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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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Arderin: First and Last CHP for 2016
paddyobpc 11 hours ago.
Walk Date: 17 Apr 2016. Dillon(dillonkdy) and I resumed our CHP challenge for 2016 on Arderin on a cool dry April Sunday. We were now armed with Kieron Gribbon’s book “Ireland's County High Points...

  
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Moylussa: Last CHP of 2015
paddyobpc 11 hours ago.
Walk Date: 06 Sep 2015. Our last CHP of the year was Moylussa in Clare and again it was Rachel, Dillon(dillonkdy) and myself on the walk. Blessed again with good weather the views of Lough Derg as...

  
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Carrauntoohil: with Dillon and Rachel
paddyobpc 11 hours ago.
Walk Date: 18 Aug 2015. We were waiting for a good time to tackle Carrauntoohil and finally a suitable day arrived. Rachel, Dillon(dillonkdy) and myself set off from the Hydro Track Carpark around...

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Near Mount Corrin, Mizen/Sheeps Head (Ireland)
Eirepur 14 hours ago.
walk, Len: 2.2km, Climb: 140m, Area: Mount Corrin, Mizen/Sheeps Head (Ireland) ...

  
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Knockmealdown: for gribboneer-of-the-year
paddyobpc 11 hours ago.
In December of 2016 while earning points for gribboneer-of-the-year http://www.highpointireland.com/gribboneer-of-the-year.html we returned to Knockmealdown on two occasions. The first was on Satu...

  
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Irish hill runners and the Spine Race
IainT a day ago.
The Spine Race is a 268 mile run up the Pennine Way in the north of England, run every January, invariably featuring snowdrifts, gales and many miles of sucking bog, much of it run in the dark. It...

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Knockmealdown: My nearest CHP
paddyobpc 11 hours ago.
Walk Date: 01 Aug 2015. I have had many walks to Knockmealdown previously, with various start points, Baylough Car Park, The Vee, even from home in Gurtacullen in the shadow of the Vee at one time...

  
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Near The Paps East, Paps/Derrynasaggart (Ireland)
Eirepur 16 hours ago.
walk, Len: 9.4km, Climb: 676m, Area: The Paps East, Paps/Derrynasaggart (Irelan...

  
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Kippure: “Military Road”
paddyobpc 11 hours ago.
Walk Date: 25 Jul 2015. Myself and my son Dillon(dillonkdy) were in Dublin and free for the evening while others went to see Ed Sheerin so we decided to climb Kippure and knock another CHP off the...

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Lugnaquilla: from Glenmalure
paddyobpc 11 hours ago.
Walk Date: 23 Jul 2015. I had walked Lugnaquilla previously in 2011 from near the Glenmalure Hostel returning into the Glenmalure valley via the zig zags and walking the road back up to the car. T...

  
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Knockboy: The start of a CHP Challenge
paddyobpc 11 hours ago.
Walk Date: 26 Jun 2015. It was during a search for mountains to climb while on a break in the Schull area that I learned that Knockboy was the highest point in Cork. My daughter Rachel and son Dil...

  
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Near Mount Gabriel, Mizen/Sheeps Head (Ireland)
Eirepur 16 hours ago.
walk, Len: 5.9km, Climb: 290m, Area: Mount Gabriel, Mizen/Sheeps Head (Ireland)...


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