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Hiking, backpacking, trekking, mountaineering...

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

  1. Street

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 17, 2005

    Posts: 7,647

    Location: Liverpool

    Apparently the guys rescued spoke very little English though so not sure how much the extra information would have helped.
     
  2. PermaChanged

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 19, 2006

    Posts: 3,594

    Summited at 5:50 on Thursday 20th February! Got to Stella Point for 5:05 then did the 1.5hr round trip to Uhuru Peak.

    Bit of an error, in my opinion, for our tour guide to start our summit night hike at 23:00 as it meant arriving before sunrise so our summit photos aren't the best! Would much rather have reached Stella Point for 6:00, witnessed sunrise from there, then started the Uhuru loop at around 6:15. Don't get me wrong, witnessing the sunrise at Stella Point on the way back was breathtaking, greatest views I've ever seen, but arriving in the dark at both Stella and Uhuru was a little disappointing.
     
  3. Street

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 17, 2005

    Posts: 7,647

    Location: Liverpool

    If any one is stuck for something to do there are some navigation puzzles here to keep your nav sharp while stuck indoors.

    This was my rock n roll Saturday night in with beer and maps! :D
     
  4. JRJ

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 21, 2010

    Posts: 791

    Can anyone recommend a nice daysack that I could use both skiing and hill walking, I've got my eyes on the 3 at the moment on the Osprey website (40% discount code takes the sting away a bit)

    Kamber 22 which is a snowsports bag
    Syncro 20 which is a multisports bag
    Manta 24 which is Hill walking bag

    Anybody use any of them and can offer feedback?
     
  5. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 19,558

    Location: Oxon

    Ospreys are superb, great quality
     
  6. stockhausen

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 30, 2006

    Posts: 10,736

    What 40% discount code :confused:

    And in answer to your question, the Manta 24 is best for hill walking, it includes a raincover and a hydration bladder and has a sensible walking pole attachment system. The waist straps are a wee bit thin and it would be nice if it had external straps to hold a fleece - when going uphill ;)
     
  7. MM-Seat

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 7, 2011

    Posts: 813

    I'd echo the above. I have a Talon 22 and it's my best bag. I'm going to add a bigger pack from them once I can start my ML training.
     
  8. Hades

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 23,950

    Location: Surrey and London

    A reminder that Osprey often have repaired bags for sale at significant discounts on their own site (register, login and look for "second life"). Also quite a few outdoor shops have good discounts on Osprey bags a couple of times a year.
     
  9. JRJ

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 21, 2010

    Posts: 791

    Bluelightcard if you're eligible ;)
     
  10. JRJ

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 21, 2010

    Posts: 791

    I'll take a look to see thanks only been browsing the site so not logged in.
     
  11. Hades

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 23,950

    Location: Surrey and London

    Nothing on there at the moment. They had a few dozen packs until recently. I suggest just keep looking at the site every few days. They seem to add them in batches.
     
  12. JRJ

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 21, 2010

    Posts: 791

    Thanks @Hades I'll keep and eye out not in a rush for it at the moment obviously :D:rolleyes:
     
  13. neoboy

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 16, 2004

    Posts: 12,083

    Location: UK

    So with lockdown restrictions relaxed and technically being allowed to travel if there's no overnight stay involved, anyone planning any UK trips in the near future?

    Most of the Lake District is 2 to 3 hours away from me was hoping to start having some day trips next month, plenty of hills left to walk for me and with packed lunches should be pretty easy to social distance from others.
     
  14. Jonnybmac

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 17, 2009

    Posts: 1,771

    Location: Brotton

    Waiting forSscotland to open up. Hoping to get to Torridon this year to do the Liathach Ridge and maybe Beinn Eighe
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nicklandells/32115790491


    Wouldn't mind making a week of it and doing the CMD arete and curved ridge also.