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Sgurr a' Mhaim without Kath

Sgurr a' Mhaim without Kath


by dogplodder » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:36 pm

Route description: The Ring of Steall, Mamores

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr a'Mhaim

Date walked: 07/06/2013

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Re: Sgurr a' Mhaim without Kath

Postby dogplodder » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:14 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:The 1st walk without Kath was always going to be the hardest,the rest will get easier but you will never forget her and she will always be there with you with every walk you take.


Thanks Gammy. Think you're right we'll never walk without thinking of her being there with us. There are hills we'd planned to do together which are going to be hard though. :?
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Re: Sgurr a' Mhaim without Kath

Postby dogplodder » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:31 pm

scooby0511 wrote:Lovely, thanks for sharing


Thanks :D
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Re: Sgurr a' Mhaim without Kath

Postby dogplodder » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:34 pm

Huff_n_Puff wrote:A lovely tribute to three amazing people - and your usual great photos :) :)


Three? 8)

But thanks anyway! :D
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Re: Sgurr a' Mhaim without Kath

Postby dogplodder » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:38 am

rockhopper wrote:A nice tribute; certainly made me stop and think - and well done Moira on her first after surgery - cheers :)


Moira has been a star in her determination to get back up them hills! :clap:
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Re: Sgurr a' Mhaim without Kath

Postby dogplodder » Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:31 pm

Kath's daughter has given me one of her mum's poems - the one that was read at the funeral. It's beautiful and I've posted it on this thread.

http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=32488&start=15
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Re: Sgurr a' Mhaim without Kath

Postby Bod » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:01 pm

A lovely report dogplodder, and beautifully described and shared.
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Re: Sgurr a' Mhaim without Kath

Postby dogplodder » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:43 pm

Bod wrote:A lovely report dogplodder, and beautifully described and shared.


Thanks Bod. :D

Feel quite emotional that this has won report of the month. Not expected at all and in truth not my win but Kath's and Moira's. Here's to the two of them! :thumbup:
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Re: Sgurr a' Mhaim without Kath

Postby SusieThePensioner » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:26 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!
A beautiful poem and thanks for posting :D
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Re: Sgurr a' Mhaim without Kath

Postby PeteR » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:22 pm

I've been meaning to post a comment on this walk report since you first posted it, but have just never got round to it for one reason or another. Now I get the chance to say "congratulations" :clap:

An excellent report, not just in terms of the description of the walk or the super photos, but also the memories of your friend :D There is a lot more that fires our love of the hills than simply putting one foot in front of another, that's for sure.
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Re: Sgurr a' Mhaim without Kath

Postby gammy leg walker » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:41 am

A well deserved TR of the month winner. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Sgurr a' Mhaim without Kath

Postby shredder » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:40 pm

That was a moving tribute to your friend who will be sadly missed.

Well done on walk report.
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Re: Sgurr a' Mhaim without Kath

Postby smalltounboy » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:25 am

Beautiful photo of Jack and the bluebells, what a touching tribute to Kath, I clearly remember driving home after climbing Beinn Narnain & Beinn Ime and hearing on the radio about a missing female walker, my heart sank, very sad news indeed.

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Re: Sgurr a' Mhaim without Kath

Postby spiderwebb » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:48 pm

A fitting tribute indeed, she'll be smiling at this :)
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Re: Sgurr a' Mhaim without Kath

Postby Graeme D » Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:02 pm

Nice, and very fitting indeed. The hills have great healing and restorative powers and they bring us nearer to those who are no longer with us.
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Re: Sgurr a' Mhaim without Kath

Postby dogplodder » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:43 pm

SusieThePensioner wrote:CONGRATULATIONS!
A beautiful poem and thanks for posting :D


Thanks Susie. Kath told me about this poem on one of our walks and it was so poignant to hear it for the first time when it was read at her funeral.

Feel cheated of that friendship - there was so much for us still to talk about. :?
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