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They called, I went.

They called, I went.

by kmai1961 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:04 pm

Route description: Buachaille Etive Mor

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

Date walked: 05/10/2018

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 13.5 km

Ascent: 1235m

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Re: They called, I went.

Postby sgiand » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:07 pm

Well done Karen, I never doubted that you'd get there in the end. All the best for the rest of the journey. Was going to attach a photo of your In Pin day but don't know how to resize in Windows 10 - apologies.

PS - nothing wrong with being a bookworm.
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Re: They called, I went.

Postby sunshine65 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:14 pm

Superb report and clearly explains what we all go through Congratulations
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Re: They called, I went.

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:57 pm

Congratulations - beautiful report :clap: :clap:
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Re: They called, I went.

Postby Sick Kid » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:00 pm

Well done Karen! :clap: What a honest and inspiring report....we definitely all have our journeys and I know that the hills help me through mine. Hope you keep on climbing and enjoying those hills days xxx :D
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Re: They called, I went.

Postby weaselmaster » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:13 pm

Congratulations on your completion. It is a great moment - you might be right about finishing the Munros being in a different league to completing other lists - but it sounds like the reasons you go out into the hills will continue to be fulfilled without chasing a particular list, just keep on getting out there :D
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Re: They called, I went.

Postby simon-b » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:38 pm

Very well done Karen! A truly inspiring story. I enjoyed the slideshow, and I'm happy to have been there in some of those moments. One major milestone we shared was Skye Munro number 12 on Am Basteir, when you must have realised that you really could go all the way to the finish line.
You've always said how magnificent the mountains of Glen Coe look, so a great choice of hill to compleat on. And a nice touch with the three flags! There's no round quite like the Munros, for Scots and those from furth of Scotland alike.
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Re: They called, I went.

Postby Thehammic » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:22 am

Great story, inspiring.
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Re: They called, I went.

Postby razzah » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:33 am

Beautiful and inspiring story - had me fighting the tears reading it and had several moments of empathy and recognition. Well done on your compleation :clap:
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Re: They called, I went.

Postby pamfox » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:05 am

Congratulations Karen :) . Your story is great and from the heart, and your video is full of good memories and smiling faces. It was good to meet you for a very small handful of the munros, after hearing about you from Simon. You are all crazy but I take my hat off :D
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Re: They called, I went.

Postby M4RTIN » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:54 pm

Congratulation Karen ! :clap: :D :thumbup:
A fantastic report, for a fantastic achievement.

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Re: They called, I went.

Postby Woodsy Boy » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:17 pm

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR COMPLEAT :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Really enjoyed your wee story of your journey .
Hope you have many more days in the hills.

Congratulations on winning TR of the month also :clap: :clap:
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Re: They called, I went.

Postby Colind4 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:04 am

Quite emotional! I am not a Munro counter but now feel I was there with you!

"For tonight I leave from Euston
And leave the world behind;
Who has the hills as lover,
Will find them wondrous kind".

The poem sums up why we go!
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Re: They called, I went.

Postby jelena » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:11 pm

Karen congratulations! What a nice story! Thank you for sharing and keeeeeep walking :) :D :D :D
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Re: They called, I went.

Postby Sgurr » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:51 pm

Congratulations on being picked for Trip Report of the Month. A worthy winner, and now I can work the video...another bonus for me.
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Re: They called, I went.

Postby hopper68 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:04 pm

Congratulations ..and a nice video of your journey
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