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An event cache will be held on the August Bank Holiday event which will be an opportunity for friends of Bill Hemphill to remember him by climbing his favourite Scottish mountain, Schiehallion.

 

Details here: Schiehallion

 

Anyone who attended a caching event with Bill will recognise just how sociable he was and how much of himself he gave to others. So it’s fitting that a gathering of friends at one of Bill’s favourite places in Scotland should be a tribute to him.

 

The plan is that we meet on the morning of Sunday 27th August (the Bank Holiday weekend) and along with Angela, climb Schiehallion, However, this date does not suit everybody who will want to pay tribute to Bill, so the cache will remain open until the end of September to allow people who want to pay tribute to Bill to do so at their own time and pace. A logbook will be placed in a nearby pub/hotel/visitor centre and presented to Angela after the event cache is closed.

 

Accomodation and travel details and so forth will be posted shortly.

 

There is an existing challenging cache by Snaik on Schiehallion, called Centre of Scotland I hope to have a number of new physical caches placed nearby and on the main routes to the meeting place.

 

All suggestions welcome!

Edited by Billy Twigger
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I'll do my best to be there..... Umm.... would that be right in the middle of 'Midge Season', then? :anicute:

 

Might want to bring your midgie net. It will probably be OK up the mountain though :unsure:

 

Sadly, Billy Twigger will be unable to attend his own event due to illness. It is, however, still going ahead on August 27th.

Edited by Firth of Forth
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Might want to bring your midgie net. It will probably be OK up the mountain though

 

I don't have a midgie net but will bug spray suffice or do I really need a net???

 

Still looking good for me being able to attend unless I see forecast for snow in the region. :ph34r:

 

Hopefully will have my nephew from Texas with me and maybe another G Force member.

 

Looks like I'll have plenty of company bringing up the rear for the hike as I practised that position with the Death or Glory group going up Scafell. ;)

 

We will be planning on camping out Friday & Saturday night but are flexible and will look at where others are staying so we can have a beer or two at night for some geocaching chat.

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Might want to bring your midgie net. It will probably be OK up the mountain though

 

I don't have a midgie net but will bug spray suffice or do I really need a net???

 

 

Nah. Only joking. You probably wont need anything walking up the Munro. The campsite may be a different matter :ph34r: Avon Skin So Soft works well - just needs reapplying at frequent intervals!

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I'll do my best to be there..... Umm.... would that be right in the middle of 'Midge Season', then? ;)

 

Might want to bring your midgie net. It will probably be OK up the mountain though :huh:

 

Sadly, Billy Twigger will be unable to attend his own event due to illness. It is, however, still going ahead on August 27th.

Hope you get well soon BT, all the best FAMILY HODGE.

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It's all very flexible :laughing:

 

There is a crowd starting at 9.30am. There are some starting at 10.30am. And I think that there may be others starting at 11.30am (the faster ones). At any rate, the meet up afterwards is at The Fountain a few miles down the road in Aberfeldy.

 

A print out of the spoiler photo is a must, as the terrain is a massive sea of large and smaller boulders.

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