We’re attempting to climb every single one of the 282 Munros in Scotland in 2013, while working full-time and raising money for great causes!
We kept the challenge a secret from many for a few months, avoiding the public commitment in case we came to the realisation that we were in over our heads. But now the secret is out so we hope you enjoy our tales of glory and woe; stellar conditions and “Scottish” conditions; and maybe you’ll even join us for a peak or two!
For those who will follow us over the course of this challenge but “aren’t from around these parts” and don’t have an appreciation for the magnitude of the challenge, rest assured that the elevations we’re reaching might not be a Colorado 14’r but these mountains are no walk in the park and will no doubt push us physically and mentally in the coming year, as we tackle some of the best Scottish mountaineering has to offer. We would recommend a visit to learn about the original Mr Munro who co-founded the Scottish Mountaineering Club and created the original table of these, the highest peaks in Scotland: http://www.themunrosociety.com/sir-ht-munro.asp (we are working from the current revision)
Another most useful resource is MunroMagic: http://www.munromagic.com/Index.cfm or, if you’d prefer something that doesn’t require www check out The Munroist’s Companion, by Robin N. Campbell.
We’ve recently been made aware of “Rampant Munrosis: the Scottish Disease,” including several variations of which we (or Chuck) may be symptomatic:
1. Munrosis vulgaris: the common form, in which normal mountain activity is overtaken when one realises several Munros have been climbed, and it would be a worthwhile challenge to try to climb them all.
2. Secondary Munrosis: a second cycle of the disease accompanying someone else experiencing a first cycle of the disease. Yes, Chuck. This means you.
Others scattered throughout the posts . . .