Thursday, November 22, 2007

Bent Nevis

Which Way To The Summit Meeting?

So, where did he plant the flag? Comedian Griff Rhys Jones is lying low after falsely claiming to have climbed Britain's highest mountain. He recently told viewers of the TV series that he had finally conquered the 1343 metre Ben Nevis on his third attempt. But Rhys Jones, 54, later admitted: "I said we got to the summit, but we didn't. I wish I'd looked at a map.'' He said he did not realise he was on a neighbouring peak 122 metres below the summit in the Scottish highlands.

FOOTNOTE: Ever rest, mate?


Desert Songbird said...

Wait...he didn't consult the map prior to the climb?

Guess that's why he's a comedian and not, oh say... a brain surgeon.

Debs said...

Bless him. It makes me feel better that there's someone around who is even dizzier than I am.

Catmoves said...

David, comedians are known to stretch the truth, 'specially in monologues. If they didn't the outrageous things they say would not be funny. I'm usually reminded of the Baron Munchausen tales. See:

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

HAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA! That's funny. He shud hav tayken a BEar to navygayte.

WalksFarWoman said...

My son climbed Ben Nevis last year and there's a piano on the summit. It's amazing how it got there and G.R.J. didn't! :)

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

When asked if he would climb anymore mountains, he replied, "that would be o-K2..."

The Egel Nest