Monday, 30 July 2007

Paramo Cascada Trousers

I splashed out on a pair of Paramo Cascada trousers today. I know they don't have lots of pocketses, but they seem to live up to the hype. The Cascada's would save me taking separate waterproof overtrousers.

If I was walking long distances I'd probably carry a pair of 'hotel trousers' anyway -which could be my normal light trousers. I am looking forward to trying them out.

Good fitting in the shop, HillTrek of Aboyne. Never been in it before, but a packed gear shop. Gave me a membership discount too. Nice.

Weather was naff this weekend in the Cairngorms, so I didn't go out. Despite a threatened virtual poking with a virtual stick from Simon. So went for a run out to Braemar with the big camera, but the light was yeuchy.


Caught up with the last of Bob's podcasts from the European OutDoor Show (link).


Watched BBC1's new programme "Mountain". It had me worried in places, but Mr Jones is a big boy, and I'm sure had training. I recognised some of the faces he pulled, when Am Basteir "The Executioner" was mentioned. I just checked in Cicerone, it means "The Baptiser" but is often referred to by the other translation. Hey ho.


Across on the TGO News Desk, there's an article on some filmed ascents in the Cairngorms in mid-August. (link)