466 + 159 = 1554

2005 gathering

2004 gatherings


24-hour Marilyns challenge, March 2005 by Rob Woodall

Swithering heights

Torch in the void by Ursula Stubbings

Tips for the tops

Orkney trio by Colin Crawford

On completing the Welsh Marilyns by Dewi Jones

The Strange Subs of Mid Wales by Mark Trengove

The way to 1000 and beyond? by John Barnard

The approach to 1000, May-June 2004 by Hamish Brown

Marilyn Hall of Fame 31 December 2004

Hall numerosociology

Obscure no more

Dangerous corners in the Corridor by Chris Watson

A jaunt with Jill for many a hill by Hamish Brown

Introducing Ultras by Jonathan de Ferranti

Cellar Field

Wee gems

Hall of Shame

Half a hill, half a hill, half a hill onwards by Dave Hewitt

Around Ireland with a list by Rob Woodall

Around Ireland with a stick by David Purchase


Mad Bagger Award

Honey takes Quinn quiz crown

This is the seventh edition of Marhofn, the Marilyn Hall of Fame newsletter. A Marilyn is a hill of any height with a drop of 150 metres or more on all sides. In other words, a relatively high hill. There are now 1554 Marilyns in Britain, and this newsletter is for people who climb them, especially people who have climbed 600 or more, and so are eligible for membership of the Marilyn Hall of Fame. The Marilyns are listed in a book called The Relative Hills of Britain (RHB) by Alan Dawson, published by Cicerone Press in April 1992. Details of subsequent changes to the list of Marilyns have been published in a series of update sheets. Marhofn is distributed free of charge to Hall of Fame members and anyone else interested, although contributions such as stamps and cheques are welcome. Many thanks to everyone who has already assisted - it is very much appreciated.

Inside Marhofn 133:

Mad baggers: Rob Woodall and Brent Lynam team up again
Jock and Jill: Up the hill with Hamish Brown and Jill Adam
Land o' Hoy: Colin Crawford enthuses over region 23
Call out: Romany to the rescue of bagger up a pole
Beyond 1000: Two big baggers recall how they got there
Hippies and GOMLs: Dewi Jones and Mark Trengove in Wales
Ultras: Jonathan de Ferranti explains global MegaMarilyns
Wild Boar: Dave Hewitt goes on about twins and fractions
Baglogs: 42 members recall the highs and lows of 2004
Make room: New inmates introduce themselves to the Hall
Cellar Field: More stravaigings from the stragglers
Plus: June weekend, top tips, quiz, letters, and a big Table

Fionn an Cille report

Marhofn is funded entirely by voluntary donation. Printing of 250 copies now costs around £265, plus postage of about £120. Over the past five years donations have totalled an amazing £1450 and have just about covered costs. Massive thanks to all donors with more money than sense, especially Gordon Adshead, Dorothy Wilson, Jon Metcalf, Clem Clements, Andy Moffat, Phil Cooper, Gordon Ingall, Paul Richardson, Michael Poznanski, Peter Standing, Mark Trengove, Jennifer Thomson, Alison Richardson, Jimmy White, Mike Milmoe, Leslie Barrie, John Barrowman, James Elliott, David R Smith, Don Smithies, Colin Brash, Ken Butcher, Charles Knowles, Alison Wilson, Brent Lynam, Jeff Parr and many more. Thanks also to Dave Hewitt and Bert Barnett for editorial assistance.

New editor needed

After seven years, Marhofn could do with a new editor. No salary or perks but it's only once a year. If you fancy doing it and have a bit of spare time, please contact

All being well the next issue of Marhofn will appear in May 2006. Hall members and others are encouraged to submit articles, numbers, comments, pictures and cash by 31 January 2006.

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