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weedavie
2007-06-01 12:23:22
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The question of GPS is not about how it works. It's what it does to your consciousness. I'm incurably urban - but the city is a fun but unnatural environment for monkeys. Hill-walking is a way of getting in touch with the monkey (which arguably would have been more interested in climbing a tree than climbing Mount Kenya but let me ramble.) With minimum aids, I've got to assimilate information from compass, map, feel for ground, memory and then follow a course. I've found summits in foul weather which were off my map (picked up the wrong ones due to hangover) and felt absurdly pleased with the result. Now if you've an electronic friend which is going to tell you exactly where you are and what surrounds you, this consciousness-expanding element is lost.

If I followed this argument futher, abandoning Goretex could bring me in better touch with the elements but let's not be silly. Hill-walking doesn't have rules, for which the lord be thankit, and everyone's entitled to get their own pleasure from it.( Loz gets pleasure from posting pictures of his daughter Mandi in the mist. Most charming, and he provides a helpful comment, too.) However I feel the simpler we keep it, the more complete the experience will be. Anyway, I'll stop commenting - and it was only Simon's luddite gibe that raised me from my slumber this time.
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Cupidstown Hill: Enhance this with a visit to Oughterard
Bunsen7 a day ago.
Yes, perhaps this is not a very noteworthy hill. Cupidstown and Saggart Hill represent largely forest topped outliers of the Dublin/Wicklow range split from higher summits to the East by the N81. ...

  
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Near South Cork (Ireland)
sean_debarra a day ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 15m, Area: South Cork (Ireland)

  
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Knockowen: October 2016
davsheen a day ago.
View of the impressive Glanrastel valley from the side of Knockowen

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Cloghernagh: Picture
davsheen a day ago.
Cloghernagh Walk Nov 2016

  
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Route to Claggan NE Top
Onzy 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 8.0km, Climb: 2m, Area: Claggan Mountain NE Top, North Mayo (Ireland...

  
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Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a week ago.
This oddly named hill is more a very minor heathery bump incorporated into the system of tracks laid out by the Wicklow Mountains National Park. It can be reached from any of the western car-parks...

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Slievemore Circuit
Onzy 3 days ago.
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Farbreague: from Arderin
ewen a week ago.
Walked to Farbreague from Arderin. There is a track that some kind soul has marked with sticks and ribbon. When I say track, it is really a worn down trough in the bog.The multicoloured pipe at th...

  
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Tonelagee: Fore!!!
ewen a week ago.
Did from the Wicklow gap car park following track 2378.This starts immediately opposite the top entrance to the car park next to the main road. 5 days before there had been snow but now the path w...

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Onzy 3 days ago.

  
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Brandon Hill: Grand on Brandon!
MountainBoy a week ago.
Me and my Dad climbed this from the farm track off the Graiguenamanagh-Instioge road on 26/11/16. Right after we got out of the car, we were faced with the dilemma of whether to go straight ahead ...

  
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Croaghmoyle: Easy walk up to great views
Fergal Meath a week ago.
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