I recently had the pleasure of sitting down over a coffee with Hazel Hall, an exceptional lady who along with her husband John has just bagged her last of 282 Munro’s (Scottish Peaks over 3000ft) by reaching the summit of Ben More.
This love affair with Scottish mountain’s started in 1995 when her and John climbed Ben Nevis, they then set themselves the task of climbing all 282 Munro’s, taking them 10 years to achieve. This feat is in itself exceptional enough but the thing I really love about Hazel is her infectious enthusiasm for Scotland and walking. Not only has she achieved something amazing in her own right but she has inspired countless others including myself (via our various impromptu chats) and two further generations of her own family. [Read more…]