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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.
Andrew Stumpf , 4556
Sgorr Ruadh , 22 June 2010


Andy notes: my last 11 Munros were finished over a 4 day weekend - 1360 miles driven (from and back to Wales), 41km cycled, 95km walked and 7,200m climbed.

My journey began 25 Sept 1999 with the Aonach Eagach and finished 22 June 2010 on Sgorr Ruadh. This last trip included a couple of long days among the four - the longest 13 hours including the walk out from Shenevall and the walk (mostly) and cycle to Alltbeithe for Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan and Mullach na Dheiragain was almost as long. The shortest day was around 5.5 for Seana Bhraigh. The weather was good with the final top wet and Seana Bhraigh wet on the way in. But all river crossings were dry booted.

My last day picked off two remnants from truncated winter days " Sgurr a Chaorachain and Sgorr Ruadh.

Despite the good weather the midges were mostly at bay apart from the end when I was midged to bits in the space of a few minutes taking off my boots.

As for the first so with the last. Ron Robertson " initially a work colleague and now a good friend - took me up the Aonach Eagach for my first experience of the Scottish hills and also drove up at short notice from Bankfoot just to join me in the rain on the summit of Sgorr Ruadh where he produced a gin and tonic to take the pain away. I hadn't expected or intended completing the hills this week so had not forewarned anyone.

I am now free to walk for pleasure when and where it suits my friends and hope to celebrate the 'compleation' at a mutually convenient date in the not too distant future with an ascent of my first Corbett " the Cobbler - which despite living down the road for 2.5 years never got climbed.


 
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