Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Climbing is pretty good

The recent cold spell has brought some blustery weather and one had to get the navigation tools out again today. But later in the day it cleared up and if you click on the pictures here, they enlarge and then its clearer to see how wintry conditions still are.
Also for those with fading eye sight, one should go to the BMC web site ( Google it, or there is a link on!) and you will see that from this very reliable cyber shop you can now purchase the new expedition 4 compass from Silva. This model is scaled to suit Harveys maps!!! It really useful, but do remember that the contour lines are 15 meters apart rather than ten meters on OS maps. The five meters of extra ascent or descent that perhaps "is there" or is perhaps " not there" on a summit can cause confuse in a " white- out" so its worth double checking yourself and getting used this hassle! But given that there are so many pieces of debris crashing into satellites which are currently spinning around our our rapidly warming globe. Perhaps it's prudent not to be 100% dependant on ones GPS, even although they are fantastic bits of kit!

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