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comanighttrain
07-05-2012, 08:35 PM
Hey Fellows...

Did the Great Glen Way up to Fort Augustus!

Made a school boy error and put my trangia out using the lid...so have a leaky trangia... I also got bitten by my mora who is now named Jenny.

Cooking real food is possible...but it is a bit heavy and uses a bit more fuel.

Akto is an amazing bit of kit, really outstanding...


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cuppa joe
07-05-2012, 09:08 PM
Looks like a great trip, nice pics thanks for posting .

Roadkillphil
07-05-2012, 09:18 PM
Fantastic pics and scenery too :) Nice one fella :)

jus_young
07-05-2012, 09:28 PM
Not familiar with this walk. How long did you go for and what distances were involved?

And got to ask, why Jenny?

comanighttrain
07-05-2012, 09:41 PM
Thanks guys!


Not familiar with this walk. How long did you go for and what distances were involved?

And got to ask, why Jenny?

It's 79 miles in total... I did 30 something... Will be going back for the rest. There is no campsites, just b and b or wild camping. Would not waste the experience by staying in a b and b... There is little light pollution and the sky is breathtaking.

And Jenny, I cut myself on something Swedish by my own stupidity already on another Jenny so it seemed fitting.

Martin
08-05-2012, 06:46 AM
I looked at your pics last night Dave. I was filled with an immense desire to get up to Scotland and just take in the highlands!! My foray up Ben Nevis last year was so rushed, and I was so tired, that I really never got much out of the trip.

79 miles along the Great Glen Way looks like a good week long trip and definitely one to put on the list. Is there any public transport from the finish back to the start?

Martin

comanighttrain
08-05-2012, 07:36 AM
79 miles along the Great Glen Way looks like a good week long trip and definitely one to put on the list. Is there any public transport from the finish back to the start?

Martin

Yeah it's actually pretty well served, you can get from Inverness back to fort William by a city link bus. The route itself though is Less easy to get Off of once started

alvino78
08-05-2012, 11:36 AM
GREAT PICS!!!looks like a definate on the to do list when you going back?T^

Kernowek Scouser
08-05-2012, 12:41 PM
Great pics fella

comanighttrain
08-05-2012, 04:23 PM
cheers guys :D


GREAT PICS!!!looks like a definate on the to do list when you going back?T^

Uhh I'm not sure...whenever I can really! The "danger sparsely populated" signs will keep me coming back anyway thats for sure!

Ben Casey
08-05-2012, 04:59 PM
Great pics there I have always loved Scotland :)

AL...
08-05-2012, 05:17 PM
Beautiful !!!
Scotland is a magical place to live I have to admit!! :D

Cheers
AL

GlenM
08-05-2012, 07:39 PM
Hey dude, great trip! and I agree on the Akto, it's top drawer in the single tent department. I have just pimped mine recently to try and shed some weight so I can use it on a long trip in scotland being planned for next year.

when I get my act together I'll do a thread on it for any one who's interested, I have saved around 360 grams so far with a few things left to try so I'm really happy.

Glen

comanighttrain
08-05-2012, 07:51 PM
Glen how are you making those savings? I am slowly converting to lighter and lighter gear!

GlenM
09-05-2012, 08:08 AM
New pole, new guy line's and locks, new pegs, I'm out with the tent this weekend so i'll take some photo's and dig out my info on what i did with some prices and websites for you to look at. It's been a gradual thing to be honest , Iv'e tried to keep the costs to a minimum but lightweight gear seems to be more exspensive so Iv'e done a bit at a time.

Glen

comanighttrain
09-05-2012, 08:11 AM
Thanks man that'd be great!

Yeah... I struggle to part with money unless its a serious weight saving

AL...
09-05-2012, 09:22 AM
Your tent realy is somethin else mate

Cheers
AL

andrewbrian
16-05-2012, 08:43 PM
Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.