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2009-03-13 23:05:22
MI, and a severe attack of Simonitis
Name change. The Board felt that the word ‘Council’ should be dropped, as it implies a committee, whilst ‘Mountaineering’ represents all users of the hills. Between ourselves, I wanted the word ‘Hillwalking’ in it, but was democratically outvoted.

Letters Page. This could be censored and may not be democratic.

National Hillwalking Body. The WAI and UFRC have already been approached by MI to set up such a body, as the current myriad of organisations representing hillwalkers is not in anyone’s interest (there is only one GAA). The WAI have agreed to ‘talks about talks’ (does this seem familiar to those of us from the north?). I just hope it doesn’t take as long, or require input from the White House!

AGM. No-one likes AGMs except Simon. By his own admission, this is the only MI event he attends, so his view of membership participation may be somewhat skewed. Non-attendance is indeed due to boredom, but climbers don’t go either, so this is nothing to do with over-emphasis on the vertical.

Forum. MV is excellent, and a valuable addition to the hillwalking scene. Why should MI be in a hurry to set up a hillwalking forum when there is already a very good one in existence? I think it will happen anyway, once the anti doping is sorted!

Culture. I don’t necessarily agree there is such a thing as MI culture, passed on like a virus. The Board changes every couple of years and each Board will develop its own culture. What is passed from Board to Board is the reality of the demands and constrictures that govern the running of an NGB. Board members are not paid and it is a big commitment, which now includes the management of staff (thus the need for professionals with experience in such areas).

MI. If you want to know what I value about MI, read the next issue of Mountain Log. You may find something about hillwalking in it, written by active amateur hillwalkers, and not totally produced by about three paid professional writers.

Get well soon.

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Knockchree: Knockcree
Biker 7 hours ago.
On the way up.Looking East down onto Attical Flying Club. Notice the manicured Runway and spot the Plane sitting on it. The Dwellings are nestled into the side of Aughrim Hill on the Ballymageough...

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Knockchree: Views
Biker 9 hours ago.
More pictures Not Quite at the top yet. Foreground slopes of Knockcree above the treeline , looking on to Aughrim Hill and the Blue Peaks in the distance

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Knockchree: Knockcree. The Hillock in question.
Biker 9 hours ago.
The Hillock in question Itself, looking at the western side .

Peak bagging in The Sperrins in autumn
peter1 19 hours ago.
Again, the use of a mountain bike is highly recommended for this route, if you are a solo walker. I left my bike in a... walk, Len: 16.2km, Climb: 1048m, Area: Mullaghclogha, Sperrin Mountains (Irela

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Trostan: Longer but More Scenic and Enjoyable Approach
dr_banuska a day ago.
This was my 4th visit to Trostan: 1st was via neighbouring Slievenanee and 2nd and 3rd were via the perpetually wet Moyle Way/Ulster Way approach to the west. On the 3rd visit we did the entire MW...

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Cable Car to the Hellfire Club - 20/10
cave-dweller a day ago.
Hello, There is a meeting being held in the Yellow House Pub in Rathfarnham in Dublin 14 tomorrow night at 8 pm about some proposed "redevelopments" in and around the Hellfire Club/Montpelier Hill...

Slieve Foye
Onzy 5 days ago.
Sunday route over Slieve Foye and along the ridge for a bit... walk, Len: 9.9km, Climb: 439m, Area: Slieve Foye, Cooley/Gullion (Ireland) Slie...

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Esknaloughoge: Good parking available Oct 2016 at V 63582 65203
melohara 3 days ago.
Good parking available Oct 2016 at V 63582 65203 Followed Kerry Way until it emerged from wood at 62811 65060 where a rough track ascended NW towards Esknaloughoge. Track descends into pool at one...

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Coomnahorna: Good parking available Oct 2016 at V 63582 65203
melohara 3 days ago.
Good parking available Oct 2016 at V 63582 65203 Followed Kerry Way until it emerged from wood at 62811 65060 where a rough track ascended NW towards Esknaloughoge. Track descends into pool at one...

Ox Mountains: Knockalongy & Annatoran
Onzy 5 days ago.
Route taking in Knockalongy, its 2 satellites, and Annatoran.Parking is as suggested by Mountainmike in track 3166, a... walk, Len: 17.1km, Climb: 370m, Area: Knockalongy North-East Top, Ox Mountains

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Quad bikers in the Mournes
mcrtchly 2 weeks ago.
Whilst out in the Mournes on Sunday 2nd Oct, at about 8.30am we were shocked to see a group of half a dozen quad bikers powering up the track from the Banns Road towards Lough Shannagh (below Doan...

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Seahan: Wet underfoot
Bunsen7 3 days ago.
Undertook the Seefingan/Kilbride Circuit taking in Seahan, Corrig, Seefingan and Seefin on Sat 15 Oct 2016. I had surmised that these must be the higher summits I can see clearly beyond Saggart Hi...

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