It is official. I am a member of the Bob Graham Club. Member number 1739, sandwiched between Martin Spooner (1738) and Andrew Kirkup (1740). This is a reward (one of many) for 19 hours and 33 minutes of toil on an endless June day when possibilities seemed limitless. Happily, the updated list, including those who successfully completed the Bob Graham Round in 2012, has been published. The 2012 statistics are also out: 72 successes (compared to 93 in 2011) with only ‘a small number of sub-2o hour rounds’. There are now 1781 names on the list. Incidentally, about 4000 people have successfully climbed Mount Everest.