emmieuk wrote:I was in the pub last night discussing climbing with some non climbers when I got asked 'when does hill and mountain walking become mountaineering?' Then I realised I really didn't know and the magazines and internet stuff I read defines mountaineering in all sorts of ways. So my dumb ass question is when for you does it become mountaineering? X x thank youuu
It´s all mountaineering! It´s been in the outdoors. There are levels of difficulty and seriousness but it´s all the same thing. You can be just as dead of exposure in the Peak District as on Mont Blanc, in fact I´ve felt wetter and colder in the Peak District than on Mont Blanc!
For me it´s doing the bits of the sport that I like and maybe one should let other people busy themselves with the definitions.
Were you drinking Higsons?