Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Some Thoughts

I felt that some highlights were needed at this quarter-way stage:

Some favourite hills that must be climbed again (with reasons):
A'Mhaighdean (wilderness aspect)
Seana Bhraigh (misty)
Sgurr Mhic Choinnich (Hart's Ledge)
Sgurr a'Greadaich (summit ridge)
Bla Bheinn (views)
Braeriach (size)
Ben Alder (good bothies)
Sgurr na Ciche (pointed summit)
Ben Strarav (summit ridge)
Ben More (misty at top)

Best weather: Sgurr na Ciche or Ben Lawers
Worst weather: Ben Eunaich without a doubt
Most blizzardy: Ben Udlamain (this was a good thing)
Most freakish weather: Beinn nan Aighenan (snowstorm in June)

Tallest climbed: Ben Nevis (obviously)
Shortest climbed: Beinn a'Chleidhaimh (916m)
Best campsite: Sgurr Thuilm
Most exhillerating: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich
Best View: Ben Oss or Bla Bheinn looking west
Most scary: Sgurr Alasdair
Best pronunciation: Ben Chonzie (Ben ee-hoan) or Beinn a'Chleidhaimh (Ben Ashleev)
Best name of feature: The shank of Drumfollow (Mayar)
Worst midgies: Meall Chuaich ("that's not rain falling on the tent, it's the Midge")

Number climbed per group size:
On my own: 12
2: 38
3: 16
4: 5
Number of different companions: 12

Longest walk: south Cuillin ridge (17hrs)
Shortest walk: Schiehallion, Ben Hope (both just over 3hrs)


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