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padodes
2009-06-12 16:53:48
Defining the indefinable?
Yes, dhmiriam, the devil is in the definition. If an icon is an exemplar, then by what yardstick is it to be measured? What defines the archetypal mountain by which others can be judged? Perhaps, indeed, if I catch correctly your poetic drift, there is no need to define. We can walk to our chosen peak of perfection across the shifting sands of subjectivity and always find a splendid mountain to admire. But perhaps, too, we can venture a definition of orographic splendour that has its primary reference in the objective rock that commands our awe. Here, what counts is not so much beauty conferred by individual fancy as beauty inferred universally from the elegant shape and form of the rock that is contemplated. In this sense, could the Japanese as a people ever think of having an iconic mountain other than their graceful Mount Fuji?

Without aspiring myself to the role of arbiter in matters mountainous, I’m happy to be stimulated by the multiple comments offered so far. In the end, perhaps a shared iconic mountain-view will emerge from the mists that envelop our little island.
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An Cró Mór: The best view in Ireland?
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 a few minutes ago.
Great Blasket Island can be reached by ferry from Dunquin, Ventry or Dingle. From the harbour follow the path uphill. There are tracks running either side of the first high point. There is also a ...

  
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Knockeenatoung: TV or not TV
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50, jackill less than an hour ago.
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Close Encounters near Coomataggart
CaptainVertigo 11 hours ago.
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Camaderry Mountain: Great views from Camaderry
jasonmac 2 days ago.
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Croaghskearda: Views
Strikeen 2 days ago.
Some more views

  
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Near Carrignagower, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland)
DenisMc 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 14.3km, Climb: 730m, Area: Carrignagower, Comeragh Mountains (Irelan...

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Croaghskearda: Views from atop
Strikeen 2 days ago.
Some spectacular views from this mountain

  
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Slievecoiltia: Will explore next time.
Corkonian 4 days ago.
There is a drive to the top. Busy place. Good views from the top.

  
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New blog !!
David-Guenot 11 hours ago.
Here below is the link to my very first blog article, about a walk I had in the Pyrenees last summer. Do not hesitate to comment and subscribe.http://lonepeakbagger.com/index.php/2017/04/25/pique-...

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A Long Walk to Conigar
CaptainVertigo 3 days ago.
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Lacken Hill: Great views. Good spot.
Corkonian 4 days ago.
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Maumfin: Cattle might be a problem
eamonoc 4 days ago.
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