2017 - a year in pics
by matt_outandabout » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:04 pm
A pic a month of you outdoors....
January, Ben Chonzie with added frost nip.
Ben Chonzie hillwalk by Matt Robinson, on Flickr
February, Bike Club XC race
Wallace Warriors / Stirling Bike Club Race by Matt Robinson, on Flickr
March was cold and snowy.
Sherrifmuir view to Trossachs by Matt Robinson, on Flickr
April, Buchaille Etive Mor on a stunning day.
Buachaille Etive Mor by Matt Robinson, on Flickr
May, Leading and Assessing multiple DofE – this pic sums up some of the ‘fun’…
How not too... by Matt Robinson, on Flickr
June, three Cairnwell Munro’s (ugliest in the land?) with a newbie hillwalker/new extended family member
Carn Aosda, Carn a'Gheoidh, The Cairnwell by Matt Robinson, on Flickr
July, Les Gets. This pic sums up my week – massive descent down from GR5 having fun on the old Sanderson.
Les Gets, Geneva and Paris 2017 by Matt Robinson, on Flickr
August, and a very speedy ascent of Carn Liath
Carn Liath by Matt Robinson, on Flickr
September was somewhat foreign for work…
Beijing, Singapore and Yangon80 2017 by Matt Robinson, on Flickr
October half term was wet and cold, still got out. Loch Rannoch round
Loch Rannoch Round by Matt Robinson, on Flickr
November and Comrie was rocking our days out…
Comrie Croft ride (again!) by Matt Robinson, on Flickr
December – a wander in the snow last week.
Glen Kendrum Walk Dec17 by Matt Robinson, on Flickr
by Mal Grey » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:39 pm
I'll have to do something similar, going to be a little paddle-biased but there have been a few other trips too! Will look out some photos tonight.
by Mal Grey » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:55 pm
New Year at Low Wray on Windermere
Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair via Lochivroan Bothy
Morar & Nevis canoe trip, serious paddlin’ with kids.
Walks, mountain bike rides, and paddles around the Cele and Lot rivers, borrowing a friend’s house in Cajarc.
Canoeing the amazing Gorges du Tarn
Start of our outstanding Rogen to Roros adventure, sunset in Rogen in Sweden
Continuing that unforgettable 12 day adventure into Norway, paddling the Roa River across the border from Sweden
The Hamble river, Hampshire, amongst other local adventures.
The Peak District, for my dad and my uncle’s joint 80th birthday.
Lovely days and evenings on local walks and rivers; Newark Priory
Snow on Leith Hill
Bonus photo: Bikepacking the South Downs, with a bivi on the tops (yesterday…)
One more trip to end the year; New Year in Buttermere
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!
by matt_outandabout » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:43 pm
Come on folks, what have you been up to?
by Sgurr » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:55 pm
and I guess I will never finish as am too much of a feartie for the St. Kilda sea-stacks....but it's been good while it's lasted.
1. Creag Scalbsdale R,s final highland Marilyn
2. Sgurr Marcasaidh my final highland Marilyn
3. Beinn Mheadonach our joint final mainland Marilyn
4. Sgurr na Stri (not the summit, but has the better photo) our joint final Skye Marilyn
5. Y Aran R's final Welsh Marilyn
6. Carnedd Llewllyn my final Welsh Marilyn
Scariest hill...never meant to do this bit of the Nantlle ridge in this weather
P1060009 by Margaret Squires, on Flickr
2nd scariest hill. Missed the line down on the Shiants and ended up bum sliding down the cliff in slippery waterproof trousers(no photo)
P1090333 by Margaret Squires, on Flickr
by BlackPanther » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:57 am
We had a good year hill-wise: collecting Munros, Corbetts, Grahams, even a few Sub'2 Marylins. 83 summits altogether... Some of the best moments:
Winter was non-existent, but cloud inversions happened everywhere we went...
A short month but at last some snowy-icy conditions!
Celebrating Valentines Day Panther style, on Fannichs ridge:
Many trips, mostly Grahams and Corbetts, but the best was Beinn na Lap through the back door... a good way to turn a boring Munro into an exciting trip!
You can move that mountain if you just believe... You can move that mountain down into the sea...
Another good chunk of C's and G's...
...including the last touch of winter madness...
...but the highlight of the month was the spring WH Meet.
Fantastic month, superb weather. Back to Munro bagging! And a very special group of Munros: we started our Fisherfield campaign.
The slabs of Mullach Coire Mhoc Fhearchair:
Mountain madness returns:
Weather took the turn for worse, but we had 2 weeks of hols planned and didn't shy from walking in the rain We visited many interesting places, including...
... the less know parts of Trotternish Ridge:
...spooky plane crash sites:
..and continued our Fisherfield campaign:
The wildcamping month!
We returned to the Fisherfields once again...
...and survived Armegeddon on A' Mhaighdean:
Later in the month, bagging Beinn Trillieachan, I caught up with Kevin on Corbetts!
This was the month of rocky hills!
Fun on Foinaven:
Exploring gorges in Torridon:
Fighting health issues, we pushed on...
The mountain of the month was Streap...
... but we appreciated easier hills, like the Bennachie complex:
A quieter month due to unsettled weather.
Hills without views, but with bog in abundance
First touch of frost and snow!
Birthday girl going winter-mad on Garbh Bheinn:
Another superb WH Meet...
...and true winter wonderland:
Usually a month dedicated to Christmas rush, but we managed to squeeze in a couple of hills...
...and fun it was
If I can have just one wish for 2018, I wish for the New Year to be as good as the passing one!
Merry Christmas Everyone
by Mal Grey » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:08 am
BP/Kevin/Lucy - yet more proof that you lot never stop wandering! Long may it continue...and keep up the daftness!
by Sgurr » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:19 pm
Mal, you can do any combination of photo montages on this site. Have great fun with it
by matt_outandabout » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:33 pm
by nigheandonn » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:50 pm
by malky_c » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:07 pm
by malky_c » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:52 pm
A fairly mild weekend late in the month allowed me to squeeze in a good 20 miles or so in the Cairngorms while checking up on Corrour bothy:
Mostly a poor month for walking, but torrential rain and melting snow briefly stopped down in Glen Affric:
A hard choice for the highlight. Was it staying in An Cladach bothy on Islay (with some nocturnal ramblings)...
...or was it a walk over Sgurr nan Eugallt to Barisdale?
Much more cycling this year, including a 6 night bothying /cycling tour that took in Coulin, Skye, Ardgour and the Kinlochleven meet:
Another hard choice, with the feel of an early summer while walking from Inverlael to Aultguish...
...and again crossing the Cairngorms from Glenmore to Braemar (with a night at Bob Scott's):
Another poor month, but saved late on by an overnight trip to Olisdal bothy on Skye, and a wander round the Idrigill coast:
Mostly spent working down south, but there's always time to slip in an after-work summit camp on Cul Mor on one of those rare days at home:
From Spey Dam to Spey Bay on the bike - a fantastic day out:
A 3-way tie between going home to Wales and going up Tryfan and Bristly Ridge for the first time in about 8 years...
...going coast to coast up the Great Glen on a big green thing...
...and finally reaching that most coveted of bothies - Kearvaig (but not in the big green thing):
Mostly short days out in October, but a lovely last autumn wander over Iorguill and Beinn Enaglair before the snow hit (to complement Mal Grey's winter shot):
Little of consequence other than cycling down to the Loch Laggan meet and joining Alteknacker for one of the finest late autumn/early winter days out on the hills north of Kinloch Hourn:
December (so far)
A temporary new home in the NE and a mild patch before it all went icy, and I took the train down to the North Yorkshire Moors for a wander over Roseberry Topping:
by litljortindan » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:02 pm
Hoy and Eigg were the highlights.
by litljortindan » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:51 pm
Hoy and Eigg were the highlights.
DSCN0100 by John Little, on Flickr
JAN Didn't see much of my only 2017 Munro but successfully executed my hydration plan and didn't aggravate my hernia.
DSCN0338 by John Little, on Flickr
FEB An abandoned walk to Ben Hee did yield some good views.
DSCN7406 by John Little, on Flickr
MAR At Rackwick Bay I was put off a burn crossing as I hadn't the means to keep my feet dry and didn't fancy a soggy footed walk so diverted south to The Berry...
DSCN7479 by John Little, on Flickr
One of the highlights of my walking year. Not much of an ascent or walk effort wise but amazing colours.
DSCN8010 by John Little, on Flickr
Some last patches of snow.
DSCN8730 by John Little, on Flickr
APR Only the one walk in April to a surprisingly fine Skye sea cliff.
DSCN9542 by John Little, on Flickr
MAY Eigg was the other highlight of the year.
DSCN9774 by John Little, on Flickr
DSC00216 by John Little, on Flickr
JUN Only one walk due to a knackered knee. Damned astroturf or damned old knees.
DSC00595c by John Little, on Flickr
JUL On the wonderful Hoy once again.
DSC00655c by John Little, on Flickr
DSC00661c by John Little, on Flickr
DSC01638 by John Little, on Flickr
And a pleasant surprise elsewhere.
DSC02107c by John Little, on Flickr
AUG Another pleasant surprise in August.
DSC02600 by John Little, on Flickr
SEP And in September too.
DSC03403 by John Little, on Flickr
DSC03673 by John Little, on Flickr
DSC04344 by John Little, on Flickr
by Mal Grey » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:09 pm
Keep 'em coming folks, I'm a sucker for this sort of thing, love seeing the highlights of other folks' years.