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2010-09-28 20:09:18
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Bury Me with My Boots On.
As I go about my increasingly futile tedious daily chores I occasionally stop and wonder why I’m so stupidly happy about something. Then I remember that the wait is nearly over. Soon we are to be treated to Ahendroff’s From High Places: A Journey Through Ireland's Great Mountains. Adrian’s contribution to this site has been outstanding and its wonderful to see “one of our own” going into print. I have been studying the beautiful cover of the book, and hope that the old adage will be proved wrong: indeed the snippets that I’ve seen on FaceBook suggest that the pages within will live up to the promise of the sumptuous exterior. I phoned the publishers a few weeks ago and they seemed enthused at the “pre-action”, and pleasantly surprised that a mountain nutter would take the trouble to call. Okay they may have been a bit nervous that I’m a stalker...I’m actually afraid to pre-order the masterpiece because in the past I’ve seen books in the shops before my carefully organised copy arrived. But perhaps I should book it anyway because in the end of the day I’ll need more than one copy. Well done Adrian. I’ll be asking you to sign your work for me. Now here’s a bittersweet thought. Will your book accompany me to some nursing home where I’ll languish with shattered joints and dodgy balance, wholly and irredeemably gaga? Will it then become a final hazy link to the glory days on the hills of Ireland? I think of the anachronistic figure of William Wallace as portrayed by a now self-imploding Mel Gibson, rallying the troops before battle, and those compelling phrases delivered so powerfully: “Aye, fight and you may die. Run and you'll live -- at least a while. And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!” We may rationalise our humdrum lives all we want , or we can take to the hills and live a bit. You’re worth the risk!
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Central Dingle Quartet from Anascaul
Bunsen7 a day ago.
Follow the track from Anascaul lake car park northwards up onto the mountain plateau.Track leads northwards from lake... walk, Len: 15.8km, Climb: 949m, Area: Stradbally Mountain, Central Dingle (Ire

  
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Seefin Mountain W Top: Bog and rough ground.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 3 days ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit of Seefin Mountain East top.Follow the track on downhill from the cres...

  
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Seefin South-East Top: Seefin South East Top is easily visited
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 3 days ago.
Seefin South East Top is easily visited from the track leading to Seefin Mountain East Top and Seefin Mountain West Top which starts st R66276 16811. Just follow the track to R65202 17892 from whe...

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Pic du Midi d'Ossau
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
The idea came from my 60-year-old, freshly retired neighbour, as we and some other members of the local badminton club m walk, Len: 16.2km, Climb: 1353m, Area: France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine ()

  
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Carnaween: The visitors book box near the summit
Aidy a week ago.
Just wanted to show the brilliantly constructed little box which contains the visitors book. It was too wet and windy on my visit to take it out and risk ruining it. A few shafts of light breaking...

  
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Seefin Mountain E Top: Up the old bog road.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 3 days ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit.On the crest of the hill the summit cairn is over a wall to your right...

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Carnaween: Bad Weather Adding Drama To Great Views
Aidy a week ago.
I used the commonly taken route from Disert Graveyard (worth a visit in its own right) over ground that was alternatively boggy or pretty steep. It was freezing cold in these parts, with a strong ...

  
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Pic Rouge de Bassiès
David-Guenot 3 days ago.
This was the first of the two big hikes I did in the Pyrenees in summer 2016. Hiking in the summer often means a sunny d walk, Len: 16.3km, Climb: 1342m, Area: France, Midi-Pyr?n?es ()

  
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Corrin: A family stroll.
David-Guenot a week ago.
Climbed this hill in November 2014, with a friend who used to live in the area. Starting at the Coillte car park, we did a nice loop on the forest paths, circling around the hill in an anticlockwi...

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Luggala: Fancy View from White Hill
davsheen 2 weeks ago.
Autumn's evening view across to Luggala/Fancy from White Hill on route down from Djouce using the Wicklow Way boardwalk section.

  
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MV Mountain Gathering 2017
Onzy 5 days ago.
Always a great night ... all welcome.

  
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Binn Charrach: The peat-hag capital of Connemara
markwallace 2 weeks ago.
The descent from Benbaun to the R344 via Knockpasheemore/Binn Charrach is hard going after a day in the Bens. The Knockpasheemore ridge looks nice and flat from below, but is boggy, undulating and...


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