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Munro Compleatists


Those who complete (compleat!) the Munros can record this fact and receive the magic number by writing in to The Clerk of The List (See here). Additionally, a list of current compleaters is published annually in the SMC Journal.
Anne van der Wal , 4517
Stob Ghabhar , 23 May 2010


Anne writes: Jan and I came for the First time in Scotland in September 1993. That year we climbed Ben Nevis, having no knowledge at all of hillwalking or Munros or whatsoever. But the taste was good, so we decided to come back, wearing proper boots this time. Continuing to visit Scotland, we used the routes of the Munro book, mainly because the descriptions were clear and we still were not experienced enough to figure out our own routes. It was not until we were over 100 tops or so that we thought about the possibility of finishing the list.

It took us 22 trips, 299 days, of which we walked 178. Most of the time we camped, apart from the winter trips. We walked always together, on some trips accompanied by our Scottish friend John Hutchinson, and for the Cuillin we were lead by Rob Lawson, who led us the best ways we were able to do, including the Pinnacle Ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean.

In future, we will continue to visit Scotland for hillwalking. But we try not to bother about lists any more, the North-West is one of the first places were we like to go, as well as the Hebrides.

We compleated on May, 23 in the companion of 16 friends and relatives, most of them Dutch, who all came over to Scotland for the occasion, some never having climbed a hill before. Also, four members of the Scottish Munro Society welcomed us on top as the First Dutch couple and First Dutch lady to compleat. We planted the Frisian Flag, as this is the part of the Netherlands were we grew up and the language we still speak.


 
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