bliss! Cheers for the feedback Stretch. I guess I've got a difficult choice to make. I'll use the old Scarpas this weekend in the eastern Gorms (I'll treat the living daylights out of them beforehand) and then my hill days look like they will be few and far between through September and October, so that gives me some breathing space before the winter kicks in and I have to address the issue properly.