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UKC News - on 01 Apr 2011
Sugarloaf Mountain. Does that take the biscuit?, 3 kb

Today sees the launch of (S)Peakeasy, a national campaign to rename some of Britain's key mountains.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=61356

Nicholas Livesey on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News: I almost fell for that but then remembered the date ;-)
wilkie14c - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News:
good work!
J0 - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News:

Yup, I'd just screamed 'ya bloody think so do ya?' at the screen when remembered...

Nice one :)
Glyn Davidson - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News: Hahaha! Glad you folks replied before I did ;) Nice Work :)
kevburr - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News: ha ha!! Epic fail from me on this one!! nice work!!!
little black dog on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News: Aaaaw, brilliant! Got a great rise from this grumpy old man!
summitjunkie - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News: Geez, you guys got a 'WTF!!!' out of me there before I saw Polly Glot and then remembered the date. Sneaky buggers! :-)
DougG - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News:

> Suilven Sugarloaf Mountain
> 'Nobody really knows the origin and correct translation of the present name' says Euan Kerr

Very good. :-)
Tim Chappell - on 01 Apr 2011
I rather like "The Beast" for Liathach.
wee jamie on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News:

I propose 'Bidean a' Choire Sheasgaich' (next to Lurg Mhor) to be known from now on as simply 'Mount Cheesecake'
DougG - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to wee jamie:

A' Bhuidheanach Bheag - A Bloody Bog
annesbob1 on 01 Apr 2011
You got me - I was getting prepared for a tirade

Cheers Bob
CarolineMc - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to wee jamie:
> (In reply to UKC News)
> propose 'Bidean a' Choire Sheasgaich' (next to Lurg Mhor) to be known from now on as simply 'Mount Cheesecake'

I call it that!

I love the quoted Euan Kerr... ha ha ha, nice work ukc!

Co:
mkeeves - on 01 Apr 2011
You had me fooled - Dam you! :P
monkeyboyraw - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News:
Not such a ridiculous idea really is it?

Good work folks.
ClimberEd - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to monkeyboyraw:
> (In reply to UKC News)
> Not such a ridiculous idea really is it?
>


That's actually what I was thinking.

duckman - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News: Superb!
catt on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News:

I was about to reply full of fury......
GrahamD - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News:

Certainly one of the better efforts.

Especially "we don't build railways up mountains"
Irk the Purist - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News:

It's funny because it's true.
Gazlynn - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to wee jamie:
> (In reply to UKC News)
>
> I propose 'Bidean a' Choire Sheasgaich' (next to Lurg Mhor) to be known from now on as simply 'Mount Cheesecake'



I thought it was :-)
Lil_Pete - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News:

Dammit. I fell for that hook, line and sinker! Had a genuine rage when I clicked on the comments section to vent my rage!
Mr Fuller on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News: I got some rage on there too. Oops. Oh to live on sugar mountain...
toad - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News: Anyone got a link to the new routing on Mars thread from a year or two back?
Chris Ellyatt - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News:

Nice one. I especially liked "it's one of the best names I've herd" or whatever it was when talking about the hill that looks like a sleeping elephant!

Chris
Wolfy1987 NEWMC - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News: Good work ukc. You had me fooled!!
lankyjim - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News: It was Polly Glot that had me wondering... :D
drmarten on 01 Apr 2011
I too forgot the date and before even reading the article had boarded the outrage bus. You got me!
RKernan - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News:
D'oh... was looking forward to a good rant... Well done!
sasmojo - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News: Excellent!
Alun - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to Eric the Red:
> It's funny because it's true.

Heathen - may you never be invited back to the holy land!

:P
youngidiotnic - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News: Liathach is a good name
Neil Henson - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News: Had me fooled until I saw Euan Kerr!
DANNYdjb on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News:
HA Ha Ha.
matthewtraver - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News:

Whoa... you got me hook, line and sinker there...
mountainbagger - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News: Got me too!

I like the Euan Kerr pun, but also: Ian Comer = Incomer?

A person who comes to live in a place in which he was not born
Misha - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News:
Good idea.
Owain - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to Tim Chappell: As soon as I read that, I knew it was a wynd up
punj - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News: had me till i started reading replies!
fionn on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News:

Jesus.

I just had an adrenaline rush reading that.
MelH - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to Nicholas Livesey:

Och- you ruined it! Imagine the tirades there would have been if the fist person to reply hadn't of got it! Like my boyfriend for instance who was going mental when reading it and calmed down as soon as he read the comments!!! hehe
Babika - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to ClimberEd:
> (In reply to monkeyboyraw)
> [...]
>
>
> That's actually what I was thinking.

...and me... <ducks and heads for cover>
halo on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News: Brilliant effort!
Matt Smith - on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News: Forgot about the date completely. Had me in a right kerfuffle until I read the replies. Nice job UKC
colin8ll on 01 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News:

It's not such a bad idea really. As a city youth I found it difficult trying to hitch rides to climb in the highlands as my pal and I couldn't pronounce the names of the hills we wanted to reach! We were in our own country but we may as well have been on the continent for the language barrier.

It would be really good if UKH could have a little audio link to someone saying the names of the hills in their logbook section.
arctic_hobo - on 02 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News: totally fell for this until the "we don't build railways up mountains". bloody glad it's a joke!
would be good if somebody would put up a website offering pronunciation for all the hills, and meanings would be nice too. never seen a comprehensive one yet, tho would love to be proved wrong...?
MelH - on 02 Apr 2011
In reply to arctic_hobo:
> (In reply to UKC News) totally fell for this until the "we don't build railways up mountains". bloody glad it's a joke!
> would be good if somebody would put up a website offering pronunciation for all the hills, and meanings would be nice too. never seen a comprehensive one yet, tho would love to be proved wrong...?

It exists- munromagic.com
arctic_hobo - on 02 Apr 2011
In reply to MelH: wohoo, cheers
Yrmenlaf on 02 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News:

Nice

Y.
Toby S - on 02 Apr 2011
In reply to MelH:
> (In reply to arctic_hobo)
> [...]
>
> It exists- munromagic.com

Actually many of the pronunciations on the Munro Magic site are inaccurate, Walk Highlands is a far better site if you want to hear how they're properly pronounced.

http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/munros/a-bhuidheanach-bheag
birdie num num - on 02 Apr 2011
In reply to UKC News:
If Num Num had been the first one to bag all the Munros he would have named them: The Numros

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