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Thread: Of Peaks and Baggers [with apologies to John Steinbeck]

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    Well said Chris!

    People go out onto the hill for a multitude of reasons and all [well, almost all] are equally valid. If someone wants to stick rigidly to a list, so be it. That said, I've never emt anyone in 30 years whose sole concern was finishing off a list.

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    You've never bumped into my wife at Tesco's then.

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    Never been in Tesco in my life so probably not!

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    Thanks Philip.

    I always use a list in supermarkets!

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    I'm incapable of keeping to a list!

    However, my wife and daughter could write lists for England!!

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    ‹bermensch Stuey, they know where they can stick their bank's Avatar
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    Personally I like lists.

    I've found that they can open your eyes to vast tracts of land you wouldn't think of going to. eg the big quiet area of Wales between the national parks.

    I'm currently trying to bag the Welsh Hewitts (very slowly) and to be honest before I always went to the well known hills of Snowdonia and the central Beacons. Since I have discovered the wonderful thing that is total solitude on Garreg Las or the breathtaking views from Fan Ghyrich.

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    I'll admit to bagging, but i dont follow any of the 'official' welsh lists.

    Some of them are just too darn pedantic, like the Nuttall list. Seems to take you to some particularly unimpressive tops, and people are adding new 'tops' all the time.

    Plus i can't follow anything in feet, so i decided to modify the metric mountain list as written by Paul Saunders. This, for the uninitiated, classes summits as A, B or C tops. A summits are the 'best' ones with Bs being not bad, and C being insignificant bumps on a ridge. So you get a choice of going for the meatier tops only, or for the real nit-pickers you can go for all the 30m bumps too.

    Whatever, i bag mainly as an aside. As i'm building fitness, i'm much more interested in logging mountain kilometres this year.

    http://www.walkeryri.org.uk/Other/metriclist.htm for more info about metric mountains, and a link to Paul Saunders page
    (as you gather i'm a complete metric lover;-))

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    third line meant to say "...I decided to follow a modified metric mountain list..."

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    Aggghhhhhh .,.,....

    ... I knew that article would cause trouble here :-)

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    Oh and the 2 hills I mention above are 30mins drive away from me!!

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