Ben Challum (more or less!!)
by dogplodder » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:49 pm
The way I see it is no one makes us climb hills and we're not in a race in terms of speed or how many we bag. We do it because we love being out in wild places and giving ourselves a challenge. We're all different in fitness and experience so the challenge is different for each of us. An experienced friend who has climbed all the Munros and most of the Corbetts says if you make the decision to turn back because you're out of your comfort zone it is always the right decision. I've had a few attempts on hills before finally reaching the summit but in no way did I consider those wasted efforts. But I wouldn't claim I'd 'bagged' them unless I'd reached the cairn as I know that's the accepted rule. I mean who are we fooling but ourselves if we claim what isn't the case? This whole site is based on honesty and when on the odd occasion someone gets a bit carried away with their claims there is a tendency for it to come back and bite them!
by Huff_n_Puff » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:40 pm
As for counting it as bagged - well I'm still due another trip up An Caisteal
by 2dalmatians » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:10 pm
by Jockstar » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:51 pm
by rickp » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:00 pm
by rockhopper » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:39 pm
If/when you do go back, you could always vary the route a bit, eg include a neighbouring munro such as Creag Mhor or return via the two neighbouring corbetts, Cam Chreag and Beinn Chaorach ? cheers
by 2dalmatians » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:45 pm
by jonny616 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:36 am
by jwramsay » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:39 pm
I got 1800 feet up, just after you get a glimpse of the snow covered tops, I decided to call it a day and headed back, after all it'll be there another day. My companion Peter continues to the top without me slowing him down.
Anyway, i got some good photos, will do a trip report tomorrow.
by gammy leg walker » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:34 pm
As for giving this one a tick,in my opinon,sorry you need to go back,if you play golf & get back into the clubhouse & mark a 75 on your card & took 76 is that right,if you play football & score 20 goals in a season but tell people you scored 21 or 22 is that right,I could go on & on,the only person you are cheating is yourself.
by Bod » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:52 pm
by Grumpy Old Man » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:36 pm
As an unfit 50-something who walks (as in long/ hills) about once every two years I was reasonably pleased. 14 year old son was happy to carry on but, thankfully, didn't mock his dad too much!
Great walk, brilliant 'father and son' time, tremendous views and very wet!
by gman » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:07 pm
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