With spring turning to summer and daylight stretching around the clock we've hit prime time for bagging. It's the perfect pretext for an unashamedly populist 3000-footers season on UKHillwalking.
We kicked off last week with an account of a leisurely 10-year Munro round from Rob Horler, carried out in a series of long distance cross border raids from a base in balmy Brizzle. Forget crack performance - this one's all about the craic.
Yesterday's offering was a Top 10 hill list, the best British biggies as chosen by a panel of experts (plus yours truly). Steven Fallon, record holder for the most Munro rounds (15 if you're counting) loves Ladhar Bheinn; hill runner Sarah Ridgway goes for Y Garn... Which would you choose?
And today there's news from the far north, where young Will Copestake has just completed his year-long Munro to Machair project - see here. Starting with a four-month solo sea kayak voyage around the entire coastline of Scotland, and then battling some of the windiest and snowiest conditions on the hills in living memory, this is undoubtedly one of the toughest continuous Munro rounds ever undertaken.
There'll be further goings on above the 3000 foot contour in the weeks ahead.
Meanwhile here's more 3000-er stuff from the UKHillwalking archives:
- An interview with Will Copestake from March this year, when he still had 80-plus summits to go
- Kevin Woods' Summer of Munros
- An extended version of the Lakeland 3000-ers
- Steve Perry on the first continuous winter Munro round
- Colin Donnelly on running the Welsh 3000-ers, and a record time that's stood since 1988
- Running the Munros with Stephen "Spyke" Pike