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Bleck Cra
2006-05-04 23:56:04
F -Stop!
Yes Davie - less wee and much bigger. The whole picture and none of it on celluloid. Simon - all the heartfeeling and such, is a good thing but sadly it pales against true cynicism. Davie - you and I will go and get blocked one night and eat the small picture-takers enroute and if we can be bothered, spit them out. Occasionally someone on purpose takes a small cheap, unaffected pic that transports us into the world we love: ragged crags, precipitous drops, windy ridges and wild carpets of bees and heather. Occasionally Ö. ? Sure nearly never, because most of us including mutt-head here are trying to win photo-awards and so we concoct something: something truly awful. Shall we? Shall we nonsense. Itís the old story: tell a joke if youíre a comedian - and so Ö.. take a picture if youíre a photographer. Your line ďEquipment makes enemies of usĒ is the whole heap. Walking poles Ö? Heaven help our wit. The hill is this: life and death, width and depth, before and after, pain and pleasure, today and tomorrow. Címon Mr would-be Photographer - click that! He canít of course, because itís already gone. The fact of the matter is itís to do with a moment - a moment where life, like an elastic band is stretched, until it sings. You canít repeat it, you canít write it, you canít hum it in the bath - and sure as pigs are pink ye certainly cannae photograph it! Now this is not to say donít try - and mountainviews seems to prick the least of us into excellence. And so Davie - sometimes it works out; and Simon - sometimes it doesnít. But do you know who decides this? Not you, not him and not me.
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Galtymore & Galtybeg from King's Yard
conrad1179 4 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 16 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 16 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 17 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.
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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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