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Basic navigational skills badly missing by Rodders
4 men who were found after a search in the Cairngorms had good equipment but poor navigational skills were a few miles from where they thought they were. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4467894.stm Roddy
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December 22nd 05 10:16 AM
by Chris Malcolm Go to last post
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Suggestions for a charging framework by [email protected]
Re charging for SAR and path maintenance, here are some suggestions of how it might be structured. · Annual recreational licence of £100 for walking/climbing on ground not owned by government to contribute to Search and Rescue and maintenance of paths, removal of rubbish etc. · Short-term...
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December 12th 10 09:04 AM
by Jeremy Double Go to last post
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Time to Pay! by [email protected]
Time to Pay! I am interested to see that there has been a suggeation that walkers should pay for their use of the West Highlland Way but I would suggest that £1 a day is well below the market value. Walkers should accept that almost all other sports and pastimes have to pay for the upkeep of...
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January 7th 06 08:19 PM
by Mark Thompson Go to last post
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Pay for your rescue. by [email protected]
A letter that might be of interest: Dear Sir Pay for Rescue Now that Search and Rescue services are to be privatised perhaps it is an opportune time to consider charging those who indulge in risk taking recreational activities such as sailing and hill-walking for the cost of their rescues. I...
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June 6th 06 09:42 PM
by Martin Richardson Go to last post
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Canon EOS 300D by Paul Saunders
I had a look and a feel of this camera in Jessops today, and I must say that it's got a really good solid feel to it, but at the same time is surprisingly light. I didn't weight it, but it seemed to be no heavier (or bulkier) than my G3 with the wide angle converter (the converter does add a lot...
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June 16th 04 02:44 AM
by Paul Saunders Go to last post
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Walking Alone..... by [email protected]
Most published safety literature on hiking frowns upon walking alone, however the majority of my walks are undertaken uncompanied. Is this stupidity? How many others walk alone? .....17 summits this year 17 (15 Marilyns, 2 Sweats, 2 Wainwrights)
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April 9th 05 11:06 PM
by Fran Go to last post
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Sunsets by AndyP
Is it possible to tell in advance when good sunsets or sunrises are going to occur? Clouds were a nice tinge of pink last night but haven't seen any really good ones for a while.
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October 3rd 04 08:42 PM
by ste© Go to last post
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Looking forward to 2004 by Dave Brown
May I wish all members of this group all the very best for Christmas & the coming year. Having taken "early retirement" and hopefully reaching the big 60 in February I have been wondering what to fill some of my time with. Having spent the best part of the last 40 years wandering about on the...
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January 26th 04 12:25 AM
by Paul Saunders Go to last post
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[OT] Stranded Woman Saved By GPS by Fran
Well OK, perhaps the heading's a little on the dramatic side, and I must confess here and now that this isn't a walking- related topic; however I have finally used my 'yellow peril' eTrex as a means of escape from inhospitable wilderness. Sort of. Our intrepid heroine (i.e. yours truly, but...
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April 5th 05 05:40 AM
by Rooney Go to last post
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Expedition. by Phil Cook
Right! We desperately need a cat herd! A certain Martin Richardson mooted an expedition a while back and it has got round to July again. If we don't pull our collective fingers out nothing will happen. Martin's suggestion was: 14 - 16 July 2006 Crickhowell - SO 215184. I can't make that weekend...
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August 13th 06 11:54 PM
by Phil Cook Go to last post
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Leonids 2004 by Paul Saunders
The usual date for the Leonids is November 17th, however this year the prediction is that the peak will be around 10pm on November the 19th, which is a Friday. Time of maximum expected (ZHR) 2004 Nov 19th 06:42 UTC (10) 2004 Nov 19th 21:49 UTC (~ 65) Another site advises that any time...
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November 3rd 04 10:24 PM
by Darren G Go to last post
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Corbett - Breabag TR by Lindsay
Tuesday 18 July 2006 We parked at the Salmon Hatchery on the east side of the A837, 3.5 kilometres south of our overnight accommodation at Inchnadamph Outdoor Centre. The midges, flies and clegs were upon us immediately we alighted from the car and my client, Janice, was ready in record time and...
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August 10th 06 06:32 PM
by Mike Clark Go to last post
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WALKING ON NEW OPEN ACCESS LAND by Dick Gays
The following is rather long, I hope you will bear with me. The new open access areas opened so recently that it is hardly surprising that some walkers are finding minor problems, as I have myself in the Peak District. The new explorer maps clearly mark the areas and the boundaries of access...
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January 23rd 05 09:33 PM
by Dominic Sexton Go to last post
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Expedition 15 - Carneddau - Trip Reports by Paul Saunders
DAY ONE - FRIDAY Sunny day, puffy clouds. Until myself and Bill reached Snowdonia. Then it rained. On Snowdonia. Luckily it stopped as we reached the camp site, drove past, turned around, and reached it again. We couldn't remember which tent belonged to Jhimmy, so I made a guess. I turned...
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July 19th 04 07:44 PM
by Fran Go to last post
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Colin Prior - Landscape Photographer extraordinaire - TGO Jan 2005 edition by SteveO
The current edition of TGO (Jan 2005) makes quite a noise about a new columnist joinging their books, Colin Prior. Who he? Well, as the bullet point on the cover says "Britain's Finest Landscape Photographer" ....so if photography isn't your bag you can select ignore for this thread now...
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December 18th 04 07:40 PM
by Fran Go to last post
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1 Attachment(s) Best Place to Live in the UK? by Paul Saunders
The Reid wrote: I like to have a choice of pubs, restaurants and theatre etc without driving. I prefer to have a choice of hills, waterfalls, coastline etc. within easy travelling distance. I'd prefer both!
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March 3rd 06 10:18 AM
by 214Fells Go to last post
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Expedition 16? Do we have a plan? by Judith
I must have forgotten to keep the 6th February 2005 urw thread "EX 16 Location & Date" but a quick Google suggests that we were tentatively planning: Whe Brotherswater, (English) Lake District When: Weekend of 23rd/24th April 2005 Campsite: Possibly this one (from Nick Pedley): "The Sykeside...
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April 28th 05 03:01 AM
by Peewiglet Go to last post
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3 climbers die by aj
just breaking on sky news 3 British climbers die in snowstorms in Spains sierra nevada mountains.
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March 30th 06 03:00 PM
by The Reid Go to last post
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Schoolgirls In Uniform In Cairngorms Blunder... by Andrew Priest
From OUTDOORSmagic http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/news/article/mps/UAN/2751/v/1/sp/606603318365602495688 A London girls school has apologised after mountain rescue teams were called out to help a party of 39 inadequately equipped young girls in the Cairngroms yesterday. The leader of Cairngorm...
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July 19th 04 09:13 PM
by Hywel Davies Go to last post
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F**king Ramblers. by toad
We did a spot of Hewitt bagging this weekend, enjoying some superb scenery on and around Bannau Sir Gaer, Fan Brycheiniog, Fan Gyhirych & Fan Nedd. However for myself and my companion Fan Brycheiniog was slightly spoiled by a gang of geriatric walkers. I think there's unwritten agreement that...
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May 12th 07 11:55 AM
by PeterC Go to last post
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