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    Re: Snowdon

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyBoy View Post
    tell me I'm not the only one who thinks that there's something special about going into battle with the second highest peak in the land?
    Apart from the 50 odd mountains in Scotland that are higher than Snowdon.

    Fair point all the same, though. There is something enticing about it.

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    Re: Snowdon

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyBoy View Post
    second highest peak in the land?
    ?

    There's about 150 more peaks that are higher than Snowdon north of the Border.

    I'm not doing it as I have the WHW in June and tend to be injured afterwards, the missus is entering though.

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    Re: Snowdon

    You were right Geoff, Snowdon would be about the 57th highest, I thought there would be lots higher. They always feel higher, especially on the west coast as you tend to start from sea level so climb the full height.

    http://www.climb.mountains.com/Proje.../UK_Munros.htm

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    Re: Snowdon

    I know what you mean, Iain, especially when compared to an ascent of Snowdon starting from Pen y Pass.

    Just think about about the effort required to get up any of the Cuillin hills compared to Snowdon, and they don't even top 1000m.

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    Re: Snowdon

    How to make a complete lemon of yourself in one easy step!!
    I'm not even going to try and talk my way out of it.......

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    Re: Snowdon

    The Cuillin was what I was thinking off, the first peak on the Ridge, Gars Bhein (is it?), such a drag to get up.

    We walked around to do the Dubhs ridge, grabbed a pile of fresh mussels, then climbed back over to Glen Brittle and cooked them up, made it all worth while.

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    Re: Snowdon

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyBoy View Post
    I'm not even going to try and talk my way out of it.......
    The second of the 'three peaks' was sort of what I meant, but I will admit my ignorance regarding the number of Scottish peaks higher than Snowdon.

    And to think my mum's Scottish. She'd be so ashamed of me!

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    Re: Snowdon

    I'm entering - I love North Wales - first time for this race too. Plus in keeping with this thread I should hopefully have had my first crack at the Cuillin ridge by then. Roll on those lighter evenings and a chance to get our more.
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    Re: Snowdon

    Done Snowdon a few times it used to be ok but now with the need for it to make good telly,
    the creeping commercialism, and no free food it has lost it`s charm so its Ben Rinnes for me.
    I will still be running Snowdon Marathon though
    The older I get the Faster I was

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    Re: Snowdon

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnK View Post
    Done Snowdon a few times it used to be ok but now with the need for it to make good telly,
    the creeping commercialism, and no free food it has lost it`s charm so its Ben Rinnes for me.
    I will still be running Snowdon Marathon though
    isnt the snowdonia marathon televised as well ???
    also its on a saturday this year and isnt organised by the national trust.
    ive done most of the big fell races in britain and i must say that snowdon is by far the most profesianally orginised whithout a dout

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