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Welcome to the all-colour final edition of Marhofn. Before you get upset about the demise of Marhofn, please read on. We have three major and exciting proposals:
The old hill lists - with their antiquated imperial height limits or their lack of consistent criteria - have their support from the Munro Society, the Scottish Mountaineering Club, the Wainwright Society and the Long Distance Walkers Association. However, up until now there has not been a society to represent the relative hill-baggers.
The content of this magazine has in recent years not just been Marilyn related. Information and discussion about the other relative hill lists has entered in a piecemeal fashion. The website at www.rhb.org.uk is functional and purposeful, however it is mainly about Marilyns. It is not proposed to compete with the hill-bagging.co.uk website - we will still encourage people to use that site for recording their hill bags.
All three proposals will have the same criteria for the relevant hill lists.
The British lists that currently meet all three criteria are:
Marilyns - hills of Britain with a prominence of 150 metres
Humps - the hundred metre prominence hills of Britain
Tumps - the 30-metre prominence hills of Britain
Simms - the 30-metre prominence hills, 600 metres or above high
Dodds - the 30-metre prominence hills between 500m and 599m high
Sibs - the 30-metre prominence islands or 30-hectare area islands.
We also propose to include reports of activities and adventures on relative hills in other countries.
Details of any future changes to these hill lists will be published in Relative Matters. To receive a copy, you will need to either join RHSoc or subscribe to the mailing list. See rhsoc.uk for more details.
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