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UK /out/ Necromancer 09/29/14(Mon)20:04 UTC+1 No.395842 Report

Last thread reached bump limit.

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/maps/ - Free online OS 1:25k maps if you sign up
where2walk.co.uk - Walks in the Lakes and Dales
www.walkingenglishman.com/ - As above, but with more pictures and places
thebmc.co.uk - British Mountaineering Council site. Articles and guides.

To join the mailing list or the Facebook group, e-mail me: kalkals@live.com
Anonymous 11/16/14(Sun)23:24 UTC+1 No.420053 Report

Anybody from Essex looking to go /out/?
Anonymous 11/17/14(Mon)22:51 UTC+1 No.420457 Report

My girlfriend lives there. What do you do to get /out/? Just travel to the peak?
Necromancer 11/16/14(Sun)14:09 UTC+1 No.419853 Report


Do it anyway.
Anonymous 11/16/14(Sun)22:48 UTC+1 No.420026 Report

Honestly tried to find the Facebook group and failed.
Anonymous 11/16/14(Sun)23:03 UTC+1 No.420042 Report

Anyone from shitty flatlands Lincolnshire in here?
Necromancer 11/16/14(Sun)23:11 UTC+1 No.420046 Report


It's a hidden group. E-mail me and I'll let you into our super secret cool kids only club.
Anonymous 11/16/14(Sun)23:20 UTC+1 No.420051 Report

Where about, mate? A good way to find local trails is with the strava global heatmap.

Or there are plenty of trail centres if you like that sort of thing, too, but the NW is a fucking haven for natural mtb trails.
Anonymous 11/15/14(Sat)14:44 UTC+1 No.419410 Report

What are some good bike trails in the UK? North of England preferably
Anonymous 11/15/14(Sat)23:07 UTC+1 No.419548 Report

You don't get it.
Anonymous 11/16/14(Sun)13:41 UTC+1 No.419850 Report

What, like mountain biking in the mud and over rocks trails? Or long distance road/cycle track trails? In the Lakes there's Grizedale Forest that has a lot of the former. As for the latter, check out this:

Can't offer any proper recommendations sorry, not much of a cyclist.
Anonymous 11/15/14(Sat)11:48 UTC+1 No.419382 Report

Nice. Norniron photos allowed.

Never been there but kinda half considering a driving holiday round the west coast someday.
Necromancer 11/15/14(Sat)11:23 UTC+1 No.419377 Report


Just join the FB group and the mailing list.
Anonymous 11/15/14(Sat)02:27 UTC+1 No.419235 Report

Anonymous 11/15/14(Sat)02:30 UTC+1 No.419239 Report

The previous picture was taken on the way back.

This is the view of the rest of County Fermanagh and the last picture. If anybody visits Ireland make sure to pop down here. The whole place is covered in lakes and hills. If you do make sure you grab a copy of 25 walks in Fermanagh.
Anonymous 11/15/14(Sat)02:25 UTC+1 No.419231 Report

Cuilcagh is also the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. This is the Republican side.
Anonymous 11/15/14(Sat)02:23 UTC+1 No.419230 Report

You could say I was the 'highest' person in the whole county at this moment.
Anonymous 11/15/14(Sat)02:19 UTC+1 No.419227 Report

Anonymous 11/15/14(Sat)02:22 UTC+1 No.419228 Report

The top of the mountain has these stones marking it. A lot of people carved their names here and I even found some Greek.
Anonymous 11/15/14(Sat)02:14 UTC+1 No.419225 Report

Anonymous 11/15/14(Sat)02:17 UTC+1 No.419226 Report

This is near the top. It was a warm day and I was protected from the wind by the mountain in front of me but as soon as I reached this point I was blasted in the face and forced to put another layer on.
Anonymous 11/15/14(Sat)02:06 UTC+1 No.419215 Report

Around midday the weather took a turn for the worse and all of a sudden this massive fog appeared behind moving quickly towards me.
Anonymous 11/15/14(Sat)02:07 UTC+1 No.419217 Report

My lunch break was next to a pleasant little stream.
Anonymous 11/15/14(Sat)02:09 UTC+1 No.419219 Report

This looked like a little house so I had to take a picture.
Anonymous 11/15/14(Sat)02:12 UTC+1 No.419224 Report

This is the main objective. I didn't know at the time of taking this picture that I still had a difficult couple of miles ahead of me. It felt like the mountain was only a short distance away.

This whole are is under conservation and protection of our county council. In the past people would cut the bog for fuel raising the water table and causing flooding in the nearby Marble Arch Caves (a massive underground cave complex and a major tourist attraction).
Anonymous 11/15/14(Sat)02:01 UTC+1 No.419212 Report

The ground looks dry here but I can tell you that after a few hours of sliding on mud and falling into sink holes the sound of splashing water get on your nerves.
Anonymous 11/15/14(Sat)02:03 UTC+1 No.419213 Report

This is a little valley that was carved out by the retreating ice. The rocks here have some good prints of fossilised shells supposedly but I didn't stop to look for them. Next time I guess.
Anonymous 11/15/14(Sat)01:59 UTC+1 No.419210 Report

As I mentioned the landscape was mostly bog but there were some rocks scattered throughout supposedly by the last Ice Age. The trees you can (kind of) see here were the only ones growing there.
Anonymous 11/15/14(Sat)01:57 UTC+1 No.419208 Report

Just before I reached the beginning of the trail there was a very steep climb but it was all worth it when this bad boy came out from behind the trees.
Anonymous 11/15/14(Sat)01:53 UTC+1 No.419202 Report

Anonymous 11/15/14(Sat)01:56 UTC+1 No.419206 Report

I had to go through a forest before reaching the beginning of the 'Ulster Way' which leads to the top of the mountain. This is one of the many streams I came across. This one had some interesting man-made wall behind it.
Anonymous 11/15/14(Sat)01:51 UTC+1 No.419199 Report

Hope you allow Northern Ireland pictures here.

Went hiking last weekend and took some pictures with my shitty camera. Some of them came out ok.

The whole trip was about 24km over Irish bog and hilly terrain ending with a climb to the top of Cuilcagh Mountain (666m). I was very lucky it stayed dry the whole day and the visibility from the top was amazing.
Anonymous 11/13/14(Thu)23:33 UTC+1 No.418719 Report

You from round there?
Anonymous 11/14/14(Fri)00:20 UTC+1 No.418733 Report

I definitely wish I was cool enough to hang /out/ with you guys.
Anonymous 11/13/14(Thu)22:25 UTC+1 No.418691 Report

Just across the water in Pompey. I love the IOW
Anonymous 11/13/14(Thu)23:02 UTC+1 No.418710 Report


Lol @ anyone that takes this nonsense seriously
Necromancer 11/13/14(Thu)22:21 UTC+1 No.418686 Report


New Forest is right on your doorstep. From Dorchester South (I'm guessing you're near here based on the locations of Maiden Castle and Puddletown Forest) to Hinton Admiral (Right on the edge of New Forest). Takes 1 hour. No changes. £12.50 train journey (Not including any rail cards).

I want to go to New Forest even more now and follow Shears Brook. There looks to be a lake/reservoir there.
Anonymous 11/13/14(Thu)14:18 UTC+1 No.418540 Report

Anybody know good /out/ places in Dorset? Lived here my whole life and never really left the towns. Been to places like Puddletown woods and Maiden Castle but they don't seem that impressive compared to the places you guys go. Seems like all there is here is fields. I've never done anything /out/ but i'm up for it this winter.
Anonymous 11/13/14(Thu)13:40 UTC+1 No.418534 Report

That's some deep mental weirdshit bro
Anonymous 11/13/14(Thu)00:47 UTC+1 No.418306 Report

What the shit? A few days ago I dreamed that I was in this exact place. That island to the right is where I moored my boat. I must have seen this thread before that just before I went to bed and my brain decided to use the place as a backdrop... Weird. And goes to show how slow /out/ is.
Anonymous 11/12/14(Wed)19:41 UTC+1 No.418196 Report

Fuckign hell, Glasgow sounds as bad as it looks.
Anonymous 11/12/14(Wed)20:30 UTC+1 No.418207 Report

Honestly, its not as bad as you think. Just because i've listed some do's and don'ts doesnt mean you're guaranteed a stabbing should you break these "golden" rules.

There's scarier places out there, and most make Glasgow look like fucking disneyland.

So I guess all's I can really say is treat it the same as you would any place with a high crime rate. Just don't be a fucking idiot and you'll do alright.
Anonymous 11/12/14(Wed)16:09 UTC+1 No.418151 Report


Also, If you want the bums to leave you alone don't fucking dress like them. The junkballs and panhandlers don't like competition on their corner of the street. They'll likely follow you around to see if you got anything worth taking stashed away, or they're checking if your begging money from their "Clientele" in which case you'll likely get a bottle across the head and a razor to the face when you're not looking.
Beggars will bother you, its an inevitability, just deal with it as you would any other panhandler.

Just be guarded but respectful. The locals dont suffer bullshit from each other and they're not gonna make exceptions to tourists.
Although if you're 6ft 6 and built like a brick shithouse then you're an exception to all the above rules and probably have free reign so long as you don't get outnumbered or someone pulls a blade on you.

Have fun!
Anonymous 11/12/14(Wed)16:07 UTC+1 No.418150 Report

I could be here all bloody night giving Glasgow Etiquette, some of it is even hard to explain... Generally you just treat it like you would if you were walking through any slum or "ghetto" if you will...
A few probably obvious tips below.

Different areas have different backgrounds. Neds feud with one another and they all know one another, so leave the tracksuits and burberry at home. At the same time, don't dress like a posh knob with more money than sense. No watches, no jewelry, no expensive brand names.

No football colours either. That's an absolute.
Unless you're surrounded by at least ten to twenty other folks all wearing the same team jersey then don't fucking do it. (this only really applies if you're an out of towner) Its a sure fire way to get your ass followed, dragged into an alley and your head split open like a piece of lumber.

Govan and the Gorbals are big no-no areas to visit, especially at night. City Centre is fine, lots of cops work the streets and junkies are pretty courteous. (Not saying you’re immune to danger, just better off there than elsewhere.)
One thing I would mention is if you see a fight break out, DONT get involved.
Its not unusual for someone to step in to break it up and then both parties turn on the "Samaritan" and he gets stabbed in the neck.
That goes double if there are women involved, its a common mugging tactic.

Certain pubs are also off-limits, in this case feel free to judge a book by its cover, stick with the trendy "modern" looking bars and leave the "hole in the wall" places to the locals.
Sure muggers will watch these areas, but if you look like you don't have anything and don't look too shitfaced leaving the pub, you'll be fine.
Anonymous 11/11/14(Tue)22:43 UTC+1 No.417893 Report

Cool cool... Ta for the info anon.
Necromancer 11/12/14(Wed)00:46 UTC+1 No.417919 Report


I had an APT (no idea what that means, it's a bi-annual check-up kind of deal) meeting with my tutor and he said that he preferred Glasgow to Edinburgh. He said Edinburgh was prettier, but Glasgow was more interesting, making a comparison between Bristol and Bath.

How does one dress like they belong in Glasgow? I am definitely interested in the whole not getting mugged thing.

>one big industrial estate

Sounds like a blast! I've been advised by friends of mine to not enter industrial estates (particular ones, at least) as they're not convinced I have a realistic chance of leaving with my life.
Anonymous 11/11/14(Tue)15:17 UTC+1 No.417754 Report

No pics as I was riding and did not want to stop in the cold. God it was cold!

Pretty good covering above 2000ft (second rail bridge)

Also got the crampons and axe ready as last winter was so damned dry.
Anonymous 11/11/14(Tue)15:40 UTC+1 No.417757 Report

As a Glaswegian I can confirm that Glasgow City is mostly a deprived area with a large commercial and industrialised area. Though the areas around Glasgow (excluding West Dunbartonshire) have a lot of rural areas to explore.

One thing I would say as a positive for Glasgow though, lots of Urbex areas to explore. Lots of historic buildings, cathedrals to climb, empty hospitals and underground stations are abandoned and forgotten.

Dont worry about the jakey's and junkies though, they only rob folks who dress nice. Better loot.
Dress like you belong and travel in a small group and you wont be approached by anyone if you ever explore these places.
Anonymous 11/11/14(Tue)15:15 UTC+1 No.417753 Report

Fun /out/ thing I did this week:

Made some greenland wax. Maybe £4 of beeswax and parafin wax from ebay and i've got something that'd cost like £20+ from fjalraven.

Melted that shit down together and bazingo.

Tried some on mah german army mittens (which are fucking awesome for like £9) and it works real good!

Anonymous 11/11/14(Tue)15:03 UTC+1 No.417752 Report

Yeah I'd deffo chose Edinburgh over Glasgow too... Mostly as I drove 'through'Glasgow on the way to the highlands once and as far as I could see it just looked like one big industrial estate lol.

Whey, dartmoor dude!

Ta for the offer...Think I got all the info I need and it's past that stage now but it's much appreciated - if I do think of anything I'll post it here.

Ohhh... Interesting... Have you any pictured of the snow conditions up there? Were the tracks all covered up at the top? Last report on the snowdon twitter feed said no winter conditions up there, but that was a few days ago now.

Can't wait to give me crampons and ice axe business a try this winter.

Necromancer 11/11/14(Tue)07:01 UTC+1 No.417682 Report


Yeah. Unless I can get a scholarship I'm not likely to go straight out of my bachelors and into a masters. Edinburgh is the one I'm thinking of right now because I hear Glasgow isn't a great city (something about murder capitol of Europe) but I'll keep my options open.

Scotland has a lot of great outdoors though, which I'd have opportunity to use if living up there. Saying that, I hardly ever get time enough free now to get /out/.
Anonymous 11/11/14(Tue)00:47 UTC+1 No.417591 Report

Went for a ride up llanberis path and down rangers the other day.
Lots of snow up at the summit.
Looking to be a good winter, I hope!
Anonymous 11/11/14(Tue)00:09 UTC+1 No.417582 Report

Yep, been up Pen-y-fan a few times, but not for a few years now. Last climbed it on Jan 2nd, err, 2010 I think.

Obv. watch out for bad weather etc, but it really isn't hard if you're sensible. I'm the same fag attempting snowden on jan 1st this coming year, should be fun
Anonymous 11/11/14(Tue)00:05 UTC+1 No.417581 Report


Hey it's you, mad snowden guy! I chatted with you a bit before, dartmoor rambler here, still tryna work out what the hell you're up to up there in wales.

If you need anything else, I am actually heading up there with the lady friend for new years, will hopefully be walking to the summit on new years day, weather permitting. Can measure any shit you like, should have plenty of time man.
Anonymous 11/10/14(Mon)23:19 UTC+1 No.417563 Report



My sister went to uni in Edinburgh, she loved the place.
Necromancer 11/10/14(Mon)22:13 UTC+1 No.417541 Report

The only universities in the country which offer the masters course I want to take are Edinburgh, Strathclyde and Kent. I hear Kent has a shit campus.

Guess who's moving to Scotland in the near(ish) future!

Tip: It's not me, I can't afford to do a masters
Anonymous 11/09/14(Sun)14:22 UTC+1 No.416839 Report

I'm Isle of Purbeck here neighbour
Anonymous 11/04/14(Tue)09:42 UTC+1 No.414840 Report

Ps, link to 360 nordwand thing.
Anonymous 11/04/14(Tue)09:41 UTC+1 No.414839 Report

Ohh interesting. They also did that 360 degree north face thing with a bunch of gopros stuck together, perhaps they set one of those 4k recording or on burst mode and chucked it up there.
Anonymous 11/04/14(Tue)03:21 UTC+1 No.414750 Report

I assume someone used one of those camera balls that are programmed to take a picture when thrown once they hit the apex.

Looks like it would be a ballsy thing to toss one while up there but seems like the picture was worth it.
Anonymous 11/03/14(Mon)22:17 UTC+1 No.414658 Report


Anonymous 11/03/14(Mon)21:55 UTC+1 No.414644 Report

I wondered the same thing.

A long pole and some clever editing prehaps? One of those drone things?

Cool pic eh.
Anonymous 11/03/14(Mon)22:04 UTC+1 No.414652 Report

Found some more of those mammut photos... Awesome shit.

Anonymous 11/03/14(Mon)21:51 UTC+1 No.414642 Report

how on earth was this picture taken??
Anonymous 11/03/14(Mon)21:46 UTC+1 No.414639 Report

I did Pen y Fan weekend before last. It was magnificently windy on the way up, the wind literally blew me a few meters sideways. It's not that hard of a hike.

Pic related.
Anonymous 11/03/14(Mon)18:07 UTC+1 No.414555 Report

Hey whatever happened to that Irish anon who was living in a quarry? Did he died?
Anonymous 11/03/14(Mon)19:23 UTC+1 No.414585 Report

He reported back in a week or two after finishing up there saying he was alive and revealing his quarry to us, just outside Galway. He then promised to start writing about it either as a blog or as a newspaper column and never returned by my memory.
Anonymous 11/02/14(Sun)22:25 UTC+1 No.414187 Report

Boots are pic related, they're not marked as crampon rated in the shops i've seen 'em in but if you go dig deep in the meindl site it says they're suitable for use with "basket crampons" like the ones I have.

I know it's a bit late now but I had a theory that this gear would be a fair bit cheaper in the summer and it turned out fairly right... My crampons are like £90 new in the shops. One pair was brand new, the other barely used. Ice axes were bought as a pair, think it was £40 ish for the two but I can't really remember now to be honest.

Totally worth it even if it doesn't take me anywhere particularly extreme. Know limits and stick within them eh... Do it anon!
Anonymous 11/02/14(Sun)19:40 UTC+1 No.414120 Report

Awesome, how are the crampons fitting on (what I assume are) summer walking boots? I'm looking at going on a PyB/Glenmore course and would like the kit, but prices are pretty horrifying.
Anonymous 11/02/14(Sun)18:38 UTC+1 No.414084 Report

Ohh, nifty tip, I'll remember that thanks.

>Anyway, is that guy who was trying to get winter kit (crampons/ice axes etc) cheap still around?

Yeah that was me... Got 'em all sorted in the summer - a couple pairs of Grivel Monte Rosa crampons, both about £30 each, and a couple ice axes too.

Could maybe do with some stiffer boots sometime but my Meindls will do for the time being so long as I don't fuck with anything too steep.
Anonymous 11/02/14(Sun)18:03 UTC+1 No.414067 Report

Improves heat conduction to the ice crystals I guess?

Anyway, is that guy who was trying to get winter kit (crampons/ice axes etc) cheap still around? Can't remember if that was the UK thread or the mountaineering thread...
Anonymous 11/02/14(Sun)18:12 UTC+1 No.414072 Report

Anonymous 11/02/14(Sun)17:01 UTC+1 No.414047 Report

Before melting snow to use, you should add some water from your cantee, snow will melt faster if you do - don't remember why exactly, but it does.
Anonymous 11/02/14(Sun)16:58 UTC+1 No.414045 Report

My brother had one of those coleman 3 man tents... "had". A pole and a tension strap both broke after only 4 1-night uses as I was borrowing it for camping on a beach in Arran. Not sure how well it'll stand up to winter.
Anonymous 11/02/14(Sun)12:16 UTC+1 No.413973 Report

Oh god it was so fucking comfy... Yeah things can get a bit damp here and there but it wasn't too bad, and the sleeping bags were dry along with some spare clothes to sleep in, my god it was lovely once all wrapped up. Main thing is just to be dry ish getting into the tent I suppose. Knock off as much snow as possible and keep inside stuff and outside stuff separate. Tent itself stayed pretty dry all things considered.

RE: crampons and shit, To be honest I've never actually used a pair in my life so that was kinda misleading what I typed. I've seen people dancing up shit in crampons that was scaring the crap out of me in my plain boots though. I've recently bought some and an ice axe so that'll change this winter but i'm getting off the point here... Plenty of times camping I'd have liked to have had them, but so far I've just kept to easier slopes and paths and still got into some awesome places to winter camp with no trouble at all.

As far as going up into cool places I figure the cold and discomfort is gonna be pretty much the same so you might as well go the place that's dramatic and fun with more snow.

A 3 man tent is great for two in winter, more bulky gear take up room, and it's easier to keep dry stuff dry. A friend came on one trip in a similar designed tent (only a small 2 man) and it ended up looking pic related after a good night of snow... I mean, he was fine and dry and all that, but they're not the strongest when snow starts piling up on 'em. Just give 'em a bash every so often to knock it off. He's a DEEP sleeper that guy. Just went to sleep and ended up buried.

Stove wise, I use a meths stove normally, which hasn't given me any trouble in winter. Slow, but they work. I imagine your pictured stove would be fine though, I can't remember right but i have a slight memory that my pictured friend had one on that particular trip but I dunno.
Anonymous 11/02/14(Sun)11:56 UTC+1 No.413968 Report

>pic related
Anonymous 11/02/14(Sun)11:54 UTC+1 No.413967 Report

I can't decide if that picture is incredibly comfy, or incredibly uncomfortable. It looks like you're gonna be soaking after that, and I can't imagine you're getting dry in your tent once you get wet. Seriously, how do you go about keeping all your kit dry? The tent is gonna be soaking by the time you come to pack it away in the morning.

I do have a self-inflating roll mat and a thick foam one, so I could do both. I have two SHIT sleeping bags, no idea what ratings they are, they're both really old and full of holes, so I'd definitely need a new one. And my only tent is one I just got this year, but it's pretty big, a 3 man (2 of us normally split the parts between our bags). No idea if it's suitable.

Regardless, this will be one hell of a heavy pack for one night. I dunno about camping on top of a hill like in your pic, especially if it's the sort of terrain crampons might be needed in. I think I might try and arrange something this month, lower down. Before the snow and real cold weather sets in.

Oh, do you use the standard sort of camping stove like pic related? If so, how do they do in the cold weather? Doesn't it take them a ridiculously long time to heat up and boil water?
Anonymous 11/02/14(Sun)11:45 UTC+1 No.413966 Report

I usually tend to dig out the snow or just kick it about until I find nice solid ground to put the tent on - and if there's much of it I pile it up on the windward side of the tent as a bit of a wind break, pic related if you have the time to fuck about having fun building shit.

Your tent will probably need to not be too flimsy so it stays up in the winds that winter can chuck at you, guy it out well and all that.. If it snows you might need to knock snow off it every so often so it doesn't sag too much and fuck a pole up or whatever, unless you've not got a tent that can take it.

Other than that it's just all about keeping warm and dry. Beef up that sleeping mat, augmenting a summer inflatable mat with a foam jobbie underneath is a popular way of doing it. If you've got an autumn sleeping bag and a summer one, take both. A good pair of gloves, and a backup pair of thin ones to sleep on or whatever. Warm coat for inactive times sitting about or whatever. Down is great for winter but costs.

Water is a dream to find, just melt snow in your cook set, though it does mean using more fuel.

Don't piss where you collect water-snow.

Crampons can be pretty dam handy.

A thermometer is good so when you get home you can put an actual number on how fucking bastard cold it was up there lol.
Anonymous 11/02/14(Sun)10:29 UTC+1 No.413955 Report

What are some considerations I need to take into account for camping during the winter? I've never done it before, and I'm sure none of my gear is up to snuff. I want to know how I can get out this winter without dropping tons of dosh on new gear, while also not freezing to death. Was thinking of heading up into the Lakes, the one place where we're guaranteed snow each year. No idea how to even pitch a tent in snow.

Let your dreams soar anon. Keep us updated. I'm interested to see how a big metal frame, shaped like a Cobra Mk III, ends up being /out/ related.
Anonymous 11/02/14(Sun)08:17 UTC+1 No.413925 Report

Is it a heavy duty sled for the winter?
Anonymous 11/02/14(Sun)09:45 UTC+1 No.413947 Report

It's many things to many men, but what it represents to me is the ability to turn retarded dreams into reality with a welder and an angle grinder.
Anonymous 11/02/14(Sun)00:52 UTC+1 No.413713 Report

Long time no see UK thread.
Does anyone have a pair of Quechua softshell trousers? How stretchy are they? I'm looking at getting some to climb.
Necromancer 11/01/14(Sat)23:26 UTC+1 No.413691 Report


Will do.
Anonymous 11/01/14(Sat)22:58 UTC+1 No.413680 Report

I reckons that should be stuck in the OP pasta.
Anonymous 11/01/14(Sat)22:49 UTC+1 No.413673 Report

Not me but that post just reminded me...

Where the fuck did that /out/ map with folks locations on it go?
Anonymous 11/01/14(Sat)22:53 UTC+1 No.413676 Report

Construction has begun on project 800.
Necromancer 11/01/14(Sat)22:55 UTC+1 No.413677 Report


Anonymous 11/01/14(Sat)22:57 UTC+1 No.413678 Report

Ahh nice one ta.
Anonymous 11/01/14(Sat)22:17 UTC+1 No.413659 Report

Anyone from London here?
Anonymous 10/30/14(Thu)19:51 UTC+1 No.412917 Report

plus cooking equipment of course
0.6ltr gas and a lightweight stove
Anonymous 10/30/14(Thu)20:01 UTC+1 No.412921 Report

Oh cool. I kinda expected absolutely everyone would be sleeping in lasers lol.
Anonymous 10/30/14(Thu)20:03 UTC+1 No.412922 Report

Yes it is kind of a nightmare trying to find your own green laser tent in a sea of green laser tents.
Anonymous 11/01/14(Sat)21:50 UTC+1 No.413641 Report

Well my german army gloves arrived today.

Fucking awesome they are, and for £15, well, shit. Perfect ski gloves that seem to compare with shit that goes for £50+ usually. Tactical as fuck too.

Recommended if ya need winter gloves.
Necromancer 11/01/14(Sat)22:05 UTC+1 No.413655 Report


Good to know. I was looking at gloves when in Go Outdoors the other day.
Anonymous 10/30/14(Thu)19:36 UTC+1 No.412908 Report

What sort of gear do you take, camping wise? Do you have to have a tent or can you just sleep in a bin bag for maximum weight reduction speed shit?
Anonymous 10/30/14(Thu)19:45 UTC+1 No.412914 Report

Banshee 200 tent, most use these tents though http://www.blacks.co.uk/equipment/133953-terra-nova-laser-photon-2-man-tent-green.html/
shitty 800gm sleeping bag.

Neo air small therma rest
1 set of thermals
running shorts
down jacket
hat, running gloves, light weight head torch
tri bandage, 2 sticky bandages, blister plasters
dehydrated food
Energy gels

Trail running shoes

The elites carry around 4kg but its pretty expensive gear.
Most carry around 6kg
Anonymous 10/30/14(Thu)19:25 UTC+1 No.412903 Report

Yeah its amazing well over 2000 people at the event each year and a different place in the country each year also.

2009 was the Elan Valley in Wales.
2010 Dartmoor
2011 Crief, Scotland
2012 Howgills
2013 Brecon Beacons
2014 Cheviots

Im wondering if it might be Wales again next year or possibly the Lakes.

Well yes Im thinking I might retire after 25 mountain marathons or so as Im only 20 years old. But there are plently of veteran teams going in the event and Id say the average age would be between 26-34.

So you have time to train for it, a good target for the future haha
Anonymous 10/30/14(Thu)19:07 UTC+1 No.412894 Report

The elite teams are insane to be honest.

Im much more comfortable with D, C, B
Anonymous 10/30/14(Thu)19:19 UTC+1 No.412900 Report

Fuckin a, that looks like fun.

It's totally not for me (I'm way too big and clunky for any kind of speed in the hills) but, well, nice one anon, cool to hear about people doing that kind of stuff.
Anonymous 10/30/14(Thu)19:06 UTC+1 No.412892 Report

Its cheapest 6 months before around £50 usually then it increases nearer to the event.

There are multiple classes with different distances and height gains.

>Elite: 80km over 2 days around 2500-3500m height gain
>A: 65km over 2 days around 2000-3000m height gain
>B: 60km over 2 days around 1500-2500m
>C 55km over 2 days around 1500-2000m
>D 40km over 2 days around 1000-1500m

>Long score, 7 hours to get to as many checkpoints on the map as possible, 6 hours on 2nd day
>Medium score, 6 hours first, 5 second
>Short score, 5 first, 4 second

The score checkpoints have higher value the further and harder to reach/navigate to they are.

Elite winners this year finished in a combined time of 11 hours something
Anonymous 10/30/14(Thu)18:52 UTC+1 No.412879 Report

each year* not year year.
Necromancer 10/30/14(Thu)18:57 UTC+1 No.412883 Report


Glad you enjoyed it. I prefer to hike at my own leisurely pace rather than racing or power hiking.

How long does it take? Just a (long) day hike or do you have to stop and sleep. How much do they charge?
Anonymous 10/30/14(Thu)18:51 UTC+1 No.412878 Report

I've done 7 now. Yeah it was great.

North of England this year, The Cheviots.

Very windy and wild, so the mid camp was miserable (but thats the idea behind them setting it at the last weekend of october year year).

New management as well so there were a couple of changes around and about.

What really got me was that they always give you the map at the start line each day to minimse planning time before you start. However this year they had bought really cheap maps.

>Resized OS maps instead of glorious harveys maps, so the details like contours and craigs were shit.
>Only water proofed on one fucking side so the were fucked by the end of each day.

Plus the cheek was that they charged more this year.
Necromancer 10/30/14(Thu)18:46 UTC+1 No.412872 Report


Never even heard of it until now. Did you do it? How was it? Not my kind of thing though.
Anonymous 10/30/14(Thu)18:39 UTC+1 No.412864 Report

Any of you cunts do the OMM last weekend?
Anonymous 10/30/14(Thu)18:37 UTC+1 No.412862 Report

Bumping with some recent /out/ related purchases, cos winter time and shit be quiet yo.

Got some Oakley Canopy goggles in the post today for my snowboard holiday i've got a huge boner for. Nice as fuck, shame the ones that fit me best in snow and rock also happened to be fuck expensive (like everything else in there eh) but I managed to get 'em for only £70 online. Yeah, ONLY £70 eh lol. WTF. Lovely fuckers they are though, peripheral vision for miles compared to the others I tried. Got to sell my A Frame jobbies on ebay now though - serves me right for buying something like goggles off ebay without trying 'em on first.

Ordered some fairly interesting gloves yesterday too - german army surplus winter things. For only £15 they're leather palm and knuckle, a fetching black and cammo (yeah i know) and goretex lined. Shit with those specs were easily £50+ in snow and rock. I just hope they're not too stained with the blood of jews or whatever. I think germany is pretty much past that nowadays though. Not got 'em yet, but worst case scenario they'll be my spare gloves.

Also got an Alpkit Hunka XL which is fuckin perfect sized for a larger dude like myself, and will fit my puffy winter bag real nice. Might mod a zipper into one side of it though, as fuck getting in and out of the thing through a spazzy hole in the top and I'll be with tarp anyways so pure-bagged-up waterproofness isn't such a concern.

And that's about it.

What have you lovely people been buying lately?
Anonymous 10/29/14(Wed)18:18 UTC+1 No.412451 Report

Ahh cool. Probably for the best lol.
Anonymous 10/29/14(Wed)17:38 UTC+1 No.412435 Report

Anonymous 10/29/14(Wed)15:59 UTC+1 No.412410 Report

yes i did and also as you were saying about shroom hunting there was a better place that i knew just down the road from charnwood lodge but it is now becoming a housing project that they killed them all, shame really
Anonymous 10/29/14(Wed)16:27 UTC+1 No.412416 Report

Shroom shrooms or regular shrooms?
Anonymous 10/26/14(Sun)22:06 UTC+1 No.411298 Report

ohhh no, where is it?

she gonna roast lol
Anonymous 10/26/14(Sun)22:32 UTC+1 No.411313 Report

anyone know any places that sell 100% wool trousers that don't look like old mens clothes? i've been looking for ages, can't find any. IF anyone knows anyone in the UK selling buckskin shirts or clothing or animal hides that would be great.
Anonymous 10/26/14(Sun)21:09 UTC+1 No.411277 Report

Look familiar to anyone??
Necromancer 10/26/14(Sun)20:46 UTC+1 No.411270 Report


She'll be in a hammock out in the rainforest. She probably won't need to use it, but it'll be nice to have it.
Necromancer 10/26/14(Sun)18:02 UTC+1 No.411182 Report


My girlfriend is taking the same sleeping bag to Borneo with her. Nights are like 25*C.
Anonymous 10/26/14(Sun)20:44 UTC+1 No.411268 Report

I took a super light summer sleeping bag to thailand with me when i went out there, never once took the thing out of it's stuff sack! Even the light cotton sheets on the hotel beds were borderline too hot without the aircon blasting. I'd advise against taking a sleeping bag at all!
Anonymous 10/26/14(Sun)17:26 UTC+1 No.411172 Report

Cozy as fuck is my bet lol.
Necromancer 10/26/14(Sun)16:53 UTC+1 No.411163 Report


Yep. I'm actually worried I'll be too warm, in a bag rated to -7*C and also the underquilt.
Anonymous 10/26/14(Sun)15:40 UTC+1 No.411137 Report

nice 'chilly but not freezing' weather to test the thing out eh.
Necromancer 10/26/14(Sun)15:09 UTC+1 No.411134 Report


I'm gonna be getting my arse out this week. Partly just to take photos of my new underquilt...
Anonymous 10/26/14(Sun)14:02 UTC+1 No.411116 Report

Ai, fuck yeah we'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when, but it'll probably be spring and right here like you say.

Hard to get my ass out in this recent weather.

Still have my snowdon project going on but it'll be a while till that comes to anything.
Necromancer 10/26/14(Sun)12:55 UTC+1 No.411102 Report



Also I didn't go to Brecon in the end. Weather was shite and I was exhausted.
Anonymous 10/26/14(Sun)12:37 UTC+1 No.411101 Report

>3 days without a post
>page 9
I fear /uk/ out will not survive the winter.

We all agree to meet back here come spring though right?
Anonymous 10/23/14(Thu)13:10 UTC+1 No.409663 Report


Sounds good.
Necromancer 10/23/14(Thu)12:11 UTC+1 No.409651 Report

I need to get outdoors. University is killing me and I need a break. Any suggestions for good spots to check out in Brecon Beacons?
Anonymous 10/23/14(Thu)13:03 UTC+1 No.409661 Report

Pen y Fan was mentioned higher up the thread. You could do Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big all in one go. (Fan y Big never fails to bring out the school boy in me)

Looks like you might even get a spot of sun this weekend too.
Anonymous 10/22/14(Wed)00:15 UTC+1 No.408783 Report

Any time!

Shame it's not something you can dip your toes into easily. Sounds like you gotta be all the gear no idea if you even wanna try it. There are always those red letter days outs, but those always sounded like a bit of a shit deal to me in terms of how much driving you actually get to do.

I think the closest I'll ever get is taking a banger onto an old gravelled car park at night like some 17 year old yobbo with his new license, doing donuts until I realise I can't even afford to be treating even a £350 banger like that.

And that's why I like /out/. Cheapest hobby of all. Nothing stopping me walking up a hill.
Anonymous 10/21/14(Tue)16:10 UTC+1 No.408552 Report


Fuck sake, what a great fucking present. Are there any other uses for this thing then? I don't want to take endangered species, but don't mind working without a licence.
Anonymous 10/21/14(Tue)15:49 UTC+1 No.408536 Report

This. All native species are quite endangered and therefore highly protected.
Anonymous 10/21/14(Tue)14:59 UTC+1 No.408509 Report


Need a licence and can only catch American Signal as far as I know. If you catch you cannot throw back into the river (it's a bigger offence than catching without a licence).
Anonymous 10/21/14(Tue)14:44 UTC+1 No.408504 Report

I can't find any laws regarding crayfish trapping in Scotland. I have pic attached and am planning on using it in a small local east coast loch at the weekend. I highly doubt I will see anyone, but I am curious about the legality.
Anonymous 10/21/14(Tue)14:20 UTC+1 No.408496 Report

It's gods chosen fertiliser.

Nah, can't afford it... Ever year I go to this rally and see folk in some rather normal cars having an amazing time blasting down gravel roads in the woods, and every year I start the same couple month process of looking into it and seeing what's involved only to resign myself to the fact it's way too expensive for me.

I think the first step is joining a decent motor club, then there's MSA rally licences, then there's the thousands of pounds worth of cage, other safety equipment, timing equipment, helmets, fireproof overalls, gravel tyres, lots of stuff that has to be tagged in date (seats and harnesses), fuel cell, gravel tyres, etc etc etc etc... And then on top of that the entry to this particular one day event costs £400+. Though the co-driver traditionally pays entry.

And of course the car will need beefing up in order to stay in one piece too...

Road rallying seems like a cheaper entry into the sport, navigation rally stuff and the like, usually on public roads. Stage stuff is expensive as fuck.

Wheyheeey, I just went through that 2 month process of realising I can't afford it in a mere 5 minutes! Thanks anon.
Anonymous 10/20/14(Mon)22:27 UTC+1 No.408193 Report

Neat, did you race? Always wondered how someone gets into that scene. To be fair I just wanna try it once just to say I've done it.
Anonymous 10/20/14(Mon)18:59 UTC+1 No.408103 Report

yeah cool. motor oil is good for the woods.
Anonymous 10/20/14(Mon)18:18 UTC+1 No.408078 Report

>Charnwood lodge
I'm not the only /out/law in Co'ville then.
I was up there hunting shrooms last week, beautiful patch of land. Did you ever go in the abandoned houses before they boarded them up?
Anonymous 10/19/14(Sun)08:29 UTC+1 No.407348 Report

To the lad that's from glasgow, you've got galloway forest park on your doorstep only a bus ride away.
It's amazing , get a map and do the southern upland way, there's wild camping a plenty and bothies if the weather is shit
Anonymous 10/20/14(Mon)13:01 UTC+1 No.407981 Report

sorry for the slow reply but this picture is taken just a little outside my town in a stretch called charnwood lodge adjacent to the town coalville
Anonymous 10/18/14(Sat)19:58 UTC+1 No.407039 Report

went to a rally today. kinda /out/. innawoods all day so fuck it, it counts.
Anonymous 10/18/14(Sat)17:07 UTC+1 No.406950 Report

Peak District I hear.

Lake District, Best District is a bit further north but still reasonable for a day out if you set off earlyish in the morning.
anagram 10/18/14(Sat)14:30 UTC+1 No.406878 Report

MAnchester based, looking to get a bit more /out/

Any good places to start?
Anonymous 10/18/14(Sat)12:59 UTC+1 No.406863 Report

It was actually a really long walk to our finishing point in Winderemere, even once we got off the hills down into that valley. Still had just over half the distance to go. Demoralising too because that's when the really interesting scenery stopped and it was just a boring dirt track most of the way and then through a maze of stiles and farmers fields at the end.

That was one of, if not the hottest days this year. We went through about 5L of water each, filling up once at a waterfall near High Street, then again at a beck once we got to the valley floor. Most demanding walk we did this year (and slightly embarrassingly, it was only 21km).

Right I'm done rehashing walks from this Summer and posting photos I've probably already posted in previous threads. Someone else go. We've got a long winter ahead of us and I want to at least read about being /out/ even if I don't actually go /out/.
Anonymous 10/18/14(Sat)12:47 UTC+1 No.406861 Report

Here we are after coming over High Street the next day. Ill Bell with a height of 757m in front of us. We were probably at around the same height stood there, but there's a lot of downhill before you start going up it again. We were already nackered and luckily our route we went down into the valley on the right and headed towards Windermere, which you can just see in the top right of frame.
Anonymous 10/18/14(Sat)12:40 UTC+1 No.406860 Report

This is our tent on Angle Tarn.

[spoiler]5 points to the person who can mark where my friend has been clone tool'd out from, so I didn't have to post a pic of him on 4chan[/spoiler]
Anonymous 10/18/14(Sat)12:30 UTC+1 No.406858 Report

This one is of Angle Tarn in the evening, 9pm according to the timestamp, during July, so still light out. We camped there that night and walked to Windermere over High Road the next day. Tough walk (for us out of shape bastards).
Anonymous 10/18/14(Sat)12:25 UTC+1 No.406857 Report

Looking through Trow Gill. Round the corner from Ingleborough Caves. I've always thought it's like something straight out of Middle Earth. The rocks tower over you on both sides and it closes to a point no more than 2 men wide before opening up and winding down the hill towards the river.
Anonymous 10/18/14(Sat)12:20 UTC+1 No.406855 Report

Oh and you can actually get a data signal up there now, not the case a few years ago.
Anonymous 10/18/14(Sat)12:19 UTC+1 No.406854 Report

The high tech QR enabled trig point. Ingleborough's distinctive flat top behind. There was a stone perched on top, with a painted URL pointing to a dontaion website to help a little girl with cancer ;_;

While it's a sad situation, it's great to see information age tools meeting stone age tools, in the name of connecting people.
Anonymous 10/18/14(Sat)12:13 UTC+1 No.406852 Report

Went up Ingleborough a month earlier, it's the mountain I've been up the most so hold's a special place for me. One day I'll actually do the Three Peaks.
Anonymous 10/18/14(Sat)12:10 UTC+1 No.406850 Report

A little further down, by the old mining settlement. There are huge gas pipes too that you have to duck under, and they've sagged much like these thick metal wires.
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Anonymous 10/18/14(Sat)12:02 UTC+1 No.406847 Report

>no sun forecast

Nice pics anon. Where is this? June 1st pics specifically

Here, have a pic in return, I took it of a sunny Sunday this Summer on the way down Coniston Old Man. This thread needs more photos.
Anonymous 10/17/14(Fri)14:40 UTC+1 No.406220 Report

Anonymous 10/17/14(Fri)14:42 UTC+1 No.406222 Report

sorry the usb lead from my phone is broke so the pictures are so small because i moved them from facebook. i'll dump others
Anonymous 10/17/14(Fri)14:38 UTC+1 No.406216 Report

i'll drop some of my recent ones
Anonymous 10/17/14(Fri)14:39 UTC+1 No.406218 Report

this is just a little place near me that i'd never been to
Anonymous 10/16/14(Thu)19:50 UTC+1 No.405714 Report

Ooooh I knew this rang a bell. I went up it with the cadets one day on a week long camp when I was about 14. What a fun week that was: No uniforms, only 3 of us from the same squadron, everyone else was from somewhere else including all the adult staff, lots of sports, sleeping indoors, watching movies together each night (why did they show a bunch of teens Green Mile!? ;_;). And the best bit: Lots of outdoor adventures like kayaking in beautiful welsh lakes at the base of mountains, rock climbing secluded crags and hiking across some amazing terrain.

Pen-y-fan was fucking beautiful, there was a lake down in the valley at the back side of the mountain, and it looked so far below us. It was the tallest mountain I'd been up at that point and it was absolutely awe inspiring. We ended up doing a huge route that went across 2 more peaks too iirc. Probably not THAT long in reality, but I remember all of us immediately falling asleep on the minibus back. That happened quite a lot that week actually, I've never slept so soundly before or since.

Thanks for reminding me of that anon, I'm gonna plan a long weekend away in the Brecon Beacons come spring.
Necromancer 10/16/14(Thu)17:30 UTC+1 No.405665 Report


The article uses the word pleaded, not begged. My mistake.
Anonymous 10/16/14(Thu)18:13 UTC+1 No.405675 Report

rohan - dunno. i have a t-shirt someone gave me and its' just like any other. i see it as a lower end brand though, wether or not i'm right i have no idea.

horse people - usually ok with walkers in my experience. fuck, they're all menopausal women and rich girls, shit can swing either way eh.
Necromancer 10/16/14(Thu)17:28 UTC+1 No.405664 Report


I don't think they meant grovelling on the floor and crying for water, but just asking a little more emphatically than "Alright mate? Could I have a swig of water?"

Good luck with the whole BF thing. Where about in Wales are you?
Anonymous 10/16/14(Thu)17:19 UTC+1 No.405656 Report

I didn't see any of that, and they're military guys so I doubt many of them "begged" for water. We offered two of them some water while they were sitting at the side of the trail (they were walking alone at their own pace) but they said no thanks and seemed tired but upbeat. It was like an hour later when were driving home that we passed a bunch of ambulances flying towards there.

>tfw no qt military bf to save from heat stroke
Necromancer 10/16/14(Thu)17:12 UTC+1 No.405652 Report


Damn that's harsh. They were begging people for water, according to the news report. Did they get any?
Anonymous 10/16/14(Thu)16:55 UTC+1 No.405644 Report

It was pretty hot that day. There's a great swimming lake in teh shadow on one side where a bunch of people were having fun. I was there with my family so I just walked up and down. Was pretty boring tbh

Anonymous 10/16/14(Thu)16:44 UTC+1 No.405639 Report

Welshfag here. Anybody been to Pen-y-Fan?

I went there last year on that day a bunch of soldiers died. Passed a few of them too and offered them some water
Necromancer 10/16/14(Thu)16:48 UTC+1 No.405642 Report


I don't know if I've been to Pen-y-Fan. I certainly haven't been to the top, but I've been to the Brecon Beacons multiple times. Got a link to a story about those soldiers? I didn't hear about that.
Anonymous 10/16/14(Thu)16:19 UTC+1 No.405622 Report

Noob bump

Is Rohan gear (bought second hand off ebay of course) any good?

Are horse people as assholey with walkers as they are green laners and (push) bikers?
Anonymous 10/16/14(Thu)05:45 UTC+1 No.405484 Report

I'm going up The Langdale Pikes this weekend regardless of whether anyone comes with me or not. Fuck the weather. Fuck needing company. I'm getting /out/ if it kills me this weekend.
Anonymous 10/15/14(Wed)20:56 UTC+1 No.405253 Report

wikipedia calls it a mountain and it looks like one from where you start climbing it, so i'm calling it a mountain.
Anonymous 10/15/14(Wed)18:58 UTC+1 No.405199 Report

im from milngavie lel
Anonymous 10/15/14(Wed)18:27 UTC+1 No.405188 Report

>tfw too pleb to be able to enjoy the winter outside
>just wanna go camping

it's a bad feel
Anonymous 10/15/14(Wed)18:04 UTC+1 No.405179 Report

5/5 Good job.
Anonymous 10/15/14(Wed)17:22 UTC+1 No.405166 Report

Roughly in the newbridge area. I only moved to wales a year ago though so i dont really now my way around yet.

Those hazletnuts were nice though, ive never collected rosehips before though, where do you find them? Are they nice?
Necromancer 10/15/14(Wed)17:26 UTC+1 No.405169 Report


Newbridge? I'm up the road from you in Croespenmaen. (Well, currently over in Ystrad near Caerphilly).

There are plenty of hazelnuts around Oakdale and stuff, and also there's loads of hazel trees over the plantation here in Ystrad, though I don't know the official name for the plantation and unless you live around here then you probably don't know it.
Anonymous 10/15/14(Wed)09:49 UTC+1 No.405040 Report

It has a prominence of 191m... Its pretty pathetic. All it has going for it is technicality
Anonymous 10/15/14(Wed)09:08 UTC+1 No.405034 Report

is it not a mountain?
Anonymous 10/15/14(Wed)00:36 UTC+1 No.404793 Report


Is this in Wales?

Currently sitting in my flat at uni wanting to be back home perusing /out/ related activities. Cities are so fucking shit. I'll never understand how people survive in them for long periods of time.
Necromancer 10/15/14(Wed)00:31 UTC+1 No.404787 Report


Where in the valleys? Rhymney (And Sirhowy) here. Love going out in September and picking hazelnuts. Missed most of it this year unfortunately and probably gonna miss out on the Rose-hips, too.
Anonymous 10/15/14(Wed)00:29 UTC+1 No.404783 Report


>best mountain
Anonymous 10/14/14(Tue)22:54 UTC+1 No.404706 Report

Aw man that sucks. You should at least try to arrange some shorter getaway after it, even if it's just a day out.

I had to cancel doing the Dales Way this year because life got in the way. Had my heart set on it too. Going to try rearranging it for Spring at least.
Anonymous 10/14/14(Tue)20:32 UTC+1 No.404643 Report

i think you mean perfect weather for cod fishing
Anonymous 10/14/14(Tue)20:28 UTC+1 No.404641 Report

Anyone else like foraging? I suspect that might be the wrong word but i haven't thought of a better one.

Welsh vallies here, i love going /out/ for a day and going around the mountains picking berries by the kilo and tapping birch sap for birch beer.
Anonymous 10/14/14(Tue)20:07 UTC+1 No.404631 Report

That feel. I'd been looking forward since august to this break from work to go do the WHW up north and then a distant relative died and now I'm expected to attend her funeral on Thursday. I don't have enough time before or after to do anything worthwhile neither and organising people again will be impossible.
Anonymous 10/14/14(Tue)17:28 UTC+1 No.404540 Report

RIP UK thread
Anonymous 10/14/14(Tue)19:57 UTC+1 No.404626 Report


It's not just the thread, RIP my outdoor activities too. No one wants to join me. I haven't been out since the end of August. It's doing my head in. Gonna try to arrange something again for this weekend, but I bet I get a vague "I'll see" and then another excuse to call it off the day before. :(
Anonymous 10/11/14(Sat)21:32 UTC+1 No.402757 Report

Uni in the lakes. HNGGGHHHHHHHHHHH
What are you studying?
Anonymous 10/10/14(Fri)18:29 UTC+1 No.401970 Report


Sweet. I love the lakes in summer... I love 'em in winter. Less so this time of year lol.

>Makes me shiver just thinking about it. Not sure if that's my sort of comfy, but I'll have to give it a go this year and at least find out.

There's nothing quite like being genuinely cosy and warm in a shitting snowstorm with the wing battering your tent... I suppose getting to that point can suck a bit but once you're in that bag and toasty warm, shit, that's a nice feeling.
Anonymous 10/10/14(Fri)16:39 UTC+1 No.401931 Report

>camp in some decent snow
Makes me shiver just thinking about it. Not sure if that's my sort of comfy, but I'll have to give it a go this year and at least find out.

Just gonna go for a single day walk up in the Lakes this Sunday, thinking somewhere around Kentmere. Haven't been out since the height of summer so not particularly looking forward to the weather. No plans for anything else yet.

Will be keeping my eye on the mailing list though if anyone wants to arrange something 'oop North.
Anonymous 10/10/14(Fri)09:11 UTC+1 No.401699 Report

So anons.

Summer is kill.

Winter plans anyone?

Myself: I got them crampons and ice axes to get my ass up a winter mountain. That's my main winter ambition. That and maybe a camp in some decent snow. OH YEAH.
Anonymous 10/08/14(Wed)13:53 UTC+1 No.400537 Report

Hey Scotfriends, I'm out in Ayrshire.

Doing plenty of fun winter treks, I'll respond to a rally call if you Glasboys plan anything.
Anonymous 10/08/14(Wed)12:59 UTC+1 No.400517 Report

nice trip anon. looks like you got the last of the summer there.
Shyster 10/05/14(Sun)23:23 UTC+1 No.399175 Report

A last minute check of the weather forecast led to a change in location for the trip on Saturday Morning to Glen Lyon instead. Arrived about 2 in the afternoon yesterday and set about exploring the local area a while away from where we camped by Loch Daimh. Returned about 6 o'clock to find my companion cooking some dinner on his stove and enjoyed some scran before watching A Clockwork Orange on my tablet, reading Roughing It and calling it a night.
Woke up this morning to find myself being watched by a raven perched atop a rock just as the sun hit it and couldn't help think of the hobbit as I began my ascension into the cloud and mist of Meall Buidhe. Got this photo on the way up before the cloud hit and the camera was rendered useless.
Sorry for the poor quality, was rushing to beat the incoming clouds to the summit - not that I succeeded.
Anonymous 10/05/14(Sun)09:07 UTC+1 No.398836 Report


Kind of rare to see someone who looks like an action figure
Anonymous 10/05/14(Sun)08:39 UTC+1 No.398829 Report

Well I went up yesterday and got all the info I could ever have wanted.

Much better job I did it myself too - there were measurements I didn't know I needed until I was there in person.

Went up on the train and walked the track down. The train was actually pretty good fun. No sense of satisfaction or achievement at getting to the summit, but still a real nice day out. Good times were had.
Anonymous 10/04/14(Sat)23:36 UTC+1 No.398569 Report

*no ROADS or houses. sorry about that mates
Anonymous 10/04/14(Sat)23:28 UTC+1 No.398561 Report

anyone know of any fairly isolated DECIDUOUS woodlands round the lake district? fairly isolated so no trees or houses near em. best place seems to be castle crag. if any /out/doorsmen from lake district know of any lonely woods, help will be GREAT
Anonymous 10/04/14(Sat)20:26 UTC+1 No.398452 Report

Anonymous 10/04/14(Sat)22:44 UTC+1 No.398527 Report

Who Isle of Wight here?
Anonymous 10/03/14(Fri)16:27 UTC+1 No.397782 Report

Anonymous 10/04/14(Sat)19:33 UTC+1 No.398422 Report

I honestly would, but i'm at uni in the lakes, so that blows that idea
Anonymous 10/03/14(Fri)08:26 UTC+1 No.397712 Report

Excellent info anon, thanks.

I reckon I could handle that just fine. If anything it sounds pretty much like the perfect next step for where I'm at scrambling wise.

Shame it's so dam far away.
Anonymous 10/02/14(Thu)23:27 UTC+1 No.397518 Report

???? ????
Anonymous 10/03/14(Fri)03:11 UTC+1 No.397608 Report

Anyone been to Ennerdale Forest? Is it suitable for wild camping? Looking to get out somewhere for a weekend away, hopefully in the next couple of weeks, before the cold weather sets in for real. I've wild camped up the top of some Lakes hills before, but I don't really fancy that with the colder weather coming, plus I've always wanted to try camping in the woods.

Salam Alaikum, brother.
Anonymous 10/02/14(Thu)21:44 UTC+1 No.397493 Report


You will progress to the 6's pretty quickly then stall for a while probably, but keep at it, so much fun even indoors
Anonymous 10/02/14(Thu)13:35 UTC+1 No.397339 Report

>Going climbing on actual rock this Saturday.

Nice as fuck. Whereabouts (ish) you going?
Anonymous 10/02/14(Thu)21:42 UTC+1 No.397492 Report


I've done it but not long after I got into mountaineering so I shat it pretty hard at a lot of parts.

If you are planning on doing it just keep in mind that once you're on the hard part of the ridge it is technically really easy like a big rock staircase mostly, but you can't get off apart from just continuing to the end, or turning back which is harder. A lot of folk die trying to get off the sides.

Also if you do it E-W, don;t try and descend from the path at Clachaig gully because it is also a bit of a deathtrap, best to keep going and drop off when the sides shallow a bit!

It is fun though, it doesn;t really get any technically harder than Crib Goch it's just the exposure which is scary. I'd go with someone experienced and confidence ropes if you are not too sure.
Anonymous 10/02/14(Thu)00:19 UTC+1 No.397036 Report

It isn't /out/, but I went indoor climbing today. I only got up to grade 4, but had a great time. I tried a 4+ or 4a or something, but kept falling at an overhang bit. Going climbing on actual rock this Saturday.
Shyster 09/30/14(Tue)22:47 UTC+1 No.396507 Report

Things can always be worse! Unless you're Aberdonian that is...
Anonymous 09/30/14(Tue)22:28 UTC+1 No.396501 Report

>Aonach Eagach ridge

You done it?

I like the sound of it.

How difficult was it? I know that's relative and all that so, errm, yeah. I've done all the 'classic' grade 1 scrambles in england and the lakes.
Anonymous 09/30/14(Tue)22:20 UTC+1 No.396498 Report

Based on what i've actually been up - Tryfan.

Based on your pic though, fuckin a, that one.
Anonymous 09/30/14(Tue)22:14 UTC+1 No.396495 Report

well atleast we're not aberdonian
Shyster 09/30/14(Tue)21:50 UTC+1 No.396483 Report

I have a thick Glaswegian accent from Govan, it causes absolute havoc the second I go anywhere outside Glasgow. They can't even understand me in Milngavie half the time.
Anonymous 09/30/14(Tue)21:41 UTC+1 No.396474 Report

this nigga gets it. people think i'm irish when i go down south because of my accent, im from the NW highlands.
Shyster 09/30/14(Tue)21:44 UTC+1 No.396479 Report

Need a new mat probably then, have a thin heat reflective thing at the moment but it's at best dodgy.
Think we're going to be hill walking for the 2 days but I'm not sure what hills frankly, he's kind of planning this one completely.
I'll bear the pub in mind though, seems a good way to pay him back for the lift up.
Anonymous 09/30/14(Tue)21:29 UTC+1 No.396464 Report

Indeed, us lowlanders often do forget that the Highlands are pretty fucking distinct of us. Suppose it's what happens when you have almost the entire populace centralised but a lot of unused land for them to go to convinced they're the end all and be all.
The Lowlands are to the Highlands and Islands what England is to the Lowlands and the Americans are to England.
Anonymous 09/30/14(Tue)21:25 UTC+1 No.396462 Report

in the highlands other scots are sometimes the worse because the english have by now realised that they are in another country and cannot expect to be accomodated, whereas glaswegians seem shocked and angry to find that not everything in scotland is like glasgow.
Anonymous 09/30/14(Tue)21:21 UTC+1 No.396461 Report

Disagree, Scots travelling from say Glasgow to Loch Lomond, are way less annoying than Home Counties 20-somethings coming up and paying for fancy hotels, anything tartan and a round of golf.
Anonymous 09/30/14(Tue)21:17 UTC+1 No.396460 Report

the cuntiest tourists are tourists who think they are different to the other tourists
Anonymous 09/30/14(Tue)20:42 UTC+1 No.396436 Report

Best mountain in the British Isles?

My vote is An Teallach, pic related.
Anonymous 09/30/14(Tue)20:45 UTC+1 No.396439 Report


This time of year you will be ok with that sleeping bag I think. Just bring a decent rollmat and warm clothes.

It depends what you are into, River Etive has good kayaking if you're keen on that kind of thing. Otherwise just enjoy the glen and it's scenery. You could always nip round to Glen Coe on the other side and go up the hidden valley or climb Bidean Nam Bian or the Buachaille. Or do the Aonach Eagach ridge if you've got a good head for heights.

The Clachaig is a decent pub as well if you can stand being around lots of cunty tourists and sometimes cuntier stuck-up climbers.
Anonymous 09/30/14(Tue)13:21 UTC+1 No.396262 Report

Went to Lead hills for my Silver award
Shyster 09/30/14(Tue)20:20 UTC+1 No.396425 Report

Planning on going to Glen Etive this weekend for a spot of camping with my Uncle, anyone here been before?
Looks gorgeous from the photos.
Also, anyone have any kind of idea of what night time temperatures I can expect this time of year in the highlands? My sleeping bag is good to -7*C it claims but I think -2*C is more realistic... Should I invest in a fleece liner?
Anonymous 09/29/14(Mon)23:16 UTC+1 No.395963 Report

Luckily, I have a friend who didn't get into medicine and as such was interested in DofE for their UCAS application so I have company.
That said, the same twat moans that boots hurt his feet and that a 10kg pack "weighs a ton" so he'll be a wee bitch on the expedition
Anonymous 09/29/14(Mon)22:13 UTC+1 No.395926 Report

anyone in the south east go to bentley woodfair? fucking great. there were some really interesting things going on, some guys forging an axe, leatherworkers, and even a stone age guy selling brain tanned buckskin. I didnt have enough to buy the buckskin (£60) but he gave me his website and said he could teach me how to braintan. nice guy
Anonymous 09/29/14(Mon)21:57 UTC+1 No.395912 Report

well, as I have jack shit experience being /out/, I won't have a problem there. I'm mostly dreading having to socialize with the people I'm with.
Anonymous 09/29/14(Mon)21:55 UTC+1 No.395910 Report

They do the expedition when you're 3/4 through your other activities but they do excursions between March and September, so sadly no winter fun time.
I'm already dreading the expedition though as I can already tell they'll tell me I'm doing things wrong when I know I'll be doing them just fine. I'd rather use my own gear, I'd rather stay clear of using a tent and I'd rather go lightweight and sacrifice a little comfort at night but I can already see them noping all those things.
Anonymous 09/29/14(Mon)21:46 UTC+1 No.395906 Report

Guess I'll find out in a week or two. Any idea how far along they do the expedition? They said they were taking us camping and providing the gear etc. Am I going to be innawoods mid-winter?
Anonymous 09/29/14(Mon)21:34 UTC+1 No.395902 Report

For cycling, I'm doing 'x' distance and 'y' time it took to show progression. So for example, in May, I claimed I could only cycle 3 miles in one hour (absolute BS) and now I'm saying I cover 8 in that same time.
With hiking, you're a bit more free with descriptions though as you can talk about effects of weather, terrain and technical sections to show performance.
We were told that we should either be showing that we're being able to do things faster or able to go longer without breaks to show progression, which I suppose is just stamina. Depends completely on what your target is though for which matters more.
That said, apparently bronze is pretty lenient with what they accept as progression so I'm not sure.
Anonymous 09/29/14(Mon)21:29 UTC+1 No.395900 Report

What do I need to show for progression with hiking? Like distance covered or is it more my fitness? I only put my name down for it last week, I've not had much information on it yet beyond what the four sections are.
Anonymous 09/29/14(Mon)21:25 UTC+1 No.395898 Report

I skipped Bronze myself so you might want to check heh heh.
I'm hardly the most sociable either - aforementioned friends just stay inside so I don't really have much chat.
If you're doing DofE remember to start small and build it up to show progression for physical, don't know how long you have to do it but for me it's 12 months so make sure you have a reasonable goal and slowly improve.
My target for the end of the year is to do the Caledonian Canal by bike which shouldn't be too much but sounds much bigger to an assessor, maybe make your target to summit Ben Lomond or bag a munro or something?
Anonymous 09/29/14(Mon)21:20 UTC+1 No.395896 Report

I'm only doing bronze myself, I don't know if I can just jump into the higher levels or what, that's just what the college told me i'd be doing. Also,I appreciate the offer but in all honesty, I am as autist as it gets. I'd make for poor company.
Anonymous 09/29/14(Mon)21:14 UTC+1 No.395892 Report

This guy back again
My god that is a happy coincidence. Doing DofE silver this year (started 3 years late) but I'm doing cycling for physical. Whilst I'm not doing hiking, I'd still be happy to join you if you're needing a companion.
I'm in the south-side at the moment but can easily meet you in central if need be.
noko 09/29/14(Mon)21:09 UTC+1 No.395885 Report

yeah, Hit up:

depending on exact activities you're interested in there are always forums to check for outdoor buddies

Speaking of which - Anyone in West yorkshire fancy getting /out/?
Anonymous 09/29/14(Mon)21:01 UTC+1 No.395880 Report

I've always wanted to go camping and things, but none of my friends and family are interested and the thought of going alone has always been a turn off. I'm doing the duke of edinburgh award this year as part of my course, so fuck it. I'mma go hiking or some shit for my physical portion. Never gonna get /out/ waiting on cunts that dont want to do it.

Any recommendations/advice? I live in Glasgow.
Anonymous 09/29/14(Mon)20:24 UTC+1 No.395857 Report

just because posted it last of previous thread - if anyone is going up snowdon anytime soon some measurements of the track would be very very much appreciated.
Anonymous 09/29/14(Mon)20:26 UTC+1 No.395862 Report

Unrelated, but I made a thing for you faggots
Anonymous 09/29/14(Mon)20:40 UTC+1 No.395871 Report

Any young (18/19) sc/out/s near Glasgow wanna do something? I'm 18 and none of my friends enjoy /out/ things, all they enjoy is vidya. Happy to do anything really, but primarily I just do woodcraft / hiking / backpacking. Even if it's just getting pished at Loch Lomond, just being /out/ is enough.
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