Announcing the Anniversary Bagging Challenge...
Following on from the successful Wainwrights challenge during the 25th anniversary year, our challenge for this year is…. The UK’s Historic County Tops (as defined in the Cicerone guidebook). It’s a very simple concept: between 1st October 2018 and 30th September 2019, we need someone to climb every one of the historic county tops and bag it in the name of CUHWC. Obviously, we’ll need a “summit selfie” as proof – the more entertaining the better. All the way from Brown Willy in Cornwall to Ronas Hill in Shetland, you’re never too far from a hill which needs climbing!
Club hero Ben Brunt has developed a Google Map to track our progress - you can see it here.
You can submit your bags on the form here. Pick your newest conquest from the list, and it'll be marked off on the map. You're very much encouraged to take a "summit selfie" which will immortalise your hillwalking exploits on the bagging map (see the photo linking guide below). Eyeing up an ascent but fancy some company? Why not post to the Discuss list or Facebook group and see if you pull a group together - particularly for the popular ones!
An attempt on Cambridgeshire’s summit top is planned for Sunday 21st October, so keep that day free if you want to come along – ice axes, harnesses and supplementary oxygen not required...
P.S. – David H promises a bottle of “good” whisky to whoever bags the Northern Isles duo…
Linking photos to your bagging report
Because of the awkwardness of Google FusionTables, links you submit must go directly to the image (jpeg), not to a Google Photos album or similar. Below are instructions on how to get a direct link for some common sites. If you run into difficulties, submit any working link to the album and I'll sort out the direct image linking when I get round to it.
Open your photo in Google Photos. Click the image to open in single-image view. Right-click and "copy image address" or open in new tab and copy the address. The direct link should be of the form "lhX.googleusercontent.com/...".
In Google Drive, choose "Get shareable link...". You must set "Anyone with the link can view" in order for the image to display on the map. A link of the form "drive.google.com/open?id=..." should be accepted by the form.