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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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Corduff: My wee dander to the summit
Ulsterpooka 13 hours ago.
I followed Muschi's and Paddyhilksbagger route. When going to the trig I moved on a few cows before I walked to the trig. After taking a few pics I seen the large brown bull in the field was block...

  
Forum: Suggestions
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simon3 15 hours ago.
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Track
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GSheehy 17 hours ago.
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Slieve Main: Inishowen's second mountain.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
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Summit Comment
Castlemahon Mountain: My outing to Castlemahon summit.
Ulsterpooka 6 days ago.
I followed Peter Walkers route and asked permission to walk to the summit mast. The person was very friendly and accommodating. I parked at the last house in what is a four house dwelling lane. Th...

  
Track
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simon3 2 days ago.
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Caoinkeen South-East Top: Caoinkeen
davsheen a week ago.
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Summit Comment
Knockatee: October Cahas Walk
davsheen a week ago.
View over Kenmare Bay from Knockatee Summit Co. Kerry

  
Track
Cruach Eoghanach
Peter Walker 3 days ago.
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Mullagh More: Iconic hill with waymarked ways.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a week ago.
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Bibliography
High Mountains of Britain and Ireland, The by Butterfield, Irvine
Peter Walker 4 days ago.
Long out of print, but well worth seeking out by the serious hillwalker (especially if they visit Britain as well as Ireland), this is a gloriously impractical guide to all of the 3000ft mountains...

  
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Pics de Batoua
David-Guenot 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 18.3km, Climb: 1672m, Area: France, Occitanie ()


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