Online Hill Bagging Talks 2021 – Relative Chatters

Given restricted access to real hills during lockdown, we were pleased to offer a new opportunity for Members to share hill bagging exploits virtually.

RHSoc persuaded some inveterate baggers to share their hill bagging achievements with fellow Members in online Zoom sessions.  We hope you will be inspired and amused. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions within the hour-long session.

If you can't make the time for a talk, a recording will be available for at least one month via the RHSoc website members' area.  (NB:  Accessible to our Members only).

The first series of sessions are now complete - signed-in members can gain access to some of the recordings here.

Further talks are planned for Autumn 2021.

The talks available are:

March 2021: Old Men and Big Lists - Rob Woodall 

Rob builds on the Marilyn story to show why he chose Humps next, explains why the St Kilda stacks took a decade to crack, gives his story of  Hump completion (including the five stacs), before a final quick peek into the world of international bagging and the latest stage in the process of listing worldwide peaks by prominence.

May 2021: Trials and Tribulations of UK Island bagging - Bob Kerr

Back by popular demand after the St Kilda video clips (also available to view), here is an opportunity to dream of island bagging again. It gives an excellent introduction to the many different types of islands with examples of how Bob has approached bagging them.

Talks no longer available at the request of the speaker:

  • February 2021: The Final Push for the First Female Marilyn Completion: Jenny Hatfield and Rick Salter-
  • April 2021: Carstenz Pyramid - An Adventure in Indonesia - Pete Ellis