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2 hours ago, Born Hunter said:

That reminded me of this.

Jack O’Connor once wrote: “Sheep Hunters are Romantics, who love high places and solitude. To them the wild ram embodies the mystery and magic of the mountains, the rocky canyons, the snowy peaks, the fragrant alpine meadows, the gray slide rock, the icy dancing rolls fed by snowbank and glacier, the sweet clean air of the high places, and the sense of being alone on the top of the world with the eagles, the marmots, and the wild sheep themselves.

 

Not sheep country but still, Glen Coe, Scotland. A Cathedral of nature.

 

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Spectacular looking place

Didn't some campers perish up there a winter or two ago ?

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1 hour ago, gnasher16 said:

Im embarrassed to of put my soppy picture up now 😂

Some breathtaking views chaps great pictures.

Socks i dont know what " the sisters " is but it looks a lot like Hainault Forest hill sprints over this way... any fighter from this area is familiar with them they are proper sickeners.

It’s part of the driver training area on Salisbury plain .... they have destroyed many a young soldier .... as a best effort starting from the left you go up and down each one and finish on the one on the furthest to the right ... obviously that’s just one way of doing them ... depending on your level of sadism there’s lots of variables to it .......

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23 minutes ago, low plains drifter said:

Spectacular looking place

Didn't some campers perish up there a winter or two ago ?

I dunno mate but it's not country to take lightly, especially the boggy shit between the ranges.

I'd implore any outdoorsman to go and see that valley though, it's beautiful. f***ing shame it's not mine and full of stags or chamois! :laugh:

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6 hours ago, Born Hunter said:

I dunno mate but it's not country to take lightly, especially the boggy shit between the ranges.

I'd implore any outdoorsman to go and see that valley though, it's beautiful. f***ing shame it's not mine and full of stags or chamois! :laugh:

Definitely not mate, see there was a brace of experienced climbers who fell when the snow was on 

it's a place I've wanted to go for quite some time, could imagine T Rex etc cutting about never mind Stags, but I draw the line at lumps of leather littering the place

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On 29/08/2019 at 19:04, gnasher16 said:

The fun with being " spur of the moment townies " in these type of scenarios is the funny looks people with hiking boots,thermo flasks,compasses and rucksacks give 3 dosey looking ruffians wearing shorts and t shirt kneeling down in the blocks position of a 100 metre sprint at the bottom of a mountain 😄

" Do you think we should of brought a bottle of water " my pal said......" no f**k it we,re fit enough....ready,steady,go " i says 🙄

The things people do for a bet !

Sounds like you got the right approach Mushroom....planning is key to enjoying it as opposed to just surviving 😀

Just got back now. Absolutely shattered, did a fair old trek in the heat. I'll do a proper write up with some pics on another thread.

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I dont know if any of you chaps are familiar with the old bulldog man Don Mayfield but i used to listen to him talk about his shade tree in Texas he would sit under it and write his stories and think about the world,ive always told friends of mine about him and how id love to have something like that .....i have a little place in Cyprus and wasnt able to get over there for the last few years so had a few friends spending some time there....they did a nice little surprise for me by having a bench built out of the local rock under a tree high up in the mountains behind the house.....i wouldnt say its picturesque but its absolutely silent up there and has its own kind of rugged beauty....theres battered old steps that go much further up to an old disused monastery,ive spent some lovely time just mincing about there,having a beer,ive even finished 2 books !...now and again a few goats will come over and investigate....the wife thinks im barmy but i really like the peace and solitude of it...just getting old i suppose 😄

 

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1 hour ago, gnasher16 said:

I dont know if any of you chaps are familiar with the old bulldog man Don Mayfield but i used to listen to him talk about his shade tree in Texas he would sit under it and write his stories and think about the world,ive always told friends of mine about him and how id love to have something like that .....i have a little place in Cyprus and wasnt able to get over there for the last few years so had a few friends spending some time there....they did a nice little surprise for me by having a bench built out of the local rock under a tree high up in the mountains behind the house.....i wouldnt say its picturesque but its absolutely silent up there and has its own kind of rugged beauty....theres battered old steps that go much further up to an old disused monastery,ive spent some lovely time just mincing about there,having a beer,ive even finished 2 books !...now and again a few goats will come over and investigate....the wife thinks im barmy but i really like the peace and solitude of it...just getting old i suppose 😄

 

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I think most folk who spend time out doors have a nice wee spot they like to spend more time than usual in, mine is, well that’s a secret Cos I don’t want anybody knowing where to find me when me phones off😁

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