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Martin Rye (rye1966) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me I work with the homeless in the East of England. Scotland is my main destination to go backpacking. I am a backpacker, nothing more.
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All Forum Posts by Martin Rye

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Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike
My good friend Terry has launched a new funding appeal to make a new movie called: Life of a Mountain Scafell Pike. Terry made the Cairngorms in Winter with Chris Townsend, so he has a proven tra...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike
August 27, 5:46am

Re: Re: Greenland
Check this link out too about Greenland: - note they had a rifle due to bear risks. Next the links to Joery epic trip there: http...

In Post-Trip Reports » Greenland
August 23, 2:01pm

Re: well...
Dave and Ken agree 100%. I also point out to Hendrik's friends here on this debate that he insults and creates ridicule, and when challenged on it we see nothing from you. But when we cha...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Where's Hendrik?
August 14, 2:25pm

Re: Re: Re: Where's Hendrik?
No one is doing anything more than asking questions to a person who keeps giving no answers to the questions asked. Nothing more. Simple fact David 2 years ago he was funded on the appeal for ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Where's Hendrik?
August 11, 10:22am

Re: Where's Hendrik?
Thanks Ken, As we know Benjamin is a mate of Hendrik. Its looking more a case of deflection from the questions raised here and the lack of answers from Hendrik again. After all the German UL f...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Where's Hendrik?
August 11, 9:47am

Re: Re: hendrik
Hendrik guides very little and based on his adverts this year has taken very few people on trips - and cancelled trips advertised. He is also not paid to test gear. Read his blog statements. ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Where's Hendrik?
August 11, 12:29am

Re: Re: More questions than answers from Hendrik
Ken yet more breathtaking arrogance from Hendrik. He should have said he would make it up to you. Have a DVD on me and sorry I failed, broke promise after promise. How he will get a full accoun...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Where's Hendrik?
August 10, 9:38am

More questions than answers from Hendrik
Interesting update Hendrik. You tell us the videos take a long time to film and make. Then post a still photo from a recent episode you claim to be making. Yet I note the photo seems to be...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Where's Hendrik?
August 10, 2:39am

Re: Update
So what happened to all the money and the finish by August deadline? Backers have a right to know and not just MFL forum members.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Where's Hendrik?
July 30, 7:13am

Where is Hendrik when not buying new expensive gear and going climbing
UPDATE: Hendrik emailed this today: Hei everyone! Here's the latest with the production of Ultralight A-Z. In case you missed the previous mention, this project is running late. I u...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Where's Hendrik?
July 30, 3:44am

All Reader Reviews by Martin Rye

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Haglofs LIM55 LIM55
The LIM55 is a good pack with a claimed weight of 1075G - on my scales it tips in at 1092. The pack has aluminium 6005 - T6 bar as a frame with perforated foam for comfort and padding on the back. It...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
July 15, 6:36am

The Backpacker's Handbook by Chris Townsend
As backpacking is about getting out in to the wilderness and not gear the book is superb. Some hike light and some heavy. Chris caters for each. It helps the beginner steering them to make good inf...

In Books and Media
June 25, 4:16pm

Inov8 RocLite 318 GTX
Used these on my last backpack for a week in Scotland. Poor paths and often no paths, yet comfort all the way. Only concern would be to hot in summer due to the lining. I had no heel lift and total...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
June 11, 11:19am

Alpkit CarbonLite
A while back I gave these poles 5 out 5. A year on they are not used. Poor quality control is an issue. The handles slip of and the tips were fast and the baskets fall of. Under a year is not acce...

In Trekking Poles
June 09, 1:44pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
It’s a great pad, no leaks, no problems. It’s given me comfort all over the hills and dales. As for the view it’s on the heavy side trust me it feels lighter to have one of these in your pack after ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 19, 5:04pm

Terra Nova Laser
Nice to see some one appreciating this tent more than the Laser competition. I bought this to replace my Hilleberg Akto as I was fed up of being cramped do to poor head room. I love the Laser and it...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
April 05, 11:54am

Gregory G pack
I bought this pack for a two week coast to coast rout across Scotland (TGO 07) I needed a light pack that was stable as I intended to do a few summits via ridges etc. The good points where comfort at...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 11, 4:22pm

Hilleberg Akto
I used an Akto for three years. Great tent though strong wind does blow the sides in. Not one for tall people like me at 6ft 2. You won’t be able to sit up and the sloping sides get annoying after ...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
December 09, 4:59pm