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Discussion: Did you see this?

in: Kitch

Dec 6, 2016 12:54 PM # 
Dec 7, 2016 7:48 AM # 
Interested in your thoughts about the validity of calling this a 'winter' record given the largely snow free conditions. I remember you once correcting my description of a Cairngorm's run around this time of year as 'wintry not winter' conditions.
Dec 7, 2016 10:08 AM # 
I did see it
Harder than you standard summer round of course given the dark and the cold(ish) and always a great effort to complete.

I don't think it bears comparison to Jon's round though
Jon's was in (truely awesome) full on winter conditions and he ran solo
This; a dusting of snow high up and supported, both on and off the hill.

Approach and conditions need to be recorded alongside the time as is generally done for winter Bob Grahams. I guess it comes down to season is one thing, conditions entirely another
Dec 8, 2016 10:45 PM # 
Impressive, but he's wearing shorts, which tells you all you need to know.
Dec 9, 2016 12:23 PM # 
One of the paradoxical aspects of doing a round in full winter conditions is that support on the hill becomes impractical. You need to carry something like 6kg of gear (extra clothes, food, axe, crampons, water, I had a stove even) so that you can (hopefully) deal with the cold and the conditions.
As soon as you ask someone else to carry that lot for you , plus what they need to be safe, then there is no way they could keep up with you.

funny that I had noticed how cold it wasn't from photos showing he was wearing a single open-necked top, but not that he was just is shorts.

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