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2010-12-13 13:40:11
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IN THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY
I spied him with his map. She hung on his every word as his presentation panned from one peak to another, connecting each to its whorly namesake on the paper.
“Worked them all out?”
“Oh yes. Indeed …….” he assured..
“Good good,” I rejoined, pointlessly.
“Up here much?” I added. “Oh yes - yes.”
“Good good” again from me, still pointlessly.
She fixed me expectantly. I obliged. “So where are you heading?”
“Up Rocky” and with a sweeping gesture, he directed our surprised gazes to ….. Chimneyrock Mountain.
Ordinarily, rocky-schmocky-chimneyrocky – no big deal. But it was the context that got him..
Take this postcard. The magical Peloponnese, in whose glittering waters, the butchery of a thousand Athenians gave birth to our Western World. Today, the heady aromas of fresh ground coffee, bitter goats cheese and ….. drat – elf in the keyboard! Not the Peloponnese but Ulster in midwinter. So now the smell of what? Burning tyres, cordite and cheap shoes. Context.
The road from Mayobridge to Hilltown is merciless in winter, particularly in a rush to catch the Mournes before sundown. There is a death-defying dip into darkness just outside Hilltown. Cresting it, I slowed down to prevent a costly happenstance and Dozy behind me hit the brakes, slid past me sideways, did a full 360 degree turn and continued on his traumatised way. Context.
Our small green island. Balmy summers. Generous winters. Has anybody got it yet that in one direction the next stop is Greenland, another Newfoundland and a couple of hopscotches later, where Santy is defrosting the reindeer? Context, Pity help us in our T- shirts and chemises (whatever they are); bare legs from the gym and brains from Poundland. We live in the North Atlantic. Look at the map! I know a man who has one.
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Arona to Parador Hotel via Valle de Ucanca
GSheehy 5 hours ago.
Sticking the boots in the bag, when the intention was to go and have a rest. Justifying a walk, that?s predominantly a walk, Len: 30.8km, Climb: 2274m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

  
Summit Summary
Slieve Main: Inishowen's second mountain.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
Parking in a small quarry 3km to the east at point C444 372, cross the smaller top of Damph and then head north, curving around the valley until you cross a fence at C425 380 then begin to ascend ...

  
Track
Inishowen Slieve Snaght from the north.
simon3 a day ago.
This linear walk route starts from the north and includes the two Arderins and one Vandeleur-Lynam in the area. It sta... walk, Len: 9.3km, Climb: 515m, Area: Slieve Snaght, Inishowen (Ireland) Sliev

Summit Comment
Castlemahon Mountain: My outing to Castlemahon summit.
Ulsterpooka 4 days ago.
I followed Peter Walkers route and asked permission to walk to the summit mast. The person was very friendly and accommodating. I parked at the last house in what is a four house dwelling lane. Th...

  
Summit Comment
Caoinkeen South-East Top: Caoinkeen
davsheen 6 days ago.
View of Caoinkeen from Gougane Barra Horseshoe walk

  
Track
Cruach Eoghanach
Peter Walker 2 days ago.
Cruach Eoghanach is a handy outing on the days when you get out of the car, feel the force of the wind and rain, look... walk, Len: 10.4km, Climb: 329m, Area: Cruach Eoghanach, S Donegal/W Tyrone (Ir

Bibliography
High Mountains of Britain and Ireland, The by Butterfield, Irvine
Peter Walker 3 days ago.
Long out of print, but well worth seeking out by the serious hillwalker (especially if they visit Britain as well as Ireland), this is a gloriously impractical guide to all of the 3000ft mountains...

  
Summit Comment
Knockatee: October Cahas Walk
davsheen 6 days ago.
View over Kenmare Bay from Knockatee Summit Co. Kerry

  
Track
Pics de Batoua
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
walk, Len: 18.3km, Climb: 1672m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

Summit Summary
Mullagh More: Iconic hill with waymarked ways.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 6 days ago.
There is a way marked route up this iconic mountain. To get to the start drive out of Corofin in the direction of Kilfenora. After less than 2 miles turn right at a sign for 'Kilnaboy Church and S...

  
Track
Amalfi: Ravello to Minori
Onzy 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 3.5km, Climb: 12m, Area: Italy, Campania ()

  
Forum: General
Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder
CaptainVertigo 5 days ago.
I did my last walk in April and between work and family have not been out since.. I feel my absence from the mountains like a dull ache, a loss, a bereavement. Meanwhile everyone tells me that I a...


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