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2 make 1 on 282 (Buachaille Etive Mor) via curved ridge

2 make 1 on 282 (Buachaille Etive Mor) via curved ridge


Postby scoob999 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:02 pm

Route description: Buachaille Etive Mor

Munros included on this walk: Stob Dearg (Buachaille Etive Mor)

Date walked: 28/09/2013

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]So here we are, the end of a journey, one of the biggest journeys of my life :D

What had started as a childhood dream of climbing Scotland's mountains had eventually became reality :shock:
I climbed Meall nan Tarmachan first on 7/6/09 then more than a year passed before I done 2 on Beinn a' Ghlo and Carn a' Chalamain in my second year. I then discovered WalkHighlands and got hooked in a BIG way :shock: :lol:

I continued to tick of the Munros myself after recently giving up smoking, more to take my mind off it and to keep the weight off I suppose :?
With the kids all grown up and living on my own I was out most weekends, usually all was well, although I did have a couple of 'where the hell am I' moments but all was good until the BASIL FAULTY incident :shock: Deciding it might be safer walking with others I met up with Monty, Spider and Louise to do the 3 Munros above the ski center at Glenshee

It was a great walk, my first real winter walk, slightly spoiled by the fact that the wind was so strong that we never really had a chance to talk to each other all day :shock:

So with this being a successful walk, I decided to organise one myself :D always an optimist I decided on the 6 on the east side of Glenshee ski center 8) The date was set for the 27th Dec 2011 and that was where I first met Fi :D
Another successful walk done things were on the up :D

My bagging career was well under way, I kept walking and the balloons kept turning blue 8) Now I have never been the fittest person, and still don't consider myself that fit :lol: Then came my first WH meet at Kintail. Now I'm not gonna name every one, just in case I miss someone out :lol: And a walk over the Brothers and Sisters ridge was arranged :shock: And the Magnificent Seven were formed :clap: :lol:

This was the walk where I first met Iain Watson. I had read his walk reports and knew that he liked BIG LONG walks :lol: Little was I to know then, that I would spend some of my longest hardest days walking with Iain :shock: 8)
Most of them are on the site, and I'm sure a lot of you will be familiar with them.

That's sort of the benchmark that stuck with me? The walks kept getting bigger and longer. A few biggies With Iain and a few on my own. And my very own take, on the 3 peaks challenge, The 3 Ben's :shock: bigger and harder and a fundraiser for my pals at Braemar MR :wink: to tie in with the Braemar meet 8)

Now I never joined the site looking for a partner or love :wink: but a feisty lady called Fi came to the meet and we arranged a walk together since we hadn't been out for a while, and it all took off from there 8) Walking buddies to start with etc etc :wink: :lol: the walks just kept getting more mental!

Doing the Big Bookil on the 1st Jan this year was amazing, and we decided to leave Stob Dearg as our final Munro and what a great choice 8) We had 82 hills left and some big walks to get on with, culminating with a walk I had dreamed about and been planning for ages - Fisherfield in a day :shock: (I really don't like camping)

The balloons continued to turn blue and we still had Skye to do :shock: Graham had organised a walk with Mark to do the southern 8 Munros so me and Fi arranged to go with them to do the southern 2 but ended up doing them all :shock: :lol: Skye is such a magical place :D

With confidence building, thoughts turned again to Stob Dearg and we decided to go via Curved Ridge - what a way to finish 8) Meanwhile away from the hills me and Fi were getting on great guns and she had moved in. She had been hinting away at getting married every now and again, which I kind of side stepped because I already had a plan to propose on our final Munro. And so the day was set - a large crowd turned up for our compleation party. Me with keyring in pocket and with some of the best friends we've met on the hills we set off for curved ridge. Some of us kilted up. I won't go in to detail here but the video should cover most of it.

On a side note, I've got quite in to videoing all of our walks, of which our Facebook friends know all too well :shock: :?

So the time had come. Everybody gathered round on the summit to watch us compleat with only a few very close friends knowing what was going to happen. About 20 feet from the summit cairn I decided to carry Fi to her last summit, where I dropped to one knee (what did you have in that rucksack!) :lol: and I asked her to marry me. Just as well she said yes 8) So now the hill pressure is off and I doubt that she'll wait til we finish the Corbetts til we tie the knot :lol: So for now we're just going to have fun on the hills we love.. if we can get oot o bed :wink:

We have met so many good friends and people on the hills - you all know who you are! We know some of you couldn't make it on our last day and we really did miss you but we will catch up with you all soon 8)

Watch this space...


It's all starting to sink in now :D Compleation certificates have arrived 8) bit of a weird feeling :? We haven't given up on Munros we just haven't been up one yet :shock: :lol: We seem to be preoccupied with the Corbetts now :shock: but still looking forward to doing the Furths, so trips to England Wales and Ireland on the cards :D

To all of you great people we've met on Walkhighlands and on the hills, WE thank you for making the journey a very enjoyable one indeed :D



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Re: 2 make 1 on 282 (Buachaille Etive Mor) via curved ridge

Postby jupe1407 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:09 pm

"The Video is Private" :lol:

The text is fantastic though. Cracking read :D
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Re: 2 make 1 on 282 (Buachaille Etive Mor) via curved ridge

Postby pigeon » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:11 pm

Congratulations scoob and Fi :clap:
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Re: 2 make 1 on 282 (Buachaille Etive Mor) via curved ridge

Postby SusieThePensioner » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:12 pm

Brilliant Stuart! Well done to you and Fi compleating :clap:
And again, MANY CONGRATULATIONS on the engagement :thumbup:
I'm sorry Jeff and I were running late and so didn't have the time to get to the Clachaig :(
I've seen all the photos that everyone has posted on facebook :D
Looking forward to the videos on the Corbetts now :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2 make 1 on 282 (Buachaille Etive Mor) via curved ridge

Postby Tomsie » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:19 pm

Private video, which one did you put up :lol:
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Re: 2 make 1 on 282 (Buachaille Etive Mor) via curved ridge

Postby scoob999 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:33 pm

Tomsie wrote:Private video, which one did you put up :lol:


:lol: :lol: forgot to set it as public! should be good now though
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Re: 2 make 1 on 282 (Buachaille Etive Mor) via curved ridge

Postby scoob999 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:36 pm

Thanks Jupe glad you and Anne could come :D
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Re: 2 make 1 on 282 (Buachaille Etive Mor) via curved ridge

Postby scoob999 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:38 pm

Thanks Pidgeon :D
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Re: 2 make 1 on 282 (Buachaille Etive Mor) via curved ridge

Postby scoob999 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:39 pm

SusieThePensioner wrote:Brilliant Stuart! Well done to you and Fi compleating :clap:
And again, MANY CONGRATULATIONS on the engagement :thumbup:
I'm sorry Jeff and I were running late and so didn't have the time to get to the Clachaig :(
I've seen all the photos that everyone has posted on facebook :D
Looking forward to the videos on the Corbetts now :lol: :lol:


thanks Susie... next time :D
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Re: 2 make 1 on 282 (Buachaille Etive Mor) via curved ridge

Postby weescotsman » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:47 pm

Cracking video as always Scoob, yer best effort yet. Gonna take some uber-special to beat this !!!

Think we should have an annual Bookil party........ :wink: :D
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Re: 2 make 1 on 282 (Buachaille Etive Mor) via curved ridge

Postby jupe1407 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:48 pm

What a fantastic video. :clap:

Everything that's good about hillwalking/climbing captured in one video.
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Re: 2 make 1 on 282 (Buachaille Etive Mor) via curved ridge

Postby Bod » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:49 pm

Wonderful Scoob and Fi, just wonderful "What a Day" :D :D :D :D :D :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

It has been such a pleasure to meet you both and share so much time and fun in the hills, long may it continue :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: 2 make 1 on 282 (Buachaille Etive Mor) via curved ridge

Postby mountain thyme » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:53 pm

Well done to both of you on compleating :clap: :clap: And congratulations on the engagement :D

I Was thinking of you both at 1230 ish when I was sitting on a Corbett in Glen Etive :D
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Re: 2 make 1 on 282 (Buachaille Etive Mor) via curved ridge

Postby AnneJ » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:57 pm

scoob999 wrote:Thanks Jupe glad you and Anne could come :D


It was such a fab day and thanks for having us along. Congratulations again! :D
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Re: 2 make 1 on 282 (Buachaille Etive Mor) via curved ridge

Postby munroman283 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:42 am

Fantastic video my friend!!!. It has been a pleasure to meet and walk with you and Fi. I am sure we will share many valleys, slopes and summits in the future. Congrats on both counts you go together like super and glue, looking forward to kinlocheven now!!!
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