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Get together sounds good.  Have to be new year though.

That sounds good to me.  Just let me know when you have time

Wonderful day to finish on Sunday - bet Wetherlam was fab.  I was on Helvellyn with my elder daughter and her boyfriend - great day, one of the best of the year.

Pfff... I'll say.  The views were breath taking  O0
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Get together sounds good.  Have to be new year though.


Wonderful day to finish on Sunday - bet Wetherlam was fab.  I was on Helvellyn with my elder daughter and her boyfriend - great day, one of the best of the year.



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Lake District / Re: Orrest Head from Windermere
« Last post by clyoung on Today at 14:41:28 »
Looks like you got a chance to dry out at Orrest Head. Nice pics.
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Lake District / Re: TR Latrigg from Threlkeld Sat 10 Nov 18
« Last post by clyoung on Today at 14:40:28 »
Nice set of photos.
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Lake District / Re: TR - The Newlands Round
« Last post by clyoung on Today at 14:39:26 »
Stunning, love the moon one at the end.
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Lovely autumn colours  O0


I sympathise about your Rab jacket. In my case it was a Rab Spark and despite me sending it back via Go Outdoors, where I bought it, they insisted it was was working as designed. Fortunately for me I found out standing around in a downpour at the railway museum in Conwy rather than out on a hillside.
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Gear / Re: Warm base layer for winter walking?
« Last post by clyoung on Today at 14:29:22 »
I'm allergic to wool and even Merino seems to irritate so I stick to synthetic. I like the Rab Flux top and leggings - warm, the Polygiene anti-odour stuff seems to work and for me they fit well. I got mine in a Go Outdoors sale for around about 25 each (think the top was a little over, the leggings a little under that).
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Gear / Do you buy gear that 'links together' or buy separatedly?
« Last post by gunwharfman on Today at 14:00:12 »
When I first started serious hiking I bought my items separately but since a few years ago I now try to buy 'intergrated!' For example I don't think sleeping gear works well enough unless they work well together. So for me I use a NeoAir mattress, a fitted sheet, my sleeping quilt and when its really cold I throw over my sleeping blanket. My tent comes into this 'package' as well, can I just slide my inflated mattress in without it getting snagged on the entrance material, can I throw my quilt in without having to get down on my knees to do it, etc, are the tent pockets to hand to just throw item in or take out without having to be a contortionist first? I find it all matters in the end.

My boots for another example, I not only seek out the boots but the boot inserts, the socks and the gaiters as well. I also give more thought to my waterproof/windproof jacket as well, how much space do I need between skin and jacket for baselayer, shirt, warm layer and so on. The hood for me is very important, what hat or head covering is best for it, I just do not like bare plasticky material to stick to my ears when hiking along. I'm maybe getting too fussy in my old age but if it all works well together I feel my long hikes are much easier to deal with.
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Wow - twice in one year!!! Congratulations Lee - some achievement.

Paul

Hey Hi Paul,

Thank you. It's been a good year :)

Right, time to start again - perhaps we'll get a chance to walk some of them once more next year?


I think Jontea is on a charge too!!  ;D

Cheers
Lee
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Lake District / Re: VR - First Ever Wildcamp - Blea Water
« Last post by Telluric on Today at 13:43:14 »
Thanks very much April!  :)
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