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Gear / Re: New Walking Boot Suggestions Please.
« Last post by nesty on Yesterday at 23:27:48 »
I have found the higher altitude you go the better quality you require!
Avoid china made boots for supreme dependency. China does not know how to build for extreme outdoors.
I have Altberg Tethera & a pair of arc'teryx Bora 2 for full demand walks and a pair Anatoms V3 (EU made).
Though, for lower less demand walks, I have a pair of Regatta Borderline and a pair of Peter Storm Langsdales, all do the job for the appropriate tasks and all have never leaked & have not ever had 1 blister!
On Ebay you can pick up some very good quality Altbergs (or decent makes) for little cash!
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Last post by bricam2096 on Yesterday at 22:38:24 »
Sounds almost identical to my day from Guildford to Reigate Hill.
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Gear / Re: New Walking Boot Suggestions Please.
« Last post by Islandplodder on Yesterday at 22:14:18 »
I don't know much about them but I believe Hanwag do a boot which caters for bunions, and I have heard they are comfortable.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Last post by Dovegirl on Yesterday at 21:49:55 »
I walked from Stanmer to the coast today, a walk on the fringes of the South Downs to the east of Brighton, taking in hilly parkland, extensive woodlands with a beautiful display of bluebells, and the open rolling downland with fine views.  Hot and sunny    :)
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Gear / Re: New Walking Boot Suggestions Please.
« Last post by sussamb on Yesterday at 21:24:25 »
As for boots I have a pair of Salomons relegated to house and round the streets use. They are too narrow for long walks. It is easy to compare the width to other boots in a shop, I now realise that Salomons are generally narrower than other makes. Also I am having trouble keeping the laces tight. The fancy plastic thing seems to have lost its grip.


Really?  I find them wide enough. I had a pair of Asolos, they certainly were narrow!  I've had no issues either keeping the laces tight. On my previous boots, Berghaus Explorers, I needed to use a fisherman's knot to keep the laces tight, not so with my Salomons.
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Welcome / Re: Hello new to this....
« Last post by Saradee on Yesterday at 20:55:18 »
Thank you I will. Its a shame thats closed. We are just doing first stage tomorrow so will have one car waiting at car crowden. Bet its much easier to walk with path than in the peat.
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April ..........................214 x 7
Theo Frum ..................214th on 25.8.96. Including the Outlying Fells: 316th on 4.8.03.
Crib Goch ....................214 twice [even smugger than Mike Knipe]
jimm...........................214                         
Sooz214..................... 214 once, some twice, some loads o' times (so as smug as Mike, but not as smug as Crib Goch)
Mike Knipe ..................214 (smug mode!)
Havenchris ..................214
Brandywell ...................214  more than once but I stopped counting after the first round
Ridge Walker ............ ..214 many more than once. Climbed Napes Needle, Bowfell Butress, Pillar Rock, Broad Stand. Ah Memories
Ramblingpete...............214
Ramblingrob.................214  in just under 2 years
Sharpedgehatter.........214
Jonathan..................... 214
stang..........................214, many of them more than once
Humperlumper...............214.
Sarah Pitht...................214 - final one was Wetherlam. Fab weather. Amazing views.
Dalesman....................214 Completed on Yewbarrow yesterday (23/04/15)
Beefy.........................214 x 2
Rhino........................214 Completed on Castle Crag 12/12/15 in 2 years 1 month and 3 weeks   
- Dave -.....................214 Completed on Blencathra 16/07/2016
craven50....................214
Snoopdawg.................214
Skip .............. 214  (many more than once) Completed on Blencathra (via Sharp Edge) on 09/07/2017. Not in a rush so took five years
Lmac27......214 finished Saturday 14/10/17 on Pillar...First was Cat Bells, its taken approx. 5yrs of joy !


MERE MORTALS
Walkerflyer (David)........194  ......loads of duplicates....and it's taken 23 years so far....well it's a long way from Kent!
Yamyam.................... 194
Suzynick....................190
Norfolkboy..................188
Ridge........................187
Son of Ridge...............174
Bricam2096................169   (+9 around Wasdale)
MarkA........................168
DK.............................165
BOOTHY......................161
Gibbo..........................153
Cogstar........................152
Handsome Jack.............149 Lonscale Fell, Little Man, Skiddaw & Bakestall Friday 3rd June 2016
Oldjohn.......................122
Photonut......................115 (Yewbarrow, Red Pike (Wasdale), Pillar, Scoat Fell, Steeple, Haycock, Caw Fell, Seatallen, Middle Fell)
Nigel M........................113
jontea.........................109 Sour Howes, Sallows, Troutbeck Tongue and Baystones
Gwfurn........................108 (Half way!)
Backmarker..................103 (100 passed on Gibson Knott 14 6 17)
Arenig.........................102 (As at 2:11:13)
Pjs100........................100
Domtheone...................98
Nomad.........................86
Mickpb.........................83
DrNytol........................62
Screescaredy.................50
Redeye........................48
PAG1952.....................46
GazzerG .....................43 Not updated it for a while, so another 19 added 
Craghopper..................40
fatgoat.......................39 (Damn, I've lost two!!!)
Steve & Julie.............38
Trenchfoot.................. 36
sunnydale...................35 (I think!)
C2C10.......................33 (hopefully more to bag this October)
carolina2k9 ................33
1slandmonkey..............31 Moved up a few places after visiting 6 peaks including High Raise and Angletarn Pikes.
brillo..........................29
Bhod ............................29 Latest being Steel Knotts, Wether Hill, Loadpott Hill, Arthur's Pike, Bonscale Pike AKA the Fusedale Round.
Losehill nick.................27 (7 in two awesome days at the end of the dales way)
Westcoasthiker.............26
Mrs R.........................25 more than we both thought
Hedgetrimmer...............24
Silver fox....................22
agentmancuso.............20
Leagn........................19
Oxenhoper...................18 Only Hallin Fell added.  Must get round to doing more now that I've retired.
MoelPysgod................ 16  And here I was thinking I'd be the first person ever to do all of them...
RobStubbs...................15  + 8 from Fairfield horseshoe, May 13
Flowerpot.....................14
Jellybelly.....................  10 i am ahead of you now glyder
Andy Broadley.................9  Just realised Birkhouse Moor counts so up by one
Keithie...........................9
aljones27.......................8  (Must try harder...)
Sprout.......................... 6
Glyders......................... 6    I am so way ahead of you
Peapod21.......................5  Bagged Catbells, Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Calf Crag this week. Finally moving up.
Snakehips.......................4 Great Gable, Green Gable, Base Brown & Castle Crag
Ant89............................3.5 (not sure as I was not paying that much attention)
UKHiker..........................3  Started again. Latrigg, Skiddaw, Littleman - Sept 2015
Jon71............................3
Poppypj.........................1   a long time ago but hopefully bag some more soon
Diamond Backpacker........ 1 (by mistake!)
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Gear / Re: New Walking Boot Suggestions Please.
« Last post by kinkyboots on Yesterday at 20:54:22 »
 Blisters of any description point to badly fitting boots and a budget of 100 is a little on the low side and doesn't buy much in the way of a quality boot.

Given your bunion and previous ankle problems it may be advisable for you to visit a specialist bootfitter who can measure and assess your feet and offer you some professional advice. I would recommend a visit to Whalley Warm & Dry as from personal experience their specialist boot fitting service, knowledge, expertise and advice is second to none. They are an Altberg Premier Retailer and customers travel from all over the country to use their bootfitting service. They also have the equipment to steam and stretch leather boots for a custom fit.  http://www.whalleyoutdoor.co.uk/boot-fitting-service/

For the type of walking you do the following boots from the Altberg range would be more than capable and may worth a closer look. (A bit above your budget but the Fremington is available online from around 150 and the Tethera from around 180).

2-3 Season Boots
Altberg
Fremington 1412g  (standard last with 5 width fittings) http://www.altberg.co.uk/product/the-fremington-mens-boot-mto/ or
Altberg
Malham 1344g (A-Forme last with 1 width fitting) http://www.altberg.co.uk/product/the-malham-mens-boot-mto/

3 Season Boots
Altberg Tethera 1472g (standard last with 5 width fittings) http://www.altberg.co.uk/product/the-tethera-mens-boot-mto/ or
Altberg Nordkapp 1460g
(A-Forme last with 1 width fitting) http://www.altberg.co.uk/product/factory-stock-nordkapp/

If the model of boot made on the standard last doesn't quite fit or suit your particular foot shape and volume it's a fairly safe be that the boot made on the A-Forme last will.

You can find your nearest Altberg retailer here http://www.altberg.co.uk/stockists/ The Premier retailers (the one's marked in red on the map) are where they will have the widest range available.

A cheaper option might be to have a look at the Altberg Defender military boots (plenty of new and used available on eBay).

Of the boots on your list the Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX or 3 GTX would be my choice but only if they fit your foot shape, width and volume. You also need to be aware that there have been a number of users reporting problems with the liners failing and the boots leaking.
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Gear / Re: Handheld GPS devices
« Last post by jimbob on Yesterday at 20:51:51 »
also how waterproof is the average smartphone, I know some are now but most aren't

Waterproof and shockproof cases are not expensive nowadays.

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Gear / Re: New Walking Boot Suggestions Please.
« Last post by jimbob on Yesterday at 20:49:23 »
You will need waterproof boots for the Viking Way. There are areas where the 4WD Greenlaners have turned the full width of the route into a quagmire like thick broth. It is a great walk otherwise. I got full use out of my gaiters and walking poles in places.  The poles were needed to test the depth of the soup. Or a couple of bin liners over the lot may be of use in these situations.

As for boots I have a pair of Salomons relegated to house and round the streets use. They are too narrow for long walks. It is easy to compare the width to other boots in a shop, I now realise that Salomons are generally narrower than other makes. Also I am having trouble keeping the laces tight. The fancy plastic thing seems to have lost its grip.

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