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2007-02-05 21:59:45
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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Caha Mountains: Tooreennamna
Onzy 3 hours ago.
Route taking in Tooreenamna, an outlier to the west of the Cummeenageera circuit and a highly rated hill.Shoulder peak... walk, Len: 4.5km, Climb: 439m, Area: Tooreennamna, Caha Mountains (Ireland) T

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Tooreennamna: False Summits abound
Onzy 3 hours ago.
This summit, at least on the approach from Glenbeg Lough, is characterised by the number of false summits that emerge as you gain height.

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Tooreennamna: Orphaned Outlier of Cummeenageera
Onzy 3 hours ago.
Tooreennamna lies just west of the Cummeengeera circuit above Ardgroom, As it it is tricky to include in that circuit, it is probably best included as a circuit of Glenbeg Lough or climbed by itse...

Lake District: Scafell and Scafell Pike
Onzy a day ago.
Route from Wasdale over Scafell Pike and Scafell, Ill Crag, Broad Crag and a couple of other peaks. Route includes 4 ... walk, Len: 12.8km, Climb: 1471m, Area: Lingmell, Lake District - Central & Wes

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Mountaineering Ireland consults on mountains
simon3 a day ago.
Mountaineering Ireland (MI) is attempting to build a consensus on what hillwalkers value in the Irish mountains. It is a very logical step prior to advocating on behalf of hillwalkers to first det...

Castle Hill
Onzy a day ago.
Up and down Castle Hill. Essentially a duplicate of track 2048, but substantially shorter as I parked blocking a gate wi walk, Len: 4.8km, Climb: 398m, Area: Slieve Mish (Ireland)

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Barnahowna: Fine-weather photo
bryanmccabe 4 days ago.
Thought a fine-weather photo of Barnahowna summit was needed!

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Maumtrasna North-East Top: Worth a visit!
Collaborative entry Last edit by: bryanmccabe 4 days ago.
Maumtrasna NE top, approximately 2km NE of Maumtrasna, is worth a visit in its own right. The most direct access is via the steep ridge up to nearby spot height 542. One possible starting point is...

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Torc Mountain W Top: Big brother ....
hivisibility 3 days ago.
Here's a picture of Torc itself from Torc West Top. Approx 600m between the two summits.

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Crossderry: Summit No 2 of a fine ridge walk.
hivisibility 4 days ago.
Here is another view of Crossderry taken from Mothillín. You can see the twin peaks at the summit area. The summit proper is the one on the right. Knocknabreeda in the background.Its pretty rugged...

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Mothaillín: Fabulous views to the west from the summit.
hivisibility 5 days ago.
Fine view towards Broghnabinnia and Caher from Mothillín summit.

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Cable Car to the Hellfire Club - 20/10
cave-dweller a week ago.
Hello, There is a meeting being held in the Yellow House Pub in Rathfarnham in Dublin 14 tomorrow night at 8 pm about some proposed "redevelopments" in and around the Hellfire Club/Montpelier Hill...

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