I might get lynched for this on here.. But that route up Snowdon has probably been made infinitely more interesting by that Frontera being ditched there - I've joked about that track practically being a motorway before, seems someone thought it actually was . I hardly think there is grounds for complaining about 'ruining the mountain' given that bloody train and glorified roadside cafe on top.
I love the area, but they could build a Weatherspoons on the summit for all I care.. Actually, a cheap pint might actually give me a reason to bother going to it rather than avoid it like a leper colony as I do at the moment!
Bedouin - its a shame they don't make a defender case for the kindle, as if it followed a similar design to my IPad one there is a cover which clips over the front to protect the screen and over the back when you're using the device. I would think even the commuter series case would prevent the type of flex that it seems cracks the screen.
Of course if you want a box for it - pelicase seems the obvious choice to me, again, they're expensive, heavy, bulky and it's only a storage solution; but come with cuttable foam linings, are completely airtight, float, and you could run over the case in a truck with no harm done. They are a fairly hardcore option to protect a kindle though!
As per first reply, I have otterbox cases for my iPad and iPhone, and while they are neither light, nor cheap, I'm pretty sure I could beat someone to death with either of them with no harm done to the devices
I'm still humming and ahhing about a kindle as I do spend lots of time in very sunny places where the kindle just makes lots of sense for all sorts of reasons, even though i own an iPad.
I'd think someone filtering with something like a drink safe, boiling it, and then tabbing it as well would normally be a bit of an overkill in many mountainous areas, but then it depends entirely on the water source and your situation. That said, I always carry puritabs, and a drinksafe bag on longer trips.
I've climbed on the Arabian peninsular, and there are very few water sources there, and even fewer I'd drink from without filtration and chemical treatment - and there aren't many bugs living in that water that don't live in ours. I'd rather not ingest them! It's a small, but easily avoided, risk.
In a more extreme survival situation, you're instructed that even rainwater cannot be assumed to be free of pathogens/pollution and safe to drink and that it should be treated in the same way as water from any other source. Of course thats in a situation where even the slightest stomach problem can indirectly result in your death.
As it's heading towards that time of year again.. Does anyone have any recommendations for companies providing winter skills training (2 or 5 day courses)? Remarks on value, quality of instruction, etc very welcome Personally speaking, area isn't that important; but comments about how easy the location is to get to in normal winter weather would probably be useful!