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padodes
2007-01-14 19:44:57
Rob Roy Challenge
Prompted by the suggestion that I read the article on the "Rob Roy Challenge" (http://bubl.ac.uk/org/tacit/tac/tac51/nevermin.htm), I did so and found it quite congenial. I'm not insensitive to the pristine charm of this kind of navigation. Some years ago I went through a "lost-in-the-wilderness phase" and read Harold Gatty's classic, "Finding Your Way without Map or Compass". It certainly helped me to become attentive to the pointers that nature can give us. I began noting the position of the sun, when it wasn't hidden behind a thick layer of nimbostratus. I took stock of the direction of the wind, when it wasn't gusting from all quarters. I even paid attention to the side that moss grows on trees, when I could find one above the treeline in my moment of need. Less helpful, perhaps, was the flight of migratory birds, since those I could observe seemed as fanciful as the flights of the Irish imagination. The least indicative sign came from the orientation of anthills, however, which, though quite useful in Africa, leaves much to be desired in our own latitudes. In a word, sole reliance on the Rob Roy method, though attractive and no doubt adventurous, is best undertaken in the company of Lady Luck!
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CaptainVertigo
CaptainVertigo 3 hours ago.
I joined MountainViews on St.Patrick's Day 2005. Although I had been hillwalking on and off since my school days in Galway, in later years with the Navan Trekkers, I can honestly say that MV deli...

  
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Close Encounters near Coomataggart
CaptainVertigo 4 hours ago.
It was almost 2am last Saturday morning, as I turned the ‘Ham towards the Cork/Kerry border at Ballyvourney. An oncoming vehicle passed me by, ground to a halt, before turning and following me. Th...

  
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New blog !!
David-Guenot 4 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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Camaderry Mountain: Great views from Camaderry
jasonmac a day ago.
Parked at the Glendalough upper lake and paid the 4 euro, glad i did as this hike took me over 4 hours and the carpark was past closing by the time I got back. headed along the left side of lake a...

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

  
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Croaghskearda: Views
Strikeen 2 days ago.
Some more views

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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 3 days ago.
There is a drive to the top. Busy place. Good views from the top.

  
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A Long Walk to Conigar
CaptainVertigo 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 27.1km, Climb: 1095m, Area: Coomataggart, Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland) C...

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Lacken Hill: Great views. Good spot.
Corkonian 3 days ago.
Good spot and a good place to walk. Final part of the climb to the top is a bit of a challenge. Spectacular wide ranging views from the hill top. Also historical monuments on the hill top. Underst...

  
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GPS Device Found
GSheehy 2 weeks ago.
GPS Unit found in the Maumturks . Contact 086/8449239 for details.

  
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Cycle around Ballinastoe etc.
simon3 3 days ago.
A cycling track. run, Len: 29.5km, Climb: 399m, Area: Robber's Pass Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Irelan...


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