Well... the Wainwrights are generally smaller but were selected on slightly more arbitrary criteria than the Munros (ie. if Alfred Wainwright thought it was a nice hill, it got on the list). Which arguably means they are nicer walks than the Munros as a hill can easily be a boring rock in the middle of nowhere and still be a Munro (and some are).
I can't see myself being a Wainwright bagger. I often went to the Lakes and walked up a lot of hills with my parents as a kid. Firstly this means I have no idea which I've actually done, secondly this means that now to me the hills in the Lakes seem quite small easy and give me nowhere near as much excitement as the ones in Scotland.
You should all come to the CU Hillwalking Club
Smaller - Good. Means that you can pack more scenary into a single walk. Also means that you don't spend half a day slogging up a single peak and the rest of it staggaring down again. The lakes are of a perfect scale for me.
I've never done a Munro, but I expect that as you suggest they are more variable than the Wainwrights in terms of how good they are.
I'm the same in that I have no idea how many lakeland fells I've done, so I started again once I started to walk independently. And I've walked in the Austrian and Swiss Alps, in the Picos de Europas, in northern Norway, in the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons and in the Canadian Rockies and I still haven't found anything to match the Lakes
and I get the emails for the CUHWC, I just haven't got round to going on a trip yet. I've been too busy with CUY.
Magd. also did the black tie for matric dinner but just generally smart attire for matriculation photo itself.. I wish I could just buy a nice suit, rather than figuring out dresses and wondering if anyone will notice if I wear the same dress to two big-ish events...
I like bank holidays. I remembered to donate to the berlin-istanbul cycle guys from college are doing [lunatics], have been able to exercise the horse before it started raining, and now get to go paint.. I am much more suited to bumming around than working...
Yeah, my ECSU Fresher's Guide says black. But all the dresses I've been finding are clearly too short/have slits in them in stupid places/have giant purple butterflies attached/etc.
Ah but are they asking for black for Matric itself, or for Matric dinner as well? Because if its only the former, you can get away with black trousers/skirt and black top, and then any old cocktail dress for Matric. Its rather strange to demand all black for Matric though: i though most colleges just said suits for boys, and blouse and skirt/dress/trousers for girls...Looking at my matric photo, funnily enough its the boys who have the most variety - they've all got colourful shirts and ties while most of the girls (including me) are wearing a white blouse and black skirt/trousers!
Ah but are they asking for black for Matric itself, or for Matric dinner as well?
DRESS CODE Men: Gown and a plain dark suit with a white shirt, tie and black trousers. Women: Gown and a plain dark dress or suit with skirt or trousers and a white blouse and black shoes.
Ties can be plenty exciting though, I'm assuming. Our "formal Matriculation Dinner" is two weeks after. So that's probably just normal formal hall dress code, I imagine. I guess we'll find out in due course. It doesn't give any indication on the letter.