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Pedant’s Corner

By Dave Roberts   

on March 15, 2010    No ratings yet.

Pedant’s Corner

Ever wondered what happened to all those people who would complain that we all got pissed on the 31st December 1999 because it wasn’t the Millennium for another year? Well they’re at it again, this time measuring mountains…

The idea is that a bunch of guys (and maybe gals) want to re-survey Tryfan so as to possibly demote it from the list of 14/15 peaks (depending on your definition). This doesn’t bother me as such, but the belief that because it’s slightly lower in altitude means it’ll no longer be as significant, does. It is even suggested that it’ll no longer form part of the 14/15 Peak challenge.

Even the Snowdonia Society’s Director seems to believe that this means people may then choose to do a shortened version of the 14/15 Peaks. Is it just me who thinks that’s just utter nonsense? The 14/15 Peaks is just that – a trip over a specific 14/15 summits – originally deemed to be over a nominal 3000ft in height. Even if one of those is found to be below a nominal value of an obsolete unit of measure, I can’t imagine the tradition of Yr Wyddfa to Foel Fras (or in reverse) changing after 90 years.

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Dave Roberts

siDave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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