Thanks HnP. I've got a few Grahams plans, fingers crossed, but need to try to shake off some back problems and get fit again so that I can get out - cheersHuff_n_Puff wrote:What an amazing read, from the statistical analysis right through to the wonderful tribute to your father, peppered right through with stunning photos - this report has everything - thank you and congratulations .
I'll look forward to reading about your adventures with the grahams
Quinag (#222) - a Corbetts' compleation camp
by rockhopper » Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:13 pm
by rockhopper » Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:16 pm
Thanks 2mY. Would agree with you on Quinag. As Graeme says below re your hills, you never know what might happen - cheers2manyYorkies wrote:A fantastic post on your stunning achievements, with some inspirational personal reflection. With 112 Munros still to go, 61 years on the clock, and living down south, it’s unlikely that I’d ever be able to match your achievements but I did manage Quinag a few years back and it remains one of Scotland’s best hill days for me. Thanks for a great post.
by litljortindan » Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:12 am
by RiverSong » Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:14 pm
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by Sgurr » Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:41 pm
rockhopper wrote:Thanks Sgurr. Think that's me taking a break from lists - won't ever be in your league ! - cheersSgurr wrote:Simply great.
We are all in different leagues, thank goodness rockhopper. We have never been in your wild camping league. I pretend it's because R doesn't like it, but I don't really think it's fun to strap a whole load of gear on your back and then start tangling with beasties, damp and on one occasion damp-proof matches where we didn't realise we had to scrape the wax off them first and ended up eating next day's sandwiches in a grump. This wild camp was worth several Marylins ,but who's keeping the records anyway?
by Mountainlove » Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:31 pm
by Fife Flyer » Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:35 pm
A superb part of Scotland to finish that journey.
by rockhopper » Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:34 pm
Thanks NN. I know the "problem" well - young family took me away from the hills for nearly 20 years - still plenty of time for you - cheersNeepNeep wrote:Always enjoyed your reports RH. Congrats and well done. What a stunning way to complete the Corbetts. We love this area and are yet to explore Quinag. A young family has temporarily reduced available days of exploration for us. I enjoyed the statistics as I am a geek at heart...currently on +20yrs and 13yrs for Munros and Corbetts respectively..... but who knows, many other demands of time!
by rockhopper » Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:38 pm
Thanks pmsbd. Yes, I can remember the days of just turning up - not always successful with the first but generally OK. We've thought about a campervan but just not sure whether we'd like it. Good luck if you do - cheerspast my sell by date wrote:Congratulations on your Corbett compleation RH
When I started peak bagging in the late 80's you could drive round and get B&B (no such thing as booking) sometimes for as little as fiver a head
Those days sadly are long gone and while I've done almost all the hills within a days drive of Perthshire, venturing further afield is now rather expensive - I'm past camping but may be a campervan is the answer
by rockhopper » Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:40 pm
Thank colla. I see you're fairly getting through the Corbetts. Hope to walk some more Grahams but am sure I'll never finish them - cheersCollaciotach wrote:'S math sin a bhalaich agus ceart gu leor 's e rathad fada a tha ann an Corbetts ..... Great stuff and indeed a long road on these Corbetts much more difficult an achievement than Munros.
Now for those Grahams ...bet you will #fullhouse
by rockhopper » Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:42 pm
Thanks lj. Have been using excel since the 1980s and couldn't resist it - the monthly chart is sort of a normal distribution - cheerslitljortindan wrote:Another excellent report. I like the clustered and stacked bar charts coloured deep sky blue and orange/red sunset. You've made a lot of use of July, I see. Epic journey(s) that must have brought you a lot of great experiences. Thank you sharing the write-ups! All thoroughly enjoyed.
by rockhopper » Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:44 pm
Thanks RS. Getting reasonable photos is so much easier with decent weather - was pretty lucky in that respect as I just need to point and shoot - cheersRiverSong wrote:A wonderful report with some sensational photos. Well done 👍
by rockhopper » Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:46 pm
Thanks ml. Yup, did take me quite a long time - am sure you'll find innovative ways to get through them somewhat quicker - cheersMountainlove wrote:Congratulations on completing the Corbetts! What a way to do it and a lovely set up hills. Still remember them fondly. Reading how long it took you to complete them gives me hope! Lovely report and photos!
by rockhopper » Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:48 pm
Thanks FF - I see you're well through your Munros#2 - the rate at which you're going, can't be long now - cheersFife Flyer wrote:Excellent report and many congrats.
A superb part of Scotland to finish that journey.
by BoyVertiginous » Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:42 am
Imagine it came as some relief the other pair weren't actually "finishing" on Spidean Coinich?!
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