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Gear / Re: Wild Country Helm tent
« Last post by Jac on Today at 17:25:28 »
This is the tent that my partner and I were trying out for size in a tent show - with the door zipped up to get the real feel of the tent - when a small boy unzipped it and stood staring down at us til his father hurriedly pulled him away. Still wonder if he really thought we might be trying it out for ::)
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Gear / Re: Wild Country Helm tent
« Last post by Jac on Today at 17:18:12 »
Thats why I like this site, I prefer to take notice of our members, You Tube, could be anybody!

As, possibly, are some of the members, save thee or me of course ;)

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General Walking Discussion / Re: SNOW ?
« Last post by ninthace on Today at 16:19:41 »
Not fully relevant but we were once called in to dive a "bottomless" section of the Ribble.  I forget what for - in these cases it was usually a Saxon Hoard or a crashed Spitfire or the like.  Anyway, I got fully booted and spurred to explore this wonder, entered the water and walked across to the far bank without getting my weight belt wet!
We dived Windermere once in the depths of winter when there was loads of snow and took great delight in leaving strange giant froggy footprints coming out of the water.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: SNOW ?
« Last post by Jac on Today at 15:17:17 »

I remember the winter of 1962-3.
Mother had always warned us of the 'bottomless' spring which fed the millpond at Leatherhead. Even in the hardest winters the centre of the pond would remain a stretch of unfrozen moving water where the ducks crowded together but that winter, for the only time I can remember, the millpond froze over completely. Cautiously we advanced onto the ice and eventually stood looking down through the crystal clear ice directly into the wide opening of the spring below where the weeds were still moving in a flow of water!
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Gear / Re: Wild Country Helm tent
« Last post by gunwharfman on Today at 15:11:17 »
Thats why I like this site, I prefer to take notice of our members, You Tube, could be anybody!
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General Walking Discussion / Re: SNOW ?
« Last post by ninthace on Today at 14:45:16 »
Since I sold my 4x4 driving in snow had become a lot less pleasant but I still love walking in it.  If there is a decent covering, I enjoy "straight lining" across areas that are difficult to cross the rest of the year.  Having the right gear helps so you don't sink in too far.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: SNOW ?
« Last post by barewirewalker on Today at 13:44:21 »
Nice to look back on the 1962-63 winter with fond memories, discovered my old ice axe a few weeks ago, and remember standing in the the middle of Llyn Ogwen and taking it in turns to chip away at the ice to see how thick it was. Much of my equipment was made up from old ex military buys modified but the ice axe was real, bought from Arvon's in Capel Curig.

And walking across much of Llyn Llydaw and then Glaslyn to climb the Trinity gullies.

Now I will go with those who settle for the warm fire and looking out at the view.
If the snow gets really bad I will remember the boy at school, a year older than me, who infected me with the bug for climbing. We had both left school by 1962, but in December he died close to the A5 near Tryfan. There had been blizzard conditions and almost certainly a complete white out, the evening he disappeared.

 
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Rest of England / [TR] Felixstowe Suffolk Circular
« Last post by cpjmathieson on Today at 13:40:11 »
On 14th December 2018 I walked a 14 mile circular route of Felixstowe Suffolk in freezing winds. It was a mixture of grim dockside and lovely beaches. see blog below




http://myadventures3.blogspot.com/2018/12/felixstowe-suffolk-14-mile-circular.html


 O0
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General Walking Discussion / Re: SNOW ?
« Last post by Jac on Today at 13:07:16 »
Despite the amber weather warning, there's no snow here as yet but that wind is bitingly cold. 


I've mixed feelings about the white stuff.  I like to see it but don't really enjoy the slippery icy underfoot thing. 



I'm hoping for a sprinkling of snow in January to make the fells look pretty but not that much that it stops me doing my walks.  No Scott of the Antarctic style expeditions for me thanks!



My feelings exactly O0
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General Walking Discussion / Re: SNOW ?
« Last post by ninthace on Today at 12:51:28 »
I used to ski in Canada in a place that used to get around 37 feet of snow a year.  Now that's a decent depth to play with!
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