anti bagging or sod yer hills if ye cannae see them

Tue, Nov 13, 2007

So said my old friend Cap’n Bob of coastalwalk and bing climbing fame. He’d done all the Munros several times so was want to utter this sage remark in front of the bothy fire with a vodka and creamola foam in his hand. Seems it’s catching though. This month’s TGO has an article about climbing Skiddaw, or not as the case may be. The author turns back as the cloud is too low. Is this the start of a new trend? Anti-bagging? “Nope I’m not going to the top for XXX reason”.

Think how much fun it could be. You could wander up the tourist track on the Ben, get to within 500m of the summit and have a group huddle:

“murmour murmour murmour, grumble, tsk…”

“We’re NOT going to the top as we do not have a shrubbery!”

and start walking back down the path. Or stand where you are and block others coming up the path.

“We are the Knights who say Ni and we need a shrubbery to reach the summit. Go get us a shrubbery!”

Anti-bagging. You read it here first :)

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