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CaptainVertigo
2010-03-07 21:14:04
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Mweelrea Video
After years of thinking about it I have finally put together my first "mountain video" and uploaded it onto YouTube. Briefly, I was due a day off, and could see that the forecasted anti-cyclone was likely to generate perfect conditions down the West. So I headed to Cnoc Maol Reidh at first light on Friday and ascended the horseshoe from Delphi. It was heavenly, although the snow on the high ridges made Lugmore quite terrifying. The most difficult thing about videoing yourself is having to organise and point the camcorder, then walk into the picture, then run back again. What a farce! When I finally got to the Lugmore ridge I kept thinking of Bleck Cra's comment about spying his own death up there! I sure know what he means. Anyway I made it back down, and having recovered from the trauma, began editing....I'm afraid I couldn't quite strike the balance between factual reporting and over the top lyricism, so I ended up with the Love Theme from Spartacus and a whole load of mad camera swivelling !! I was very tempted to give full Irish Grid reference points of each video shot to allow "anoraks" like myself to wallow in the detail but decided to make things easy for the general viewer on this first occasion by leaving them out. I hope some of you will find the finished product tolerable. Try searching Mweelrea or CapVertigo on YouTube. I'm not sure if Simon permits links, but if he does, it'll be at http://www.youtube.com/user/CapVertigo?feature=mhw4
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Carrickarede: Island.
sandman 3 hours 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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Inishmeane: The concrete road thru the village
magicstep 22 hours ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

  
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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep 22 hours 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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Inishsirrer: Deserted village
magicstep a day ago.
Mainland on the horizon (left and right)

  
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ewen
ewen 2 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 a day ago.
Surprisingly Donegal islands have a very good mobile internet reception, sometimes better than in an office in Dublin.

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A handy way up two western Monavulaghs.
simon3 3 days ago.
Easy access to the ridge.Improved RouteUsing the hard won experience of others and new forest roads we found a relati... walk, Len: 6.5km, Climb: 263m, Area: Bleantasour Mountain, Comeragh Mountains

  
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Inishsirrer: Part of a road from the past
magicstep a day ago.
There's a salty tidal lake on the island.

  
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Hacha Grande by following my nose.
jackill 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 11.5km, Climb: 636m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

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Inishsirrer: Uninhabited except a few sheep.
magicstep a day ago.
I did kayak to the island in 2014. There is a slipway facing the mainland. Lot's of ruined houses. Walking is decent as the island is flat but in places ground is uneven and overgrown, there are o...

  
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Knockroe: OMG - I forget to check the MV page!
Pepe 2 days ago.
Decided to make a day out of a Dublin-Waterford drive, despite low-hanging cloud. Knockroe wore a misty white cap as I glanced up from the Sculloge Gap carpark. Planning my attack (so I thought), ...

  
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Montana Roja 2
jackill 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 6.1km, Climb: 273m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()


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