emmieuk wrote:Happy climbing people!
I think you meant "Happy mountaineering people!"
Different approach - when can you call yourself a mountaineer? Mountaineering covers a range of mountain "activities" and I think in order to call yourself a mountaineer you should be skilled in all of them; Including hiking, rock, snow, and ice climbing, glacier travel, as well as camping, meteorology, assessing snow conditions (re avalanches), first aid and rescue skills, etc. Mountaineering is not an activity in itself.