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France achieves first compleation on Ben Hope

France achieves first compleation on Ben Hope


by Emmanuelle » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:40 pm

Route description: Ben Hope

Munros included on this walk: Ben Hope

Date walked: 22/07/2017

Time taken: 4.5 hours

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Re: France achieves first compleation on Ben Hope

Postby rockhopper » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:16 pm

Congratulations and well done :clap: :clap: Looked a good day for it too. Puts into perspective the distance many of us have to travel to the hills compared to you :shock: - cheers :)
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Re: France achieves first compleation on Ben Hope

Postby Emmanuelle » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:52 pm

rockhopper wrote:Congratulations and well done :clap: :clap: Looked a good day for it too. Puts into perspective the distance many of us have to travel to the hills compared to you :shock: - cheers :)


I live in Falkirk :lol:
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Re: France achieves first compleation on Ben Hope

Postby Emmanuelle » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:57 pm

Jaxter wrote:Fantastic - congratulations :clap: :clap: :clap:

Looks like you had better weather than that cold day on the Tarmachan ridge last year, although that day was so much fun that I'll never forget it :lol:


Oh that was a great day and the pics in the clag turned out great. It was great collecting people as we went along!

Interestingly enough (or not!), I was reflecting on gear yesterday and musing that irrespective of the season, in Scotland you have to take quite a lot of clothing, just in case! It was sunny and clear but in the gusts pretty nippy!

I was walking in Switzerland, near St Moritz, last week, staying below 3,000m and I took so much stuff with me to the merriment of my boyfriend. I used none of it!
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Re: France achieves first compleation on Ben Hope

Postby Sunset tripper » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:24 am

A great achievement. It would be interesting to know of any other foreign nationals that have done all the munros. ~ Not including the English and Welsh. :D
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Re: France achieves first compleation on Ben Hope

Postby Emmanuelle » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:43 am

Sunset tripper wrote:A great achievement. It would be interesting to know of any other foreign nationals that have done all the munros. ~ Not including the English and Welsh. :D


Yes indeed. I know there have been some Germans and Dutch. I also so what I think was a Greek name in the list of Munroists.
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Re: France achieves first compleation on Ben Hope

Postby spiderwebb » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:51 am

Congratulations Emmanuelle, superb day, lovely report and photos :clap:
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Re: France achieves first compleation on Ben Hope

Postby Jaxter » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:39 pm

Emmanuelle wrote:
Jaxter wrote:Fantastic - congratulations :clap: :clap: :clap:

Looks like you had better weather than that cold day on the Tarmachan ridge last year, although that day was so much fun that I'll never forget it :lol:


Oh that was a great day and the pics in the clag turned out great. It was great collecting people as we went along!

Interestingly enough (or not!), I was reflecting on gear yesterday and musing that irrespective of the season, in Scotland you have to take quite a lot of clothing, just in case! It was sunny and clear but in the gusts pretty nippy!

I was walking in Switzerland, near St Moritz, last week, staying below 3,000m and I took so much stuff with me to the merriment of my boyfriend. I used none of it!

It was great!! :lol: :lol:
I'm the same, always rather carry things I don't need than need something I don't have. I carry my down jacket all year round and I've been mighty glad of it on windy summer days :lol:
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Re: France achieves first compleation on Ben Hope

Postby Graeme D » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:11 pm

Emmanuelle wrote:I live in Falkirk


Tant pis! :wink: :lol:

Congratulations anyway. A great achievement regardless of where one lives! :clap:
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Re: France achieves first compleation on Ben Hope

Postby rockhopper » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:35 pm

Graeme D wrote:
Emmanuelle wrote:I live in Falkirk

Tant pis! :wink: :lol:
Congratulations anyway. A great achievement regardless of where one lives! :clap:


:lol: Well, it wasn't that unreasonable a conclusion given the title of the report, the fact that 20 per year could be managed suggesting long distances and the reference to "transnational personal life" :wink: That said, I guess the phrase "..the long drive from Falkirk to the Kyle of Tongue.." was a bit of a giveway as one is unlikely to fly in to Falkirk from France.... :crazy: :wink: - cheers :)
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Re: France achieves first compleation on Ben Hope

Postby Veryhappybunny » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:16 am

Very well done indeed!
So glad you got a good day for it and agree being the first French compleation definitely calls for more champagne.
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Re: France achieves first compleation on Ben Hope

Postby zatapathique » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:11 am

Félicitations pour la "compleation" et pour être la première Française d'avoir grimpé tous les Munros !

Wonderful report, great pictures and surely a worthy location to celebrate the final Munro. I hope to be in the same situation in, oh, 24 years... :wink:
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Re: France achieves first compleation on Ben Hope

Postby orion » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:12 pm

Sunset tripper wrote:A great achievement. It would be interesting to know of any other foreign nationals that have done all the munros. ~ Not including the English and Welsh. :D


I`ve met a Belgian guy who finished them.Think he lives in Alloa :)
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