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Hello!


Postby westendbar » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:56 pm

Hello everyone!

I hadn't been on the hills for 15 years, but, a sponsored climb of a snowy Ben Nevis reminded me of what I'm missing!

I'm a 34 year old publican from Airdrie, who is determined to spend more of my days off out in the wild instead of playing golf with pensioners and hairdressers! The only people who seem to not work on my day off!

I've got Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) planned for this Monday. It was my first Munro many years ago and it seems like a sensible place to start off again from!

:D
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Re: Hello!

Postby cjwaugh » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:12 pm

HI and welcome to the site I've yet to do that hill hope you enjoy it and give us a walk report if you can :)
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Re: Hello!

Postby yokehead » Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:41 pm

Welcome to the community, enjoy Ben Vorlich and do put in a report. I've just got back from a round of golf accompanying my son. He started recently and is getting fairly good, I don't really play and after today I won't be bothering again, I'll be caddy to my son instead. :lol: I'll stick to the hills....
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Re: Hello!

Postby Paul Webster » Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:42 pm

Aye, welcome and good luck on Monday. Take a firkin up there and you will be popular :D
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Re: Hello!

Postby yokehead » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:41 pm

Swearing at the locals won't go down so well, surely? :)
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Re: Hello!

Postby NorthFace34 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:24 pm

Hi and welcome. Keen walker from Calderbank not far from you mate :D :D :D
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Re: Hello!

Postby Freewheelin » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:51 am

Oh dear God - an invasion of the Monklands Mafia!
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Re: Hello!

Postby Caberfeidh » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:14 pm

Golf is for the dead.
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Re: Hello!

Postby cjwaugh » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:57 pm

Caberfeidh wrote:Golf is for the dead.

You missed out brain Caberfeid :lol:
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Re: Hello!

Postby Caberfeidh » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:29 pm

No. just "dead". Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Harry Secombe... They all played golf and look what happened to them!
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Re: Hello!

Postby westendbar » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:39 pm

Thanks folks!

Fingers crossed for decent weather on Monday or I'll be playing golf at St Fillans :shock:

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Re: Hello!

Postby BVCSK » Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:52 pm

Hello westendbar and welcome.
I am also intending to do Ben Vorlich very soon but hope to add Stuc a' Chroin as well. Can't make tomorrow or I would suggest meeting up but I am sometimes able to get away on a Monday, Tues - Fri are better days for me to head to the hills. Not looking brilliant on the weather front tomorrow, mainly light rain I think.
Best of luck anyway.
PS ignore the other philistines golf is game for superior beings(or masochists), was playing today in my first tie of the season and managed a 6&5 win(that will confuse them!!)
Cheers for now
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Re: Hello!

Postby westendbar » Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:20 am

Brilliant mate!

Thanks for reply! I'm stuck to Monday's most of the the time!

Hoping to do a bit more when the football season finishes! Still playing 11s on Saturday & Sunday!

Done Ben Vorlich & SAC before, just trying to nurse myself back into it.
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