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    Hi folks,

    Anyone intersted ina day hike on 30th Decor 2nd Jan.

    Cheers,

    Stephen

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    Nobody in Scotland is conscious on 2nd Jan!

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    Sod that - hangover or not New Years Day is the quietest day on the hills you can get.

    Although walking through Embra is fun too - like a zombie movie

    Folks are looking like zombies but out on the 2nd

    P.S. My plans are not near Edinburgh

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    Will the hike need ice axe & crampons or just skis ?

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    Hi folks,

    I am based in Belgium but will be in Edinburgh from the 29th Decto the 3rd Jan and was hoping to get out in the hills, I will probaly bring ice axe and crampons along.

    Cheers,

    Stephen

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    Stephen - you hiring a car?

    Public transport gets a bit ropey in Scotland over New Year.

    You might want to ask on the Scottish sites if you're looking to tag along with someone:

    http://www.scottishhills.com/html/mo...hp?name=Forums

    http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/

    Hope the weather plays ball - I'll be a bit further north I hope

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinley View Post

    Sod that - hangover or not New Years Day is the quietest day on the hills you can get.
    Try Christmas Day. Lots of folks would like to get out on the hills that day but are refused permission!! Hopefully I'll have a hill to myself again this year.

    Slainte

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinley View Post

    Stephen - you hiring a car?

    Public transport gets a bit ropey in Scotland over New Year.

    You might want to ask on the Scottish sites if you're looking to tag along with someone:

    http://www.scottishhills.com/html/mo...hp?name=Forums

    http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/

    Hope the weather plays ball - I'll be a bit further north I hope
    Hi Kinley,

    I would hire a car if needs be but would prefer to use Public transport.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsay Boyd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kinley View Post

    Sod that - hangover or not New Years Day is the quietest day on the hills you can get.
    Try Christmas Day. Lots of folks would like to get out on the hills that day but are refused permission!! Hopefully I'll have a hill to myself again this year.

    Slainte

    Lindsay
    I haven't managed that one yet Lindsay - lucky sod

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    Stephen - the days are pretty short up here that time of year .. snow and ice on the roads may make travelling difficult (they closed the motorway out of Edinburgh the other day..).. and public transport will be sketchy because of blood alcohol levels. IMO your best bet will be to get away somewhere the day before, perhaps by hiring a car, so that you can make an early start. The East usually gets more winter earlier in the year. Boxing Day and New Years Day are traditional days for Glaswegians to attempt Ben Lomond.

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    Cheers ALS,

    I could problay travel up the night before if needs be. To be honest I dpnt have enough winter experience to be out by myslef so was hoping some folk on here might be doing something.


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