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2014-12-29 09:29:53
"The Triumphal Procession" from CaptainVertigo Contract pics
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Congratulations!
Heartiest congratulations to Simon Byrne on his great achievement.
I had hoped to be there personally but the moment clashed with the annual gathering of my clan in Athlone so I missed the great event. It is like NOT having been in the GPO in 1916. Simon hasn't just demolished most of the Lists in one year: along the way he has set down some truly remarkable routes, as we can see from the Tracks he uploaded. Reaching his goal is a testament not just to his physical stamina but also to his mental toughness. There MUST have been times when he asked himself "Am I mad to be doing this?" (truth to tell I ask myself most days when I have parked the car and am about to put on my boots!). But he kept going. His achievement singles him out as one of the most employable people in the country - focused, committed, relentless, clever (look at the routes) and very likely to successfully complete any project he takes on.
One aspect of the journey that I can't comprehend is how Simon managed to avoid injury over a twelve month period. And I don't necessarily mean dramatic injuries of the "falling off " variety: I'm thinking sprains, pulled muscles and ligaments, sore back , wonky knees and the like. These are the kinds of injuries that tend to persist unless the patient rests, and there is really no evidence that Simon ever rested.
Well done Simon! Your success will travel with you to the end of your days. Thank you for sharing the adventure with us.
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Mangerton: The Lake District
TommyV 2 days ago.
Scapania's directions to the start are perfect. It's possible to make a looped walked taking in Stoompa and Mangerton which will allow for great views of so many lakes I won't list them. It's a fa...

  
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Naweeloge Top: Meh
magnumpig 3 days ago.
I followed Sandmans instructions - thanks for those - it's a bit of a time consuming and boring climb, and the views from the top arent great. I wouldnt prioritise it if you have time constraints ...

  
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Onzy a day ago.
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Ben More: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) and Stuc a' Chroin in the distance
melohara 6 days ago.
Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) and Stuc a' Chroin in the distance from Ben More Crianlarich

  
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Pepe a day ago.
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Ben More: with Stob Binnein from Stob Coire an Lochain
melohara 6 days ago.
Stob Binnein and Ben More Crianlarich from Stob Coire an Lochain

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Stob Binnein: As seen from Ben More
melohara 6 days ago.
Stob Binnein from Ben More Crianlarich

  
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melohara 6 days ago.
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Ben More: Summit Cairn
melohara 6 days ago.
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Stockholm: Circuit of Djurgarden Island
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Stob Coire an Lochain: Looking west to Beinn Tulaichean and Cruach Ardrain
melohara 6 days ago.
Beinn Tulaichean and Cruach Ardrain from Stob Coire an Lochain


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