Marhofn 196.11 - May 2009

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Baglog: Peter Simpson (+73=1200)

As predicted we spent over three months in Turkey, where I walked some of the St Paul Trail, among other things. That and appalling weather in Scotland in the second half of the year thwarted my ambition to complete the Grahams (ten remaining, including Beinn Mhor on South Uist, An Cruachan and Carn na Breabaig (12B). Anyway, it was still a brilliant year, including five days of stunning weather and fabulous bagging of region 16 Grahams in September. And I did (just) get to 1200. I also walked a circuit of the four 'county tops' in the Peak District (Derbyshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester).

I am not sure what other Marilyn hunters do about deletions and additions over time. Clearly a deleted Marilyn no longer counts toward a total, even if climbed before it was deleted. But what about revised locations of summits? Fortunately I have done most (but not all) of them after the revisions, but with detailed surveys now going on there is a serious risk of a number of summits being revised. I will probably continue to count these unless the weight of opinion is heavily against me!

AD: I think it depends on the detail as well as your own attitude. The consensus (if there is one) is that it is ok to count such a hill in your total as long as you go back there sometime to mop up, and before you count it in any claim to completion of a list or sub-list - e.g. to claim completion of England you would have to go to Cracoe Fell and the new summit of Botley Hill, as the new tops are some distance away and known to be a metre or two higher. However, with Crowborough the precise summit location is a bit arbitrary and uncertain and there is very little in it, so I don't think many people would think it essential to stand in the exact garden, as long as you have covered the summit area generally.

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