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Hiking, backpacking, trekking, mountaineering...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Col_M, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Burnsy2023

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    Location: Southampton, UK

    I've been canoeing from Fort William to Inverness over the last week, wild camping in some amazing spots along the way.

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  2. Random Guy Esq.

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    Very nice. Moar pics!!
     
  3. Rroff

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    Looks like fun.
     
  4. McBain

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    Very cool!
     
  5. garnett

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  6. firstborn

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  7. McBain

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    One of the better images of Striding Edge from yesterday, I always find pictures don't do these walks justice.

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  8. Jokester

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    That looks lovely.
     
  9. garnett

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    A mains powered kettle obviously trumps all, but in terms of price, weight, portability, and satisfaction, there's a few reasons.
     
  10. touch

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    I've made a few of the 'penny stove' style ones. I found them quite difficult to light unless you can sit it on a firm surface or take a tray and pour some meths around the bottom of it to preheat it.
    It really needs a windshield too, even on relatively calm days.

    I had a heine-pot, a lightweight foil wind shield and a stand made out of some bicycle spokes.

    I use a pocket rocket gas stove now. It's less hassle to set up and works in most conditions using stones and stuff lying around as a wind shield.
     
  11. firstborn

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    Which is why I use a Jetboil.
     
  12. touch

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    Price, weight and portability?

    A diy penny stove easily beats a jetboil on all of those metrics.
     
  13. Willis

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    This week I spent a couple of days wildcamping on Glyder Fach in
    Snowdonia. One morning I was treated to the most incredible cloud inversion covering Tryfan and Mount Snowdon. Here is a small video of that experience with some drone and timelapse footage. Have a full video coming soon ;)

     
  14. Random Guy Esq.

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    Wow. Simply stunning.
     
  15. touch

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    We camped near Inverie on Knoydart last night.
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    Got the ferry in/out and didn't walk far so could get away with taking the big tent for a bit extra luxury. Unfortunately, I didn't get a pint in the UK's most remote pub as he had closed early :(

    Wow. Just realised who you are! We're madly addicted to your channel at the moment and have watched every video involving Florence over the past few months and now working our way through the rest. We've copied quite a few of your meal ideas too - in the house though, I dont have a van (yet! - desperately searching for one.)
     
  16. Willis

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    Haha thanks and glad you like the video's, Florence is our old adventure wagon :)

    That looks like a stunning spot for a camp :)
     
  17. gort

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    Oh yeah, just twigged! I watch your videos too.
    Camped at Upper Neuadd Reservoir last year, first time to the Brecons camping and decided to go from watching your video.
    Not been for a year due to a back injury and I've hated it! :mad:
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  18. Vargas

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    Jetboil for winter mountain camping is essential for me.
     
  19. GW1970

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    That’s fantastic
     
  20. Yadda

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    Wow. I know that area very well (it's virtually on my doorstep) and have done the Cwm Idwal, Devil's Kitchen, Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach, Tryfan circuit many times, and some climbing on the Idwal slabs. That is by far the best video of the area I have seen. :eek:

    Edit: watching the longer video now. It's here if anyone wants to see it.



    Edit: Fantastic, although I'm sorry you lost your phone and poles. Looking west you had a great view of Bristly Ridge from your second camping spot. Marvellous. Btw, the "diving board" is called "the cantilever".
     
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