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experteesLtd
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.

ExperteesLtd


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Forum: General
a man's word
BleckCra 4 hours ago.
Aidan thanks. Good to hear from you. There's a kind of accuracy in your translation even although there isn't. Still, it's close and ants aren't.There are essentially 3 titles for hills in Irish.S...

  
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Pic d'Anie
David-Guenot 10 hours ago.
walk, Len: 16.0km, Climb: 1027m, Area: France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine ()

  
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Pic et Lacs d'Ayous
David-Guenot 10 hours ago.
walk, Len: 20.2km, Climb: 1113m, Area: France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine ()

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Pic des Trois Seigneurs
David-Guenot 10 hours ago.
walk, Len: 9.7km, Climb: 904m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
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Forts, a monster, invasions, rocky walls and limestone.
simon3 18 hours ago.
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Forum: General
Welcome back Crá
aidand 12 hours ago.
This Forum has been a dull place for a long time. Great to have Crá's passionate and well written views.www.logainm.ie is a fine website dedicated to Irish placenames. Maybe it doesn't cover the n...

Summit Comment
Rostoohy Hill: Coastal Hill
sandman 4 days ago.
The summit area with its hill fort and views across the bay.

  
Summit Comment
Rosgalliv Hill: Coastal Hill
sandman 4 days ago.
For the Mountain View members who will be joining Liz50 for her walk on 7/10/17 why not get there a few minutes earlier in order to visit this small hill with its Megalithic Tomb . Parking is avai...

  
Summit Comment
Rostoohy Hill: Coastal Hill
sandman 4 days ago.
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Summit Comment
Claggan Hill: Coastal Hill
sandman 4 days ago.
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Roscahill Hill: Coastal Hill
sandman 4 days ago.
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Gubacarrigan: Coastal Hill
sandman 4 days ago.
Your options for parking are numerous but a lay-by is located at L7648192513. It only takes a few minutes to reach the cliff edge and on to the summit but as evident from the tracts along the edge...


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