Winter bivvy, Scotland

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Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by Borderer » Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:58 pm

Is it too early to start making a plan?

I haven't managed to go on one of these yet. I just know that I would like to this year.

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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by RIP » Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:41 pm

Well they're already selling Christmas cake and Santa outfits in our shop round the corner (next to the Halloween and Nov 5th stuff!) so it can't be too early can it? :smile: . Last year I think we started 'organising' ours in July!!

I wonder how many separate geographical groups we can get this year? (says he a bit guiltily, after suggesting then shifting allegiance to a new "Salop" winter bivvy group :oops: ).
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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by middleagedmadness » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:17 pm

What new group reg ,same as before but with the added bonus of meeting up with Stu and the Welsh winter Bivi Bhoys :-bd

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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by RIP » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:50 pm

Aye, I meant new last year. But yep let's hope Stu brings his ice tyres this year!
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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by Blair512 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:21 pm

I don't remember the last time I rode my bike, make it easy and count me in!
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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by Borderer » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:28 pm

Blair512 wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:21 pm
I don't remember the last time I rode my bike, make it easy and count me in!
Great. Now we just need someone to tell us where we are going and when :lol:

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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by ScotRoutes » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:04 pm

By precedence it would be 14th/15th December.

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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:21 pm

By precedence it would be 14th/15th December.
Yep, that's what I've got down Colin.
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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by ScotRoutes » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:51 pm

That probably rules it out for me as I'm Glasgow 13th/14th to see Skipinnish.

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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by Borderer » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:22 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:21 pm
By precedence it would be 14th/15th December.
Yep, that's what I've got down Colin.
Great, now we just need the 'where'.

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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:29 pm

Obviously you don't have to go with that date.
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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by htrider » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:36 pm

Errrmmm
Borders if Colin isn't going??
Ben Alder area using Culra bothy
Duinish again
Could do a Fife bivvy in the place at Falkland - I could make enquiries about getting it 'officially' if there is going to be a gang of us
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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by Ray Young » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:57 pm

Time again for a return Southwards I'd say but I'm leaving it for others to decide this year. I'll try to do a coal drop if I can.

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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by Alan63 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:17 pm

Fraser and I should be up for winter bivvy trip.

Could be a gathering of the young team if Fraser and Joe make it.

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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by ScotRoutes » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:23 pm

That might lower the average age to around 59.

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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by Borderer » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:29 pm

Alan63 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:17 pm
Fraser and I should be up for winter bivvy trip.

Could be a gathering of the young team if Fraser and Joe make it.
That sounds great :-bd

Yes lots of southern bothy options - might be good if we are all coming from the central belt or south.
Dryfehead or Greensykes both have three rooms (two with heat sources) or Roughside is huge and might be fun. It has lost its former dodgy rep and is a nice place now - it is in England though so it might not work for the Scottish meetup!

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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by AlasdairMc » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:58 pm

htrider wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:36 pm
Ben Alder area using Culra bothy
Just make sure not to inhale while staying there!

That place last time was good, or we could go to one of the Arrochar / Loch Lomond ones?

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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by htrider » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:52 pm

We need a tin pot dictator!
Slight balance of favour to the borders (sorry Colin, I'm sure your gig will be good) so Dryfehead??
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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by whitestone » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:07 pm

htrider wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:52 pm
We need a tin pot dictator!
Slight balance of favour to the borders (sorry Colin, I'm sure your gig will be good) so Dryfehead??
Feel free to usurp me
Which made me think of this ...

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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by RIP » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:36 pm

:lol: Big fan of Larson. I like the two deer chatting to each other, both standing up on hind legs of course, with one having a giant archery target on his chest. Other one says "bummer of a birthmark, Hal". In fact I actually had a mug at one time with that one printed on it. Or the three-scene one, with a field full of cows. First scene they're also standing around on hind legs talking and one shouts "car!". Second scene, car goes past with all the cows on four legs chewing grass. Third scene, car gone, all the cows back nattering again. For all I know that's what Cumbrian cows do anyway Bob! It's fun everyone all having their own personal favourite ones.
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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by whitestone » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:48 pm

My favourite is Professor Schwartzman's dog translation device - there's a bit of depth to it.
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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by Ray Young » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:10 pm

Dryfehead sounds good to me and a coal drop is easy enough, :-bd .

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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by ScotRoutes » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:43 pm

Are there not "rules" about turning up at MBA bothies mob-handed?

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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by Ray Young » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:59 am

ScotRoutes wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:43 pm
Are there not "rules" about turning up at MBA bothies mob-handed?
Yes but the most people attending any Scottish winter bivi I've been to is 6, not exactly a mob Colin. We always ask people to bring alternative sleeping arrangements too.

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Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Post by ScotRoutes » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:22 am

Ah. We had more last year (but also tents etc).

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