2016 has been a fantastic year where amongst other things I finished my round of Wainwrights and completed over 30 Munros. Its impossible to pick the best walk/scramble/climb/mountaineering day of the year from so many.
So I have split it into a best of each month limiting me to twelve of the 200+ walk/scramble/climb/mountaineering days ot this year.
January 2016-A few days in the Lakes based in Borowdale lots of new powdery snow saw us on Eagle and Sergeants crags amongst other hills.
Photo taken approaching Eagle Crag
February 2016-A trip to Sardinia, ten days mainly walking in stunning gorges BUT we did get climb the highest peak La Mamora 6013 ft/1833 m.
Photo taken approaching the summit of La Mamora
March 2016-Despite being on our doorstep we normally drive past the Yorkshire Dales on our way to the Lakes. Mainly because of slow roads and a lack of quality budget accomodation.
So once we discovered a superb club hut for £5.50 pppn many more days, and nights have been spent in the Dales, this year.
Photo One of my fave walks in the Dales, the Ingleborough Amphitheatre.
April 2016-I go to Scotland for an munro bagging extended trip to Scotland.
My excuse for not finishing the Munro Round is because I get distracted when someone says do you fancy doing a scramble/climb/mountaineering on the Ben, Meggy or the Gorms.
Photo Rhino on Ledge route on Ben Nevis.
May 2016-On my way home from Scotland I arrange to meet H in Ardrossan and we go to Arran for a few days, second only to Skye for ridge walking and Scrambling.
Photo taken on the Witches step ridge.
June 2016-One of my fave days out in North Wales is to do some classic mountaineering routes in the Llanberis Pass, start early and back to the hut or sometimes Petes Eats for tea 5ish.
Then the best bit, up to the Dinorwic quarries for the evening, a couple of routes watch the sun go down take a few photos and back to the hut at dusk for a few bevies.
Photo taken at sunset in the Kalahari area of the Upper Quarries.
July 2016-A hectic month, did not spend a lot of time at home in July with several trips to the Lakes, Dales and a week in Cornwall and mixing walking with climbing. More evening walks.
Photo taken at Lands End.
August 2016-Its (f)uckwit time especially in the Lakes when all the wanabees try walking not my fave time of the year far to hot, sweaty and crowded.
Mainly climbing for us.
Photo taken on a local evening walk in the North Yorkshire Moors
September 2016-Another mainly climbing month BUT its safe to go back to the Lakes again, just.
Photo taken from the Ullswater Ferry, cruise out/walk back.
October 2016-One of the most colorful autumns for years, I try to make the most of it so its a hectic month with many trips, Dales, Lakes, North East, and Scotland plus local stuff.
Photo taken above Glencoe looking down at the Lost Valley.
November 2016-Another busy month dashing about making most of autumn colors.
Fantastic wintery trip to Scotland
Photo Looking into the Fisherfield Wildeness from Torridon.
December 2016-This is one of my fave times of the year, the short days make it easy to walk under spiritual sunrises and sunsets.
Loads of city walking love the lights and of course the weekly trip away to the hills.
Photo of Haystacks from Buttermere