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First Munro In The Sno-Oh -Oh -Oh My Goodness

First Munro In The Sno-Oh -Oh -Oh My Goodness


by BobMcBob » Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:44 am

Munros included on this walk: Stob Dubh (Buachaille Etive Beag)

Date walked: 24/11/2016

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Re: First Munro In The Sno-Oh -Oh -Oh My Goodness

Postby Sgurr » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:43 pm

Sgurr wrote:Well, I'd like to read the tripe report that gets TR of the month if this doesn't.



And it DID win TR of the month. Many congratulations.
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Re: First Munro In The Sno-Oh -Oh -Oh My Goodness

Postby Fife Flyer » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:41 pm

Loved it, can't beat a bit of humour to conquer adversity :lol:
As a regular poster of WR's in "all" weathers I feel really guilty about forcing you out in that horrible white stuff and of course cold temperatures 8)
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Re: First Munro In The Sno-Oh -Oh -Oh My Goodness

Postby Mountainlove » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:46 pm

Brilliant report :clap: :clap: :clap: ...I had a grin on my face reading it and what amazing photos you got. :D
As for drying up wet boots, I usually take the insoles out and keep them on the floor on the passenger seat and turn the car into a subtropical environment. Saying that I sometimes travel with 2 pairs so I can change them in between
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Re: First Munro In The Sno-Oh -Oh -Oh My Goodness

Postby BobMcBob » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:05 pm

Sgurr wrote:
Sgurr wrote:Well, I'd like to read the tripe report that gets TR of the month if this doesn't.



And it DID win TR of the month. Many congratulations.


Thanks Sgurr. I do distinctly remember your photo of the man-penguin when it came up and it definitely gave me a very good chuckle but no it probably didn't have a great deal to do with me being here in November :D

Mountainlove wrote:Brilliant report :clap: :clap: :clap: ...I had a grin on my face reading it and what amazing photos you got. :D
As for drying up wet boots, I usually take the insoles out and keep them on the floor on the passenger seat and turn the car into a subtropical environment. Saying that I sometimes travel with 2 pairs so I can change them in between


Thanks Mountainlove. I'd been thinking a second pair of boots might not be a bad idea, might have to go for it then.
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Re: First Munro In The Sno-Oh -Oh -Oh My Goodness

Postby litljortindan » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:10 pm

Fantastic views down Glen Etive and beautiful colours through the remainder of the day.
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Re: First Munro In The Sno-Oh -Oh -Oh My Goodness

Postby litljortindan » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:38 pm

litljortindan wrote:Fantastic views down Glen Etive and beautiful colours through the remainder of the day.

P.S. Never used anything other than newspaper for drying. Interesting re. crampons. Not done a lot of winter walking but I do dabble with my ancient Grivels and more like 3 season boots which works fine in the non extreme conditions I frequent. I'm prone to back problems too though so any winter walks tend to be very simple up downs and not too long.
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Re: First Munro In The Sno-Oh -Oh -Oh My Goodness

Postby Emmanuelle » Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:59 pm

You made me chuckle! :roll:

The £60 prize is well deserved.
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Re: First Munro In The Sno-Oh -Oh -Oh My Goodness

Postby Jaxter » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:18 am

I can only apologise....I'm sorry you had such a terrible time :lol: :lol:

Thanks for brightening up my journey to work :D
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Re: First Munro In The Sno-Oh -Oh -Oh My Goodness

Postby Anne C » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:25 pm

Absolutely brilliant report - and photos.What a day you had! :clap: :clap:
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Re: First Munro In The Sno-Oh -Oh -Oh My Goodness

Postby drumrowan13 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:38 pm

Which Kahtoola crampons did you use? I have been looking for something like this but on their website there are two types.
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Re: First Munro In The Sno-Oh -Oh -Oh My Goodness

Postby BobMcBob » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:08 pm

drumrowan13 wrote:Which Kahtoola crampons did you use? I have been looking for something like this but on their website there are two types.


KTS Steel, as I'd read the aluminium ones wear down quickly (but they're lighter). Make sure you get the right size for your boots. Somewhere on the Kahtoola website there's a video describing how to fit them which is worth a watch.
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Re: First Munro In The Sno-Oh -Oh -Oh My Goodness

Postby spiderwebb » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:28 pm

Loved reading that BobMcBob, welcome to the winter club, you'll never look back now :D

Just as an aside you can still find Instep Crampons, which are the same as the usual cramps, as in the big spikes but they are usually just 6 spikes on a small frame that sit just in front of the heel on any boot. As they don't cover the entire sole they can be worn on a flexible boot. Ive heard of the Kats but if I recall they have small spikes yes ? which may not be enough in some scenarios.
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Re: First Munro In The Sno-Oh -Oh -Oh My Goodness

Postby katyhills » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:13 pm

I'm ashamed to say I forgot to post on this thread somehow :oops:
I'll say it now though - Jings, Crivvens - help ma Bo(a)b! :D
What a cracking report - what a day - what a set of photos - and what a well deserved win! :clap:
You had me laughing out loud. Fantastic!

My parents were married, so I'm not one of those who encouraged you......

I noticed you asking about the wet boots issue. I think a spare pair is probably the best solution. Nothing worse than pulling on damp boots.
At least you have some funds now to put towards an extra pair :wink:
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Re: First Munro In The Sno-Oh -Oh -Oh My Goodness

Postby Walkingwizard999 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:03 pm

Good report. If you cannot get boots dry then use sealskinz socks.
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