Whether you are in your armchair or at your kitchen table get out your maps and compass and start to plan. Let your eye wander across contour lines as valleys and cols, lochans and summits appear before you. If you need inspiration invest in some of the following:


SMC Guide, The Munros

SMC Guide, The Corbetts

Any of the Pocket mountain guides

Trail or TGO Magazine


Or take a look at the walk sections at www.walkhighlands.co.uk and www.munromagic.com


They will provide the basis of your mountain planning, there is no need to follow them slavishly, use them as a basis for your routes or to generate new ideas.


More advice – 2. Get out there