Discussion in 'Hiking Chat' started by cathyjc, Dec 29, 2019.
We all talk the talk.
But how much do we walk the walk ?
My total is ~ 27 (best estimate )
Well, 2019 isn't over and I'm busy currently with kitchen scales and lighterpack.com. Err, I mean I'm packing for a short walk, which might involve a tent, which might push me up a notch, if I include glamping which I shamelessly shall. So I'll procrastinate and put this off until next year, particularly since votes are to be publicly visible. Not that name and shame isn't something I'm used to being ex NHS, but really the answer is embarrassingly few.
Ive done pretty well this year, at least 1 new route/hill and wild camp per month this year.
"Name and shame" is not intended .
I would hope most of us understand when folks cannot get out as often as they would like to.
Work, Health, Location have hindered all of us at some point or other.
Indeed. A few years ago, we were working a 5-day week and getting out much less. For the past few years we've been on a 3-day week and got out a lot more. The past few years have not been because of any moral superiority on our part.
I consider myself pretty lucky to be in the high 20s. I have a young family but my gf "lets" me out for 2 trips of a week+ (normally around 3-3½ weeks total) every year plus I sneak overnighters in where I can. I don't get out for many day hikes though unless I've got my 3 year old with me, which tbh, is great fun, but not really my pace.
We have a loose arrangement, where I'm pretty boring and don't go on nights out unless I feel I have to (weddings etc) and my OH is out with friends most weekends plus lunches and such, so it's kind of balanced in terms of "getting away" and time away from the kids.
None. Worst year in a long time.
Only 17, didn't help braking a bone in my ankle and dislocating my knee while skiing last February. Hoping to make amends in 2020 with a few trips planned.
I fully understand, such was simply my quirky sense of humour, and maybe a little occupational acquired paranoia
A four month sabbatical was great as my research work is on hiking - so some good trips this year
There is still some of the year left
Let's hope 2020 is kinder to you
Trying to avoid the whole self pity thing and make plans.
Urrgh , not good for body or soul.
Fingers crossed for you for next year
I've not included (holiday camping) in my vote. I definitely haven't been out enough.
This year has been rubbish because of my knee Two wild camps and one night on a camp site. Five nights in the camper van.
Does not compute. Out with tent = holiday.
Okay, I know what I think you mean: you've only included camping with an element of 'wildness', not unloading a car at a campsite. Is that what you mean?
No car, but we back packed and used trains/buses accross Norway for a week an half.
I've probably sold my camps short as they're all seeming too distant in my memory now.
I think I got a fair bit of multiday hiking in (not always sleeping in tents) but not quite my 60 days average of the previous 3 years ... No excuses, no new years "resolutions"
23 munros ,8 corbets 6 weeks at home catching up on chores and 3 nights out
I've only been averaging 4 or 5 per year in the past 4 years of having kids. I've compensated by blowing way too much money on gear ☹️ So jealous (in a happy for you sort of way) of anyone who manages 20+ days per year
If we include half day hikes though of 3+ hours, I'm well over the 50 mark.
I'm feeling more positive if it's the 2019/2020 fiscal year. Got lots of kms in tho'.in 2019.
Up and going NY day.
Loads in a camper van, about 7 in a tent... Aiming for more in the tent in 2020.
(25ish in the van, less than 2018..)
10 or 11 I think. Unfortunately family illness, my foot and a lot of others things have stopped me getting out half as much as I'd like this year.
Just packed and heading out for a NYE hike and camp though so at least I will start the new year as I mean to go on heh
Did ok this year
February - 2 nights near Cape Wrath (Wet and Cold)
March - 2 nights during a weeks walking in kinlochleven area (Wet, White & Cold)
April - CWT, 17 nights out total (Dry & Hot)
May/June - Cape Wrath Area again 5 nights out. (Dry/Perfect)
August - Ardnamurchan 2 nights out (Very Wet/Midgies)
Since then no nights out, plenty day walks, always carrying full overnight kit to just keep ticking over.
Most nights out yet in 2019 - 32 according to my records. I intend to do more in 2020. The reason is explained in my recent rant on a different post (#56):
Lake District is "exclusive, mainly white, mainly middle‐class club..."
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