/ NEWS: New Names for Old Hills
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
Yup, I'd just screamed 'ya bloody think so do ya?' at the screen when remembered...
Nice one :)
> 'Nobody really knows the origin and correct translation of the present name' says Euan Kerr
Very good. :-)
I propose 'Bidean a' Choire Sheasgaich' (next to Lurg Mhor) to be known from now on as simply 'Mount Cheesecake'
A' Bhuidheanach Bheag - A Bloody Bog
> 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!
Not such a ridiculous idea really is it?
Good work folks.
> Not such a ridiculous idea really is it?
That's actually what I was thinking.
I was about to reply full of fury......
Certainly one of the better efforts.
Especially "we don't build railways up mountains"
It's funny because it's true.
> I propose 'Bidean a' Choire Sheasgaich' (next to Lurg Mhor) to be known from now on as simply 'Mount Cheesecake'
I thought it was :-)
Dammit. I fell for that hook, line and sinker! Had a genuine rage when I clicked on the comments section to vent my rage!
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!
D'oh... was looking forward to a good rant... Well done!
Heathen - may you never be invited back to the holy land!
HA Ha Ha.
Whoa... you got me hook, line and sinker there...
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
I just had an adrenaline rush reading that.
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
> That's actually what I was thinking.
...and me... <ducks and heads for cover>
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.
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...?
> 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
> 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.
If Num Num had been the first one to bag all the Munros he would have named them: The Numros
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