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Lost Tilley hat- Suilven


Postby Sunny Speyside » Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:49 pm

Hi
Dropped my newish Tilley hat on the walkout from Suilven on Friday 16th April, it must have fallen from the side pocket of my pack so can't say where abouts on route. Would love to hear from you if it has been found.

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Re: Lost Tilley hat- Suilven

Postby Caberfeidh » Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:36 pm

You didn't happen to notice a peckish-looking elephant hanging around did you?

ELEPHANT EATS TILLEY HAT -- THREE TIMES

(As time passed, so did the Hat…)

"From time to time, we get asked if this is actually a true story. Some seem to think that perhaps it more of a myth or a fisherman's tale. However, it is a true story - all of it. We even have a picture.
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The Hat-Eating Elephant

Michael, an animal trainer from Ontario, Canada, used to train elephants. One of his ‘students’ developed the habit of snatching off and eating Michael’s beloved Tilley Hat. Time would pass. Michael would find the Hat, wash it, and carry on. When we asked him to give us his well-travelled Tilley for our mini-museum in exchange for a new one, he declined.
(We were secretly pleased!) "
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Re: Lost Tilley hat- Suilven

Postby Sunny Speyside » Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:31 pm

Caberfeidh wrote:You didn't happen to notice a peckish-looking elephant hanging around did you?

"


I might have had more chance of getting it back if there had been !

Sadly the lifetime guarantee doesn’t cover loss just ingestion by wild animals 🤔
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Re: Lost Tilley hat- Suilven

Postby Caberfeidh » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:02 am

In 2004 I was in Australia and got myself an Akubra hat, wide brimmed and excellent. I wore it around Oz, exploring, trekking and prospecting. On my return to Dear Old Blighty in 2005 I went for a wander on Rannoch Moor, near Rannoch Station, and suddenly my hat was gone. I assumed I had dropped it and the khaki colour camouflaged it so well that I could not see it. I forgot to check for elephants. :shock: Perhaps this is just part of the Great Hat Migration, they migrate North at this time of year. I saw some geese doing the same.
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Re: Lost Tilley hat- Suilven

Postby Sunny Speyside » Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:02 pm

Caberfeidh wrote: Perhaps this is just part of the Great Hat Migration, they migrate North at this time of year.


I expect a similar migration to all the hillwalkers lost gloves marching northwards and leaping off the cliffs like lemmings :roll:
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Re: Lost Tilley hat- Suilven

Postby Caberfeidh » Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:24 am

Sunny Speyside wrote:
Caberfeidh wrote: Perhaps this is just part of the Great Hat Migration, they migrate North at this time of year.


I expect a similar migration to all the hillwalkers lost gloves marching northwards and leaping off the cliffs like lemmings :roll:


Don't be daft - they leap up waterfalls! :shock:
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Re: Lost Tilley hat- Suilven

Postby Sunny Speyside » Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:34 pm

Caberfeidh wrote:
Sunny Speyside wrote:
Caberfeidh wrote: Perhaps this is just part of the Great Hat Migration, they migrate North at this time of year.


I expect a similar migration to all the hillwalkers lost gloves marching northwards and leaping off the cliffs like lemmings :roll:


Don't be daft - they leap up waterfalls! :shock:


:lol: Thank you Caberfeidh for helping me deal with my loss :)
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Re: Lost Tilley hat- Suilven

Postby Caberfeidh » Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:39 am

Sunny Speyside wrote: Thank you Caberfeidh for helping me deal with my loss


No problem; we have touched on this subject previously. If you or anyone you know have been affected by this subject, please do not suffer in sailence. You are not alone. The Walkhighlands Collective are here for you. :shock:
https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=88202
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Re: Lost Tilley hat- Suilven

Postby Sunny Speyside » Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:00 am



You must have read my mind, I was going to ask you if you had a theory on the odd socks that appear in my laundry and here you have provided the answer :lol:
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Re: Lost Tilley hat- Suilven

Postby Caberfeidh » Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:49 pm

Sunny Speyside wrote:


You must have read my mind, I was going to ask you if you had a theory on the odd socks that appear in my laundry and here you have provided the answer :lol:


It is a valid theory - we must follow The Science! :shock:
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Re: Lost Tilley hat- Suilven

Postby Sgurr » Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:45 pm

Ronald Turnbull in one or other of his Cairngorm books speculates that hats have an agenda of their own, get fed up with same old, same old walks on same old heads and, as it were, jump ship for a more exciting life. Maybe Suliven wasn't exciting enough for your hat and it yearned for the Cuillin. On this principle, I always used to adopt hats I found. This one was left in my shop by (obviously) a Canadian the year the Achille Lauro was hijacked and all Canadians were advised to cover themselves with maple leaves so they wouldn't be mistaken for Americans. I was trying to give it an exciting time on Rhysy
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Re: Lost Tilley hat- Suilven

Postby Sunset tripper » Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:02 am

Funny that you mention finding a Canadian hat. I found this one on Fionn Bheinn (Achnasheen). I posted on here that I found it, but no interest. I washed it and still have it but never wore it. Maybe it didn't fit I can't remember. :roll:

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I like the idea that hats have a mind of their own. :D
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Re: Lost Tilley hat- Suilven

Postby Sunny Speyside » Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:50 am

Well I hope my Tilley is happy on whosever head it sits on now ... and may it’s adventures continue :D
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Re: Lost Tilley hat- Suilven

Postby Caberfeidh » Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:29 am

Sunny Speyside wrote:Well I hope my Tilley is happy on whosever head it sits on now ... and may it’s adventures continue :D


A noble sentiment - I am sure it will find its place...

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