Ben Challum reprise
by kevsbald » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:40 pm
Route description: Ben Challum, near Tyndrum
Munros included on this walk: Ben Challum
Date walked: 10/12/2010
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by rockhopper » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:03 am
by dooterbang » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:11 am
I will be doing this with my group on Jan 3rd, hope it looks as good.
Enjoyed that you reflected on life, although it changes and people sadly leave us the one constant is them hills I often think on a deeper level when solo and nearing summits, i think the solitude, surroundings and aura of the mountains evokes such reflections.
Your past the half way mark, plenty more to think about
I've also been looking back on my year and will be probably putting out a similar post nearer the end of the year, although probably more 'totals' based and not linked to any particular mountain. I too have had a great year chiefly due to being on 'Walkhighlands' It's certainly got me doing more and different things - and probably more hills due to the 'competitive' element it introduces for those of that kind of mentality (like me ). So, cracking report Kev and superb pictures.
BTW - I always think of snowy scenes as meringue - but then, being a total foodie/pig, I have to introduce food into it
Oh yeah - and I remember your 'smelling like a yak' report
- mountain coward
by Les Stuart » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:18 pm
Did this walk last Saturday with some friends and it looks as if there has been fresh snow since then. Yes a good hill to climb.
by Graeme D » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:49 pm
by happyhiker » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:01 pm
by jonny616 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:17 pm
kevsbald wrote:Not having 'compleated' it seemed damned odd to be heading back out on a hill,
I too have not compleated, but have done some hills twice & one three times. Sometimes with friends & others with my kids. I look at it that i am undertaking three rounds of munro's simultaneously. So far i am a 70, 9 & 1
by malky_c » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:04 pm
by kevsbald » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:40 am
Probably one of my finest hilldays so far.
- mountain coward
by kinley » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:57 pm
This one has a bad rep with us but mainly because Hazel broke her wrist slipping on ice just above the railway (but on the plus side that was on the way down so the day wasn't wasted ). The next 6 weeks were though - I almost started some DIY
Nothing wrong with repeating hills - we've been doing that since the start - the right hill for the day is far better than the wrong hill for a tick in our books.
by lomondwalkers » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:38 pm
by LeithySuburbs » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:23 am
Like yourself, I have taken to a more relaxed perspective on compleating. Don't get me wrong - I still want to bag all the Munros (and Corbetts and Grahams and Marilyns ... ) but now I kinda think along the lines of "the longer I can drag this journey out the better" .