The Ken wrote:
Heard from Jamie, he is checking he is free., i've told him to book the hostel asap if he wants to go.
Could we get a rough itinerary put up here, with a map so we don't have to trawl through the thread, one that is done I'll cut and paste it into the first post.
According to thereal's map, distance is approx 37 miles each way.
That is roughly simlar to Day 1 of the Blackmount trip, over what I think will be similar terrain - although bear in mind we're doing this one blind - so anything could happen
especially considering Mr Heddle's " 2.5 mile Trudge of Disgruntlement, albeit right over the summit and trig point of the 335m Hill of Worrying Exposure"
At Blackmount we started a bit later than planned
at after 11am I think and got to the bothy between 7pm - 8 pm. At the end of September it will be getting dark around 7pm so we need to start by 11am latest I'd say, preferably 10am but that gives an early start for those travelling from central belt.
Bring lights - might buy a pair of LGF's bargain basement ones
attached ammended List of Essentail Luxuries from Blackmount:
In no particular order:
Any essential medication
Waterproof matches & lighter
Small gas stove & cartridge maybe, or hexi burner with minipan & cup
Toothbrush – in case we encounter any totty
Teabags & condensed milk
Spare cycling clothes ie shorts and top, if its pi$$ing down
Cable ties (pannier attachments and general DIY)
AMK (Anti Misery Kit – stays in car, contains complete set of dry clothing & sweets)
Speedos (don’t ask)
Basic 1st aid kit
Basic bike toolkit and some spares (inc chain breaker and poss spare chain)
Food for when on the move
Spare lightweight fleece (for sleeping in or v cold weather)
Gloves x2 pairs
Llights, camera & spare batteries
Waterproof jacket & trousers
SPD shoes, IF using SPDs
Emergency blanket thing - if i can find one
WANTED: Kona Sex One rear brake canti hanger pivot thingy - GOT ONE!
I could be tempted by a 19" - 21" Dave Yates (mountain) frame.................and no I still don't do trail centreshttp://www.corrieyairack.org/index2.html