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The Inevitable Plans for 2016 Thread
by Sgurr » Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:03 am
Did 92 Marilyns here and there, mostly a long way there (Wales) , and some Donalds.
by 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
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
by rockhopper » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:01 pm
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
by 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
by 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 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 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.
by weaselmaster » Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:10 pm
Get to 110 Grahams
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.
by simon-b » Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:08 pm
by kaye.cantlay » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:21 pm
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.
by Lightfoot2017 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:46 pm
Lightfoot2017 wrote:Nothing overly ambitious, having failed miserably in the bulk of my 2015 targets….
1) Make halfway (should be doable!)
2) Take my number of solo hills over the 100 mark
3) Get up at least another 2-3 Munros with my two wee boys
6) Ben Klibreck
7) Conival-BM Assynt
Nevis via the CMD arête
- If I get these half dozen or so within c.30 hills this year I’ll be delighted.
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.
by 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 - Achieved that
That said, I'm a baker's dozen from compleating the Munros, so would like to achieve that sometime during 2016 - Failed that
I'd also be keen on a double compleation by ticking off the remaining 27 Donalds if I can 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
May not have hit all my targets.....but I did discover the joy of sub 2000
by 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 - 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) - Success
Hopefully will be at all the WH meets and hook up with anyone who doesn't mind me tagging along
Should be great year - Bring it on - Part Success
Been a fabulous year, the highlight was the 14.5hr marathon in Fisherfield 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
Just need someone to start the 2017 thread
by 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.
by 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.
by 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!
by 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
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 )
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.