MARHOFN 153.08 - May 2006


Bert Barnett
Bert Barnett on Mullach Bhuidhe, Arran (photo: Jim Mackintosh)


Fort Augustus is the place, 2-4 June is the date. This year's congregation is being organised by Jon Metcalf. As usual, all are welcome, not just big baggers.


No new Marilyns this year, so the total stays at 1554, but there is a new update sheet, the first since 2002, which should accompany this newsletter.


Lots of landmarks to report from 2005. Don Smithies passed 1500, Richard Wood and Richard Mclellan crashed straight into the Upper Hall, Brian Ewing reached 1000-0-0-0, Klaus Schwartz became the first German past 600, James Gordon polished off the Graham Tops and Bert Barnett the Corbett Tops. More details inside. Worst news by far was the death of Peter Bibby in August, at age 49.


Is a picture really worth a thousand words? This edition of Marhofn has 44 pictures and 46000 words, with 92 different contributors averaging 500 words and half a picture each. So there should be something of interest in there somewhere.


Marhofn 153 was edited and produced by a new editorial team of Alan Dawson, Bert Barnett and Tony Watson. Combined efforts have enabled it to be published earlier than usual. Feedback welcome.

About Marhofn

This is the eighth edition of Marhofn, the newsletter for Marilyn baggers. A Marilyn is a hill of any height with a drop of 150 metres or more on all sides. In other words, a relatively high hill. See for more details. Marhofn is distributed free of charge to members of the Marilyn Hall of Fame and anyone else interested, although contributions such as stamps, cheques and cakes are welcome. Many thanks to everyone who has already assisted - it is entirely the generous and invaluable voluntary contributions that keep this thing going.

This magazine was created by Alan Dawson