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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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Knocknacusha: Nice end to a day out.
muddyboots 16 hours ago.
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Meenteog South-East Top: Really...when is a mountain a mountain
muddyboots 16 hours ago.
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Colly: Double entendre?
muddyboots 16 hours ago.
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caseyc481 2 days ago.
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Shehy More: Try a new approach
muddyboots 17 hours ago.
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simon3 3 days ago.
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Summit Comment
Meenavally: A pleasant walk to theTower
BigFly 4 days ago.
Lovely pleasant walk

  
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Two Rock Mountain: Red Grouse near the summit.
BarnaneGoat 2 weeks ago.
I climbed here a few days ago from the east along the Dublin Mountains Way. The summit was shrouded in mist and we went astray at one point. I later discovered this was the result of a way marker ...

  
Summit Comment
Sgurr a'Choire Riabhaich: If Allt a' Choire Charnaig in spate there's a small
melohara 2 weeks ago.
If the Allt a' Choire Charnaig is in spate there is a small footbridge, wires and planks, a little upstream

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Sgurr Thuilm: If Allt a' Choire Charnaig in spate there's a small footbridge u
melohara 2 weeks ago.
If the Allt a' Choire Charnaig is in spate there is a small footbridge, wires and planks, a little upstream

  
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Sgurr nan Coireachan: If Allt a' Choire Charnaig in spate there's a small foot
melohara 2 weeks ago.
If the Allt a' Choire Charnaig is in spate there is a small footbridge, wires and planks, a little upstream

  
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The Big Gun: A Big View
mcrtchly 2 weeks ago.
A view of the Big Gun, Cnoc na Péiste and the southern ridge of the Reeks taken after a light fall of snow in late January 2017


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