Marhofn 294.17 - May 2015

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Baglog bonanza:

Gordon Ingall (+14=1243)

A rather modest tally again, however the focus was elsewhere, a rather feeble excuse. It was a year of landmarks in terms of local hill repeats. Among the drizzle of statistics was Scafell Pike up to 100 ascents, my fifth Marilyn centurion to date. Coniston Old Man, my first hill to reach 200 ascents, was done in company with Phil and Kathy Cooper.

Old Man of Coniston (photo: Phil Cooper)

Old Man of Coniston (photo: Phil Cooper)

More significant was a personal landmark, although not exactly awaited with glee - the three-score-and-ten finally caught up with me. To celebrate a birthday treat on Ben Nevis seemed a good idea - first ascended in 1957. Lady luck certainly smiled on me, with a near-perfect week in Glen Coe in early October, giving seven successive Munro days. Ben Nevis was done on the first perfect day, two days early but near enough. I met up with some Marilyn friends, Dave Hewitt and Ken Stewart, for a day on Buachaille Etive Beag on the Saturday. That same evening I met more of the Marilyn clan in the form of Gibson and Sheila Fleming, purely by chance in the Onich hotel.

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