Too wet to climb
|Date: May/June 11
Submitted by: Keith Monaghan
I dragged along "herself" to the SYHA Breamar plaza. Day 1 was a day tour of "Derry" Cairngorm + 2 others some of which I had done before. Wasn't a DERRY'S, Walls, Gates, Bridge, or Guildhall in site but plenty of bog-side. Lunch taken in the palatial Hutchinson Memorial hut, cycled to Derry Lodge and never saw an apprentice, bandsman,road block, officer of the law (in riot gear) or roadblock anywhere. (used to get lots of overtime to go to Derry).
Day 2 was a tour of "Ben A Vur" and "Ben Ann", (correct pronunciation but spelt by jocks somewhat differently). RAF were out looking for some ezit who forgot his silva expedition 4 or his sarnies.
Have reviewed 214 Munro's so far, have been on 36 trips, with 68 different "munro assistants" done 82 solo hills, 92 in winter, Sandra now into 120s which means I will have to repeat some, and only got lost 3 times (minor navigational issues) and have "slipped/pushed" just the once. Calculated that I could have bought an apartment in Chamonix or a "Mothership" for less expense than this.
12 Jul 2011
You never struck me as "wet", Keith.
13 Jul 2011
Excellent commitment to the task at hand Sir! Alas it cost a major fortune to finish the badboys! :-) Good luck.:-)
14 Jul 2011
Is it cheaper to conquer the sea stacks? Maybe Keith shoulda bought a camper and done those instead. He's not a great swimmer but has plenty of natural buoyancy!