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DannyC on 13 Jun 2014
There's something strangely comic about this photo:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=180754

You can really feel the aching hips, clammy sheughs, and hot aches in the morning.

Anyone got any pictures of particularly terrible spots to share?
Rick Graham on 13 Jun 2014
In reply to DannyC:
Uncomfortable? Really?

At least they can lie down. Try hanging in your harness all night :-(

and no sleeping bag :-(
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top cat - on 13 Jun 2014
In reply to DannyC:

That look almost like luxury..............even the weather is grand!
Gav M - on 14 Jun 2014
In reply to DannyC:

Some pictures of my Wednesday night bivvy in Coire Domhain in this blog post. To be honest it wasn't that shit.

http://livingmountain.net/2014/06/cairngorm-bivvy-on-a-school-night.html

The pic of the bivvy site shows a snowbank where a few years ago I spent a night so shit that at one point I seriously felt we might not make it through to morning! Account below....

http://livingmountain.net/project/a-room-without-a-view
In reply to Gav M:

"Twelve hours that would otherwise have been forgotten, diluted by a thousand similar evenings, had been converted into an indelible memory that I will take to the grave or at least to the advent of senility."

I love that sentiment.
psaunders - on 14 Jun 2014
In reply to DannyC:

I endured a totally miserable bivvy on Dartmoor in November. It was my second night out and my sleeping bag was still damp from the first night. It was bitterly cold overnight and I ended up with quite a thick layer of ice sandwiched between the sleeping bag and bivi bag. I got a few hours of sleep before waking up at 4am and then shivering for 5 hours waiting for the sun to rise. All this time several Dartmoor ponies kept galloping around and knocking into me.

The views the next morning almost made up for it.

I considered burning the bivi bag when I got home, just to make sure I never did it again.

Ponies: http://imgur.com/WHkkMse
Valley: http://imgur.com/IuCBhfo
Clouds: http://i.imgur.com/Md61ap5

Gav M - on 14 Jun 2014
In reply to DannyC:

> sheughs

Is that the proper spelling of the Scots or Gaelic word meaning drainage ditch or the region between the bum-cheeks?
Gav M - on 14 Jun 2014
In reply to Submit to Gravity:

> "Twelve hours that would otherwise have been forgotten, diluted by a thousand similar evenings, had been converted into an indelible memory that I will take to the grave or at least to the advent of senility."

> I love that sentiment.

Cheers, glad it struck a chord!

needvert on 14 Jun 2014
In reply to Gav M:

Great writeup regarding room without a view! I enjoyed it.
jkarran - on 14 Jun 2014
In reply to DannyC:

No pics but a friend and I spent a very rough stormy night on the floor in sleeping bags at south stack Gogarth. We planned to sleep in the car but a Z3 with leather seats that don't recline is torture to sleep in. The floor was better until the wind got up so we moved into the lee of the car then the rain came, gallons of it then the puddles formed. A kindly German chap came over with a quiet "Are you ok? Zee English are strange!" and hot coffee from his camper van in the morning.

Actually not a bad nights sleep as these things go, the mocking German made it memorable :)

jk
walts4 - on 15 Jun 2014
In reply to DannyC:
> Anyone got any pictures of particularly terrible spots to share?



http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=182683
Trangia - on 15 Jun 2014
In reply to DannyC:
No pics but I was hitch hiking back from a trip to Skye in the 1960s and we had been dropped off by a lorry in Edinburgh. My mate had an aunt who lived there so we went round to her house to see if she was in. She wasn't, so we went round the back to see if there was an unlocked shed. It was pissing with rain and very dark. We had no torches and gropped for the door and found an unlocked shed. Once inside we laid out our clothes for padding, put our sleeping bags on them and went to sleep on the hard concrete. When dawn came we found we were in the coal shed which was empty waiting for a delivery, we and everything were black....
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gd303uk - on 15 Jun 2014
In reply to jkarran:

> We planned to sleep in the car but a Z3 with leather seats that don't recline is torture to sleep in.

Did you offer to cut the mocking Germans hair in exchange for the coffee ;)D


funny thread , Zee Engleesh ( British ) are a strange lot. :)
Morgan P - on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to DannyC:

Bivvying at 5000ft on Mount Arthur, New Zealand! It was an AMAZING memory however it was really damn cold (water in our water bottles had started freezing already when we had a drink stop a few hours earlier). A group of us shivering in sleeping bags huddled under tarps on the exposed pinnacle/ridge.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=241157

..Yes there would have been warmer spots but the whole reason we went was to see the sunrise so we wanted the best spot possible!

DannyC on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to all:

Some crackers here. More pics needed!

In reply to Gav M:

I think it's Ulster dialect:
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sheugh

Made famous by the following Mourne classic..:
http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/c.php?i=86377
http://www.mournesclimbers.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=52
DannyC on 16 Jun 2014
DannyC on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to walts4:

Good one!
scott titt - on 16 Jun 2014
DannyC on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to scott titt:

Yep, looks pretty shit. Top marks for camouflage too!
Rigid Raider - on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to DannyC:
I snow-holed in the Cairngorms once on a Tulloch Mountaincraft winter course. After two hours of digging out my britches were soaked and I made the mistake of getting into my sleeping bag with them still on. It was thawing and the ceiling dripped on us all night so we were drenched when we got up and as you all know, down turns to something resembling soggy bog paper when it gets wet.
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DannyC on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to Morgan P:

That looks lovely - definitely not shit enough! :)
alastairbegley - on 16 Jun 2014
In reply to DannyC:

Was planned and I wouldn't describe it as shit, but it was certainly bloody freezing with summer sleeping bags.
http://www.masterplan-mountaineering.co.uk/2013/04/winter-traverse-cuillin-ridge/#attachment_4215
ow arm - on 16 Jun 2014
adamki - on 16 Jun 2014
Dave Searle - on 16 Jun 2014
DannyC on 18 Jun 2014
In reply to Dave Searle:

Haha, love it. The expression on your mate says it all.

Fast and light... and bloody freezing :-)
Dave Searle - on 18 Jun 2014
In reply to DannyC:

Actually that's my face.. Ben is taking the photo.
Mr Fuller on 18 Jun 2014
In reply to DannyC:

I once bivied at Almscliff. I got woken up by one of the very large residents.
http://gearandmountains.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/face-licking-good-bivvying/
DannyC on 18 Jun 2014
In reply to Dave Searle:

You look distinctly unimpressed. Like someone about to fill in a really vicious TripAdvisor rating.
DannyC on 18 Jun 2014
In reply to Mr Fuller:

Could have been worse. If that randy cow had gone to third base (or fourth? I'm never sure of the terminology...) it would have been curtains!
Mr Fuller on 18 Jun 2014
In reply to DannyC:
Just as long as there's no cream... that would have been udderly terrible.
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