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padodes
2007-05-30 19:16:30
Seeing the light
Weedavie, do I detect the beginning of a miraculous conversion in your words? If you end up with a GPS in the bottom of your bag, the chances are that you will soon be using it. Your contention that one has "more freedom on the hill with map and compass" is contradicted in my own experience every time I take to the mountains. With a contour map installed on the GPS, you have in fact a moving map that shows your position in relation to the essential features on the ground. Granted, it doesn't give you the same breadth of vision as a paper map, nor the same amount of detail (the "hobbyist stuff" that you dismiss is trying to remedy this), but it serves its purpose very well, allowing you to make good navigational decisions that get you safely to where you want to go, particularly when visibility is low. There's a lot to be said, too, for a small piece of equipment that doesn't flap wildly around your neck in a gale or become a piece of blotting paper after the first shower. The advice you quote from Mr Ingram is perfectly right, but it is also self-evident. Just as there is a correct way of using map and compass, there is also a correct way of using GPS. In the end, well used, the two techniques are complementary.
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GSheehy an hour ago.
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Central Dingle Quartet from Anascual
Bunsen7 3 hours ago.
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Carnaween: The visitors book box near the summit
Aidy a day ago.
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Carnaween: Bad Weather Adding Drama To Great Views
Aidy a day ago.
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Corrin: A family stroll.
David-Guenot 5 days ago.
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Luggala: Fancy View from White Hill
davsheen a week 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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Binn Charrach: The peat-hag capital of Connemara
markwallace a week ago.
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Ridge of Capard: My Slieve Bloom Climb 27-11-2016
ShaunDunne a week ago.
I climbed the Ridge of Cappard on the 27-11-2016 with my Granddad.It was a fun day, but was cold and windy at the top.

  
Forum: Suggestions
System problems
simon3 4 days ago.
For the last few days we have been experiencing apparent difficulties, cause unknown.This has been manifesting itself as various parts of the system failing leading to odd screens or sometimes not...

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Mount Leinster: my Climb in Wexford & Carlow 20-11-2016
ShaunDunne a week ago.
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Corn Hill: My Climb in Longford 02-01-2017
ShaunDunne a week ago.
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Seltannasaggart SE Slope: My Roscommon Climb 02-01-2017
ShaunDunne a week ago.
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