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Ben Nevis 31st October


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  • Location: glasgow
  • Location: glasgow

    Well not posted on here for a while, fourth year of uni has been main cause of that. Decided to take a day out and went up Ben Nevis. Really glad I did pictures just dont do the place justice. Also If climbing Ben Nevis please go past north face instead of going up the tourist route as you dont see Ben Nevis in all it's glory!

    Theres an abundance of people who don't realise we have this scenery in Scotland, England and Wales and it annoys me sheer Ignorance! everybody should expierience the great outdoors and you dont need to go abroad its on your doorstep!Cheers

    Scott

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  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL
  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL

    Great photos - they certainly convey that feeling of climbing in the hills on a cold day :D

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  • Location: glasgow
  • Location: glasgow

    Hey guys thanks for the comments! well freezing level that day was around 600-700m hence at the top would have been well below freezing coupled with the wind it was rather cold as my face shows.

    Must say there is already some crazy drifts on Ben Nevis saw one that was at least 20-30feet. The snows piling up nicely bodes well for the sking season!

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  • Location: City of Gales, New Zealand, 150m ASL
  • Location: City of Gales, New Zealand, 150m ASL

    So will that snow stay there now for the entire winter? Nice.

    Also it looks like one of you is wearing jeans? I don't like to preach, but wearing jeans is really quite a bad idea when hiking. They are heavy, and their most crucial failing is that if they get wet, they are worthless for insulation (likewise, anything made of cotton) and that can be reasonably dangerous in poor conditions.

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  • Location: glasgow
  • Location: glasgow
    So will that snow stay there now for the entire winter? Nice.

    Also it looks like one of you is wearing jeans? I don't like to preach, but wearing jeans is really quite a bad idea when hiking. They are heavy, and their most crucial failing is that if they get wet, they are worthless for insulation (likewise, anything made of cotton) and that can be reasonably dangerous in poor conditions.

    lol I knew somebody was going to mention my mate hes from Inverness and always wears jeans hes a nutter we just let him be, Actually his jeans froze..it was that cold! yeah most likely the snow in the upper regions will stay all winter just depends on conditions! Cheers

    Scott

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  • Location: Napton on the Hill Warwickshire 500ft
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and heatwave
  • Location: Napton on the Hill Warwickshire 500ft
    lol I knew somebody was going to mention my mate hes from Inverness and always wears jeans hes a nutter we just let him be, Actually his jeans froze..it was that cold! yeah most likely the snow in the upper regions will stay all winter just depends on conditions! Cheers

    Scott

    Pitty the poor sods that have to come to the rescue

    These 'little hills' are mountains and so many go out unprepared

    Nice pics any way

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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
    Also it looks like one of you is wearing jeans? I don't like to preach, but wearing jeans is really quite a bad idea when hiking. They are heavy, and their most crucial failing is that if they get wet, they are worthless for insulation (likewise, anything made of cotton) and that can be reasonably dangerous in poor conditions.

    yes, please take note for next time and any others reading this - hypothermia may not seem very likely but don't be fooled, wet clothes are a start for it.

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  • Location: glasgow
  • Location: glasgow
    Pitty the poor sods that have to come to the rescue

    lol the poor sods that would have had to rescue him would have been me and my brother! neways good climb actually about the eighth time I have done Ben Nevis! now climbed over 130 of the scottish munros :rolleyes:

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  • Location: City of Gales, New Zealand, 150m ASL
  • Location: City of Gales, New Zealand, 150m ASL
    And neither are wearing gloves :lol:

    True, but wearing a crappy pair of gloves and getting them soaked through is probably worse than not wearing any to begin with.

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    True, but wearing a crappy pair of gloves and getting them soaked through is probably worse than not wearing any to begin with.

    Indeed. Some of the features i would look for in a pair of goof quality gloves are:

    * Pre-curved box finger construction

    * Full length over the cuff gauntlet

    * Ladderlock wrist cinch

    * Consealed cuff closure

    * Nose and goggle wipe thumb panels

    to name a few!

    Cant believe this thread is still going, We had taken our gloves off so we could take pictures!!Trying to take pictures with frozen gloves on is not advisable!!

    Ah that makes sense then :)

    Nice pics btw :)

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  • Location: glasgow
  • Location: glasgow
    Indeed. Some of the features i would look for in a pair of goof quality gloves are:

    * Pre-curved box finger construction

    * Full length over the cuff gauntlet

    * Ladderlock wrist cinch

    * Consealed cuff closure

    * Nose and goggle wipe thumb panels

    to name a few!

    Ah that makes sense then :)

    Nice pics btw :lol:

    What do you need gloves for!! I have heard that Wiltshire's climate is verging on tropical these days! :(:) only joking! Looks like the weekend may bring the gloves out as its set to get slightly chilly! Cheers

    Scott

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  • Location: Cambridge (term time) and Bonn, Germany 170m (holidays)
  • Location: Cambridge (term time) and Bonn, Germany 170m (holidays)
    What do you need gloves for!! I have heard that Wiltshire's climate is verging on tropical these days! :) :lol: only joking! Looks like the weekend may bring the gloves out as its set to get slightly chilly! Cheers

    Scott

    You tell him, where he lives there aren't really any hills, just a few mounds that they like to think of as mountains! :(

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  • Location: City of Gales, New Zealand, 150m ASL
  • Location: City of Gales, New Zealand, 150m ASL
    You tell him, where he lives there aren't really any hills, just a few mounds that they like to think of as mountains! :)

    Like Yorkshire? :( :lol:

    Indeed. Some of the features i would look for in a pair of goof quality gloves are:

    * Pre-curved box finger construction

    * Full length over the cuff gauntlet

    * Ladderlock wrist cinch

    * Consealed cuff closure

    * Nose and goggle wipe thumb panels

    You made all those up didn't you :)

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