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Three Marilyns in Pairc. That's it folks

Three Marilyns in Pairc. That's it folks


by Sgurr » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:19 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Gormol (Lewis), Muaithabhal (Lewis), Uisinis (Lewis)

Date walked: 02/06/2018

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Re: Three Marilyns in Pairc. That's it folks

Postby denfinella » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:17 am

Congratulations Sgurr! A tremendous achievement and the remoteness of Pairc seems a fitting way to finish it all (don't worry about the stacks). And what better way to celebrate than with a bottle of shower gel? :lol:
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Re: Three Marilyns in Pairc. That's it folks

Postby Jaxter » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:57 am

Fabulous stuff :clap: :clap: congratulations on a very impressive achievement 8) what a wonderful place it looks too :D

Sea stacks don't count :lol:
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Re: Three Marilyns in Pairc. That's it folks

Postby Jaywizz » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:52 am

You are legends!!! An inspiration. Also a big thank you for all the informative reports and photos.
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Re: Three Marilyns in Pairc. That's it folks

Postby nigheandonn » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:50 am

I'm sure that's not all - I can't imagine you staying still :-)

But congratulations - it's a hell of an achievement, and must have taken you to so many places!

P.S. Love the shower gel, but there really should be some for heroic women!
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Re: Three Marilyns in Pairc. That's it folks

Postby Sgurr » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:08 pm

Just realised that I have been spelling Uisinis Usinis throughout.....and I can't get back in to edit.
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Re: Three Marilyns in Pairc. That's it folks

Postby Mrs Scoob » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:01 pm

Massive congratulations to you both! :clap: :clap: What an inspiration :D
Love the 'compleation' photo :thumbup: and thanks for the accommodation/group hire info - good to know :wink:
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Re: Three Marilyns in Pairc. That's it folks

Postby Sunset tripper » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:37 am

Great achievement ~ well done to both of you. :D
I always thought Stac Lee was doable until I saw it for myself. :shock:
All the best for whatever comes next. :D
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Re: Three Marilyns in Pairc. That's it folks

Postby weaselmaster » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:52 am

Congratulations on getting them done - the island marilyns look quite enough of a challenge without considering the sea stacks. I did notice your pictures being used (under your "other" name) on the BBC weather a couple weeks ago :D
Enjoy whatever you decide to do next
Al
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Re: Three Marilyns in Pairc. That's it folks

Postby Mountainlove » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:17 am

What an achievement! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Congratulations to the two of you :clap: :clap: :clap:
In my eyes you have completed even without the sea stacks!!
Brilliant :D
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Re: Three Marilyns in Pairc. That's it folks

Postby Alan S » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:46 pm

Absolutely brilliant, Huge well done to both of you :clap:
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Re: Three Marilyns in Pairc. That's it folks

Postby Alteknacker » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:36 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Three Marilyns in Pairc. That's it folks

Postby dooterbang » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:44 am

Congratulations to you both :clap:

I hope I'm still having such wonderful adventures when pushing 80 :D
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Re: Three Marilyns in Pairc. That's it folks

Postby Sgurr » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:34 pm

Thanks for the congrats everyone. Much appreciated from all you guys who go bagging yourselves and know what is involved

inca wrote:Mind if ask how long you guys have been battering away at the Marilyns? Best of luck to you both with your new ventures.


Didn't really know about the Marilyns for a long while and then R bought Alan Dawson's "Relative Hills of Britain" and was hooked. I had to get my own copy as I was so far behind. Personally I didn't start walking the hills with any thought of bagging them until I was well into my 50s. R had done most of the Munros and I had gone with him for about 20 or so, but those were the only ones I did before I was a granny at 52. Officially my first Marilyn was Ben Cleuch, bagged in 1996, but I didn't do it to bag it, any more than R climbed The Great Orme with his aunties around the age of 6. So it is an idea that grew on us. R would have polished them off ages ago, if he hadn't had to do a second round of Munros with me. We were aware of them while doing the Corbetts, but didn't particularly go out of our way to bag them, so maybe started taking them really seriously between Munro and Corbett rounds, say 2007.
mrssanta wrote: It seems to me that the sea stacks would just be the cherry on top of the icing and quite unnecessary!


Mal Gray wrote:Eventually, sea stacks will crumble and fall down, so perhaps they don't really count


I'm afraid since Rob Woodall climbed the final sea stack, they DO count

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/Ticked-off-the-man-who-climbed-all-1556-Marilyns

I think the compleationists are still in single figures but there are 17 or 18 people who went on one or other major raid and are now in a position to compleat when they get the others.
It is utterly terrifying See THIS video
Also, some people have said the may crumble. The old Man of Hoy may crumble, but the St. Kilda sea stacks are made of the same tough rock as Skye, and no way will they crumble in many life-times.

mountainsof scotland wrote:Have found a number of your reports useful over the years :)


And we yours...and you may not remember, but you steered me through the process of inserting photos into trip reports in 2008, so we have to thank you for anything that has appeared since.

rockhopper wrote:Am wondering what challenges you'll be thinking of next ? - cheers


Well, I could do without a challenge, and maybe go back and climb the nice ones, but I spotted R with the Wainwright lists the other day, and he has done a lot of arm-chair bagging re-reading his accounts and working out which Waiwrights we climbed en-route to the Lake District Marilyns. A holiday is booked at the end of next week.

iangpark wrote:Also saw your name under the Leverburgh photo on a rare occasion of watching TV and proclaimed to my family: "That's Squiz!"

Image

That's my real "retirement ploy". I keep firing them off, and last year got Editor's Picks for over 45. But they have now announced they have reached the wonderful milestone of 200,000 weather watchers, so some of us who have been doing it for a while may have to take a back seat. They didn't want my solstice sun rise, so I felt very grumpy getting up so early, but had to admit that the Watcher down the coast got a better one.

definella wrote:And what better way to celebrate than with a bottle of shower gel?

I am getting disorganised. Made a Corbetteer cake, and a Grahamist cake for R. But I finished on different mountains from him, and didn't get one (did get a good dinner) so maybe the shower gel was as good as it gets.

Thanks again
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Re: Three Marilyns in Pairc. That's it folks

Postby bobble_hat_kenny » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:09 pm

Congrats on a well-deserved WR of the month, and on a fairly stupendous achievement in Marilyn-bagging :clap: .
Incidentally, isn't "Gormol" the name of one of the orcs in Lord of the Rings (in that bit where they capture Merry & Pippin, and then argue over who gets to eat them etc etc) :? ? It sounds distinctly familiar.
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Re: Three Marilyns in Pairc. That's it folks

Postby Alteknacker » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:27 pm

Well done on your well-deserved WotM award - it's clear from all the comments that loads of us loved this report :clap: :clap: :clap:
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