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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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Summit Summary
Doughruagh South Top: Twin of Doughruagh main top
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 a day ago.
Located behind Kylemore Abbey, it has been reported that access from the grounds is no longer allowed. It is possible to park in a small lay-by at L77637 58711 and walk approx 30m along the road t...

  
Summit Summary
Currywongaun: Rough and Rocky
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 a day ago.
Park off road in a small lay-by at L72134 59157 and ascend the spur in a roughly Easterly direction to the summit. Usually climbed en-route to its larger neighbor Doughraugh.

  
Summit Summary
Doughruagh: Rocky summit with access issues from Kylemore Abbey
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 a day ago.
Located behind Kylemore Abbey, it has been reported that access from the grounds is no longer allowed. It is possible to park in a small lay-by at L77637 58711 and walk approx 30m along the road t...

Summit Summary
Raghtin More: The smallest Inishowen Arderin
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 2 days ago.
The easiest approach is to park at Urrismenagh viewpoint carpark C317 443 and follow the track to its highest point. From here you can avoid Crockmain and carry on towards Raghtin More to the Nort...

  
Track
Forbidden Keadeen
CaptainVertigo 2 days ago.
Please DO NOT attempt to gain access to Keadeen from the road by following my route. The owner, who is a very decent ... walk, Len: 7.2km, Climb: 487m, Area: Keadeen Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland

  
Summit Summary
Crockmain: An uninspiring summit with great views
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 2 days ago.
The easiest approach is to park at Urrismenagh viewpoint carpark C317 443 and follow the track to its highest point before heading north over heather to the summit. Alternatively from Mamore Gap c...

Track
Meentog South East Top
Onzy 3 days ago.
Route to Meentog SET from west. Parking is in a farmyard (with permission) and a helpful track leads up to around 540m walk, Len: 4.1km, Climb: 336m, Area: Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Ireland)

  
Summit Summary
Knocknanacree: Views to Slieve Mish and the Dingle Peninsula
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 2 days ago.
Summit can be approached from the West by parking near Minard Castle V556 992 and following a rough track uphill past a quarry and onto the summit ridge.A shorter steeper approach is possible from...

  
Summit Summary
Teeromoyle Mountain: A summit in the middle of a classic Horseshoe walk
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 2 days ago.
This summit is usually accessed whilst walking the Glenbeigh Horseshoe. A shortened version taking in the 4 central 600m summits in the centre of the horseshoe Teeromoyle, Coomacarrea, Mullaghnara...

Summit Comment
Bruse Hill: Bruse
Nekarsulm 3 days ago.
Track up from the quarry is overgrown. I partially walked up a small stream, as it at least cuts its way through the whins. Climbing straight upwards, you will see places where some earlier climbe...

  
Track
Doolieve
caiomhin 6 days ago.
walk, Len: 3.5km, Climb: 48m, Area: Doolieve, South Cork (Ireland) Doolieve

  
Forum: General
Irish Times - Post Mortem on Hillwalker
CaptainVertigo 4 days ago.
According to the Irish Times a postmortem examination is to be carried out on the remains of a man found during the search for a hillwalker in Connemara who went missing during a St Patrick’s day ...


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