On Sunday myself, Kat, Morag ( Kat’s Mum) and Maia went for a hill walk on Beinn Chabhair but as you might have guessed from the blog title we didn’t manage to get to the top. Due to various factors we got to about an hour away from the summit and had to turn round.
Getting to the top is only half the walk and it is about knowing your limitations. Yes getting to the top would have been great but sometimes it is about looking at the bigger picture. It is also about not looking at reaching the top as a failure but that the walk is about so much more than just ticking off another munro.
Every walk whether you reach the top or not gives you experience and helps towards fitness. 7 hours of walking is an achievement on its own especially considering the weather was fairly miserable and it was some steep walking.
It was a good weather to see what worked clothing and kit wise and what needs to be improved on for the next time. Also for all of us to see what level of fitness we were sitting at. Making the decision not to go on and to turn back is sometimes the harder decision to make but in this case was very much the correct decision.
While it would be easy to focus on the negative of the walk that is very much just one negative while there is so many more positives to take from this walk. However if nothing else it was great to be out on the hills with good company and enjoying the delights of a good summer’s day in Scotland!
All the photos were taken using my GoPro.