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Monday, December 31, 2007

Bothy Competition Result

It was a tough competition (I don’t let go of a bottle of cask strength that easily) so very well done to those who got all four – you certainly know your bothies. There were some very imaginative entries too, one entrant convinced that they were all shots of the same place!

The final entries are in, and Miss W has just drawn the winner…who is….Colin Crawford! Well done Colin, and commiserations to the other competitors.

So, where were these elusive bothies? No actual GRs are given here on a public forum, as some bothies get unwelcome visitors, but the names should let you know if you were right or wrong.

1) Oban Bothy – MBA maintained bothy well known to many Challengers
2) Taigh Stobh Uaine – Estate bothy east of Glen Albyn
3) Loch Chiarain – MBA bothy
4) Red Bothy – Well known bothy near River Dulnain (and not, as one wag had it, the Betty Ford Clinic, Aviemore).

It’s been fun doing this, and the next competition will be a lot easier in that specialised knowledge is not required, but good map reading skills are! It’s a photo competition, but this time we’ll tell you where and when the photo was taken. What you have to do to win is work out the GR that the photo was taken from. That’s for Easter, though. Right now I’m off for a little lie down after all this excitement – gotta be at my best for the New Year frolics this evening.

Happy New Year!

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