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CaptainVertigo
2010-11-09 19:50:40
"What dosen
What dosen't kill you makes you stronger (Expand pics)
Near Death Experience: Kenny’s Ascent
The absence of an internal search facility on this site means that I cannot say with complete certainty that the road I am about to travel has not already been traversed. Indulge me please if that is the case. And do not write angry letters to the Suggestions Forum. No more than the Good Book, there is much to be said for re-reading this entire Opus occasionally in search of times lost.
Now, there is a well known phenomenon which occurs when humans are exposed to mortal terror and survive. There is exhilaration. A sudden release of endorphins. Ecstasy even. Sometimes the wild life-affirming rush results in an almost immediate reflex to divide and multiply, as occurred when certain passengers on a plane, apparently doomed to crash, landed successfully and two youthful strangers ran through the “Arrivals Hall” in search of a bed. (Yes, Mr. Editor, I can reference that fact should you call on me so to do).
The prospect of hanging concentrates the mind wonderfully, said the scribe, and clarity emerges from the fog of life. Priorities are realised at last. I speak of renaissance; of Chilean miners; of the arrival in Athens of the man from Marathon; of life renewed when it seemed it was to be torn away; of ten thousand swords leaping from their scabbards!
Now, think back a few short months. Enda Kenny, Caesar in waiting, unloved by his party and his populace, was to be Brutused to the pips like an over ripe tomato, and squirted back to Clueless Bay. (Open YouTube and play The Ride of the Valkeries as you read on…) But the hyenas overreached, and the apparently effete and ineffectual Kenny galvanised his loins, and with some skill and focus not previously obvious, smote his detractors, and emerged from the valley of the shadow of death.
And what did he do? In his hour of glory? Did he impregnate a thousand virgins? No. Did he poke his foes before him in a Triumphal March? He did not. What was the vessel through which his hubris poured? Where were his laurels paraded?
The answer, my friends, should warm the hearts of us all. He, and his supporters, headed for the hills. With the world at his feet, this man put on his boots, and walked into the sunset. On the mountains surrounding Clew Bay. Are you getting the message? We have friends in high places. He has SEEN the Promised Land.
(PS He may not actually get there with us...but we, as a people, will get there, I earnestly hope. Polls may go down as well as up. Past performance is no indicator of future performance. No liability is accepted; for anything. The insurance we have sold you will expire in the event of a claim. )
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ewen
ewen a day ago.
Now living furth of Scotland and getting to know the Irish hills. If you come across a Scottish hill Walker with dodgy knees and walking sedately, stop and say hello.

  
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Knockroe: OMG - I forget to check the MV page!
Pepe a day ago.
Decided to make a day out of a Dublin-Waterford drive, despite low-hanging cloud. Knockroe wore a misty white cap as I glanced up from the Sculloge Gap carpark. Planning my attack (so I thought), ...

  
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Bleantasour Mountain: A boggy but short ascent route
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
Go to the forest entrance at S22452 09704. there is room here for a few cars.Walk down the forest track, crossing a ford and follow the track until you can see open ground.Walk south along the edg...

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A handy way up two western Monavulaghs.
simon3 a day ago.
Easy access to the ridge.Improved RouteUsing the hard won experience of others and new forest roads we found a relati... walk, Len: 6.5km, Climb: 263m, Area: Bleantasour Mountain, Comeragh Mountains

  
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Milk Hill: Carry on bagging
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
Go to the forest entrance at S22452 09704. there is room here for a few cars.Walk down the forest track, crossing a ford and follow the track until you can see open ground.Walk uphill to the summi...

  
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Seefin: Fine day spoilt by Scramblers
ewen 2 days ago.
Started at the Coillte gate at 068145 where there is parking for 2 cars. I then followed the forest road around until the first turn off to the left. This takes you along to the fire break/path at...

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Local 97
marymac 3 days ago.
An abstract Artist, Charles Shaw, said "Real happiness consists in not what we actually accomplish, but what we think we accomplish." I moved house. So my Local 100 changed. The new list includes ...

  
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Gortrumnagh: Drive or Walk
sandman 2 days ago.
The gravel track at L6133851903 will bring you up to the second quarry workings allowing you to park at L6213651955 and enter the open hillside via a gate just inside the quarry to the left. No si...

  
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Hacha Grande by following my nose.
jackill a day ago.
walk, Len: 11.5km, Climb: 636m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

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Derrylahan: Coastal Hill
sandman 2 days ago.
As this hill is located in a field covered in gorse bushes the easiest access is via the adjacent land owner. Parking at L6670259115 i was fortunate to bump in to the farmer whose farm yard is loc...

  
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Ballynew: Coastal Hill
sandman 2 days ago.
Park at L6231659377 opposite a very modern designed house and follow the non tared track and as it turns right go straight up hill thru an old overgrown trail still used by some cattle on there ow...

  
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MI: Celebration Ireland's mountain environmen
simon3 6 days ago.
Date: 26-28/05/2017Venue: Cappanalea OETC, Killorgin. Co. KerryTo coincide with National Biodiversity Week, Mountaineering Ireland is hosting a weekend celebration of Ireland’s mountain environmen...


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