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CaptainVertigo
2006-02-02 01:15:11
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You Fill Up My Senses
I was in the middle of a work situation yesterday when I instinctively mentioned the mountains to the guy sitting across the table from me. Africa had come up, and I simply couldn't restrain myself. You see two of our Trekkers have "done" the Highest Mountain in Africa Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: 19340 feet / 5895 meters. Whenever I walk with the women in question I think : "I am walking with a woman who has hit the top of Kilimanjaro. S***, I must be good!" So I blurted it out. The guy in question stopped in his tracks, and , looking off into the middle distance murmured "Kilimanjaro...What a mountain" Then he eyeballed me and said: "You can't really explain the mountains to people, can you? Its beyond words." For some reason this conversation came into my mind when I looked at Mick C's recent upload on Commedagh. That photo captures something. Its a great photo and its a tribute to the patience and persistence of the mind behind the camera. We are all just passing through. Any flash of insight is a monument to our passing "pour encourager les autres"...
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Eagles Nest: Tough but worth it
thomas_g 5 hours ago.
This was much tougher than I expected, I was sure I'd be up and down in 2 hours. Well it's been two hours 30 mins and I'm still sitting up on top. The views are really that good. It's been dry now...

  
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StephenH16
StephenH16 7 hours ago.
Hi there. My name is Stephen and I live in the southwest of England. My favourite hobby is hillwalking and I particularly enjoy walking in the hills and mountains of Scotland and the west of Irela...

  
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jackill 9 hours ago.
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simon3 10 hours ago.
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An Cró Mór: The best view in Ireland?
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 a day ago.
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CaptainVertigo 2 days ago.
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
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Camaderry Mountain: Great views from Camaderry
jasonmac 3 days ago.
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DenisMc 4 days ago.
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Strikeen 4 days ago.
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CaptainVertigo 5 days ago.
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Strikeen 4 days ago.
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