Marhofn 230.13 - May 2011

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Baglogs:

Alistair Milner (+57=659)

2010 was a good year for Marilyn bagging but the highlight was in Nepal in February. Sitting on the terrace at Tiger Mountain Lodge, Pokhara, with a bottle of Everest lager, we could see all the Annapurnas and Machaphuchare. Stunning.

During a five-day stay at Inchnadamph in May, I climbed Ben Stack by myself. It was hot and sunny with great views and I had a lovely scramble to the most northerly top.

Three of the four Glen Luss Grahams were climbed a on a very sunny May day but we decided against the long pull up to the last one due to the heat. (CW: You were lucky - I skipped it due to the pouring rain in July).

We were up in the far north for Smean, Morven and Scaraben in July, and a sunny Saturday in September found us on Snowdon. There were at least 300 people at the summit and still crocodiles coming up the Miner's and Watkin tracks. And why were at least a third of the people at the summit talking on their mobile phones?

The lowlight of the year was Tom Meadhoin (4A) in October on the Sunday after the Munro Society dinner. We followed the route in Dempster's guide but the slope up to the ridge is now 500 metres of felled forest. We both arrived on the ridge totally wrecked, but at least we do not have to repeat it.

Phone festival on the summit of Snowdon (photo: Alan Brook)

Phone festival on the summit of Snowdon (photo: Alan Brook)

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