/ Munros, Corbetts, Grahams etc. A British obsession?

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chris_s - on 18 Mar 2013
Do any other countries get so obsessed with lists of hills and ticking peaks?
IainRUK - on 18 Mar 2013
In reply to chris_s: In NZ it seemed hut bagging was more of a list than the actual peaks..
Jim C - on 18 Mar 2013
In reply to chris_s:
> Do any other countries get so obsessed with lists of hills and ticking peaks?

Yep

http://bagger.typepad.com/index/2004/10/dutch_munro_bag.html

Kevin Woods - on 18 Mar 2013
In reply to chris_s: Yep. www.westcoastpeaks.com
Gav M - on 18 Mar 2013
In reply to chris_s:

Colorado 14ers, Alpine 4000ers, everywhere there are hills there are lists.
chris_s - on 18 Mar 2013
In reply to Jim C:

Fascinating. Love that, and the linked to Angry Corrie article
chris_s - on 18 Mar 2013
In reply to Kevin Woods:

Isn't that just one man collecting peaks, rather than thousands of people working their way through specific lists?
Tim Chappell - on 19 Mar 2013
In reply to chris_s:

It seems to me a good idea to have a drill that helps you to get away from going again and again to the same old places. There are plenty of bits of Scotland I probably wouldn't have discovered were it not for Munro's tables.

Mind you, there are also bits I'd love to go to, but have never been to, where the reason probably has something to do with chasing down Munros instead! Two obvious examples are Kintyre and the Uists.
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Jim Braid - on 19 Mar 2013
In reply to chris_s: Himalayan 8,000m, Seven Summits. It's a worldwide pursuit/hobby/sport/obsession.

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