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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpy View Post
    I would applaud their efforts in making a living out of doing what we love.
    AAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH. SOME THINGS SHOULD NOT BE COMMERCIALISED. FELLRUNNING IS A COMMON GOOD.

    If you want to do the BGR then join a club, spend time getting to know the route, help out on other attempts, become attuned to the fellrunning culture. If you're not prepared to go down that route then stay away.
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    Nice sentiments, but not going to happen. The genie is out of the bottle.

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    Who "owns" the Bob Graham route?
    Even I don't know who The Grump is.
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    Not sure where you're coming from there Grumpster?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blencathrafrommykitchen View Post
    AAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH. SOME THINGS SHOULD NOT BE COMMERCIALISED. FELLRUNNING IS A COMMON GOOD.

    If you want to do the BGR then join a club, spend time getting to know the route, help out on other attempts, become attuned to the fellrunning culture. If you're not prepared to go down that route then stay away.
    Agree with you but it is not going to be that way for everyone, some want a quick fix. Its a real shame that some BGR aspirants, don't quite share the love of the mountains in the same way many of us do. I guess that's not much different from many of my friends who ski annually, and have absolutely no interest in their surroundings! Its just a tick. being realistic I doubt that anyone is going to make a mint out of supporting BGR aspirants.

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    Very enterprising. My gut instinct is to despise the idea, but who am I to criticise? When I first contemplated doing a BGR and then contemplated the logistics required, including the need to have a lot of fell-running friends, I did offer to pay a work colleague to do road support. He agreed to do it for free, and a stirling job he did too. I would like to think that such proposals would just slink away and die a natural death. But what if it didn't? What if it took off and became as popular (or even a hundredth as popular) as the National 3 Peaks? There's a thought! Imagine it took off like the UTMB: fifteen hundred runners setting off from Moot Hall on a mid June evening accompanied by pulsing carpet-beating music; with well stocked CPs at road crossings complete with medical staff, masseurs and toilets - and a dibber on every peak! Hmm - I wonder whether I could get on the Enterprise Allowance Scheme with that one?

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