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Munro bagging chat and post Covid walks

Munro bagging chat and post Covid walks


Postby johnedenparkin » Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:15 pm

Well I have used this site many times over the years to assist with Munro walk plans and to generally keep up to date with stuff but have never posted a message. What is the world coming to?
Thought it might be an idea to see if I can get some chat going, keep the Munro bagging flame alive and maybe tee up some potential new walking friends for future bagging trips.
To date I have bagged 94 Munros so plenty to look forward to and I had two trips in September based at Bythewaytyndrum staying in my campervan with doggy friend. Had planned to do another six before the end of the year but...... Based in Newcastle and now rightly banned from crossing the border. The last Munro's bagged were Ben Cruachan and it's neighbour. Plan to do the adjacent pair on my next trip then plenty to do in Glencoe.
Difficult to plan ahead obviously at the moment but need to at least think about it to stay sane. Beyond my Munro bagging I have a passion for the Isle of Rum and as an MBA member very much look forward to a return bothying trip there. Been ten times or more over the long term and love it.
Happy to hopefully stimulate some chat and potentially make some new walking contacts.

John
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Re: Munro bagging chat and post Covid walks

Postby Dai S » Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:30 pm

I am recently retired and have plans of adding more Munros to my "tick list". I had to cancel a trip I had in mind to do some of the Crianlarich Munros just as I retired beginning of November, however the lockdown scuppered that ! I am based close to Newcastle and would be up for adding some more Munros to my total. Not too convinced about bothy life, but accept that some of the hills may need a stay in bothies.
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Re: Munro bagging chat and post Covid walks

Postby johnedenparkin » Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:55 pm

Hi David and sounds like we are in similar positions.
Once travel is open maybe we can meet up sometime. I'll keep you posted on my plans. I have a flexible life so tend to take off at quite short notice to catch decent weather slots.
In the meantime I'll keep dog walking at the coast and in Northumberland.
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Re: Munro bagging chat and post Covid walks

Postby Dai S » Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:27 pm

johnedenparkin wrote:Hi David and sounds like we are in similar positions.
Once travel is open maybe we can meet up sometime. I'll keep you posted on my plans. I have a flexible life so tend to take off at quite short notice to catch decent weather slots.
In the meantime I'll keep dog walking at the coast and in Northumberland.


Sounds like a plan, we'll keep in touch and hopefully get out locally when the rules are relaxed. I have done little walking locally most of my walking has been in The Lakes ,Scotland,Yorkshire, and The Peak District.
Have a good Christmas and stay safe.
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Re: Munro bagging chat and post Covid walks

Postby ScotFinn65 » Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:06 am

I am based in Finland. I started Munros about 2 years ago, making 4 trips to Scotland and bagging 56 Munros.

I had 2 trips planned for 2020 but both were postponed until 2021 due to Cov-id. All the logistical arrangements take time and coordination but the; airlines, accommodation, car rental, guided walks etc were all very flexible and allowed re-booking. I didn't lose too much money.

Now my plans are for 10 days in May and 20 days in July.

I have outlined walks covering about 60 Munros but on past experience the actual amount ends up to be 50% of those planned. As the trips are so far in advance l am are the mercy of the weather and some days l just fancy a day off :roll:

Looking forward to it but with the latest surge in cases, l suspect, at least May, will be postponed again :shock:
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Re: Munro bagging chat and post Covid walks

Postby johnedenparkin » Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:41 pm

Yep, not looking good for a trip up north anytime soon! Probably heading for tighter lockdown.
Can't really see a way forward until Easter or beyond the way things are going so plenty time to plan routes and think about it.
Stay safe in the meantime.
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