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    Ultra King Weird Darren's Avatar
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    for both TGO and Trail.
    So which has the edge this month for people?

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    Ultra King Weird Darren's Avatar
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    Have to admit still working way through them both.

    With Trail I find myself turning straight to the Mountaineer section first with each issue, and wishing there were more pages dedicated to the subject.

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    Cameron seems to have taken a shine to Hilary Sharp

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    Trail's quite good this month. Might be due to the fact that Ben Winston seem to have written half.

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    Although after a quick scan, it appears that Broad Stand is an easy scramble...

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    I used to buy Trail every month right from when it was launched until just before the Ben Nevis fiasco. I eventually got fed up with repeat articles that seemed to come around with frustrating regularity. It's interesting that one of the last editions I bought also contained an article about Broad Stand. I have not seen this month's edition, but there can only be so much that can be written to describe a route such as this.

    Trail or TGO?

    .........I'd rather just get out there and do it.

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    Ignore my last post. A more detailed read shows Trail gives BS a Grade 3. I always thought it was Grade 2, but hey.

    Samuel T C must have been well out of it on opium. Pehaps that's the secret of scrambling?

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    STC allegedly fell off Broad Stand on the way down, after eating too many Pickled Onion Monster Munch.

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    They have the same effect on me too.

    Incidentally, I have the last 4 years of Trail back issues which I am happy to give away to a good home. They are just sitting up in the attic atm...

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    Why is the November issue out now when its only just the start of October?

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    Steve Walton 2 has got it right. Just go and do it...

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    You'd be out of a job then mate!

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    I have only had a quick look at Trail this month.

    I see there is a review of waterproof jackets, followed by a review of women's waterproof jackets. Followed by a review of multi-activity waterproof jackets. Then there is a review of children's waterproof jackets.

    So that's half the magazine space taken up.

    Its a shame that I already have a jacket as that limits my interest in these 'articles'.

    Oh yeah, and I have a good pair of three season boots (Zamberlan Trek Lites, which incidentally I have never seen a review for in Trail). In any case they might not be the right shape for Graham Thompson's foot so will do poorly in any review with some in depth comment like 'these boots fit poorly' used to dismiss them. So far this year I am pretty sure that Trail have reviewed 3 season boots three times. In 11 issues. Must be time for them to get round to it again soon hey?

    I too am increasingly reading the mountaineering section and skimming / ignoring the rest.

    Oh, I like looking at the pictures.

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    Hinkes' phone number anyone?

    What's THAT all about?

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    And how long before he gets a 'new number'>> Not long, I wager...

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    I will freely admit that I like Trail and have every issue since it's launch (I inherited the first eight years worth). I only got this months issue yesterday so have read very little so far. I did enjoy Matt Swaine's article on fell running (I'm currently in the middle of reading "Feet in the Clouds"). Tonight I will probably read the article on Scafell Pike.

    I have noticed that some of the routes have been repeated over the years which I guess you would come to expect for a magazine that's been around since 1990. It's true that some reviews seem to appear rather regularly. As Chris points out there is a special on waterproofs when there was a 23 page 'special' in Feb 2004. Three season boots were reviewed in June 2004 when they were also featured in the boot 'special' in April 2004. Personally this doesn't bother me as I only tend to read the reviews if I am about to buy some some kit and then I'll find the most recent mag that features the review to see what was said.

    But in our world there are always new products appearing or existing ones being updated so surely it's good to get up-to-date information on whets out there and what to avoid?

    I've read other threads to do with Trail about how items regularly appear, at the end of the day if your fed up with seeing the same things then don't buy the mag!

    BTW I have never read TGO and I'm not trying to have a dig at anyone with my comments above.

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    roflmao @ the price on Hinkes' phone number atm. While the jacket gets over £100, the holiday £200 what does Alan get??? £2.75 -ROFLMAOOOOOO

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    might be able to stretch to £3, whose up for buying this with me?

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    Yep, i'll go halves with you Darren.

    It'll really impress my mates:

    Non-walking crowd - "Alan who?"

    Wife - "He's a Yorkshireman, of course he's going to talk about his todger"

    Walking mates - "Go on, go on, give him a call on now". Jason duly calls Alan on loudspeaker so everyone can hear.
    "Hello Alan, it's Jason"
    "Jason who? How did you get my number?" He replies.
    "Jason, you know, from the Trail thingy"
    "Oh yeah, i remember. P*ss off, i'm climbing Kangchenjunga!"


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    I was thinking more of the lines of:


    "Hello Alan speaking"
    "C*ck"

    The Office has a lot to answer for...

    I should also point out that I have a lot of respect for Alan and what he has achieved and the above is said in jest, which having never met Alan I'm sure he would take in good humour.

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