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jackill
2010-09-23 12:08:43
Conor74 - find a friend service
Not a bad idea and one that has been suggested off and on.
I certainly think there is room for it but the problem is how do you ensure that its a safe environment and that the introduction facilitated by Mountainviews doesn't end in someone being hurt? it may not just be walkers using the site.
For that reason one on one meetings with strangers should be approached with caution, that said if it is with a longstanding member of the site or you are representing a group looking for help its probably quite safe.
One way is to first of all get members introduced to each other so at least you have a rough idea what some one is like before you spend a day in their company. This is one of the aims of the Scavenger walks (Wicklow on the 9th for the next one).
Also there is the Walkers Association website which lists challenge walks and walking festivals throughout the year.
All this aside though I have met several groups and individuals through Mountainviews (whom I had not met previously)and happily spent a day in their company "guiding" them on routes unfamiliar to them.
I have never not enjoyed such a day and would certainly encourage it.
Again if anyone wants to walk in my area or I can help someone over something like Faha Ridge/Beenakeragh Ridge, drop me a line on the message service.
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