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CaptainVertigo
2010-09-24 20:51:36
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Terror is in the Eye of the Beholder
Some day I will recount my part in a mountain incident in Wicklow in February 1984 which required the involvement of Bray Civil Defence, the Gardai, Loughlinstown Hospital, and a host of others, and during which I was obliged to nibble at my own extremities in order to stave off starvation. The narrative, when it is eventually published on this site, will be subdued, demure and matter of fact. It will be left to the reader to spot parallels with Scott of the Antartic, Tom Crean and Bare Grills. My youthful experience caused me to have great interest in the business of survival on the mountains, particularly when the elements are in full spate. So when I noticed the headline on this week's Donegal Democrat I simply had to have it. The newspaper is to be praised for the prominence and detail of any front page article dedicated to the mountains. But, dear reader, I will leave it to you to assess whether this particular piece ultimately satisfies. Please: no accusations of sneering in the face of human terror! The mere fact that I will not genuflect to hyperbole does not make me contemptous or condescending. Google Donegal Democrat Mountain and form your own view.
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davsheen 3 days ago.
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Bunsen7 3 days ago.
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davsheen 3 days ago.
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sean_debarra 3 days ago.
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Onzy 5 days ago.
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ewen a week ago.
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ewen a week ago.
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