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CaptainVertigo
2009-03-17 22:05:49
"Motopsychics on Galtybeg" from CaptainVertigo Expand pics
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I So Late...I Remote.
I am still bristling from an encounter with three young motorcyclists on Galtybeg on Sunday. I photographed them in the hope that they would chase me to the edge of the corrie so that I could lure them into the abyss like bone headed buffalo. But these clever Cro-Magnons didn't take the bait. Instead they crissed and crossed the southern flank in what appeared to be a systematic slicing ...Is it possible that they were on their way to Galtymore? My wife, to whom I later reported the outrage, asked me to consider the matter from the other point of view. She, who embodies karmic perfection, suggested that I was merely yin to their yang (or vice versa). She tells me my anger "hurt" the mountain far more than the motorcycles: that my rage was already in situ simply waiting to be uncorked! I have lived with this "No doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should" baloney for far too long. I have had it up to here with moral relativism. The mountain mpv men rank with those who urinate on cathedral altars. The sacred CAN be profaned, and we are right to resist and defend. In this righteous humour, I have considered the exchanges on Remoteness and Isolation. Pazapas is dangerously close to the "If a tree falls,unheard, in the forest, does it make a sound?" when he flirts with subjectivism, but he corrects himself. Folks, we are empiricists. We have lived by the inductive method. Never mind the definitions, the formulae, the weighting of the variables, the a priori. Let us have examples and many of them, and from these examples let us test our hypotheses. I now propose Slieve Carr in the Nephin Begs (not yet climbed by me, but often observed from afar) as the Remotest. I donít mind if Iím wrong. I merely wish to get the ball rolling, rather than delay the game while we agree on the rules. But this much I protest from first principles Ė that there is a place in Ireland that is the most remote. It is a place where the motopsychic and the quadimodic do not venture. It is a place which we carry in our hearts through noisey streets and the life made electric. It is a place to which we will return as the seven years of famine follow the pollution of the plenty. There, far from the madding crowd, from the windmills and ill winds, we will drink the pure water that begat and sustains our existence.
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Galtymore & Galtybeg from King's Yard
conrad1179 8 hours ago.
run, Len: 11.8km, Climb: 670m, Area: Galtymore, Galty Mountains (Ireland) Galty...

  
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Camaderry South East Top: Steep climb, sorry trail, great views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 19 hours ago.
There's a number of ways to reach the top such as starting from the main, paying, carpark near the Glendalough lake at around T1115 9635. Going straight up from here more or less north there is an...

  
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Kirikee Mountain: Kirikee from the NW.
simon3 20 hours ago.
From the ridge south of Derrybawn there is this NW view of Kirikee.Courtesy of siteviewer_comreg.ie we can find the owner of this mast: Three Ireland.The amusing conjunction with the cairn below t...

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Brockagh Mountain SE Top: Flattish height NW of Laragh with views, boggy paths a
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 20 hours ago.
Situated at the south eastern tip of a spur from Tonelagee it therefore commands wonderful views out over Laragh to the south east and Glenmacnass valley and waterfall to the north. Glendalough is...

  
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Carrickarede: Island.
sandman 2 days ago.
Carrickarede island is connected to the mainland by the world famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. One of Northern Ireland's top tourist attractions it is operated by the National Trust but unfortun...

  
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BRANDON HILL - THE QUICK WAY
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
A steep but quick ascent along the forestry on rocky terrain, along what I believe has been dug as a firebreak rather ... walk, Len: 5.0km, Climb: 305m, Area: Brandon Hill, South Midlands (Ireland) B

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Inishmeane: The concrete road thru the village
magicstep 3 days ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

  
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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep 3 days ago.
Visited in 2014. There's a sandy beach and a solid pier with slipway and a picnic table facing the mainland. The road from the pier all the way thru the village is a robust concrete one, but it's ...

  
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BLACKSTAIRS CHALLENGE 2017 - A PEAK-BAGGER'S ROUTE
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 34.1km, Climb: 1629m, Area: Black Rock Mountain, Blackstairs Mountai...

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Inishsirrer: Deserted village
magicstep 3 days ago.
Mainland on the horizon (left and right)

  
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ewen
ewen 5 days ago.
Now living furth of Scotland and getting to know the Irish hills. If you come across a Scottish hill Walker with dodgy knees and walking sedately, stop and say hello.

  
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Inishsirrer: The only building that is not a ruin.
magicstep 3 days ago.
Surprisingly Donegal islands have a very good mobile internet reception, sometimes better than in an office in Dublin.


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