Marhofn 294.17 - May 2015

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Hump Hall of Fame

Chris Watson

The Hall of Fame is now 57 strong after six new members reported in during 2014. The highest new entry was Eddie Dealtry who, having no Marilyns left to do, finally totted up his Humps. Charlie Scott, Gordon and Adrienne Coventry, Dave Tyson and Rick Salter all reached 1200 Humps, although only Rick has admitted to organising a hilltop party. Six baggers, including three Upper Hall members, joined Rick on Peel Fell, which was also his and Jenny Hatfield's final English Marilyn.

Hatfield and the Nordicstar on Peel Fell (photo: Alan Dawson)

Hatfield and the Nordicstar on Peel Fell (photo: Alan Dawson)

There were two new entrants to the Upper Hall. Alan Whatley had an increase of 619 to make him comfortably the Humper of the year. Joining him was Alan Dawson who reached the 2000 landmark on Startup Hill along with 17 other baggers in March, a couple of hours after reaching 3000 Tumps on Roberton Law. Jon Metcalf celebrated his 1500th Hump when he visited Gruinard Island with 11 other island baggers and they managed to demolish a bottle of Laphroaig between them. No reports of anthrax yet.

Ken Whyte knocked off the last couple of British Humps to leave him on H-7, those seven being probably beyond his climbing abilities, then headed across the Irish Sea to wreak havoc over there. He climbed over 450 in the year and is now only 90 short of an Irish completion. We look forward to hearing that he only has rock climbs left by the end of 2015.

Hump Hall of Fame 2014

2979 Ken Whyte1733 Brian Ewing
2849 Rob Woodall1733 Andrew Tibbetts
2803 Colin Crawford1680 Margaret Parker
2700 Ann Bowker1663 Alan Castle
2501 Rowland Bowker1608 Richard Speirs
2501 Alan Whatley1604 Tony Rogers
2412 James Gordon1604 Lindsay Munro
2368 Michael Earnshaw1556 Chris Peart
2326 Alan Holmes1556 Jon Metcalf
2316 Iain Brown1534 Mark Smith
2305 Ursula Stubbings1480 Neil Sandilands
2296 George Morl1466 Douglas Law
2238 Martin Richardson1456 Trevor Littlewood
2176 Peter Collins1454 Sue Littlewood
2029 Alan Dawson1439 Robert Poole
2003 Stewart Logan1417 Alison Fox
1983 Jim Bloomer1399 John Ward
1960 Gordon Adshead1364 Peter Malone
1949 Andy Hyams1338 Chris Bienkowski
1896 Andy Sutton1325 Jonathan Woods
1857 Richard Webb1324 John Owen
1844 Martin Collins1313 Chris Watson
1835 Eddie Dealtry1291 Charlie Scott
1825 Phil Cooper1254 Gordon Coventry
1821 Campbell Singer1254 Adrienne Coventry
1778 Richard Tibbetts1245 Rick Salter
1771 Gary Jones1244 Dave Tyson
1758 Jim Fothergill1243 David Purchase
1744 Bert Barnett1200 The Unknotted Humper

Laphroaig with Jon Metcalf on An Eilid, Gruinard Island (photo: Douglas Law)

Laphroaig with Jon Metcalf on An Eilid, Gruinard Island (photo: Douglas Law)

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