This forum is for general discussion about walking and scrambling... If writing a report or sharing your experiences from a route, please use the other boards.

The Inevitable Plans for 2016 Thread

Re: The Inevitable Plans for 2016 Thread

Postby Sgurr » Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:03 am

Didn't really make plans last year, except a secret wish to stay this side of the grass. Achieved.
Did 92 Marilyns here and there, mostly a long way there (Wales) , and some Donalds.
User avatar
Munro compleatist
Posts: 4376
Munros:282   Corbetts:222
Grahams:219   Donalds:89
Sub 2000:569   Hewitts:139
Wainwrights:160   Islands:58
Joined: Nov 15, 2010
Location: Fife

Re: The Inevitable Plans for 2016 Thread

Postby BobMcBob » Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:20 am

BobMcBob wrote:1. Go to Scotland in winter
2. See a cloud inversion at dawn from above
3. Summit camp, somewhere. Preferably A'Mhaighdean
4. Sell a framed print of one of my photographs :)

I'll be stupidly happy if achieve that. The northwest is 10 hours away from here. On the other hand I'm self employed so if I live on beans for a year I can afford it and nobody can stop me :D

I'm leaving

5. Move to Wester Ross

for next year. Probably. I live in hope, to be honest.

If November and early December counts as winter then I managed the first one. Did my first snow-covered Munro and shivered a lot so I'm counting it.
After hurting my back about a week after writing that, carrying heavy camping loads for long distances has become even less likely, hence the second and third ones might have to wait.
I did sell several prints and canvasses, though if I want to retire on it I'm going have to sell that many every day :)
As for the fifth one, well I can still dream :)
User avatar
Posts: 1420
Munros:73   Corbetts:14
Sub 2000:1   Hewitts:33
Joined: Jul 26, 2011
Location: In a van, somewhere

Re: The Inevitable Plans for 2016 Thread

Postby rockhopper » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:01 pm

Looking back at the "start of the year plan":

Right now just managing to get out to a hill would be a good plan MANAGED THAT
No fixed plans STILL DON'T
Hope to fit in more camping trips MANAGED THAT
...and maybe a bothy DIDN'T MANAGE THAT
Need to get the planning cap on STILL WORK IN PROGRESS

Happy Christmas and a good New Year to all - cheers :)
User avatar
Posts: 6638
Munros:282   Corbetts:218
Grahams:64   Donalds:89
Sub 2000:9   Hewitts:2
Wainwrights:3   Islands:19
Joined: May 31, 2009
Location: Glasgow

Re: The Inevitable Plans for 2016 Thread

Postby Backpacker » Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:16 pm

Backpacker wrote:Get down to my last 100 Munro's

Summit Camp (I've been promising myself this for years)

Get better at taking pictures

Just keep enjoying myself when out and about

What I managed this year
User avatar
Posts: 1292
Munros:281   Corbetts:58
Grahams:35   Donalds:4
Sub 2000:51   
Joined: Jan 8, 2013
Location: Laurencekirk

Re: The Inevitable Plans for 2016 Thread

Postby Cairngorm creeper » Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:04 pm

Cairngorm creeper wrote:To enjoy the hills in all four seasons, improve my tolerance of exposure :roll: and increase the distance/ascent we can manage in a day. It would be nice to reach 100 Munro's (if I were counting).
If the weather is kind a trip to Skye, more walking in Kintail, The Saddle , CMD Arete and the Ring of Steall and Ben Alder.

Certainly enjoyed the hills in all four seasons :) and far more tolerant of exposure although a way to go here :crazy: and made the 100 Munros. Several good trips to Skye and Kintail, But didn't manage any of the specifics except the Saddle, so they will have to be on the list for next year.
User avatar
Cairngorm creeper
Posts: 690
Munros:140   Corbetts:21
Grahams:6   Donalds:1
Sub 2000:1   Hewitts:15
Joined: Jun 4, 2013
Location: Grantown-on-spey

Re: The Inevitable Plans for 2016 Thread

Postby weaselmaster » Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:10 pm

Complete the Donalds
Get to 110 Grahams
54 Munros
Cuillin ridge traverse
More wild camps

Mixed bag really

Completed the Donalds/New Donalds at Eastertime
Have reached 167 Grahams, so better than expected
A dismal 16 Munros however.
Didn't manage the Cuillin ridge traverse due to my tennis elbow and sick kid's back problems.
Did a few wild camps but still fewer than I'd like

Managed the Welsh Furths, got past 1000 Simms and my 600th Marilyn, so quite happy overall.
User avatar
Hill Bagger
Posts: 1899
Munros:214   Corbetts:44
Grahams:76   Donalds:89
Sub 2000:359   Hewitts:31
Wainwrights:15   Islands:28
Joined: Aug 22, 2012
Location: Greenock

Re: The Inevitable Plans for 2016 Thread

Postby simon-b » Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:08 pm

I had no plan, just a dream. It came true! Let's hope many of you have similar luck for the coming year :D
User avatar
Munro compleatist
Posts: 1917
Munros:282   Corbetts:30
Grahams:7   Donalds:12
Sub 2000:1   Hewitts:156
Wainwrights:214   Islands:4
Joined: Jan 2, 2012
Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Re: The Inevitable Plans for 2016 Thread

Postby kaye.cantlay » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:21 pm

I exceeded my plans :-)

Climbed my last 89 Munros and compleated on Mull in September - still over the moon about it.

Made a start on the Corbetts and Grahams but in no particular hurry to finish them.

Managed to survive my first wild camps solo - fantastic experiences.

Not part of my original plans but did a Summer Mountain Leader course at Glenmore.....giving me plenty of work to do next year to get to assessment standard.
Posts: 298
Munros:282   Corbetts:149
Grahams:58   Donalds:89
Sub 2000:16   Hewitts:205
Wainwrights:214   Islands:12
Joined: Oct 24, 2011

Re: The Inevitable Plans for 2016 Thread

Postby Lightfoot2017 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:46 pm

Lightfoot2017 wrote:Nothing overly ambitious, having failed miserably in the bulk of my 2015 targets…. :crazy:

1) Make halfway (should be doable!) :lol:
2) Take my number of solo hills over the 100 mark :D
3) Get up at least another 2-3 Munros with my two wee boys
4) Suilven
5) Slioch
6) Ben Klibreck
7) Conival-BM Assynt
8) Nevis via the CMD arête

- If I get these half dozen or so within c.30 hills this year I’ll be delighted. :wink:

But overall, just to have some more fab days out.

Managed 1,2,3 and 8.

But stalled badly overall. Only managed 13 ticks this year, when my annual average is c30 or so. Have lost my mojo quite severely this year for personal and work reasons. Hoping I can unearth it again in 2017.

Wishing everyone a very happy festive season, and a prosperous and successful 2017.

User avatar
Mountain Walker
Posts: 796
Joined: Jun 28, 2012
Location: Dunfermline

Re: The Inevitable Plans for 2016 Thread

Postby PeteR » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:51 am

PeteR wrote:As always I just want to be able to get out more often than not and enjoy good days on the hills :D - Achieved that

That said, I'm a baker's dozen from compleating the Munros, so would like to achieve that sometime during 2016 :wink: - Failed that

I'd also be keen on a double compleation by ticking off the remaining 27 Donalds if I can :D Adding all the Donald tops would also be nice, but isn't quite so high on my list of walking priorities. - Failed that too

Then just keep the Corbett and Graham totals ticking along nicely - Poor return on the Corbetts, but quite a few Grahams ticked :D

May not have hit all my targets.....but I did discover the joy of sub 2000 :D
User avatar
Munro compleatist
Posts: 2056
Munros:282   Corbetts:158
Grahams:89   Donalds:89
Sub 2000:176   Hewitts:3
Joined: Jan 27, 2010
Location: North Ayrshire

Re: The Inevitable Plans for 2016 Thread

Postby Fife Flyer » Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:28 pm

Fife Flyer wrote:The plan is compleat in the summer with only 38 left, sounds easy but there are going to be some monster/challenging days. No compleation date set yet, depends on the weather playing ball and really starting to improve. Let's hope that yellow thing in the sky makes many long awaited appearances - Success

Ben More on Mull is the finale, date will be posted :wink: - Success

Plans are well under way, trip to Knoydart and Skye almost sorted, Mullardoch will also be a challenging outing will be posting details. The major problem is going to be Fisherfield but am sure I can come up with a cunning plan as I don't do camping (mainly because I don't have a tent) :lol: - Success

Hopefully will be at all the WH meets and hook up with anyone who doesn't mind me tagging along :lol:
Should be great year - Bring it on :wink: - Part Success

Been a fabulous year, the highlight was the 14.5hr marathon in Fisherfield :roll: Loved every minute of our trip to Skye, probably the biggest surprise was how much I fell in love with Knoydart - just loved everything about it, island mentality on the UK mainland 8) 8)
Just need someone to start the 2017 thread :lol: :lol: :lol:
User avatar
Fife Flyer
Munro compleatist
Posts: 2383
Munros:195   Corbetts:42
Grahams:21   Donalds:37
Sub 2000:120   Hewitts:2
Joined: May 15, 2013
Location: Guess?

Re: The Inevitable Plans for 2016 Thread

Postby Fairweather Softie » Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:35 pm

Fairweather Softie wrote:1. Get to at least half way with Munros.
2. Stop ignoring hills closer to Glasgow because they are not Munros.
3. Do some more camping to save the 3hr drives each way.
4. Do a wild camp
5. Break my Skye virginity.

Suppose all the above makes the assumption that it will stop raining at some point......

Failed on all apart from number 2...., on a more positive note I did buy a new house and spend every penny and spare minute decorating it.

Always next year, so I'm keeping these 5 aspirations and instead of get to half way with Munros I'm upping it to 200.
Fairweather Softie
Posts: 119
Munros:141   Corbetts:5
Grahams:4   Donalds:5
Sub 2000:3   Hewitts:5
Joined: Oct 31, 2009
Location: Glasgow

Re: The Inevitable Plans for 2016 Thread

Postby mrssanta » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:19 am

mrssanta wrote:Take Coldwetandhungry to Torridon, where she has never been.

Didn't do that, but had a lot of fun doing other things. CWH is "off" going places with the oldies.
User avatar
Mountain Walker
Posts: 3046
Munros:252   Corbetts:11
Sub 2000:9   Hewitts:44
Wainwrights:40   Islands:8
Joined: Jul 18, 2011
Location: north yorkshire moors

Re: The Inevitable Plans for 2016 Thread

Postby BoyVertiginous » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:22 pm

Mmmm...must have inhaled something when suggested reaching 75 munros, don't think I was even at 50 at the time?! Did many more hills in other categories in 2015 and had memorable days on An Teallach (Munros & Tops); the Skye Cuillin (seven of them done so far); as well as some great days out on Corbetts, Grahams, Donalds and Sub-2K's.

Didn't make it to Assynt this year due to other commitments but, Ardnamurchan was better than ever.

Shall keep chipping away. WHW is still a possibility for 2016, full Cuillin traverse is on the cards (despite my sister nicking the weekend for her wedding), plus a winter trip to Skye & Kintail and another Summer assault on Knoydart.

A very good year, despite other commitments.
No WHW and no Cuillin traverse but did manage 4 repeats and two new ones in Skye, though forced to retreat from the Pinn in foul weather. Also a new winter route on Marsco and an amazing wintry epic on the 5 Sisters of Kintail.
Plenty of sub-2k's with the family and have added to the munro and Corbett count but not so much to the Graham or Donald count.
Spent my 50th birthday on Chrualiste with the dog; spent my first night in a bothy recently; a brilliant wild weekend in Knoydart in June; 2nd ascent on Nevis, 20 years after the first, this time via CMD. Happy with my lot!
User avatar
Hill Bagger
Posts: 1229
Munros:207   Corbetts:66
Grahams:25   Donalds:11
Sub 2000:41   Hewitts:7
Wainwrights:14   Islands:17
Joined: Jun 14, 2011
Location: california

Re: The Inevitable Plans for 2016 Thread

Postby BlackPanther » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:54 am

BlackPanther wrote:The idea is to get to 200 Munros in 2016.

This was the main target - managed it and half way point on Corbetts as well :D :D
I was fighting against the wind this year, knee injury and cr**ppy summer, still statistics are not drastically bad. 24 Ms, 16 Cs an 18 Gs.

From my list of hopes...
Did Beinn Dearg four
Went to 2 to WH meets
Finished the Cairngorms
Cycled up to Geldie Munros (and almost gave up on climbing hills :lol: :lol: :lol: )
Visited the lovely Pitmedden Gardens in full bloom

Bad summer meant we didn't get around to wild camping (though Lurg Mhor & Cheescake camp was planned) and we had to retreat from Foinaven due to gusty wind. Also still have 2 Torridon Corbetts left to do. Hopefully 2017 wil be better weather-wise and we can tackle some of the most remote Munros.
User avatar
Mountain Walker
Posts: 3464
Munros:260   Corbetts:165
Sub 2000:48   
Joined: Nov 2, 2010
Location: Beauly, Inverness-shire


Walkhighlands community forum is advert free

We need help to keep the site online.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by setting up a monthly donation by direct debit?

Return to General discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Paderlan and 23 guests