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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.
Chantal Elson 4748
Beinn a Chlaidheimh 11 May 2011


Chantal writes: I started my Munros on 3 May 2003 and took 8 years 8 days, all while living in Cheshire. In October 2009, after 133 Munros, my husband Adrian challenged me to do my last 150 so, in 18 months, I did, to raise money for charity. See www.geefsamen.nl/Chantal.

Here I am with Adrian (who has 4 Munros to go as of 6 June) on the final summit of my last-Munro day: the Fisherfield Six (14 hours out from Shenavall Bothy: my longest walk ever). Although the strong wind was a feature all day, after a showery and clouded-over start, the weather faired up as the day went on, and on my last Munro the clouds had cleared off the top. Even the sun came out in salute! The photo is by our Scottish friend Ivor Normand (4405), who accompanied me on 149 of my last 150, and on 238 altogether. Adrian was with me on 154 Munros. I did 11 solo, on 4 separate days. Other stats: 69 new Munros in 2009 and 105 in 2010; only 4 second ascents.

Im the 2nd Dutch woman (10th Dutch person) known to have compleated. On 2 May 2011, Ivor and I were on Mull for the last Munro of Bart Doornbosch (4730) and Willem Vermeulen (4731). Other Dutch compleatists present were Anne van der Wal (4517) and her husband Jan Vijfhuizen (4518), as well as Johan de Jong (1423), the first Dutch Munroist. What a great party we all had! Two days after my compleation, we continued the celebrations at the Clachaig Inn with another Dutch hillwalking party including Ron Bloksma, whose website www.buitensport-schotland.nl helped us all to make contact.


 
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