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dhmiriam
2007-02-05 21:59:45
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How have I managed – (in an effort to cajole folk to stop squabbling about which is the best piece of orienteering equipment) – to instruct folk to go without any, up a strange mountain, (strange to them not strange as and of itself) which appears to them like a wilderness that they have not been to yet? And for a giggle!!
Just to refresh folk I did instruct to bring the lot, because the likelihood is one will require at least a map and compass at some point and maybe even a mobile phone, generally at the very point where one turns one’s ankle of a late evening with heavy fog falling on the already vacuous and it will be at that point that one will find out which piece of equipment suits them best, personally, ending the tiresome arguments, but only if they’ve gone equipped! The hidden key - an addendum only to those with map reading capabilities.
Sheep herding was never my forte, even on the hills I know like my own thumbprint, so to the tune BleckCra hums while pulling furballs from his backteeth, save the mountain rescue folk from fools, bring your navigation tools, the ones you prefer the best. Travel sensibly and educatedly. Save mountainview folk who would give their eye teeth to travel again the vistas you consume like one hour more on a treadmill, but who for one reason or another, illness injury or infirmity, are limited to website, the marvelous rendering of incline and effort one reads there, the breath taking steal of summit that some folk recreate and enthrall the rest of us with and you may understand the small tolerance for irritating squabbles.
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Summit Comment
Cupidstown Hill: Enhance this with a visit to Oughterard
Bunsen7 a day ago.
Yes, perhaps this is not a very noteworthy hill. Cupidstown and Saggart Hill represent largely forest topped outliers of the Dublin/Wicklow range split from higher summits to the East by the N81. ...

  
Summit Comment
Knockowen: October 2016
davsheen 2 days ago.
View of the impressive Glanrastel valley from the side of Knockowen

  
Track
Near South Cork (Ireland)
sean_debarra 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 15m, Area: South Cork (Ireland)

Summit Comment
Cloghernagh: Picture
davsheen 2 days ago.
Cloghernagh Walk Nov 2016

  
Track
Route to Claggan NE Top
Onzy 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 8.0km, Climb: 2m, Area: Claggan Mountain NE Top, North Mayo (Ireland...

  
Summit Summary
Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a week ago.
This oddly named hill is more a very minor heathery bump incorporated into the system of tracks laid out by the Wicklow Mountains National Park. It can be reached from any of the western car-parks...

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Slievemore Circuit
Onzy 3 days ago.
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Summit Comment
Farbreague: from Arderin
ewen a week ago.
Walked to Farbreague from Arderin. There is a track that some kind soul has marked with sticks and ribbon. When I say track, it is really a worn down trough in the bog.The multicoloured pipe at th...

  
Summit Comment
Tonelagee: Fore!!!
ewen a week ago.
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Summit Comment
Brandon Hill: Grand on Brandon!
MountainBoy a week ago.
Me and my Dad climbed this from the farm track off the Graiguenamanagh-Instioge road on 26/11/16. Right after we got out of the car, we were faced with the dilemma of whether to go straight ahead ...

  
Summit Comment
Croaghmoyle: Easy walk up to great views
Fergal Meath a week ago.
Low lying cloud/mist/fog discouraged me from putting the effort into going up Nephin today. On the way home I parked at the start of the Croaghmoyle service road and followed it past a wind turbin...

  
Forum: General
Slieve Binnian - more track work ?
gernee a week ago.
Revisited Slieve Binnian for the first time in years on Friday - frost underfoot, blue skies and rolling mist contributed to a great walk, despite disappointment at seeing some of the track work u...


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