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Ben Wyvis- My Compleat Story.

Ben Wyvis- My Compleat Story.


by rocket-ron » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:12 pm

Route description: Ben Wyvis, near Garve

Munros included on this walk: Ben Wyvis

Date walked: 27/07/2013

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 935m

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Re: Ben Wyvis- My Compleat Story.

Postby ceaser » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:06 pm

congratulations Ron ,fantastic achievement and report :clap: ,since your so good at them ,we might get some more off you on your 2nd round :D
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Re: Ben Wyvis- My Compleat Story.

Postby rocket-ron » Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:56 pm

ceaser wrote:congratulations Ron ,fantastic achievement and report :clap: ,since your so good at them ,we might get some more off you on your 2nd round :D


Dave you will have to wait till . I complete a round off some thing till you see another report from me :D :lol:
IreneM wrote:Congratulations again Ron, it was an absolute pleasure to share your special day :clap: :clap: :clap:

Also HUGE thanks for your hospitality in allowing us to stay - and we just LOVED the party! :D :D :D


Thanks for coming to for wyvis Irene. The party at night was a blast. Glad you enjoyed your self.
Thanks for the cup cakes :D
mrssanta wrote:Brilliant report, and well done on the compleation as well!

Thanks mrssanta was a excellent day. That so many off the walk highland people shared with me :D

SAVAGEALICE wrote:well done Ron :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
really enjoyed ' your story' :D

just back from bagging some more islands :) ..defo reccomend that ..stunning :)
lookin forward to doing some more corbetts this winter :) ..hopefully some easier ones than the last 3 you picked lol! :wink:

Shame you could not make it. Yeah bagging islands is high on my list to do . I will let you pick the corbetts next time :lol: :D
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Re: Ben Wyvis- My Compleat Story.

Postby SusieThePensioner » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:00 pm

Well done Ron, fantastic report :thumbup:
And of course, CONGRATULATIONS on compleating them all :clap:
Sorry I couldn't be there at the party and yes, seen the video on FB :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ben Wyvis- My Compleat Story.

Postby Tinman » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:40 pm

A very interesting and enjoyable read supported by some excellent photographs.

Congratulations to you on achieving your objective from someone who is just about to start their Munro career (not quite true; did do the Ben in September 1991 but that was because it, glorious weather and I were all there at the same time). And then to join Mountain Rescue; even better.

Coming from Durham City I fear I will not be able to do all 282 in three years (probably 15 not to mention needing a sea going tanker load of petrol) but even if I did live closer me thinks I wouldn't get anywhere near.

Like you I shall be starting this on my own so if any members spot an ageing Geordie walker without a heart marching along by all means say hello; it could be me.

Once again, many congratulations.

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Re: Ben Wyvis- My Compleat Story.

Postby rocket-ron » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:05 pm

Tinman wrote:A very interesting and enjoyable read supported by some excellent photographs.

Congratulations to you on achieving your objective from someone who is just about to start their Munro career (not quite true; did do the Ben in September 1991 but that was because it, glorious weather and I were all there at the same time). And then to join Mountain Rescue; even better.

Coming from Durham City I fear I will not be able to do all 282 in three years (probably 15 not to mention needing a sea going tanker load of petrol) but even if I did live closer me thinks I wouldn't get anywhere near.

Like you I shall be starting this on my own so if any members spot an ageing Geordie walker without a heart marching along by all means say hello; it could be me.

Once again, many congratulations.

Tinman

Thanks tinman. its been fairly easy for me to do the munros . Staying in inverness . Great location for doing the munros :D
SusieThePensioner wrote:Well done Ron, fantastic report :thumbup:
And of course, CONGRATULATIONS on compleating them all :clap:
Sorry I couldn't be there at the party and yes, seen the video on FB :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks susie i will catch up with you. When you come up next month :D
Shhh am embrassed by my dancing in the vid :lol:
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Re: Ben Wyvis- My Compleat Story.

Postby L-Hiking » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:46 am

Congratulations on a fantastic achievement Ron

Enjoyed reading the report, and how wonderful to be with such good company
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Re: Ben Wyvis- My Compleat Story.

Postby BoyVertiginous » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:29 am

Congratulations on your compleation and on the fantastic account of the final one...loved the stats breakdown.
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Re: Ben Wyvis- My Compleat Story.

Postby rocket-ron » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:48 am

BoyVertiginous wrote:Congratulations on your compleation and on the fantastic account of the final one...loved the stats breakdown.


Thanks for taking time to read my report. Yeah i love my stats. Thanks to WH i have been able to record them all :D

L-Hiking wrote:Congratulations on a fantastic achievement Ron

Enjoyed reading the report, and how wonderful to be with such good company


Loads off good friends. I have met through this site joined me on the day

Also any that has not viewed the links . Really shoud. They are all part off the story.
Scoobs vids from wyvis are fantastic. Really sums up the fun off the day :D
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Re: Ben Wyvis- My Compleat Story.

Postby spiderwebb » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:08 pm

Ron, what can I say that hasn't already been said.

Congratulations !!!!

After that first walk on Meall Chaich I thought I'll not keep pace with this guy and made it my ambition to walk with someone older than me, well that hasn't worked so far, well maybe Monty LOL

It was a great day meeting up with many faces and names that I've chatted too but yet to walk with, so best I change that !!

Rounded off with a great evening, and there's nought wrong with a cheesy DJ !! Although I must confess I'm sure some of the Munro's are easier than all that Orcadian Willow malarchy Jeez !! And yes I was one of those lost at the start !! Still always room for improvement in that dept. and the evening wasn't long enough for me to demonstarte some f my 'moves' which is probably a blessing for you nice folk !! :lol:

So the end of a journey, I'll keep plodding away, keep tabs on that Plooy now one ahead and gammy just a few behind me, maybe a joint compeation in the offing ?

Keep in touch as I'm sure you will, we share some of the favourites that I know we'll walk again and again. Been an absolute pleasure meeting, chatting and walking with you and hope that continues.

All the very best to you Spider.
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Re: Ben Wyvis- My Compleat Story.

Postby spiderwebb » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:10 pm

Plooy !!! That was Polly sorry Poll !! :lol:
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Re: Ben Wyvis- My Compleat Story.

Postby BlackPanther » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:25 pm

Your report blocked my computer for a few minutes :lol: :lol: :lol: but it was well worth waiting for the upload to COMPLEAT :wink:

Congratulations :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Doing the Munros is always a great journey. You have now joined the exquisite club of Munroists :D
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Re: Ben Wyvis- My Compleat Story.

Postby pollyh33 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:51 pm

spiderwebb wrote:Plooy !!! That was Polly sorry Poll !! :lol:



No problems Incy Wincy. Oooooh I'll need to pull some big walks out of the bag to broaden my lead :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ben Wyvis- My Compleat Story.

Postby davedanson28 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:26 pm

Excellent and well done. :D
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Re: Ben Wyvis- My Compleat Story.

Postby Sarah86 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:47 pm

Well done! A wonderful report, the photos show what an enjoyable day it was for everyone full of fun and happiness.
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Re: Ben Wyvis- My Compleat Story.

Postby Scotjamie » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:35 pm

Brilliant stuff Ron -
Am sad I missed the top-out but there were enough hooligans around.... many congratulations.
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