The end of 2011 saw me bagging two snowy Munros in the Scottish Highlands, which brings my total Munro count to a humble three.
Ben Nevis (1344m) is the tallest and was my first earlier in the year, then in the count down to 2012 I did two in two snowy days. First there was Garich (919m): the day started with bogs, climaxed with ice axe assisted assent to a white out summit and ended just on dusk tramping back through the bogs.
|Loch Quioch Dam, picturesque start point for Garich climb.|
This was back to back with the humble Beinn Tealluch (950m), another overwhelming bog slog- especially with no recovery time for my legs. There was no need for an ice axe this time, though the walking pole proved to be a powerful ally in the seemingly endless snowy terrain that went agonizingly up up up.
|at the top of Bein Tealluch|
There are 283 Munros in total and at the moment I seem to know a lot of people who have them all on their to do list.
Back in Edinburgh with the new year begun and my lists are a little more mundane:
|Edinburgh dressed for Hogmanay|
fix up resume
get a new phone
get a UK bank account
look at volunteer options
look at work options
get a hair cut
admire my new boots
pay credit card bill
hot water bottle