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Postby ketzster » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:56 pm

Hi everyone, just discovered this site and have to say it is nice to find such a great munro site. I began climbing the munros sixteen years ago at the age of 6 as my parents wanted to continue bagging and I got dragged along. Being from Birmingham it was never easy to get up to Scotland apart from in the school holidays and eventually I started to get the 'bagging bug' as I grew older. That bug has recently taken me to 204 munros but I am starting to panic about what will happen after I complete them. I hope to save A'Mhaigdean as my last although I got about two metres from the top a couple of years ago when an ice storm hit so we had to turn back as we were not camping overnight and needed to return to Poolewe. Lucky in a way as I find the Fisherfield Forest the most extraordinary place of all. There is no doubt that the Highlands can have an irresistable pull towards them and everyone I have ever been with to the North West has become addicted also. Unfortunately I won't be bagging again until easter due to uni studies but I wish everyone on here well and much enjoyment on their trips! All the best. Matt Kettle
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Re: Hi

Postby canisp » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:53 am

Hi Matt, and welcome aboard.

ketzster wrote:That bug has recently taken me to 204 munros but I am starting to panic about what will happen after I complete them.

Don’t worry you’ll soon get addicted to Corbetts. :lol:
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Re: Hi

Postby Paul Webster » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:06 am

Hi Matt

Don’t worry you’ll soon get addicted to Corbetts.

Yes - you've already put Foinaven down as your favourite mountain on another thread! I'm a bit annoyed - I haven't climbed either of your favourites yet - must get out more :)
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Re: Hi

Postby Dirk Winter » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:07 pm

Hi Matt,

welcome to the forum. But be careful not to tick all Tops and Corbetts and Grahams after having ticked all munros. I remember one of these wonderful international gatherings which happen on top of the hills - it was last year on Meall a' Bhuachaille - when one of the other guys mentioned that he'd call those people "anoraks".

Oh, I just see that this forum wasn't the right place to talk about this. Hey, it was the other guy who said that, not me! Please don*16tons*
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