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First Fail of the Year - Ben Starav etc.

First Fail of the Year - Ben Starav etc.


by Frogwell » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:14 pm

Date walked: 15/01/2012

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Re: First Fail of the Year - Ben Starav etc.

Postby Frogwell » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:26 pm

Thanks for all the comments :)

skuk007 wrote:Great photos as ever frogwell, and a funny report that had me smiling.
Hope your knee isn't too bad and your out on the slopes again soon - with new back-up lighter. :)

I'd have gone with the fight story, maybe changed the shark for a stag though.

Fixed my old lighter now, although I don't think I'd trust on the hill again though. Relegated to fire starting duties at home I think. The knee actually seemed okayish by the time I got home and all of yesterday, twinging a bit today though.

I did think about a story involving a fight with a Stag, but then they might have asked where the Stag was, at which point the game would be up. A shark was far more believable as I could just say it swam away.

starrynights wrote:As for the young women .... I'm sure it wasn't condescension. They were probably thinking, 'wind eh, pah!!!! You've been fighting off a crocodile'. They just happened to be patrons of the SSCS (Save the Scottish Crocodile Society) ... what you were seeing was contempt!!

I didn't consider that. I feel better now, contempt has to be far better than condescension.

Klaasloopt wrote:I like this report. It is well written, a pleasure. And the fuss about the women, pfff, not worth it. Be a total snob and state that you can't be bothered with summiting a munro no more. Meeting people on a track is a great chance to adopt any role. Tourist, insect-collector, poet...

I am so liking your style!
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Re: First Fail of the Year - Ben Starav etc.

Postby rockhopper » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:56 pm

Cracking photos (even if handheld) and very enjoyable :lol: One of my favourite hill groups with the Glen/Loch Etive views and nice to see it in winter colours - cheers :D
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Re: First Fail of the Year - Ben Starav etc.

Postby Collaciotach » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:02 pm

Great pics and good tale :) pic number two Sunday , i was on the summit of Stob Dearg when thon cloud past underneath only one all day :lol:
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Re: First Fail of the Year - Ben Starav etc.

Postby PeteR » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:18 am

Superb photos, as ever :D And a great report, despite the knee and the fact you were unable to continue to the summits. They will be there another day, but that doesn't always help I find. It's the frustration of not making it to the top when you really wanted to.
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Re: First Fail of the Year - Ben Starav etc.

Postby starrynights » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:19 am

Klaasloopt - I love that idea ..... "Summits!!!! Oh they are so yesterday!!!" I could really pull that off with my English accent. And a look of condescension. 8)

Forgot to add Frogwell - stunning pics too. Just can't decide which is my favourite. It's causing me stress. :?
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Re: First Fail of the Year - Ben Starav etc.

Postby hermitross » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:27 pm

:D Brilliant!
Just joined the site and this is the first report I've read.
Are they all as good as this? Hope so!!
Cheers,
Ross.
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Re: First Fail of the Year - Ben Starav etc.

Postby Chrisabelle » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:50 pm

Fantastic photos and report.
Make me want to go there, but need a bit more walking experience first. My list of walks to do is getting longer every time I look at this site (every day :lol: )
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Re: First Fail of the Year - Ben Starav etc.

Postby tomyboy73 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:06 pm

you`re a funny guy, lol. i had previously browsed your fantastic pictures at work without reading the report , glad i did now. sometimes you don`t realise what it takes to get great shots like that. and i`ve had my fair share of battles with mythical creatures on the hills, glad i`m not the only one :lol: well done
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Re: First Fail of the Year - Ben Starav etc.

Postby rocket-ron » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:53 pm

Frogwell as always cracking pics and a good story to go with it :lol:
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Re: First Fail of the Year - Ben Starav etc.

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:20 pm

I wouldn't call it a fail with photos of this quality :D
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Re: First Fail of the Year - Ben Starav etc.

Postby LeithySuburbs » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:26 pm

Moody and dramatic pics and a well written report :D .
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Re: First Fail of the Year - Ben Starav etc.

Postby yokehead » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:04 pm

Very entertaining and the photos aren't too bad either! :D No summits but you sure got a lot out of the trip, thanks for sharing it.
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Re: First Fail of the Year - Ben Starav etc.

Postby Alastair S » Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:29 am

Glad to hear the knee is on the mend.

Another fab report: well written & superb pictures. What more could we want :thumbup:
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Re: First Fail of the Year - Ben Starav etc.

Postby ChrisW » Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:20 am

Stunning Frogwell, absolutely stunning, and as you so rightly say the hill will always be there :D
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Re: First Fail of the Year - Ben Starav etc.

Postby Frogwell » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:20 am

Collaciotach wrote:Great pics and good tale :) pic number two Sunday , i was on the summit of Stob Dearg when thon cloud past underneath only one all day :lol:

Wish I'd done that one now! I had been thinking about doing some of the Buachailles instead. I think they had better weather all round.

starrynights wrote:Klaasloopt - I love that idea ..... "Summits!!!! Oh they are so yesterday!!!" I could really pull that off with my English accent. And a look of condescension. 8)

Forgot to add Frogwell - stunning pics too. Just can't decide which is my favourite. It's causing me stress. :?

Excellent, I like stressing people. It relieves stress :)

Alastair S wrote:Glad to hear the knee is on the mend.

Another fab report: well written & superb pictures. What more could we want :thumbup:

Managed to knacker the knee again last night while doing a penguin impression in order to amuse the three year old. She wasn't amused, and I was in pain, so I force fed her cantaloupe melon. I'm going to take it as easy as possible today as I was hoping to get out tomorrow or Monday

ChrisW wrote:Stunning Frogwell, absolutely stunning

Thanks. I've been working out. Glad someone noticed.

8) :lol:
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