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2017 - a year in pics

2017 - a year in pics


Postby matt_outandabout » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:04 pm

Shamelessly stolen from STW forum...

A pic a month of you outdoors....

January, Ben Chonzie with added frost nip.
ImageBen Chonzie hillwalk by Matt Robinson, on Flickr

February,
Bike Club XC race
ImageWallace Warriors / Stirling Bike Club Race by Matt Robinson, on Flickr

March was cold and snowy.
ImageSherrifmuir view to Trossachs by Matt Robinson, on Flickr

April, Buchaille Etive Mor on a stunning day.
ImageBuachaille Etive Mor by Matt Robinson, on Flickr

May, Leading and Assessing multiple DofE – this pic sums up some of the ‘fun’…
ImageHow not too... by Matt Robinson, on Flickr

June, three Cairnwell Munro’s (ugliest in the land?) with a newbie hillwalker/new extended family member
ImageCarn 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.

ImageLes Gets, Geneva and Paris 2017 by Matt Robinson, on Flickr


August, and a very speedy ascent of Carn Liath
ImageCarn Liath by Matt Robinson, on Flickr

September was somewhat foreign for work…
ImageBeijing, Singapore and Yangon80 2017 by Matt Robinson, on Flickr

October half term was wet and cold, still got out. Loch Rannoch round
ImageLoch Rannoch Round by Matt Robinson, on Flickr

November and Comrie was rocking our days out…
ImageComrie Croft ride (again!) by Matt Robinson, on Flickr

December – a wander in the snow last week.
ImageGlen Kendrum Walk Dec17 by Matt Robinson, on Flickr
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Re: 2017 - a year in pics

Postby Mal Grey » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:39 pm

Nice one. Looks like lots of fun, Matt.

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.
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Re: 2017 - a year in pics

Postby Mal Grey » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:55 pm

In terms of trips, I’ve had an amazing year, some astonishing places, and some great times with friends in the wilder places of Scotland, France, Scandinavia and Darkest South East England.


January

New Year at Low Wray on Windermere

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February

Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair via Lochivroan Bothy

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March

Beinn Dearg

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April

Morar & Nevis canoe trip, serious paddlin’ with kids.

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May

Walks, mountain bike rides, and paddles around the Cele and Lot rivers, borrowing a friend’s house in Cajarc.


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June

Canoeing the amazing Gorges du Tarn

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July

Start of our outstanding Rogen to Roros adventure, sunset in Rogen in Sweden


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August

Continuing that unforgettable 12 day adventure into Norway, paddling the Roa River across the border from Sweden

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September

The Hamble river, Hampshire, amongst other local adventures.

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October

The Peak District, for my dad and my uncle’s joint 80th birthday.

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November

Lovely days and evenings on local walks and rivers; Newark Priory

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December

Snow on Leith Hill

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Bonus photo: Bikepacking the South Downs, with a bivi on the tops (yesterday…)

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One more trip to end the year; New Year in Buttermere

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!
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Re: 2017 - a year in pics

Postby matt_outandabout » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:43 pm

Brilliant Mal - amazing few adventures...

Come on folks, what have you been up to?
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Re: 2017 - a year in pics

Postby Sgurr » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:55 pm

I've been tying up ends on the Marilyn front. Now need ones in Pairc, Taransay and Pabbay,
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.

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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
ImageP1060009 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)
ImageP1090333 by Margaret Squires, on Flickr
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Re: 2017 - a year in pics

Postby BlackPanther » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:57 am

2017 in pictures - great idea :D :D :D

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:

January
Winter was non-existent, but cloud inversions happened everywhere we went...

Fionn Bheinn:
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Ben Wyvis:
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February
A short month but at last some snowy-icy conditions!

Celebrating Valentines Day Panther style, on Fannichs ridge:
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March
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!

Summit pano:
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You can move that mountain if you just believe... You can move that mountain down into the sea... :wink:
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April
Another good chunk of C's and G's...

...including the last touch of winter madness...
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...but the highlight of the month was the spring WH Meet.
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May
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:
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Mountain madness returns:
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June
Weather took the turn for worse, but we had 2 weeks of hols planned and didn't shy from walking in the rain :D We visited many interesting places, including...

... the less know parts of Trotternish Ridge:
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...spooky plane crash sites:
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..and continued our Fisherfield campaign:
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July
The wildcamping month!

We returned to the Fisherfields once again...
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...and survived Armegeddon on A' Mhaighdean:
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Later in the month, bagging Beinn Trillieachan, I caught up with Kevin on Corbetts!
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August
This was the month of rocky hills!

Fun on Foinaven:
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Exploring gorges in Torridon:
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September
Fighting health issues, we pushed on...

The mountain of the month was Streap...
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... but we appreciated easier hills, like the Bennachie complex:
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October
A quieter month due to unsettled weather.

Hills without views, but with bog in abundance :lol:
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November
First touch of frost and snow!

Birthday girl going winter-mad on Garbh Bheinn:
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Another superb WH Meet...
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...and true winter wonderland:
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December
Usually a month dedicated to Christmas rush, but we managed to squeeze in a couple of hills...

...and fun it was :D
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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 :D
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Re: 2017 - a year in pics

Postby Mal Grey » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:08 am

Sgurr - love the "photo montage". Some great and very unusual hills in your bag this year! :clap:


BP/Kevin/Lucy - yet more proof that you lot never stop wandering! Long may it continue...and keep up the daftness! :lol:
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Re: 2017 - a year in pics

Postby Sgurr » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:19 pm

Love your year BP. We did get up ONE Munro this year(with friends)r, just to prove we still can.

Mal, you can do any combination of photo montages on this site. Have great fun with it

https://pixlr.com/express/
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Re: 2017 - a year in pics

Postby matt_outandabout » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:33 pm

Good work folks - it is adding more to my 'to do' list....
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Re: 2017 - a year in pics

Postby nigheandonn » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:50 pm

I love the idea and the photos (especially some of Mal's watery ones and BP's inversion), but it's going to be another week or so before I can sum up December!
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Re: 2017 - a year in pics

Postby malky_c » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:07 pm

Enjoying the few non-hillwalking shots in there...and the slabs on Sgurr Ban. Nice selection so far :D
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Re: 2017 - a year in pics

Postby malky_c » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:52 pm

I tried to stick to one trip/photo a month but got a bit carried away a couple of times...

January
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:
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February
Mostly a poor month for walking, but torrential rain and melting snow briefly stopped down in Glen Affric:
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March
A hard choice for the highlight. Was it staying in An Cladach bothy on Islay (with some nocturnal ramblings)...
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...or was it a walk over Sgurr nan Eugallt to Barisdale?
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April
Much more cycling this year, including a 6 night bothying /cycling tour that took in Coulin, Skye, Ardgour and the Kinlochleven meet:
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May
Another hard choice, with the feel of an early summer while walking from Inverlael to Aultguish...
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...and again crossing the Cairngorms from Glenmore to Braemar (with a night at Bob Scott's):
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June
Another poor month, but saved late on by an overnight trip to Olisdal bothy on Skye, and a wander round the Idrigill coast:
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July
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:
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August:
From Spey Dam to Spey Bay on the bike - a fantastic day out:
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September
A 3-way tie between going home to Wales and going up Tryfan and Bristly Ridge for the first time in about 8 years...
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...going coast to coast up the Great Glen on a big green thing...
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...and finally reaching that most coveted of bothies - Kearvaig (but not in the big green thing):
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October
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):
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November
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:
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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:
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Re: 2017 - a year in pics

Postby litljortindan » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:02 pm

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmbZSDxP

Hoy and Eigg were the highlights.
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Re: 2017 - a year in pics

Postby litljortindan » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:51 pm

litljortindan wrote:https://flic.kr/s/aHsmbZSDxP

Hoy and Eigg were the highlights.


ImageDSCN0100 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.

ImageDSCN0338 by John Little, on Flickr
FEB An abandoned walk to Ben Hee did yield some good views.

ImageDSCN7406 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...

ImageDSCN7479 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.

ImageDSCN8010 by John Little, on Flickr
Some last patches of snow.

ImageDSCN8730 by John Little, on Flickr
APR Only the one walk in April to a surprisingly fine Skye sea cliff.

ImageDSCN9542 by John Little, on Flickr
MAY Eigg was the other highlight of the year.

ImageDSCN9774 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC00216 by John Little, on Flickr
JUN Only one walk due to a knackered knee. Damned astroturf or damned old knees.

ImageDSC00595c by John Little, on Flickr
JUL On the wonderful Hoy once again.

ImageDSC00655c by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC00661c by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC01638 by John Little, on Flickr
And a pleasant surprise elsewhere.

ImageDSC02107c by John Little, on Flickr
AUG Another pleasant surprise in August.

ImageDSC02600 by John Little, on Flickr
SEP And in September too.

ImageDSC03403 by John Little, on Flickr
OCT

ImageDSC03673 by John Little, on Flickr
NOV

ImageDSC04344 by John Little, on Flickr
DEC
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Re: 2017 - a year in pics

Postby Mal Grey » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:09 pm

More good stuff, Malky and John.


Keep 'em coming folks, I'm a sucker for this sort of thing, love seeing the highlights of other folks' years.
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